July 23, 2017

What’s the Difference Between a Finger Joint and a Box Joint?

This is a topic that incites a little bit of controversy. Some woodworking enthusiasts consider these one in the same. Others would insist that they are different with each serving a separate purpose. Someone has taken the liberty of posting on Wikipedia that a finger joint is also known as a box joint. [Read more…]

Add Beading to Any Board

Simple way to add beading to any board
Beadboard is generally available only in certain stock sizes. The sizes fit most any application, but when you have a custom woodworking project, sometimes the stock sizes just don’t fit right. What can you do when you run into this problem? [Read more…]

Adding a Soft Closing Feature to Your Router Table Top

Router Table Shock Absorber

 

DIY Inexpensive Router Lift

American Woodworkers shared some plans a while back on how to make your own router lift for your router table. The plans they shared were great and the router lift worked out perfect. But early on in our use of the new lift, we realized that there is a potential hazard of having the top of the router table tip and slam down on you while you’re changing the router bit, cleaning up sawdust, making adjustments, etc. [Read more…]

17 Woodworking Router Tips to Make Your Projects Easier

17 Woodworking Router Tips to Make Your Projects Easier

There are some jobs that all of us dread because they are just plain difficult. Other jobs require a tool that you haven’t invested in yet. Luckily, there are millions of other woodworking professionals and enthusiasts out there finding ways to make projects easier. At Woodshopbits, we love finding these helpful tips and sharing them with you.

Today, we found these 17 router tips from American Woodworker.com. If you’re like us, at least one of these tricks will have you saying, “ahhh, that’s a great idea.” [Read more…]

Fold Away, Bench Top and Floor Router Table Ideas

Fold Away, Bench Top, and Floor Mounted Router Tables
DIY Router Tables

Router tables provide a great way for woodworking enthusiasts to convert a potable router into an invaluable custom woodworking tool. You can do some awesome projects by mounting a portable router to a table and making it a stable and more permanent woodworking tool. [Read more…]