Rout small parts safely
I have a 3×4" project part that requires a routed round-over. How can I rout this safely?
I have a 3×4" project part that requires a routed round-over. I was about to do it on the router table, but became nervous when I saw how close my fingers would be to the bit. How can I rout this safely?
—Anthony Stiles, Keystone Heights, Fla.
You're smart to keep your fingers well clear of the bit, Anthony. Safely extend your reach by securing the workpiece in a wooden handscrew clamp. To secure the piece, set it and the clamp on the router table before tightening the handscrews.