Monday, June 14, 2010

Multi slot mortising machine using a router

Most of my weekend was spent teaching an intensive three day session of Basic Woodworking to a lovely woman from Wyoming. Her crash course in the woodshop armed her with enough tool experience, as well as hands-on building skills, for her to return home and start working on her own.

One thing that really strikes me about teaching is how many people fall in love with the router. Hey - what's not to love? It performs a variety of tasks in the shop - from cutting decorative edges, to machining joints, to carving - you name it, it can probably be done with a router.

Another student of mine (thanks, Doug!) sent me a link to this video below. It's awesome, and will give you a new appreciation for what a router can also do. I'm seriously thinking about building this device.

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