Shop-Made Pin Router
With a hand-held router and this jig, you can rout a wide variety of decorative designs in your projects. A metal pin and a shop-made template guide the workpiece while you rout the design.
A pin router is a great way to “carve” out decorative reliefs, custom-fitted recesses and signs. And when you get right down to it, a pin router is a very basic machine. There’s a router bit that lines up with a small pin in the base. The pin helps guide a template that’s attached to the bottom of the workpiece. The problem is most pin routers are large pieces of equipment typically found in a production shop. I was looking for a scaled-down version I could use in my own shop, and I came up with this handy jig.
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- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 6 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 34 full-color photos, illustration and exploded views
- Instructions for making templates and using the jig
- Shop-tested guarantee from Woodsmith and ShopNotes magazines
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.