Learn all about the most versatile tool in your shop! What can a router add to your woodworking? Simple and complicated joinery for boxes, cabinetry, tables, chairs, doors and much more. You can produce a dizzying array of decorative edge and surface treatments--from a basic chamfer or roundover, to intricate intarsia and inlay. * In a special 54-page primer you'll learn the basics on fixed-base routers, plunge routers and router tables. Discover the details of router joinery and get the information you need to start making boxes, drawers and edge and surface treatments. * An entire section on router joinery will give you details on half-laps, dados, mortise & tens, dovetails, cope-and-stick, lock joints and more. * Learn to make and use router jigs that will improve the accuracy and performance of your tools, and even offer new ways to use them. * Mounting a router in a table offers even more versatility, and we've included plans for five simple router tables to get you started. * Also included are four projects that use routers in all their versatility, to let you put your kwledge to work. These collected articles are from the most-respected and kwledgeable authors on the topic of routers and include everything you need to start working with routers, or to expand your use of this amazing and powerful tool.