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RTB201F23 Intermediate Router

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


Get more out of your router!

As you build skills with your router, you will soon realize that the possibilities of this tool are limited only by your imagination. In this class, we will learn how to incorporate a variety of jigs and other tools that can be used in conjunction with the router to bring your projects — and your shop efficiency — to another level.

Join master craftsman Raul Ramirez to why the router is the most versatile tool in the workshop.

This class is aimed at woodworkers who already have a working knowledge of router use or who have completed our Router Basics class and are ready to expand their skills by learning how to incorporate the bits, jigs, and fixtures that make this tool so incredibly useful.

But no matter what experience you’ve had with the router, you’ll leave this two-day class more confident and competent with this workshop powerhouse.

Each day will feature a mix of presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on practice — including jig making.

Bring your own router and bits or use ours. If you would like to purchase a router in advance of the class and would like some guidance on what to buy, feel free to email director@sw-sw.org. We’ll be happy to help.

You will learn:

  • Router functions, use, and safety, including installing bits
  • How to use cutters, collars, collets, and fences
  • Design, construction, and use of basic router jigs
  • How to make and use custom router bases
  • Edge routing
  • Pattern routering
  • Inlay with the router
  • sliding dovetails, and mortise & tenon joints with the router

Tools required: None required. Tool kit supplied by the school. However, if you have your own router and bits, you are encouraged to bring them. If bringing your own, we recommend bringing additional flat-head screws for your router in 3/8″,  1/2″ and 3/4″ lengths.

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@9:00 am MST
June 22@5:00 pm MST
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