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  • AW Extra 9/27/12 - 5 Router Jigs

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, January 29, 2009
    5 Router Jigs Improve your accuracy and control. By Bill Hylton Why buy a commercial jig when making one yourself will triple your enjoyment? First, you’ll experience the joy of building a useful shop fixture from nothing more than some scrap wood...
  • AW Extra 9/6/12 - Lock Miters

    by AW-Editor     Friday, December 12, 2008
    Lock Miters This simple set-up process guarantees perfect joints! By George Vondriska Lock miters are strong, attractive joints that make assembly easy. So why the heck don’t we use lock miters more? I think it’s because they can be a pain...
  • AW Extra 12/20/12 - Making Cathedral Doors

    by Tim Johnson     Sunday, February 22, 2009
    Making Cathedral Doors A complete recipe for making beautiful cathedral raised-panel doors. By George Vondriska Cathedral raised-panel doors are beautiful, but they can be intimidating to make. After many years of teaching students how to make these doors...
  • AW Extra 7/12/12 - Router-Made Drawer and Door Pulls

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Router-Made Drawer and Door Pulls If you’re after a sleek, clean look, a wooden pull that’s an integral part of a door or drawer front is a great solution. By Brad Holder You can make integrated pulls yourself using a router table and a few...
  • AW Extra 8/9/12 - Lock Rabbet Drawer Joinery

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Lock Rabbet Drawer Joinery Here’s a router-made drawer joint that’s quick, simple and self-aligning. By Randy Johnson For fast, easy, accurate joinery in everything from kitchen-cabinet drawers to jewelry boxes, the lock rabbet is the way...
  • AW Extra 9/20/12 - Router Table Box Joints

    by AW-Editor     Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Router Table Box Joints The perfect fit comes easily with a simple shop-made jig. By Tom Caspar Box joints are a cinch to make on a router table. All you need are a sharp bit and a basic plywood jig. The biggest problem in making box joints has always...
  • AW Extra 8/30/12 - Stile and Rail Joinery

    by Tom Caspar     Friday, February 20, 2009
    Stile and Rail Joinery A reversible stile and rail cutter makes perfect-fitting frames for doors and cabinets without dowels, mortises or biscuits. By Tim Johnson One of the best buys you can make for your tablemounted router is a set of stile and rail...
  • Template Routing Tips

    by AW-Editor     Wednesday, July 9, 2008
    Template Routing Tips By Randy Johnson If you want to get the most from your router, you need to master template routing. Once you learn the basics you can spend a lifetime exploring its many possibilities. You’ll be able to build more kinds of...
  • AW Extra 12/6/12 - Making Lipped Drawers With A Dovetail Jig

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Making Lipped Drawers With A Dovetail Jig By Tom Caspar You can do more with your half-blind dovetail jig than meets the eye. You’ve probably used it to make drawers with plain, inset fronts, but it’s really quite simple to make lipped drawer...
  • Router Table Box Joints

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, March 29, 2012
    Router Table Box Joints The perfect fit comes easily with a simple shop-made jig. By Tom Caspar Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Box joints are a cinch to make on a router table. All you need are...
  • Butterfly Inlay

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Butterfly Inlay Make a perfect fit with a shop-made template. By Tom Caspar Don’t you just love it when something that looks extremely difficult turns out to be oh-so easy? Making butterfly inlay with a plunge router is a good example. The technique...
  • World’s Best Routing Guide

    by AW-Editor     Friday, September 19, 2008
    World's Best Routing Guide This simple guide guarantees success whenever you need to make a straight routing pass. It's perfect for jointing a long edge or routing dadoes and grooves. You'll get smooth, chatter-free results, thanks to the...
  • AW Extra 10/11/12 - 7 Trim Router Tips

    by Tom Caspar     Sunday, February 22, 2009
    7 Router Trim Tips Multiple bases make this compact router extremely versatile. By Randy Johnson Laminate trim routers are amazing little machines. Their light weight and compact size make them exceptionally easy to use. Although they are designed primarily...
  • Classic Door Joinery

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    Classic Door Joinery How to make strong mortise and tenon joints with a plunge router and a tablesaw. By Tom Caspar Imagine turning the clock back 500 years and visiting a fellow woodworker in any large European town. You could instantly strike up a conversation...
  • AW Extra 6/19/14 - Soup Up Your Router Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Soup Up Your Router Table By Dave Munkittrick Your router table will really sing with these great accessories. Like all good tools, our accessories will increase safety and improve results. Even though we designed them specifically for the Best Buy Router...