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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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

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