Choose an MDF fiberboard material for making a router template. It comes in 1/2- and 1/4-inch sizes. This type of wood is dense, stable and easy to cut.
Use your project plans for creating an accurate template. For example, if you are making table legs, draw the shape of the legs from your plans onto your chosen template material.
Secure the plans to the template material with tape to ensure that your pattern doesn't move.
Trace the pattern onto your template material using a sharp pencil, and be precise.
Cut out the template using a band saw, and use sandpaper to smooth the edges of your template after it is cut.
Place the prepared template on top of your workpiece. Secure it with clamps. Using your router, follow the edges on your template to create additional identical items.