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04-03-2011 07:55 PM

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Hey gang

I’m getting ready to teaching a couple half day classes on the router for my local community collage. The first half day class is on the basics how to use routers and it’s different parts and types of routers, pretty basic stuff. The other half of the day is for more advanced folks that have used routers before and introducing tips & jigs I have and I’ve made a bunch new jigs that I didn’t have,some I don’t need because I have some more sophisticated tools to some operations. I’ve searched the web and Ljs and made a number of jigs that a lot of folks here have made but thought I’d ask you all if you have faveriates or other tips I’ve for gotten or I don’t know.

I’ve made TDVs loose tenon mortising and tenon jig, I have a couple exact size dado jigs, a couple circle cutting jigs, an edge band trimming jig,a router stand, a couple small parts jigs,a base plate with two pins for centering, I have a router shelf pin jig, a router box joint jig, a coping sled.fluting base,shop made “D” handle,a dowel making jig.half blind and through Dovetail jigs, router tables.hinge mortise jigs.

I’m sure I’m forgetting something?

-- wood crafting & classes

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#1 posted 04-03-2011 08:25 PM

How about a mortising jig?

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#2 posted 04-03-2011 08:28 PM

Thanks Gregn

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#3 posted 04-03-2011 08:49 PM

Jointing on the table router?
Pin routing?
Inlay jigs?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 04-03-2011 08:50 PM

Thanks Gene those are good ones

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#5 posted 04-03-2011 09:04 PM

A few minutes on pattern/template routing, either handheld or table mounted is usually appreciated.

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#6 posted 04-03-2011 09:18 PM

Thanks ksslim good idea

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#7 posted 04-03-2011 09:31 PM

a trimming jig
that the router rides on
and against a straight stop
that can be placed on the work
to cut straight and square
or be squed for taper cuts
to use with a spiral bit

and one for a dado slot for shelves

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#8 posted 04-03-2011 09:37 PM

Hey David happy 2 year anniversary .
Not sure what that looks like ? Is it shaped like a framing square or is it the type that has and adjustable end that you set the stop?

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#9 posted 04-03-2011 09:41 PM

you probably have already considered this, but I think the most important jig for a router table is a coping sled.

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#10 posted 04-03-2011 09:44 PM

Thanks drewnahant I did make one. It’s a good jig to have.

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#11 posted 04-03-2011 09:52 PM

How about using a router and straight bit to joint an edge. I don’t do that any more but I use to before I had my jointer.

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#12 posted 04-03-2011 09:55 PM

Thanks TJU I think thats doable another good idea

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#13 posted 04-03-2011 09:58 PM

A jig to keep the router flat when cutting edge moldings.

I’m using it here on my Corian counter top.

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#14 posted 04-03-2011 10:02 PM

Thanks Karson that makes things a lot easier to control ,good one.

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#15 posted 04-03-2011 10:35 PM

I like the Box Jointing jigs from Oak Park...

They are very versatile jigs.

The jigs can be had ON Sale in the area of $45 for the set of three… just be patient & watch.

Very simple to use…

Flush trim/Pattern bits are GREAT too using templates to cut identical pieces… (everyone knows that, right?)

Here is another Super Jig!
The Kehoe spline cutting jig / system

It's basically a spline system that is slightly tapered (1*) to make a Super Strong joint.

Chas. Neil has also reviewed it.

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