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The Incredible Router Revised Edition hardback book + online content: 'Getting started' and mini router table videos + The JKB Universal Routing Table + router table PDF plans.
The ex editor of ROUTING magazine endorses the Revised 2018 hardback edition: 'I’ve known Jeremy for many years, since I first edited Routing magazine back in 1999. This revised edition of his original best selling book contains a wealth of knowledge, advice and tips which I think is pitched perfectly at both beginners and more accomplished woodworkers alike. It strikes just the right balance of both encouragement and advice, without ‘preaching’ and provides the perfect guide for woodworkers of all ability levels wishing to learn, brush up or extend their routing skills. I think the addition of digital online content is a brilliant idea'.
This is an 80-page colour illustrated hardback book designed and published by Jeremy Broun updating the original 1989 (bestseller) edition. This is a superbly presented high quality publication suitable for all levels of routing ability.
The book purchase includes a download document with extra online content link (also printed on the back cover of the book) :
a 10 minute video on 'Getting started' (using a simple project) PLUS a short video on an easy conversion of a Triton router into a benchtop router table PLUS PDF file downloads for The amazingly versatile JKB Universal Routing Table' project (this project sells as a standalone ebook for £12.95) PLUS PDF plans for the JB mini Triton router table.
A purchasing addition may be offered later for additional online routing project content.
The advantage of the online videos is they can be updated periodically hence prolonging the shelf life of this unique publication.
Hardly any of the original content of the 1989 first edition of the book is out of date technically and Jeremy has added to the knowledge/experience base and included a taster on CNC routing. It costs far less to get started today as tools generally have come down in cost. But space generally is costing more as property values have risen over this period and many young people rent rather than own, so maybe less people have access to sheds or garages. But the good news is the router has always taken up little space and there is much you can do on a workmate bench provided you insulate your workspace as the router is still a noisy tool. Cordless routers are beginning to appear, mainly in the form of trimmers which can reach parts other routers can’t. CNC (robotised) routing is within the realms of amateurs and is potentially as exciting creatively today as the handheld router was back in the 1970s. Technology is a tool and needn’t take over but serve the maker and the fundamental message here is see what the tool or machine can do, explore its limits, don’t just use it to copy the past but enjoy creating the future!
Jeremy Broun is a master craftsman and designer who believes that mastery of technique underpins creative expression. Here are some of the techniques covered in this book. The first edition was dubbed 'The router bible' :
freehand, fence, wheelguide, batten, template, fast plunge (pioneered by the author), table (inverted), overhead, pendulum (pioneered by the author), trammel, router drilling, flush trimming, edge trimming, jointcutting, deep mortice cutting, dowel cutting, router carving, dowel jointing, router screw threading, copy carving, cnc routing.