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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-15-2020, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Found your forum while searching how to use a straight router bit to make some drawer slides. Looking forward to searching around and see what I can find. Thanks for any help. Now that I am retired, my kids seem to think I have time to do more woodworking and less fishing! Fishrman.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-15-2020, 08:26 PM
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Welcome to the forum John . Looking forward to seeing your projects
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Welcome to the Forum, are silly now-a-days, aren't they...! They should know better than to ask a fisherman to reduce their fishing time...!


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Welcome to the forum.
Are you thinking of cutting the groove in the side of the cabinet, or in the side of the drawer? Here is an exact width dado jig you can use to make the dado the drawer slides guide on.
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Welcome to the forum, John!

We do like photos so show us your shop, tools, projects, etc. whenever you're ready. What sort of woodworking are you planning or doing?

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Hello and welcome to the forums John...
We're happy you found us...

About that inquisitiveness of yours... We are all over that, we can help, we can, w/ have some ''light reading'' for you...
Gathered together is a bunch of pertinent/relative information in this here link ... You should find everything (at least most) quite useful, a lot of help and get you off to a running start in the world of routers... Enjoy...

Do take some time and read the safety PDF's... PLEASE!!!
Blood and trips to the ER, we find, are very annoying... Not to mention – expensive...

We do welcome all questions on about any subject you can come up w/ too....
Not only that, we excel at spending your money...
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Welcome to the forum John.
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Hi John and welcome. Tell your kids that any time making them things needs to be offset by them coming and doing your yard chores. You'll have lots of time for fishing then.

When you say using a router to make drawer slides I assume you mean the old fashioned type where there is a slot in the sides of a drawer and and pieces attached to the carcass that it sits on. You'll need a router table for that but we can help with that too when the time comes.
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Welcome to the forum John. Where in Iowa? Silly kids.
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-16-2020, 06:56 AM
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Welcome aboard John. Fishing and woodworking coexist quite well together actually. A good friend of mine carves fishing lures, ties flies, and makes his own rods. Of course the weather helps dictate if you are fishing/hunting or in the shop as well. You'll find the balance.
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