tracing a template pattern on a piece of wood

Learn how to make and use router templates when you are building your woodworking projects. Router templates can help you do three main things: First, they can help you trace complex shapes onto your project parts quickly and easily. Once you’ve got the template, you don’t have to lay all of this out again manually. Second, you can use your templates to actually make your project parts with a router and the right bits. And finally, you can keep your templates for possible re-use. That can save a lot of layout time down the road, if should you decide to make the project again.

NEW Outdoor Project Template Kits!

Rockler Bar-Height Adirondack Table Templates with Plan

bar-height adirondack table

Rockler Westport Chair Templates with Plan

Westport chair

Rockler Portable Outdoor Chair Templates with Plan

folding outdoor chair

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