The Complete Illustrated Guide To Joinery PDF
Unlock the extraordinary versatility of the handheld router to become a more capable, resourceful woodworker.
Discover the best applications for your handheld router with professional woodworker and renowned author Paul Anthony. Start with how to set up your router. Get crucial safety and lighting tips. Then, learn to create perfect profiled edges with no tearout. Get confident flush-trimming cabinet face frames, solid wood edgings, splines and plugs. Quickly cut accurate dados, joint short pieces for a dead-straight edge, easily create slots for biscuit joinery and more. Use your router to make loose-tenon joints, through-mortises in thick stock and precise hinge mortises. Achieve perfect circles and arcs with a simple trammel. Create identically shaped parts with template routing. Plus, make a variety of jigs that boost your efficiency and accuracy. Learn how to use a handheld router like a pro.
What you get:
- 7 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
- Class materials, including a list of recommended bits and a reference for building a mortising jig
- Hours of close-up instruction
- Answers from Paul in our virtual classroom
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- Introduction to Handheld Routers & Bits (7:41)
Meet your instructor Paul Anthony: woodworker, author and Woodcraft magazine senior editor. Learn about the different handheld routers available and see the variety of ways this workhorse tool can help you in all of your woodworking projects. Paul offers buying advice for bits, sharing his picks for what should be in every woodworker’s toolbox.
- Setup, Safety & Lighting Tips (16:32)
Learn how to secure your bits into a variety of routers and preview the options available for safety equipment to protect your eyes, lungs and ears from the use of woodworking machinery. Finally, shed some light onto your work as Paul discusses the importance of proper lighting. He’ll give you tips for making a simple helper post, perfect for holding lights, a dust collection system and more!
- Profiling Edges (26:30)
Tackle profiling edges as you learn how to create clean edges with cuts free of tearout. Discover the proper cut order to minimize tearout if you’re profiling all edges, and learn how adding a helper piece can help you eliminate tearout on end pieces. Add climb cutting to your technique tool belt as Paul shows you how to make these cuts in the opposite direction. Then, discover how to use an offset baseplate and other guides when profiling round or very narrow pieces.
- Flush Trimming (38:57)
Use a router to get trim and edges that perfectly line up with your body pieces. Learn how to adjust your router and techniques for flush cutting a face frame on a cabinet or using an outrigger jig to flush cut narrow edging on a frameless cabinet. Learn how to construct and use a riser jig if you need to flush cut a wide edging or you want to trim plugs and splines to lie flush to your joints.
- Router Joinery (39:36)
Make dado cuts without a table saw — perfect for joinery and quick assembly of carcasses or other projects! Learn three different ways to measure and mark your cuts: with a simple straight edge, spacers or a dedicated t-fence. Then, learn how make your dado to the exact width you need. Turn your router into a jointer as Paul shows you a nifty trick for squaring small pieces of lumber. Make mitered joints extremely strong by reinforcing them with splines; the groves custom cut with your router! Finally, you don’t have to invest in a biscuit cutter; let your router do the work for you. Paul will show you how!
- Mortising (47:08)
Delve into creating mortises with your router. Learn how you can attach an edge guide for perfect mortises every time. Or, create an easy mortising jig, perfect when you want to make a mortise and tenon joint with a loose tenon. Discover how to make through-mortises in thick stock with a custom template, and cut precise hinge mortises. Finally, hanging pictures and light cabinets will be a cinch if they’re fitted with keyhole slots, easily made with a router and a dedicated custom jig.
- Shaping (28:13)
Finish your immersion into router techniques with a final lesson on shaping. Learn how to cut out perfect circles and arcs using a commercial or homemade jig. Then, make table legs that are all exactly the same as you use a template to flush cut your rough-shaped pieces into exact copies of one another. Finally, see how to template rout thick stock, for sturdier legs or other projects.
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Woodworking Beginner skill level Watch classes on your own schedule: wherever, whenever you want Your access never expires 100% money back guarantee