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How to cut sliding dovetails joint with a router

How to make a sliding dovetail joints With a good router table and a good pair of bits, you can cut this super-strong joint to use in a variety of projects. Tight-fitting…

Jack Gordon June 10, 2019

Cope and Stick Technique with a Router Table

The terms” “cope” and “stick” date from the days of hand-tool joinery. To “stick” a molding, you positioned a suitable…

Jack Gordon February 18, 2019

Working with router bits

Bit Diameter and Router Speed The larger the bit diameter, the faster its rim will be moving. When using router table bits larger than 1 in. in diameter, it’s…

Jack Gordon February 17, 2019

How to use router bits properly

There is a little more to using a router bit than slipping it into the router collet and cinching the collet nut down. You’ve got to match the bit to the cut…

Jack Gordon December 25, 2018

How to clean router bits - increase router bit life

A clean bits cuts better and lasts longer than a bit coated with pitch. As pitch builds up behind and in front of the cutting edge, the clearance angle is effectively…

Jack Gordon December 24, 2018

How to sharpen router bits - Debunk the myth

If you were a woodworker, the thought of sharpening router bits should have crossed your mind at least once, but is it really practical or possible to sharpen your…

Jack Gordon December 23, 2018