George Vondriska

Advanced Hand-Held Router Techniques

with George Vondriska

Routers are such great tools and can do so much for you and your woodworking. We’re ready to take you and your router to the next level with some advanced techniques. C’mon along.

Techniques covered in this class:

The techniques you learn in this class will help you with many of your woodworking projects. Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Making and cutting in bowties
  • Creating a liquid inlay using colored epoxy resin
  • Using a router as a biscuit joiner
  • Routing perfectly evenly spaced grooves
  • Making bowls and trays with a router and template
  • Routing specialized slots for fastening solid wood tops and allowing expansion
  • Using templates and a specialized guide bushing to create inlays
  • When to replace your router collets
  • Super simple shop-made dado jig

You’ll get step-by-step instructions for each of the processes, along with sources for any specialized tools you may need.

In addition to the video instruction in the class, you’ll receive a full Class Guide PDF that you can print and take into the shop with you to help you with each technique you’ll see in the video.

Since this is a higher-level class, you should be comfortable with a base-line of router knowledge coming into this class. If you want to sharpen your router skills prior to taking this class, check out the Hand-Held Router Techniques Class which includes router buying advice, safety information, correctly and safely installing router bits, using guide bushings and more.

  • 10 Sessions
  • 1h 28m
George Vondriska

George Vondriska

Formally trained in technology education, George Vondriska has been teaching woodworking since 1986. He has been the managing editor of Woodworkers Guild of America since 2007. In addition to classes at his own Vondriska Woodworks School, George teaches at woodworking shows across the country and has taught woodworking for the Peace Corps, Andersen Window, Northwest Airlines and the Pentagon.

Bonus materials available after purchase

Printable Class Guide PDF

Download and print this PDF Guide to complement your Class. It’s a great reference for using the techniques you’ll see in this class.

Printable Class Resources PDF

Download and print this PDF to complement your Class. It includes a list of products and materials you’ll see in this class.

Meet Your Instructor

Download this short video to meet your class instructor, George Vondriska.

Video: More about Router Skills

Download this short video to hear George talk about how using a hand-held router can add fun and interesting elements to your projects.

How do I know what the Class covers?

Every Class has a free Preview video you can watch, to give you a flavor of the Instructor and the skills or project that will be covered. In addition, the Overview tab includes a thorough written description of the Class. And finally, each Class Session has a brief written summary of the content in that Session, including the length of each Session video. You will get a good feel for the Class content by reviewing these resources.

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Can I print out Class details?

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What are PDF downloads?

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Are there any system requirements to view the Class video content?

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