Articles from Bill Hylton
Specialized Router Bits: The Top Ten Unusual Bit Sets for Project Joinery
Standard router bits will allow you to cut just about any type of joinery, but for the best results, there are ten bits you might not even know exist.
Specialized Router Bits: Edge-banding Bits Cut Plywood Veneers with V-Groove Joinery
For secure plywood edging, v-groove joinery cut with edge-banding bits make for easy fitting that can be installed and trimmed without fear.
Identifying Router Bits for Use on a Plunge or Fix-Base Router
Router expert Bill Hylton weighs in on the differences between bits designed for plunge and fixed-base routers and how to identify them.
Specialized Router Bits: Bird’s-Mouth Multi-angle Bits for Easy Bird House Building
Bird’s mouth bits give extra control for cutting joinery with multiple angles and creating projects like birdhouses with more than four sides.
Specialized Router Bits: Reversible Drawer Lock Glue Joint Bit Offers Easier Front-Edge Joinery
While drawer lock and glue joint bits have been around for some time, this small bit offers added functionality, especially working thin stock.
Specialized Router Bits: Lonnie Bird Tambour Door Bit Set Cut Tambours Efficiently
Lonnie Bird Tambour Door Bits are highly specialized, but they are extremely proficient in cutting tamboured slats and the joinery between them.
Specialized Router Bits: Box Joint Bits Help Create Box and Drawer Projects
Box joint bits are designed for quickly producing perfect corner joints for small boxes and drawers, cutting small joints in a single pass.
Specialized Router Bits: Instile and Rail System Cuts Strong Plywood Panelling Joints
Making doors conventionally with plywood and standard bits is a hassle, but Instile and Rail bits cut clean, strong grooves in plywood easily.
Specialized Router Bits: Finger Joint Bits Add Strength to Miter, Plywood and Sheet Good Joinery
End-to-end end grain joinery is typically very weak, but adding finger joinery to miters, plywood and sheet goods provides significant reinforcement.
Specialized Router Bits: Window Grill Cutter Sets Make Sash-Bar Joinery Easy
Window joinery can be tricky and tedious to cut, but a simple router bit set can cut joints with the same strength and look as ones that are hand cut.