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RTB201F23 Intermediate Router

June, 21 - June, 22 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST


“Unlock the Full Potential of Your Router: Advanced Woodworking Techniques”

Embark on a woodworking journey with master craftsman Raul Ramirez in this immersive two-day class designed for woodworkers eager to elevate their router skills. Whether you’re already familiar with router basics or have completed a beginner’s course, this workshop will take you to new heights by exploring advanced techniques, jigs, and fixtures that make the router a versatile powerhouse in any workshop.

Throughout the course, participants will delve into a mix of presentations, live demonstrations, and hands-on practice, including the creation of custom jigs. From understanding router functions, safety, and bit installation to mastering the use of cutters, collars, collets, and fences, this class covers it all.

Key Learning Points:

  1. Router Fundamentals: Gain a deep understanding of router functions, ensuring safe and effective operation. Learn the intricacies of installing router bits for optimal performance.

  2. Tool Mastery: Explore the use of cutters, collars, collets, and fences, uncovering the nuances that contribute to precision in woodworking projects.

  3. Jig Crafting: Delve into the design, construction, and application of basic router jigs. Discover how custom router bases can enhance your woodworking capabilities.

  4. Versatile Techniques: Explore edge routing, pattern routering, inlay techniques, and delve into advanced joinery such as sliding dovetails and mortise & tenon joints using the router.

Whether you bring your own router and bits or utilize provided equipment, this class promises to leave you more confident and competent in harnessing the true potential of this essential workshop tool. For those considering a router purchase, guidance is available upon request. Join us on this woodworking adventure and transform your projects with newfound router expertise!

Please bring ear and eye and hearing protection and a safety mask.

Class size: Minimum 5, Maximum 8

Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood these policies.


Eye, hearing and dust protection are required when you in the machine room or operating machines in the bench room.

Long sleeves, loose-fitting clothing, and long hair are not allowed around the power equipment.

Open-toed shoes or sandals are not allowed.

PLEASE NOTE: We are relaxing our COVID policy, Masks are optional, however, if you have the Flu,Flu like symptoms or Covid 19, please stay home.

Thank you for your understanding

Raul Ramirez

Meet your Instructor

Raúl has been a professional furniture maker since 1990. A member and former president of the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers, and a member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers and the Furniture society, Raúl specializes in custom furniture and antiques restoration, and is particularly interested in traditional hand-tool techniques. He began to teach himself woodworking during the 1970’s while working in the aerospace industry and eventually changed careers to devote himself to the craft. In 2008, with the help of other accomplished woodworkers, he founded the School in order to bring the highest level of woodcraft education to Arizona and to create opportunities for the next generation of woodworkers to learn from some of today’s most respected masters.


June 21, 2023@9:00 am MST
June 22, 2023@5:00 pm MST
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