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I've typed my into twice! It was long and informative. didn't post. So here's a short summary - new to wood working, need sewing/cutting table, decided to do it myself. Bought router today, bits, circular saw...giving it a go.
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I've typed my into twice! It was long and informative. didn't post. So here's a short summary - new to wood working, need sewing/cutting table, decided to do it myself. Bought router today, bits, circular saw...giving it a go.
Trying this again...I'm Green. Not Green as is "good for the environment" green, although I do recycle, but green as in the old sense, I KNOW NUTH'N about wood working! I sew. I make clothing & costumes. I have a sewing room with all the accessories and goodies one with a hobby can accumulate over years in their hobby! My sewing/cutting table is too low. I want a 38" table, at least. I have dealt with my last sore back & neck due to bending and stooping over a sewing project for last time...I hope! I asked a couple of my capable gentlemen friends to make the table, but they didn't want to take on the project. So, I decided, since I can take a piece of fabric and shape it to fit curves and angles (wait, one might assume I have curves....let's just leave that alone...a TMI moment), I had a surge of ambition that I could take wood and meet up angles and straight edges and fasten for my desired objective! I discovered plans for a workbench off of plansnow.com and downloaded them. I found a router on craigslist today. Naturally, I went and bought bits, a circular saw, marking pencils...and other "essential" stuff I thought I would need...perhaps not, but my ambition took over my check book. I came home and "played" with the router on some scap wood (then I went online to download a manual). Still don't know what I'm doing, but I gave it a looksie!

Then I found this forum! I hope to use as a resourse in my quest to learn Rest assured, I will read and try and learn what I can on my own...but I hope ya'll won't find my questions to bothersome, however elementary they may seem. Remember...I'm Green!
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Well howdy (your name here) from Austin, I've been to Austin, nice town there by the river!! Actually the river runs through town if I remember correctly. We lived in Katy, Tx for some 17 years. Well back to business, we are pleased to have you here.

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Howdy! Hi Thank you for the greeting! Town Lake, which was renamed to Lady Bird Lake couple of years ago, runs right through middle of town...actually, it's the Colorado River. My brother lives in Katy. He loves it! I reposted my into with more detail...just so you get to know my non-knowledge! lol

Trying this again...I'm Green. Not Green as is "good for the environment" green, although I do recycle, but green as in the old sense, I KNOW NUTH'N about wood working! I sew. I make clothing & costumes. I have a sewing room with all the accessories and goodies one with a hobby can accumulate over years in their hobby! My sewing/cutting table is too low. I want a 38" table, at least. I have dealt with my last sore back & neck due to bending and stooping over a sewing project for last time...I hope! I asked a couple of my capable gentlemen friends to make the table, but they didn't want to take on the project. So, I decided, since I can take a piece of fabric and shape it to fit curves and angles (wait, one might assume I have curves....let's just leave that alone...a TMI moment), I had a surge of ambition that I could take wood and meet up angles and straight edges and fasten for my desired objective! I discovered plans for a workbench off of plansnow.com and downloaded them. I found a router on craigslist today. Naturally, I went and bought bits, a circular saw, marking pencils...and other "essential" stuff I thought I would need...perhaps not, but my ambition took over my check book. I came home and "played" with the router on some scap wood (then I went online to download a manual). Still don't know what I'm doing, but I gave it a looksie!

Then I found this forum! I hope to use as a resourse in my quest to learn Rest assured, I will read and try and learn what I can on my own...but I hope ya'll won't find my questions to bothersome, however elementary they may seem. Remember...I'm Green!
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I've typed my into twice! It was long and informative. didn't post. So here's a short summary - new to wood working, need sewing/cutting table, decided to do it myself. Bought router today, bits, circular saw...giving it a go.
Hehehehe, well, that short and sweet all right . Welcome to the forum. How large a table and just what are you looking to do?
You may want to drop down and browse through the member galleries. Lots of awesome stuff in there and you will likely get some ideas and be able to ask the poster for advice. Lots of knowledge and experience floating around in here, willingly shared.
Go to "Router Forums" (the first one) then scroll down to "Other" and under "Show n' Tell" look for a sub-forum called "member galleries".
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Hehehehe, well, that short and sweet all right . Welcome to the forum. How large a table and just what are you looking to do?
You may want to drop down and browse through the member galleries. Lots of awesome stuff in there and you will likely get some ideas and be able to ask the poster for advice. Lots of knowledge and experience floating around in here, willingly shared.
Go to "Router Forums" (the first one) then scroll down to "Other" and under "Show n' Tell" look for a sub-forum called "member galleries".
Again, welcome aboard.
Hi John! Thanks for the suggestion!! I went there straightaway and did a search for "workbench"....1st one that popped up was the exact workbench that I'm pining for! He got the plans at the same place! I'm tickled! Thanks again!
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Glad to see another Texan, we are out numbered here, can't have that. I've found the group very helpful. Feel free to ask questions. I use to tell my students " the only dumb question is the one not asked." THat applies here also. We all been there!
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Welcome,
Glad to see another Texan, we are out numbered here, can't have that. I've found the group very helpful. Feel free to ask questions. I use to tell my students " the only dumb question is the one not asked." THat applies here also. We all been there!
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Hi there! Thanks for the welcome! I sure hope you received a good relief drenching this weekend w/all the heat we had these past two months! I know I enjoyed it!! Sounds like I'll find some great help here! Don't know how far this sew/cut table project will take me...perhaps a wall storage, bench w/storage...but w/minimal tools right now, I'm going to focus on my table! I will say that I found the router to be a fun tool...I've never had a power tool in my hands...let's just say I'm pretty motivated right now!
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