Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Lark Books; 1 edition (May 1, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #796,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #34 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Woodworking > Tools #1209 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Woodworking > Projects #4282 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Civil & Environmental
I have many books on using routers, but I think this is the best. If you are beginner in regard to routers, this is the book to get. If you are experienced in the use of routers, you will still find much useful information. Many books on routers are usually just compendiums of jigs, and most repeat the same types of jigs as the other books. While this book also presents a number of useful jigs, jigs are not the focus. The emphasis is on actually using the router in many commonly encountered situations. Procedures are described in careful, step-by-step detail. There is a wealth of full color photos, and line drawings are clear and carefully labeled.One review griped that supplies and materials used in jigs and projects covered by the book were hard to obtain in his local hardware store. That is likely to be the case in regard to the jigs presented in almost any router book. There are many reputable sources for these items on the internet, and it isn't at all realistic to expect them to be available locally except in large cities. There are no hard-to-find items required. It is true that one of the topics covered is the use of a vacuum system to clamp work to a table while routing. This is usually considered the best way to hold down work so that the router is unimpeded by clamps and other contrivances. The vacuum clamp is actually quite simple to make (the drawings and directions for the system are quite clear in this book - far more so than in other books I've seen) and the most exotic part of the system is a vacuum pump, easily purchased used off ebay for a fraction of the cost of a new pump.There is much useful information about the basics in regard to buying routers, bits, and useful tools helpful in setting up your router and maintaining it.
Router Joinery Workshop: Common Joints, Simple Setups & Clever Jigs Woodworking with the Router: Professional Router Techniques and Jigs Any Woodworker Can Use (American Woodworker) Router Magic: Jigs, Fixtures, and Tricks to Unleash Your Router's Full Potential Router Joinery: with Gary Rogowski (Fine Woodworking DVD Workshop) The Best Jigs and Fixtures for Your Woodshop: 37 Projects That Provide Clever Solutions to Common Problems (Woodworking) Jigs & Fixtures for the Table Saw & Router: Get the Most from Your Tools with Shop Projects from Woodworking's Top Experts (Best of Woodworker's Journal) Router Jigs & Techniques Fast, Easy & Accurate Router Jigs The Router Book: A Complete Guide to the Router and Its Accessories Electric Motors in the Home Workshop: A Practical Guide to Methods of Utilizing Readily Available Electric Motors in Typical Small Workshop Applications (Workshop Practice Series) Making jigs and fixtures (The workshop companion) Versatile Router (Fine Woodworking DVD Workshop) Pocket Hole Joinery Notches of All Kinds: A Book of Timber Joinery Advanced Timber Framing: Joinery, Design & Construction of Timber Frame Roof Systems Mason Jar Nation: The Jars that Changed America and 50 Clever Ways to Use Them Today The Doctors Book of Home Remedies: Quick Fixes, Clever Techniques, and Uncommon Cures to Get You Feeling Better Fast Men's Health: The Big Book of Uncommon Knowledge: Clever Hacks for Navigating Life with Skill and Swagger! Clever Cryptograms Emil's Clever Pig