When I think about it, probably 80% of my routing is done on a router table. A router table makes my work more accurate. It handles multiple (or repeat) cuts easily. And they’re definitely best for routing small parts safely, not to mention, large bits that would be unsafe (or impossible) to use in a hand-held router. And with the right accessories, like the Feather-Loc featherboards shown in the photo above, it becomes even safer.
Phil Huber took the usual tips seminar and went a step further. During his seminar — "Router Table Tips, Tricks & Techniques," which is the subject of this weeks Woodsmith Woodworking Seminar podcast, he shows us some practical uses for a router table like routing joinery for drawers using a 1/4″ straight bit. Plus, he gives us some great pointers for perfect rails and stiles with just one router bit — a slot-cutting bit. You’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to rout stub tenon and groove joints with this bit.
If you’d like to follow along in the seminar guide, it’s available from PlansNow for only $4.95. It has a lot of great information and is 18 pages long! Guides from previous (and upcoming) seminars are also available here.