Require Assistance? Read the Beginners Guide to - Router and Woodworking Discussion Community

Router and Woodworking Community

Join the webs oldest and largest Router and Woodworking community! Learn how to use your router and other power tools from over 70,000 woodworking members!

  • Gain access to over 41,000 project photos!
  • Meet other woodworkers and make new friends.
  • Download PDF Manuals and Project Plans, FREE!
  • Access to private member only areas!
  • Interact with router and woodworking experts.
Register now - It's free!

It appears you're new to, Register Now for a account!
It appears that you currently aren't a member of, Register Now for your free account!
If you already have a but you have Lost your Password, you can recover it by clicking here.
Site Tools
Sponsored Links
General Categories
Router Categories
Sponsored Links
Woodworking Categories
Advertise to over 50,000 Woodworkers with Router Forums

Router Forums
Forums which are related to news, feedback and new member introductions.
  Forum Last Post Threads Posts
Introductions (76 Viewing)
If you're new to our forums, tell everyone who you are in this area. Give us an idea of your background, hobbies and interests.
by Semipro
Today 02:12 AM Go to last post
14,544 79,101
Read the most recent news and changes. Also, if you have a suggestion or some feedback, feel free to let us know.
by john880
Yesterday 11:25 PM Go to last post
361 4,067

Various forums and sub-forums about all the different types of routing and routers.
  Forum Last Post Threads Posts
Table-mounted Routing (50 Viewing)
Discussions solely based on operations that are using the table-mounted router. Bob and Rick say "More than 90% of all operations using the router can be done with the table-mounted router.
Yesterday 08:26 PM Go to last post
3,907 40,232
General Routing (44 Viewing)
General Routing is a place to discuss the general operations of the router. Come here and ask your questions about the general usage of a router, types of router, and the different brands.
Sub-Forums: Sign Making
by al m
Yesterday 10:21 PM Go to last post
4,421 37,210
Portable Routing (17 Viewing)
Discussion area on the Portable Router and its applications. Bob and Rick say, "If the piece is bigger than the router then chances are it should be routed with the portable router."
11-20-2014 01:37 PM Go to last post
390 4,845
Jigs and Fixtures (42 Viewing)
This area will be directed towards the art of designing specific jigs and fixtures. Bob and Rick say, "if the specific operation is to make more than one piece the same size and shape then chances are you need a jig and/or fixtures."
Yesterday 10:24 AM Go to last post
1,936 21,324
This is where to learn about the different types of guide bushings and how to use them, how to create templates, how to build a frame to hold your work piece, and how to combine them all to create a project.
by Clover4
11-18-2014 05:23 PM Go to last post
503 7,398
Discussion area for the wide variety of router bits available today. Get help with the selecting the proper bit for your project, usage, set up and other tips and tricks.
11-20-2014 01:56 PM Go to last post
1,425 13,091
CNC Routing (22 Viewing)
A place to discuss CarveWright, CompuCarve and other CNC routing devices.
Yesterday 07:29 PM Go to last post
823 6,293
This area shows photos of different router models, helpful information such as mounting plate hole layouts and parts interchange.

Note: Do not post questions here. (use General Routing).
11-10-2014 08:29 AM Go to last post
134 433

General Woodworking
Various organised forums and sub forums with topics related to construction, woodworking, power tools and much much more.
  Forum Last Post Threads Posts
Tools and Woodworking (64 Viewing)
Mainly for general woodworking questions and comments you may also come here to ask questions, get advice and share your experience with power tools.
3,792 40,779
This is the place to discuss wood burning and carving projects, tools, and ideas.
Sub-Forums: Sign Creation
11-14-2014 06:21 AM Go to last post
200 1,796
Discuss the hundreds of types and species of domestic and exotic woods.
by Badger2
11-11-2014 10:09 AM Go to last post
184 1,810
Starting Off (17 Viewing)
If you're new to any power tool and/or woodworking technique, or you just have some general questions about starting a project, feel free to post your questions here!
679 5,979
This is the place to discuss special needs woodworking such as wheel chair accessible router tables, working with physical limitations or disabilities.
11-21-2014 12:03 AM Go to last post
34 416
Shop Safety (6 Viewing)
Various bits of information, tips, questions and comments on general work shop safety. If you have any questions or a comments regarding a safe way to do a specific procedure in the shop, share it here.
by Phil P
Yesterday 01:54 AM Go to last post
201 3,263
A place where the woodworker can sit back relax and share ideas & tips with other like minded artistians who share the same passion for creativity in wood. Both professional and amateur scrollers are invited to seek and give help.
11-18-2014 08:46 PM Go to last post
191 1,895
Dedicated to the discussion of woodturning, lathes, turning tools, techniques, projects and sharing of all turning related topics.
by pgwisn
11-17-2014 04:31 AM Go to last post
911 9,782
The Finishing Touch (18 Viewing)
Everything you wanted to know from preparing the lumber to the final finish.
472 4,318
A place for member designed plans, suggestions about using purchased plans or to get help designing plans. Also, Step by step instructions and photos for building projects.
by PaulH
11-17-2014 10:51 AM Go to last post
406 4,890
Power Tool Manuals (2 Viewing)
A database of free downloadable manuals for all your power tools.
Tool Type: Other (Not Listed)
Mill-Right Model 529 Router...
Manuals: 456

Off-topic related discussions and forums.
  Forum Last Post Threads Posts
Lobby (26 Viewing)
The place to chat about whatever suits your fancy. This could be the electric dog polisher you just bought, the weather, anything goes (within the limits of good taste).
Yesterday 08:34 PM Go to last post
3,359 67,215
DIY and Renovation (7 Viewing)
Questions, answers and progressive projects around the house and shop. All construction or repair type posts are welcome here.
Yesterday 04:12 AM Go to last post
206 2,678
Woodworking Articles (1 Viewing)
Member submitted Router and Woodworking articles, including How-To's. If you would like to write an article for this section, please view this thread.
03-28-2013 01:01 AM Go to last post
16 23
Show N' Tell (56 Viewing)
Share your pictures of your latest projects with other members and visitors. Unfinished and finished project pictures welcome. Please give a small description of your project and what it was finished with.
by darsev
Today 01:23 AM Go to last post
2,195 30,161

Buy, sell, trade and advertise your tools and services. Marketplace rules apply in all sub-forums.
Forum Posts Forum Posts
Trade, buy and sell your tools, projects and other workshop machinery. Marketplace rules apply in this forum.
router bit by Herb Stoops on 11-21-2014 08:30 PM
Discussions related to quick cash savers, sales and deals offered by local and online woodworking related merchants. Marketplace rules apply in this forum.
Triton power tool sale @... by dutchman 46 on 11-18-2014 08:41 AM

Contains New Posts   Forum Contains New Posts Contains No New Posts   Forum Contains No New Posts A Closed Forum   Forum is Closed for Posting

Latest Posts
Latest 10 Posts Forum Author
lee valley jig Today 02:12 AM
Hello welcome to the forum. http://www.leevalley....
Introductions Semipro
lee valley jig Today 02:06 AM
I need advice setting up the lee valley dovetail j...
Introductions Mission
Caiden's Toy Box Today 01:23 AM
Mike, looking good. My wife actually thought the...
Show N' Tell darsev
Crazy cutting boards and Chess board Yesterday 11:43 PM
Very neat . But I gotta ask , how the hecks it don...
Show N' Tell RainMan1
Crazy cutting boards and Chess board Yesterday 11:41 PM
Man, those boards without any straight lines are u...
Show N' Tell DaninVan
Crazy cutting boards and Chess board Yesterday 11:39 PM
Hi Herb, I really like those, nice work!...
Show N' Tell Jack Wilson
Crazy cutting boards and Chess board Yesterday 11:28 PM
Sorry it got posted twice. Crazy things happen aro...
Show N' Tell Herb Stoops
2014 Forum Contributor Voting Yesterday 11:25 PM
Made my X,,,,,... News & Feedback john880
Crazy cutting boards Chess board Yesterday 11:22 PM
Here is the pictures ,they didn't go thru. Herb...
Show N' Tell Herb Stoops
Crazy cutting boards Chess board Yesterday 11:17 PM
A while back I got carried away,and started making...
Show N' Tell Herb Stoops

What's Going On?
Currently Active Woodworkers: 769 (49 members and 720 guests)
View Who's Online
Most woodworkers ever online was 2,316, 10-21-2014 at 07:26 PM.

Legend: Administrator, Moderation Team, Retired Moderator, Forum Contributor, Vendor, Company Rep, Registered User
Total members that have visited the forum in the last 24 hours: 508
The most members online over 24 hours was 1,761, 03-11-2011 at 08:29 AM.
1934fram, 1charlie, 1goldteam, 4DThinker, 60seagulls, 64 ford, 8jmwoodie, a7abw, achoox4, adot45, aganser, ahmetsahinahmet, al m, alaskagypsy, alexthehun, AllanG, alleycat, Alonv, Apagan4182, Arcola60, Artemix, Artie1085, ausmaca, ayan2510, a_a_bauman, Back to the Wood, backhoe04, bagpiper, Barry747, Bayou Hog, bclarknc, bcwood, beebole, Beejay49, beemor, befirst135, beldor, BenAtar, bendrum, berndtsonj5, BernieW, berry, bgriggs, Biagio, bigandugly, bileo4, bill143, Bill4511, Billy Boy, billyjim, blackemmons, bluewood, bmckechn, Bob Adams, Bob M, bob156235, BOjr, boogalee, Borriesdbn, Botelho007, bowled00, Boxguy61, braeside, brainman, Brantl, Breed, Brett Bissonnette, BrianS, Bricknhank, Brother John, Bryan Rocker, bryhart, Bushwacker, bustedknuckle, Buszent, c3jrf, Cabbie41, CaptainBart, carl.p, carl_renaud, cbraig, cbwilson123, cerdal, CGL, CharleyL, chas980, check, Cherryville Chuck, chessnut2, Chief2156, chrisj61, class49, cnc170, ColinMilne, Coopermen, Cordyline, craigwbryant, Criefftony, curiousgeorge, CUZNINGTON, DAMIR66, Dan Gibson, Danbraud, DaninVan, danmadden, darsev, dattack, david_de, DCraig, dean31350, DebraMcfa, del schisler, DelDave61, delmi, den1son, denis lock, denis.lock, Dennishu, denniswoody, denrobb, dericko, DesertRatTom, DesireeLa, dfloeter, diazenr, dick in ia, dicktill, difalkner, diggerh, DJ18, dldarrow, Dmeadows, DocJohn, DonaldWin, donald_archer, DonBateman, Donnie macL, dougj71, Dr.Zook, DrNeon, duanek, Duncanrouter, dustmagnet, dutchman 46, dutchub, eaeopc, echiovitti, Ed Bray, edgewood908, eduarsis, Electricalsocket, EmeliaPQD, ERoybal, Eurofighter, Fasteddie58, Fgrdods, fiacha, fire65, firstmuller, fixtureman, flitemedic13, forsey, Fraise, Frankj3, FreeTime, fundale4, gabn, gaboma2, gadget, Gaffboat, gailenjensen, Gary Gill, Garyk, Gator490, gbd52, gearman, Geevesmac, Gene Howe, GeorgesG, geremil, ggbb, ghostcat, ghosttracker, gilesvanduyne, glasseye, gmcromp, gmercer_48083, gomolajoe, GP4, Graeme Black, greenacres2, GregLevy, GRLevel3, Guillermo Freytes, GulfcoastGuy, hal, halfkorean, harrysin, hartjack, hartleyts18, harvestbarn, hauser, Hawks_Feather, heatstroke, Herb Stoops, heromed, herrwood, hfwarner, HGM, hhmaint, hilbilly, hilcntry, HoweA, ibedolan, IBUILD2, IC31, Iceman567, Ilderrook, ilppis, Irish Turner, IsraelHoo, itsdustme, itsmeecool, J0hn, Jaccok, Jack Wilson, jackoman, jacks699, jbullockusanet, Jclaude, jddown123, jdonhowe, jecsmc, Jerry Bowen, jevansoh, jficke, JFPNCM, Jim McDonald, jimsr99, Jireh1paul, jjmatej1, jlcorrea, jnichols6, JOAT, Joesf, joevella, john g, john60, john880, johnb57, JohnnyB60, jph66, jw2170, katy01, kc0iv, KDHL, Keith Hodges, Kel-kat, KennK, kenschaff, kentb, Kgrahamii, Knot working, kp91, Kristina22, ksidwy, KTBarnett, kywoodchopper, lambeater, Larry Moravec, larry00663, Larryr1228, lbert, lenh, Lghkmh, Lidcombe, lindyjoy, locin, lost_traveller, lowrider_ray, Lynn1953, Maduxfn, mailee, Major_Wood, mammoth millwork, Mapzman, Marco, marcopolo, Mark55, markm, Matador58, matt1234, mbokie5, mcclellandan, Mdawson, mdowning, me5269, melkimbrell, Messy, mftha, michaelg52, mike1942, mikehuie47, mikemikemi, miltwoodshop, Mission, MJCookSr, mking241, mle, moritzi7782, morrisonc, morsa00, mountainwood, Mrfixit, MT Born, MT Stringer, Munnda, murphyfr, Murtu01, N'awlins77, nadobob, naijin, nbuesch,, Nearbeer2001, neppelj, neville9999, newbiewoodworker, nnorcia1, nonnopiero, nordbergus, NormB from NB, old hippy, old55, oldeuclid, oldfitter, oldmanserres, oldretiredguy39, oldrusty, olliecooper, OPG3, outofhiswood, ozwaz, PAD3, paduke, PaghtyO, pal, Parsonpaul, Paulm001, pcdoktor, Peter Pollard, peterjmartin, pgwisn, PHANTOM SCROLLER, Phil Dalton, Phil P, PhilBa, phillipdanbury, phrog, Poppy01, Pots43, Pravin_CT, PRDarnell, puttering, Quillman, RainMan1, RALman, Raymondo, rayschimpf, rcl700, rcp612, Reg66, ResidentEvil, retired92, retired_jw, revbluejeans, rgreen00, RichardAW, richjh, Rick in NJ, rjtwin501, rlauterbach, RMorrell, Roadster280, robeaudo, Rockenroller58, rocket, RodneyWard, Rogerdodge, Rogger, ronheb454, Roodog, roofner, rookie3388, roscoe2, routerbitron, roxanne562001, rr.will, rross, rrrun, rsauve, rsauve999, rscott, RStaron, RT1000, rtoipb, rweerstra, rwiithereyet, rwl7532, sailerj, Salty Dawg, sam.mccune, Santé, saundy, savoly11, schnewj, scotmcmath, ScottyDBQ, sdtoll2, seaweed88, Semipro, serge68, Shop guy, shytalk, sitos, SKIGUY, skipseke, skiroy56, skydive, sled, smitty10101, smokey1945, span, spayne712, splinterz, staceywb, starpicket, steph33, Steve1234, stevenrf, steveo, Stick486, straze, streetdoc, Stu858, stumpy37, stuupid, sueasy48, Sunnymilo, surf2win, Swanz, tdog, Terry230, thebearfifty, ThomL, timbertailor, Timerider, tjdrake, Tom in NC, TrevortdogR, TRIPS, tvman44, twallace, twigga, TwoSkies57, vagem55, vantrap, vighl, viktor, vindaloo, vk3zn, vv111y, Walnuthill, watsonwoodworking, waynecochran, wborn, Web Shepherd, westxjim, wheel9ml, whimsofchaz, Whohaa, why not, Wildwood, wileyboy, williamm, WillieG, Willway, windhollowfarm, wolfske, Woodbison, Woodchuck45, woodchuck56, woodcurls, woodie26, woodmiser, woodworker47, woody1401, woodydixon, wrkshp37, xplorx4, xringkerry, yvius, yyf3388, ziggar, ZiZ, zman, ZZfan
Router Forums Statistics
Router Forums Statistics
Total Attachments: 67,875, Disk Space Used: 13.06 GB (Average Filesize: 201.8 KB), Total Downloads: 5,464,721

Threads: 45,189, Posts: 402,851, Members: 121,482
Welcome to our newest member, Mission
Today's Birthdays
View Birthdays
clipperbug, stan39, clipperg (79), irexx (76), Oldfog (72), jorzech (68), bfboy (64), CLCrook (49), crolf (48), rwillette (47)
Upcoming Events for the Next 30 Day(s)
Thanksgiving Day: 11-27-2014