Build a Portable Router Table

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How to Build a Portable Router Table.
If you do not have a router table yet, it is simple to build and will make a big difference in the work you can do with your router. It also makes a great portable router table, or for those times when you could use a second table in your shop so you do not have to change the setup on your main router table.

Sanding Block

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How to make a Sanding Block
For the longest time, I used a scrap piece of wood for a sanding block. It was simple and did not cost much. But it never worked as well as I would have liked, the sandpaper tended to shift around and tear. Recently, though, I came up with a new sanding block that works really well. Not only is it sized to fit my hand perfectly; it also holds the paper in place using plastic tubing.

Router Edge Guide Jig

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Router Edge Guide Jig free project
I have been using my hand-held router a lot lately. For one project, I had to rout some stopped dadoes. With this kind of cut, an edge guide is almost a necessity. And although most router manufacturers offer an edge guide as an accessory, it is really no trouble at all to build your own. As you can see in the photo, it is just a replacement base made of hardboard with an adjustable hardwood fence.