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  1. How to Rout a Cutting Board Juice ֱ

    using a router jig to make a cutting board juice groove

    A popular feature many woodworkers add to their cutting boards is a juice groove. A juice groove prevents liquids from dripping off the edge of your cutting board and creating a mess on your countertop. It’s essential that the juice groove is smooth and evenly formed around the perimeter of the cutting board. This juice groove router jig makes the process of routing the cutting board juice grooves easy, accurate and adjustable.

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  2. How to Make Shaker Cabinet Doors

    man holding shaker door frame

    The clean and timeless look of Shaker cabinets make them a popular style choice. The secret to building frame-and-panel Shaker cabinet doors or drawer fronts is to use the Rockler Rail-and-Stile Shaker Router Bit Set. Rail-and-stile joints, also referred to as cope-and-stick joints, feature a frame profile that surrounds the panel and a groove that contains the panel. Watch the video (below) to learn how easy it is to set up and use a cope-and-stick router bit set. We have everything you need to make and install Shaker doors for your next furniture project or complete kitchen remodel, including the lumber, tools, fasteners, finishes, and hardware. You can even determine your door part dimensions using our Woodshop Calculator tool.


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  3. Full-size Features in a Compact Router Table



    Rockler convertible router table on extended base


    There are three basic reasons for buying a "bench top" router table (a router table intended to stand on a workbench or other support rather than taking up a permanent space on the floor): cost, compactness, and portability.

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  4. Improve Your Routing with Jigs and Bits



    Spline, indexing dado and fluting router jigs


    Get the most out of your router and improve precision and efficiency with an impressive array of specialized jigs and bits.

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  5. Understanding Router Basics



    Selection of three different types of router on a workbench


    At its most basic level, a router is simply a motor with a cutting bit attached to it, installed in a base for controlling it by hand. The motor spins the bit at extremely high speeds. This is our modern handheld router in a nutshell.

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  6. Router Table Fundamentals



    Rockler cast iron router table with promax


    Flipping a router upside down and mounting it to a flat surface is a common way to add functionality. These "router tables" can be remarkably basic or amazingly fancy, thanks to many accessories now on the market.

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  7. Router Safety Considerations



    Using router to cut circles with jig


    Routers are remarkable additions to our woodworking shops. But like all power tools, especially those designed for cutting wood, safety is an important concern.

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  8. Making an Unbeatable Router Bit Selection



    Router bits of different types and sizes


    If you've toured the Rockler Router Bit Department recently, you've probably noticed a huge selection of all types of bits.

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