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The router is perhaps the most versatile of any woodworking tool. You can use it to do everything from shaping simple edge profiles to cutting complex joinery.

Shop-Built 3-in-1 Compact Router Table

A palm router packs a big punch into a compact size. This makes it easy to use and gives you … Read More

Easier Stopped Grooves

Doing stopped cuts on the router table is a great way to cut the concealed grooves that hold box bottoms. … Read More

Build the Perfect Router Table for a Small Workshop

Don't be fooled by its small size. This portable router table packs in a lot of big-time features. Just like … Read More

3 Must-Have Shop-Made Router Bases

The simplicity of a router allows it to adapt to all kinds of operations. By making some accessories, you can … Read More

Magnetic Router Table Upgrade

A simple way to hold a featherboard on your router table. Read More

Cutting Perfect Circles With The Router Table

It may surprise people, but making circles is easily done with the this setup I built for the router table. Read More

Horizontal Mortiser — Reader Project

A Woodsmith reader tackles a shop-built tool — and adds some custom touches. Read More

Save $100s by Building Your Own Router Lift!

A router lift makes working at the router table so much easier. Bit height adjustments and even bit changes can … Read More

A Micro-Adjustable Router Table Fence

A precision fence for a small router table. Read More

Top 5 Weekend Router Jigs

These handy router jigs help you rout dadoes, create mortises, cut circles, and join project parts together. Read More

Fast & Easy Finger Joints with a Router Jig

The flexibility and easy setup of this unique jig makes adding eye-catching elements to your next project a snap. Plus, … Read More

Perfect Router Joinery with this Adjustable Dado Jig

A hand-held router and jig can make life easy for creating smooth dadoes and grooves. Plus, this handy jig has … Read More

End Grain Router Sled

Routing across the end of the workpiece brings all kinds of considerations: safety, workpiece control, preventing tearout, and keeping the … Read More

Router Bit Storage Tray

All the router bits you need close at hand but out of the way — this tip is a keeper. Read More

Shop-Made Router Lift Upgrade

A shop-made router lift can make your router table that much easier to set up. An ordinary socket wrench can … Read More