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Fast, easy and accurate router jigs
Warner, Pat, 1943-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Popular Woodworking Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
TT203.5 .W36 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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With the appropriate jigs and fixtures, the router can perform a range of tasks previously reserved for more cumbersome tools. Pat Warner holds patents on a number of router-related devices and in this guide shows how to construct such jigs & fixtures.'

Author Notes

Pat Warner is an industry expert in the development of routers and router accessories, and he holds patents on many router-related products. He is also a contributing editor to Woodworking magazine, and his projects and articles have been featured in Fine Woodworking and American Woodworking, among others.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Chapter 1 Routers and Jigsp. 9
Plunge or Fixed-Base?
Chapter 2 What Makes a Good Router Jig or Fixture?p. 17
The Principles of Good Fixturing
Layout Tools
Fixing the Jig
Calibration and Adjustability
Chapter 3 Right-Angle Templatep. 28
The Template
Construction Details
A Stopped Dado
Chapter 4 The Notching Jigp. 34
Making the Jig
The Jig Holding Arm
Lap Dovetail Tenon
Shelf Notching for Pinned Hardware
Shelf Notch for 1/4" Steel Dowels
Dovetail Sockets for Cabinet Plate Joinery
Through Dovetail Pins to Lock the Half Lap
Chapter 5 The Clamping Templatep. 49
Jig Description
Making the Jig
Making Rounds From Squares
Chapter 6 Edge Guidesp. 56
Making the Guide
Two Cuts With the Edge Guide
Chapter 7 End-Lapping and Two-Faced Tenoning Jigp. 65
The Window/Cutout Template
The Jig Template
Making an End Half Lap
Chapter 8 The Router Horse and 90[degree] Templatep. 70
Horse Sense
Making the Horse
The Fence
Using the Router Horse
Chapter 9 The Four-Faced Tenon Making Jigp. 81
Making the Jig for 90[degree] Use
Using the Tenoner
Chapter 10 The Circle-Cutting Subbasep. 88
The Router Base Body
The Nature of Disks and Round Holes
Using the Jig
Chapter 11 The Mortising Jigp. 94
Mortise Anatomy
Bits for Mortising
The Mortising Fixture
Assembling the Mortising Fixture
Using the Block Mortiser
Chapter 12 The Router Table Fencep. 108
The Fence Design
Pivoting Member
The Carrier Panel
Outfeed Stop
A Few Fence Cuts
Gluing Up a Tongue and Groove Panel
Sourcesp. 125
Indexp. 127