Wood Router Tips to Remember

After getting your wood router from Gardening and Home: wood routers, you should keep these tips in mind just like you would remember the essential travel tips you’ve learned so far.

Apply partial profiles

rout profilesThere are several router bit profiles available for wood routers. We all know that. But did you know that you can make an unlimited variation of profiles onto your workpiece if you combine partial profiles of two or more bits? When you do this, you’ll have lots of options and various profile shapes to choose from for your DIY and home improvement projects. Who says you can’t be creative and resourceful when using a wood router?

Rout the profiles

To cut small moldings more comfortably, cut them on the router table and rout the profiles on a wide board before you cut off the shaped corner. This is a smart tip for those who hate dealing with thin or narrow, chattering stocks. Be a wise woodworker and perform this next time!

Replace the switch

wood routerDon’t let the on/off power switch wear out entirely before you replace it. Invest in a quality switch for your wood router especially if you’re always using the machine. Replacing the switch button is easy and will only take a few minutes of your time, so be sure to get rid of your lazy spirit and do it.

Use a clamp

It’s normal for woodworkers to deal with tearing wood as they apply a profile with their router. If you’re a beginner, you might think the issue can’t be solved. Believe it or not, it’s possible to get rid of the probability of a tear-out. All you got to do is use a sandwich clamp. The double-sided can solve the problem. You merely have to turn it over and secure the handles on the other side to allow you to cut down as you follow the direction of the wood grain. Pretty clever, right?

Use tape

wood router tipThis tip is for the woodworker who needs to widen a dado. Some of you might adjust a jig or a straightedge to solve the problem. Well, it’s best if you leave the guide in position then use strips of tape. Just put tape on the base edge of your wood router and watch the router bit nudge from the guide when you recut. You see, with strips of tape on your side, you can maximize the efficiency of your wood router.


What Oregon Has In Store For You

crater lake national park

One place you should consider adding in your bucket list right now? Oregon.

Located within the United States of America’s Pacific Northwest region, the coastal state of Oregon is an epitome of Mother Nature at its finest.

It’s best known for having no shortage of natural places to go such as the Crater Lake National Park and the International Rose Test Garden, as well as the Siuslaw National Forest in Corvallis, the South Saddle Mountain in Washington, the Threemile Canyon Farm in Boardman, and the Hobbit Beach in Florence. It’s also best known for having no shortage of fun things to do such as trail hiking or river kayaking in Bridal Veil Falls, revisiting history in Astoria Column, and reading books or sipping coffee in Dudley’s Bookshop Café.

Even more so, Oregon is a great place for you to:

Go Wine Tasting

We know how wine keeps us healthy with its immunity properties. We also know how wine keeps us fit with its antioxidant properties. And when you’re travelling, nothing beats having a glass of wine after a long day of going all over the place. That being said, why not go wine tasting? Some of Oregon’s famous wineries include the Red Lily Vineyards in Jacksonville and Chapter 24 Vineyards in Dundee, as well as the King’s Raven Winery along New Era Road and the Christopher Bridge Wines along Casto Road.

Indeed, all these can only be experienced in this coastal state. And indeed, more of these can only be experienced in this coastal state – particularly, when visiting major lakes in Oregon and other bodies of water that represents the state as a whole: a place rich in history and vibrant in culture, no matter how unassuming these characteristics might be at times. But that’s another story for later…