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  1. Choosing the Best Router Table for Your Shop

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    If you’re in the shopping for a new router table, but you’re feeling lost in all the component options, Rockler’s new online Router Table Configurator can help! We’ll click our way through it, in this demo video.
    A router table is unlike most other machines in a woodshop because you can customize it just the way you want it. There are different kinds of tables, fence systems, choices for hanging the router itself, and base options. And those are just the major pieces! Then, there’s all the different accessory options to consider, too – which is a GOOD thing.
    Rockler’s new online Router Table Configurator makes the shopping process easier than ever.



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  2. Making and Installing Wood Bow Ties in Slabs

    Rockler Bow Tie Inlay System

    In this Rockler demo video you'll see how the Rockler Bow Tie Inlay System makes cutting both key and mortise fast and foolproof. The Starter Kit includes a unique, two-piece bushing. Install the sleeve to rout the mortise, then remove it to rout the bow tie key. Since the same template is used for both, you're guaranteed a perfect fit.

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  3. How to Cut Through Dovetails with the Leigh D4R Pro Router Jig

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    In this Rockler demo video you'll learn how to cut through dovetail joints using the Leigh D4R Pro 24" Dovetail Jig. Dovetail joints are one of the hallmarks of fine woodowrking craftsmanship. makes cutting both key and mortise fast and foolproof. The Starter Kit includes a unique, two-piece bushing. Install the sleeve to rout the mortise, then remove it to rout the bow tie key. Since the same template is used for both, you're guaranteed a perfect fit.

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  4. Making the Most of Your Router Bits: Dish Carving Bit



    Close-up of a dish carving router bit in storage case


    There are many projects that require the milling of pockets, and the dish carving bit is a huge help.

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  5. Why Are There 1/4" and 1/2" Collets?



    Using a hex wrench to change the collet on a router


    Why do routers come with two different size collets? Is the 1/2" size better?

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  6. Folding and Portable Rock Steady Work Stand

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    In this Rockler demonstration we take a closer look at the Rockler Rock-Steady Folding Steel Stand Rockler Rock-Steady Folding Steel Stand. Stowability and strength make the Rock-Steady Folding Steel Stand an excellent choice for supporting router tables, T-track tables and other work surfaces wherever space is tight. Thick gauge steel, strong pivot points and anti-racking supports give the stand a weight capacity of up to 200 pounds. When you're done using it, just pull the pins, lift up on the table, and fold the legs for compact storage against a wall or transport to the jobsite.

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  7. Make a Weather Station Using CNC



    Weather station project cut using a CNC router


    A weather station is an old-school way of predicting your local weather.

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  8. What is a CNC Router?



    Close-up of a router bit installed in a cnc machine making decorative letter carvings


    Today's desktop CNC routers can accurately cut multiple parts and can cut decorative carving. The new smaller machines are also much more affordable than their industrial big brothers.

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