DECORATIVE TECHNIQUES

Fastened to a box-like jig that rides along the bed of a lathe, the router shown at left plows a flute in a quarter column. For instructions on building and using this jig, refer to page 120.

COMMERCIAL JIGS AND ACCESSORIES

Laminate

trimmer

Lightweight enough to be used in free­hand routing (page 134)

Turning jig

Converts a router into a fluting tool. As on a lathe, stock is mounted on the jig between centers; router is fastened to a metal platform. Turning the crank rotates the workpiece and moves router platform along a guide rail, enabling the cutter to shape the stock along its length. The height of the platform is adjustable to set cutting depth of bit

Some joint-making jigs go well beyond the merely functional and allow a router to create joints that give equal weight to deco­ration and strength.

The device shown at left enables a router to cut both mating pieces of a pin-and-crescent joint.

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