Reader Charles Hoffman details his tip for routing perfectly parallel slots. With a Baltic birch plywood subbase and a hardwood guide, Charles finished his project in no time.
Here's a way to quickly trim the solid-wood edge banding on plywood shelves yet still give good support for your router. First, cut dadoes to fit the shelving in a single piece of scrap plywood; then rip that piece down the middle to make two perfectly matched caps.
Cutting on-the-money rabbets for half-lap joints with a portable circular saw and handheld router is a breeze with this two-in-one jig.
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Woodworking instructor Carol Reed's shop-made push blocks not only protect your fingers at the router table, they give you much more control for accuracy and success.
My table-mounted router seemed ideal for shaping 3/4" stock into knobs for a box I was building, but the small blanks--only 1 1/2" square--would make the job hazardous to my hands. So I built the jig, shown at right, to hold onto the blanks.