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How to Make a Clear Sub-Base

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Top 87 Routers Projects

  1. 1. Caring for Your Router Bits (04:25)

    With simple preventative maintenance, keep router bits in great shape.

  2. 2. Cool Tool: Stacked Router Bit Cutter

    DIY Network experts show a cool tool that makes cutting grooves simple: a router bit version of an adjustable dado stack.

  3. 3. Butcher Block (04:25)

    Marc shows a homeowner how to build his own butcher-block countertops.

  4. 4. Routing Fingernail Edges

    By attaching a jig to a router table, round-over bits can be used to create fingernail edges on tabletops or bookshelves. Here's how to...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. How To Cut Tongue-and-Groove Joints

    Tongue-and-groove joints are commonly made on a table saw. But with the right bits, the joints can be made just as easily on a router t...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 6. Hoffmann Dovetail Router (01:32)

    This router is equipped with a high-speed motor and a 45-degree fenceplate.

  7. 7. Power Pumpkin Carving (00:03:33)

    Amy Matthews demonstrates the process of pumpkin carving with power tools.

  8. 8. Dovetail Techniques

    A special dovetail machine can guide a router to make perfect dovetail cuts in wood. Here's how to use a dovetail machine to create a d...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. How to Make a Radius Router Jig

    A router paired with a special jig can be used to mill corners on tabletops. All it takes is a square piece of plywood and some scraps ...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. Keeping Router Bits Clean

    When it comes to keeping a router in shape, tool maintenance is only half the battle. DIY experts offer tips for keeping bits clean.

  11. 11. The Basics on Cutting Dados

    Use this DIY Network guide to learn more about cutting dados.

  12. 12. Smarter Home Automation (00:01:22)

    Revolv's Smart Home Automation unifies and controls devices from one app.

  13. 13. How to Make a Router Bit Storage Case

    This storage case is a simple box with four drawers. Some of the drawers have holes cut inside to hold router bits; the others are regu...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. Wine Rack (03:43)

    With the help of Marc Bartolomeo, making a wooden wine rack is a snap.

  15. 15. Terrific Plunge Router Tool (05:56)

    Everything you need to know about using a versatile plunge router.

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