If you're looking for the most complete guide to the router, than this is your book you need. The Router Book covers it all -- from the tool's wide range of uses to tips for maintaining its best condition.
Router expert Pat Warner sorts through the great variety of tools on the market and offers you sound, practical advice. From choosing the right router for your own needs to correct operating methods and time-saving jigs, The Router Book slices quickly to the core of the subject.
•Discover all the uses of the versatile router, from edge work and molding, to cutting joinery and shaping, to making multiples with patterns
•Sort through the great variety of routers, bits and accessories that are available
•Learn techniques that will make your work more accurate and more efficient
'Pat Warner clearly covers the fundamentals, and he takes the techniques of routing to a new level.'
– Patrick Spielman, author of The Router Handbook
'A long-time explorer and exponent of the power router, Pat Warner has given us an unusually thorough and refreshingly straight-talking guide to the use of this amazingly versatile but challenging tool.'
– Jim Tolpin, author of Building Traditional Kitchen Cabinets and The Toolbox Book.
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Table Of Contents Introduction
Chapter 1: Introduction to Routing
Types of Routing
Chapter 2: Cutter Pathway Control
The Circle Cutter
Other Guide Options
Chapter 3: Fixed-Base Routers
Leading Fixed-Base Routers
Department Store Routers
Best Fixed-Base Applications
Chapter 4: Plunge Routers
Power as an Asset
Best Uses for Plunge Routers
Chapter 5: Laminate Trim Routers
Other Features and Applications
Chapter 6: Router Tables
Router Table Basics
Protection from the Cutter
Depth of Cut Strategies
The Miter Gauge
Router Table Safety
Chapter 7: Router Bits
Chapter 8: Router Accessories
Guides and Bases
Router Table Accessories
Chapter 9: Simple Shopmade Jigs
Adjustable Tenon Maker
Chapter 10: Router Safety
Router Table Safety
Cutter Surprises and Risks
Chapter 11: Common Router Limitations
Risks and Problems
Weight and Ergonomics
Chapter 12: Starting Up the Router
Preparation and Setup
Router Table Setup
Chapter 13: Template Routing
Tools and Materials
Template Uses and Types
Making Basic Templates
What I like most about routing is the ability to manage risk. I know that with the right cutters, jigs and fixtures I can remove the right amount of wood in the right place. The ability to do this does not happen overnight, however. Practice, respect for the material, attention to cutter dynamics and good fixtures all play a part.
Routers are the big time problem solvers of the power tool kingdom. They have more applications than any single cutting tool. They apply themselves well in joinery, decoration, and in a limited way, millwork. More than 1,000 cutters, and countless jigs are at your disposal for almost any routing job.Nevertheless, routing does have its limitations. Spend some time with
this book and you will discover the practical limits and also the strengths of routing. Just reading the book won't make you into an expert router user, but a lot of practice will. Expect to finish this text and walk away with the fundamentals of the craft: how to choose a cutter and router, when to apply them, when to consider an alternative, and how to use the tool safely.
ISBN 978-1-56158-423-9 Video Author Pat Warner Publication Year 2001 Dimensions 8 X 10 Pages 192 Photo color photos Drawings and drawings Other Formats 77959 Cover Paperback Format Paperback
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