Router Base Adds New Dimension
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Woodworkers love their routers, and it seems they love to learn new ways to use their routers.Yes, I will admit to being one of those woodworkers.I've used a variety of replacement router bases over the years (decades, ack!), for trimming laminate, for making circles, for flushing plugs.
Some were store-bought, many were shop-made, so it very much surprised me when I found a router plate option that I hadn't seen before buried in our Tips & Tricks articles from years back.Simple - though there's some math involved (double ack!) - and plain clever.
It allows you to offset your router passes by simply rotating the router against the cut.Cool! It's not a new concept, but putting four offsets in one base was pretty slick.And it's a snap to make multiple plates to adjust the offset by 1/16″, or 1/4″ or whatever is required! Luckily I have enough routers in my cabinet to leave the most popular sizes plate on a router permanently.
We received lots of positive support on the trick, but a couple of folks had the legitimate question of what you'd do with this clever idea.I suggested a couple in the comments section, and...