How to use a Router day class, woodwork

How to use a Router day class, woodwork

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The Great British Woodshop

Cherry Lodge

Oakcroft Rd

West Byfleet

KT14 6JH

United Kingdom

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Learn how to use the router with confidence during this one day intensive class, covering basics, accessories, bits and tables.

About this event

Learn how to use the router with confidence during this one-day intensive class, covering all the important and useful capabilities of this versatile woodworking tool.

David will teach and guide you through different techniques giving you the knowledge that only hands-on experience can give. If you already have a router and want to know how to use it safely or are wondering what sort of Router you should buy, this class is dedicated to this amazing piece of equipment.

Content score (practical/info-theory): 5/5

Router Basics

• Features of the router

• Depth setting and adjustments

• Shank sizes and inserts

• Speed control and why you need it

• Router direction and safety

• Router joinery

• Dust extraction

• Looking after your router and cutters

Router Accessories

• The fence and how to use it

• Router bases

• Collars and Bushes

• Collet extensions and sleeves

• Plates and trammels

• Making Jigs and Jig Accessories

• Straight edge guides

Router Bits

• Straight cutting bits

• Profiling bits

• Bearing guided cutters

• Speciality bits

Router Tables

• Safe working practices particular to tables

• Mounting the router in a table

• Mounting plates, Fences and Mitre slots

• Advanced techniques (Plunge cuts, Rebates, Dados and Grooves)

• Setting up depth adjustment in the table

• The benefits of height adjustable plates

• Table designs - Should I buy it or make it?

By booking this course, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.

General information for your visit.

Please wear clothes suitable for dusty work, sensible shoes and your own lunch. There is a local shop nearby if you wish to buy lunch or you can bring a packed lunch with you. Tea and coffee is provided throughout the day.

If you have some of your own tools and would like to learn how to use them properly, then you are welcome to bring them and use them on the course. We have a fully equipped workshop so there is no need to bring anything, but some students like to bring their own.

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