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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-22-2007, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm hoping this works. First image I've tried to post. And the camera is new too. So I've crossed my fingers.

This is the 3.5 HP, 15 amp Craftsman I picked up. Santa was good to me this year.

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Hi Gary

I like it,,you must have been a good boy this year and that's a real good buy..
After you have a test run how about a user review I'm sure others would like to know just like I do..

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Excellent there Gary, hope you enjoy it!

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Hi Bob.

I'll probably do that. Life is pretty busy and seems to be getting in the way. I spent 3 hours setting up the camera to take pictures and be able to transfer them to my hard drive.

Here's the play table I built for the grandkids. Top is poplar. The legs and braces are pine. I'm not sure I like the style of feet but I don't want it tipping over and kids will climb.

That diamond pattern is what I want to inlay. Inlaying should be much easier than cutting it and turning everything 90 degrees.


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Here's a couple of shots of the benches to go with it. The were made of pine as well. I suspect three boys will give it all a good test and good working over. There is a couple of glue spots where there shouldn't be any and I just tossed on a walnut stain to darken it up.

I may draw up a set of plans, or do a how to later. One thing for sure a router makes everybody happy for one reason or another.



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Thanks Corey! I'm itching to get going. I just need to lay everything aside and get out there. Of course, I've also promised to finish that hanging pot rack.

LOL> What to do? What to do?
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Congrats on your router purchase Gary. The table looks fine and the chairs might hold up. If they are like my three, they would tear up a solid block of wood.




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Great work Gary, I like your diamond inlay. You should get a lot of use out of your new Router. How did you get your Christmas present before Christmas. My wife is making me wait.

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Thanks for the kind words guys.

Getting my present before Christmas is worse than not knowing what it is. I'm still having to wait to use it. But I am getting things together for that day. Picked up quarter sheet of fiberboard and some luan for practice. And for $20 got this universal baseplate and some nylon bushings. I suspect the nylon won't last long. And the manufacturer knew that as well so they included a top hat bushing to adapt the baseplate to the brass bushing.

I am getting excited now.


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Hi Gary

I think you will be surprise how well the bushing hold up,,
It's not the normal plastic .
Here's little tool you may want to make,it's makes it easy to install the bushings or take them out

http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fix...-turnlock.html

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