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  About Me

  • My Shop
    Some detailed information about my workshop.
    Power Tools
    Maktia 3612C router
    (2) Bosch MRC23EVSK Variable Speed Router
    Triton TRA001 router
    Makita RT0701CX3 compact router with fixed, plunge, offset and tilt bases
    Bosch REAXX GTS1041A table saw
    Hitachi C12RSH 12-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw
    Shop Fox W1669 Benchtop Radial Drill Press
    Rockwell RK7323 Blade Runner X2 Portable Tabletop Saw
    (2) Hitachi C7SB2 circular saws
    (2)Hitachi DS18DGL 18V 1/2-InchLithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver
    Hitachi SB8V2 3 x 21 in. belt sander
    Hitachi C18DGLP4 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 6-1/2" Circular Saw
    Hitachi CJ18DGLP4 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Jig Saw
    Dremel 3981-01 Variable Speed Rotary Tool
    Dremel 8220-DR-RT Variable Speed Rotary Tool Kit
    BLACK+DECKER BDCSFL20C Lightdriver Cordless Screwdriver
    My Shop
    Building indoor shop, about 14 ft by 8 ft; 30 amp circuit
  • Woodworker Information
    A few details about myself.
    Biography
    Aspiring routerologist. Cabinetmaker mentality. Always a builder whether it be better genes (professional) or woodworking/plasticworking (hobby, primary tool router)
    Passed high school typing class, taught by a friend and relative, and a father on the school board, with a grade of D–
    I have 2 sons, both with great musical skills compared to my total absence of skills. One is a college grad and Masters in economics looking for a job. The younger works with a financial planning company. I am college prof trained in molecular biology.
    Suffered a spinal cord injury in early 1999 that eventually resulted in being wheelchair bound with no sensation or voluntary muscle control below the rib cage. Aug. 2000 on day when recognized wheelchair was inevitable discovered Router Workshop and realized learning router use would make me a better woodworker rather than needing to get better to justify acquiring a router
    Location
    West Central Illinois "Forgotonia"; town of 20,000 80 miles from Peoria, Quad Cities, Springfield
    Interests
    woodworking centered around routers;
    politics; activist against discrimination against disabled and all marginalized people
    auto racing especially open wheel (Indy car, Formula 1), NASCAR fantasy racing,
    was avid nature photographer; had nearly 400 slides from tropical scuba diving (all slides lost or destroyed)
    Ph.D. molecular biologist science nerd with interest in life in extreme environments, microbiomes, genomes, climate change and stress driven evolution; evolution of development
    Favorite Router
    Depends on task at hand
    Makita 3612C first "real router" skis and router lathe I plan to build
    Bosch MRC23EVSK will be serious contender when I get Oak-Park size base plates drilled, and hand held plunge work
    Triton TRA001 table mounted when I get Oak-Park size base plates drilled.
    Makita RT0701CX3 compact router is great when 1/2" shank bits not required.
    Woodworking Experience (Years)
    depends on how you count; scroll saw as child; hated jr high shop; resumed 20 yrs ago, found RW 2000
    First Name
    Tom
    Country
    United States
  • Signature
    Aspiring Routerologist
    The RouterForums member formerly known as mftha or th-alton
    "Teach your children what we have taught ours, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children."
    -attributed to Chief Seattle of the Native American Suquamish Tribe
    • Wood working, especially router work is too much fun to let "disabilities" get in the way.
    • see MEBCWD's signature line; be certain brain is properly powered up and engaged

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  • Join Date: 05-25-2006
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  Mentions

09-15-2019
10:39 AM - TWheels mentioned AshleyJ in post Enlarging a template by exactly the size of the cutter-bushing gap?
AshleyJ Can you possibly pr...
09-11-2019
01:41 PM - TWheels mentioned RainMan 2.0 in post Do most of you CNC guys own a bandsaw?
...ol is the bandsaw. RainMan 2.0, Rick, are you now c...
09-02-2019
04:25 AM - TWheels mentioned Cherryville Chuck in post Dealing with Arthritis in the Hands
... than before. . Cherryville Chuck, Thanks. I used a CP...
09-01-2019
02:14 PM - TWheels mentioned Stick486 in post Is This plane a good value?
Stick486, Sorry. Somehow I ha...
08-31-2019
07:23 PM - TWheels mentioned Stick486 in post Is This plane a good value?
... Again great thanks Stick486. You have once again...
12:54 PM - TWheels mentioned Stick486 in post Is This plane a good value?
... till delivery.. Stick486, The Skew Block Plan...
08-24-2019
01:56 PM - Stick486 mentioned TWheels in post Is This plane a good value?
TWheels... side thought... ...
11:45 AM - TWheels mentioned Stick486 in post Is This plane a good value?
...d you get me??? Stick486, none yet. I am incl...
11:45 AM - TWheels mentioned MEBCWD in post Is This plane a good value?
... up and as you and MEBCWD suggest get the Veri...
07:22 AM - Stick486 mentioned TWheels in post Is This plane a good value?
TWheels so what plane did y...
08-23-2019
08:04 PM - TWheels mentioned Stick486 in post Is This plane a good value?
...ade in India.. Stick486 Thank you so very mu...
12:03 PM - TWheels mentioned Stick486 in post Is This plane a good value?
I've noticed Stick486 is strong advocate f...
08-22-2019
11:00 AM - TWheels mentioned Cricket in post Dealing with Arthritis in the Hands
...log in problem that Cricket resolved. I really ...
11:00 AM - TWheels mentioned harrysin in post Dealing with Arthritis in the Hands
... ease your pain. harrysin, Thank you so much f...
08-19-2019
03:36 PM - TWheels mentioned ger21 in post routing plastic
...ing roundovers. ger21 described exactly ho...
03:36 PM - TWheels mentioned Martyc in post routing plastic
... grooves of which Martyc wants to round the e...
03:36 PM - TWheels mentioned gdonham1 in post routing plastic
...eed the advice of gdonham1 and use a high feed ...
08-17-2019
02:00 AM - TWheels mentioned Stick486 in post routing plastic
...ey were wood, as Stick486 said. However, the f...
06-21-2019
12:33 PM - TWheels mentioned harrysin in post Why the log in problem?
... workouts soon harrysin, I do hope you are d...
12:17 PM - TWheels mentioned Cricket in post Why the log in problem?
...unt. I fixed it. Cricket, Thank you so much. ...

  Quotes

08-31-2019
06:03 PM - Stick486 quoted TWheels in post Is This plane a good value?
Stick486, 1... The Skew Bl...
08-30-2019
07:43 AM - TwoSkies57 quoted TWheels in post Is This plane a good value?
I've noticed Stick486 i...
08-25-2019
10:55 AM - Cherryville Chuck quoted TWheels in post Dealing with Arthritis in the Hands
harrysin, Thank you so much ...
08-24-2019
09:40 PM - Stick486 quoted TWheels in post Is This plane a good value?
That will require a serious ...
02:14 PM - Stick486 quoted TWheels in post Is This plane a good value?
Stick486, none yet. I am inc...
08-23-2019
08:09 PM - Stick486 quoted TWheels in post Is This plane a good value?
Stick486 Thank you so very m...
01:19 PM - Stick486 quoted TWheels in post Is This plane a good value?
Thanks very much. So is thi...
07-28-2019
06:25 PM - Stick486 quoted TWheels in post Is this for real
I do know Siri gets activate...
02-16-2019
12:56 AM - Herb Stoops quoted TWheels in post Removing Plastic Protective Coating on Bits
DaninVan, Is this carbide th...
02-15-2019
10:20 AM - DaninVan quoted TWheels in post The Cutting Rdge
Good point Dan, but it has a...
12-13-2018
11:28 AM - Cherryville Chuck quoted TWheels in post Extreme Router Table Build
As I write this post I have ...
11-15-2018
08:17 AM - harrysin quoted TWheels in post Large Dado Cuts
I would rough cut the dado a...
11-14-2018
08:55 PM - radios quoted TWheels in post Router Bit For Aluminum
5052 aluminum is 2.5%(weight...
10-11-2018
01:29 AM - Stick486 quoted TWheels in post Box Joint Router Bit
So Is there a reason to have...
12:51 AM - Stick486 quoted TWheels in post Box Joint Router Bit
1... Is there any advantage ...
07-04-2018
09:25 AM - MEBCWD quoted TWheels in post How Will You Be Spending Independence Day?
- I really have problems ...
07-02-2018
04:25 PM - JOAT quoted TWheels in post An update on battery technology
The big issue remains how is...
06-22-2018
11:11 PM - harrysin quoted TWheels in post Setup Blocks...Big $$$$ Difference
We have essentially the same...
12:10 AM - harrysin quoted TWheels in post Setup Blocks...Big $$$$ Difference
These look like the Rockler ...
06-13-2018
03:37 PM - Herb Stoops quoted TWheels in post Forum Contributor election
Herb Stoops, Congratulations...
 
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