Advanced Router Techniques

Go beyond the basics: Use your router to make strong joints, plane edges, cut smooth curves and more

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Router
  • Safety glasses
  • Table saw

You'll also need a variety of router bits.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Biscuits
  • 1/4-in. acrylic
  • 3/8-in. acrylic
  • MDF
  • Glue
  • 1 x 4 for trammel
  • Straight pieces of wood for jigs, guides, stretchers