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  1. CNC Routing: Five Fast Facts



    Axiom cnc router machine


    Why would CNC routing be a benefit to a home shop woodworker? We explain some of the benefits of adding technology into the workshop.

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  2. Can a Router Inlay Kit Work with Letter Templates?



    Parts of a router inlaying kit


    How do you use a router inlay kit to cut lettering?

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  3. How Long Does the Routing Process Take for CNC Projects?



    Cutting lettering for a sign with a cnc router


    Is there any way to plan out how long a CNC project will take?

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. How to Cut Through Dovetails with the Leigh D4R Pro Router Jig

    leigh dovetail jig demo

    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. This jig 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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