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I have been looking for some time for a book that will help me in cutting different joints using a simple plunge router. The router bits to use and perhaps any jigs (to make or buy) that would make them easier. The trouble is that I cannot always look through the book to see if it what I really need, particularly online.
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Welcome. I have seen some nice books in the Barnes & Noble here in Baton Rouge, but it is a hit & miss thing having to check every so often.... May have a better chance looking for one on internet....Good Luck

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Hi Phil, welcome to our little corner of the 'net. If you can find a book called Router Magic by Bill Hylton, it will tell you everything you need to know.

I'm not sure if Amazon ships to where you are, but here it is: Router Magic

There are, of course, a LOT more on the subject, but router basics are router basics, doesn't matter who compiles the list.


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Sorry Doug just going for the 20,000 tag (posted items) b/4 the week end..

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Sorry Doug just going for the 20,000 tag (posted items) b/4 the week end..

No problem, Bob, you got to have goals......


I didn't catch the UK location, I don't know if half is like ebay with a UK version as well. Hopefully they do.

Here are some of the ebay uk listings

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G’day Phil

Welcome to the router forum.

Thank you for joining us

I agree on the Bill Hylton books......

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Thank you for welcome, James, and for advice from Brain and Doug. And K.I.S.S. is what I believe in. Some authors like to make it seem more complicated than necessary. And Bob J; glad you made it to 20,000 before the weekend and confirmed Doug's choice. Will let you know what I find. Thanks. Phil
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Bill Hyland has a relatively new book, a re-issue of Woodworking with the Router, updated for the new equipment and with new photographs and illustrations. I'm reading it again now. The 2006 revised addition.

As for joints, I wish the there was a simple info source. I took a chance and bought a device called the WoodRat. It uses a router and acts like a vertical milling machine. It has its own complexities and takes time to learn. But there is no need for jigs. I wanted the ability to make lots of joints, and I got it.

For the life of me, I can't imagine where experienced woodworkers put ALL those darned jigs. And how do they find them? New on the market is a competitive machine for the WoodRat called the Router Boss. But these things don't come cheap.

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