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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-30-2007, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
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Default Old Black and Decker book

Going through my shelves just came across this old book I bought about the time I did my first router.
Which actually looked VERY similar to the one on the cover.

It brought me a smile - thought it might to some of you as well.

One thing I found interesting was the reference on page 9 (picture 2) where it speaks of "1 or 1 1/4 motors. . .used by serious craftsmen. . .and carpenters."
As opposed to the 5/8 and 3/4 hp machines intended for us mere mortals and hobbyists. (In fairness - they do refer elsewhere to "routers up to 3hp . . . available for heavy duty industrial work".)

The book does contain several very interesting usage suggestions and jigs like the one in picture 3 for making tapered legs.

Then there are the ideas that never quite caught on -- like the 'Workmate Router Guide' designed to mount on a B&D Workmate and create essentially create and inverted router table.

Anyway -- if you have one of these buried in a box somewhere - or stumble on one somewhere -- you might want to dust it off and give it a look. It might bring a smile -- or even give you some ideas.

It was written by George Drake and copyrighted 1979 by Black and Decker.
Sections submitted here purely for historical purposes. No copyright infringement intended.
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Oh cool, thanks for the pictures.

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Hey cowboy I have the same book for the black and decker. Still have the router to it is what I started out with hahaha.


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No longer have the book or the router, but I sure have the memories of both
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