Wood Router Projects

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Wood Router Projects

Building with wood is fun and easy and provides a way to acquire items too expensive to purchase. Building your own projects is a cost justified alternative. Woodworking tools come in every shape and size. Some are electric and some are manual. Learning how to use woodworking tools could be as easy as reading a brochure or maybe attending a woodshop class. Whatever method you choose, learning the hobby will mean more woodworking skill and a larger variety of projects you can do. Many wood projects require router ability. Routers make beautiful inlays and designs in wood. If you are looking to use a router and you need some project ideas, read through the following steps and maybe something listed might be of interest to you.

Things you need

  • Router
  • Router bits
  • Wood
  • Woodworking project plans

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    Purchase the wood you will use for your router project. The project you choose, will determine the type and size of wood. For instance, choose cherrywood if you are making a quilt rack. Using a plunge router with a 1/16 inch bit creates a perfect leaf stem for inlay work on the side of your rack. For free plans see Resources.

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    Choose mahogany if you are creating a contemporary headboard. Hand tools are used to shape the headboard's curved rail, and a router, with a 3/4 inch radius bit, is used to trim away sharp edges. The router is also used to smooth off both inside and outside edges. For free plans see Resources.

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    Create a nine planter pot stand using a rot resistant wood. A router is used with a straight bit and bearing to make perfectly round discs. Make a jig first so that routing the discs is simple and quick. Because you are routing in a circle, hold the router firmly so it doesn't skip. For free plans see Resources.

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    Build a beautiful jewellery box using quarter sawn red oak, walnut and spalted beech woods. A router with a 1/4 inch straight bit is used to create grooves in the top and bottom pieces that fit into the sides. For free plans see Resources.

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    Design your own hanging wood magazine holder for easy organisation of all your paper reading goods. A router is used in this wood project to create grooves for connecting the pieces together. Mount the router onto a router table and use a 3/4 inch straight router bit. Rough cherry lumber makes an excellent wood choice for this attractive bathroom accessory. For free plans see Resources.

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