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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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I feel I have to post this celebratory thread. I'm a novice router, but now I've used it in an emergency repair I've realised how good it is.

We had a domestic disaster and an L shaped kitchen cupboard shelf broke along a joint. It was too much of a mess to glue back together.

So I thought I'd use the router to help me repair it. I ended up using half the existing shelf and a piece of surplus board from when the kitchen was made.

I cut the board roughly to size, then used a guide clamp with my ELu 1/4" router to cut perfect straight square edges ready for jointing.

I used the same straight bit to clean up the other piece of board - they now were perfectly true and butted exactly.

I bought a biscuit joiner cutter and set it up to join the boards and add some strength. Against warnings that it would be hopeless if not in a table, I did the job no problem hand held.

I glued everything back together with some Titebond.

The shelf is now back in the corner cupboard taking the weight of various pots and pans.

I couldn't have done the job without my little Elu. So I thought I would share my feeling of great satisfaction
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Figuring out how to do something you've never done before and having it go PERFECT is one of the best feelings in the world. Probably better than the feeling of being the best at something you've done a hundred times.
Whats next?
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Rock on. Great show..Don't stop now..

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I can feel a new house name sign coming on.

These are of course all offerings to my wife, who finds it harder to complain about me spending all day in the shed when I come out with something useful!

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