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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-17-2018, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hey y'all, name's Greg and found this forum while I was doing research on Routers & Router Tables for a project I had in mind (picture frames to start off with - have a few more ideas as well).

I've accumulated many photos and posters over the years. Some of which are odd-shaped, which means the standard picture frames you find won't fit. Found a custom frame-shop and to put it kindly, the prices I was quoted, they can shove it where the sun don't shine.

Figured I could build the frames myself and justify the cost of what I'm spending on equipment. Dangerous words eh? While the Incra table seemed to be much more expensive, once I added up a few more enhancements, then the cost didn't seem so bad after all. Plus what I save on making frames easily pays for this.

Figured might as well start at the top and not have to upgrade in the future but work more towards learning how to utilize the Incra system. 7-9 week wait for delivery (ugh).

Look forward to learning with y'all.
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Welcome Greg...
we have some reading here that may be a big help to you...

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Welcome Greg. Price was what prompted me to make my own to. I rigged up a horizontal router setup and found it to be very handy for making frames. It allowed me to work below the bit or above the bit and from the side so it gives more options. Plus by working with the bit on top the flat back stayed on the table which made the piece more stable.

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Welcome to the forum Greg . Looking forward to seeing your projects

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Welcome Greg. Price was what prompted me to make my own to. I rigged up a horizontal router setup and found it to be very handy for making frames. It allowed me to work below the bit or above the bit and from the side so it gives more options. Plus by working with the bit on top the flat back stayed on the table which made the piece more stable.
Agree you could build your own 'rig'. Do you have a write-up on your work/photos? Right now just trying to absorb all the info I can.
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Agree you could build your own 'rig'. Do you have a write-up on your work/photos? Right now just trying to absorb all the info I can.
you asked for it...

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