Woodshop Sessions 1 & 2
Wood, Plastic

A router table is a stationary woodworking machine in which a vertically oriented woodworking router protrudes from the machine table and can be spun at speeds typically between 10,000 – 23,000 rpm. Cutter heads (router bits) may be mounted in the spindle chuck. As the workpiece is fed into the machine, the cutters mold a profile into it. The machine features a vertical fence, against which the workpiece is guided to control the horizontal depth of cut. Router tables are used to increase the versatility of a hand-held router, as each method of use is particularly suited to specific application, e.g. very large workpieces would be too large to support on a router table and must be routed with a hand-held machine, very small workpieces would not support a hand-held router and must be routed on a router table with the aid of pushtool accessories etc.

Fequent Questions

Do I need to bring my own wood and wood glue?

Members will be responsible for bringing in their own materials for woodshop. MADE will have a scrap bin available for test cuts.

Do I need to bring my own router bits?

Members will be responsible for bringing in their own router bits. MADE will have router bits available for purchase at the front desk.