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Tool Training: Router Table Fundamentals

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Mondays; 1/27/20 - 2/3/20; w/testing 2/17

Class Description
The Router table is a very versatile tool in any woodshop. It can be used to cut a variety of edge profiles, duplicate patterns, and make dados. This class will cover the safe use of the router table for several common operations. At the end of the class, students will have hands-on experience flush trimming pieces, profiling edges, and cutting dados and rabbets, and be ready to use the router table independently after testing out on the tool.

In the first session, we will cover the safe operation of the router table. Students will practice different cuts, changing router bits, and making accurate adjustments to the router table. In the second class, we will practice using a pattern to make a small hardwood cutting board. The cutting board will utilize tongue and groove joints, pattern routing, and edge profiling. In the third session, students will get tested out on the tool, to verify their comfort using the tool without supervision as members of the Asylum or in their own shops.

Class Goals 
At the end of the second class, students should have a good understanding of how to safely set up a router table for basic operations. They will know how to change router bits, adjust the router table, and pick the right router bit for a particular cut. The students will have the confidence and skills to add profiles, dados, and other details to their own projects using the router table.

By the end of the three weeks, students will be fully tested out and ready to use the router table without supervision as members at Artisan’s Asylum or in their own shops!

Materials Fee
$15 materials fee payable to the Instructor

Class Dates
Mondays; 1/27/20 – 2/3/20; testing out on Router Table scheduled for 2/17/20



This class will not run with fewer than 2 students.


January 27
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Artisan’s Asylum
10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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