If you like carpentry as much as I do, you already know that the router is the necessary equipment. You can complete so many tasks and complete them quickly and efficiently, it’s hard to imagine how it was before the invention of the router. But owning a router and using a router are two different things. You must learn to use it and maintain it in good working condition. And don’t forget the router table, it is just as important as the router itself.
There really is no other tool for creating tables, cabinets, templates, and accessories that is as flexible as a router and its table. From machining wood grooves to placing elegant front panels on workstations or simply cutting a single shape, the router easily handles these tasks.
In order for your router to be worth its weight in gold, you must have things in the carpentry workshop that will give you flexibility and power for which it was designed. There are several practical carpentry projects for you.
- Routing template for a small margin
If you have ever tried to make a handle for a chest of drawers or a cabinet, you know how difficult it is to hold it and not lose a finger. This is a relatively simple project that will save your time and energy for the rest of your life.
- Precise width blank template
If you have never thought about this before, this is understandable. Until I saw one, I never thought about it. But let me tell you that insurance is beneficial and also saves your money. At the same time, you can make side cubes of the cabinet or cubes for shelves that correspond to the thickness of the workpiece you are working on. And the best part is that you don’t have to buy a special drill for every job, just use a regular straight drill and a guide bush.
- Sliding routing table cover
If you tried to cut slots or slots in a small project, you should consider making a sliding cover for the table of your router when you read more. It is very practical and safe, and makes work faster.
- Rack for a mill
It probably should have been higher on the list, as this is a simple and simple project by a carpentry workshop and a good place to store all the bits of your router. You can organize them the way you want, from small to large or from direct to beveled, this is your battered shelf.
- Routing patterns
Templates are an integral part of carpentry, especially with respect to the router. Learning how to create patterns will be a skill that will save you from a great moment throughout your life. Creating complex templates not only shows skill, but you can use them again or lend to a friend who is not as talented as you.