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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old 09-16-2004, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Having seen a couple questions on "best" router (including my own) I thought I'd start a thread where y'all could post recommendations on shop tools from experiences y'all have had in the past. Things like . . .

Best router
Best/most useful store bought jig
Best home made jig
Best workbenches and shop layouts

Etc., etc., etc . . .

Perhaps even two catagories -
1. if money was no object (yea right!) and
2. best for the frugal woodworker's small salary . . .

What dy'all think?
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Hey Mark, if this thread takes off, can we get it made a sticky? Maybe sticky the "online router stuff" thread as well. Might be two very useful threads for new members. And for the rest of us too.

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Yeah this would be a good idea to see what products could help us out with the routering and shop perspective I think it would be very useful.
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Mmm sure, lets just see how it goes.

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Right now on the top of my wish list is a One Way 1224 lathe

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Too bad I just answered the "best/favorite" router question in another topic. Oh, well, short and sweet, my favorite router right now is the PC 890 series.

my favorite "jig", believe it or not, is the set of brass setup bars I picked up loooong ago at a woodworking show (the next year, I went back and bought the spacer fence system, but that's a different story). The simplicity of not having to measure, especially with my eyes, is a tremendous time saver in the shop. I use them to set up everything, from the router table to the table saw.

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Dega, thread is successfuly STUCK! lol ( I made the thread a sticky )

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Too bad I just answered the "best/favorite" router question in another topic. Oh, well, short and sweet, my favorite router right now is the PC 890 series.

my favorite "jig", believe it or not, is the set of brass setup bars I picked up loooong ago at a woodworking show (the next year, I went back and bought the spacer fence system, but that's a different story). The simplicity of not having to measure, especially with my eyes, is a tremendous time saver in the shop. I use them to set up everything, from the router table to the table saw.

sometimes simplest is best.
I agree with Doug on the brass setup bars. My set stays in my shop apron, ready to use. Thanks to The Router Workshop, I had not seen them before I saw Bob and Rick use them.
As for the favorite jig, it has to be the mortise jig I built from Shopnotes:
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My dream for a dream shop would be the shop itself. Got to be big enough and have several thousand power outlets!
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My dream shop would be one like Norms, only better.




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