This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a router mortice jig that will accurately guide your next mortise cut. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for creating a circle jig for a router using a 1/2 inch router bit and 1/8th inch increments. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online.
…I solved the problem with an auxiliary tablesaw fence that is simple to build, fast to put on and take off, and gives a neat way to collect dust at the source.
With the tops of the tabletop boards clamped face to face, we used a simple plywood jig to rout the sockets for the butterfly key.
With the router ellipse jig you can cut or draw perfect ovals without the hassle of templates or string.
Simplicity is key in this no-frills router table. Many are highly engineered, bulky, and take a long time to build. But this one is uncomplicated and quick-to-make in just 20 minutes.
This is a SketchUp drawing I made for a router cabinet I installed with my Benchdog ProMax router table. This is a SketchUp model drawing. You need the SketchUp software to open this woodworking plan, it is freely available online.
Using Your Router
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 (or when you have to rout any groove or profile near the edge of a piece) an edge guide is almost a necessity. Here is how to make this router edge guide.
Our sliding tabletop will guide your stock straight over a router bit.
The knob on my plunge router is small and hard to turn. To make it easier to use, I came up with a simple hand crank. The crank is nothing more than a piece of plywood with a large hole to match the size of the knob.