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Rout small parts safely

Q:

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.

A:

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.

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