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Good morning forum members,

Just decided to get back into woodworking after about 3 years.

I've decided to tackle an interesting project for my 11 year old daughter. A jewelry box, built in to her bathroom wall, opposite her medicine cabinet.

I've spent some time, the last 3 weeks, and $ expanding my current tool selection. ebay seems like a good place to start. any other suggestions?

I read that one gentleman decided to have just one router completely dedicated to a dovetail set up. Sounds like a fine idea, albeit a little pricey and I hope I don't run out of storage space! LOL.

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Welcome to the forum DVM, we are glad to have you. We have one member (BobJ3) who probably has 50 or more routers. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure even he knows how many he has
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Hi DVM

Right on,, YOU don't need a high price router to put in dovetails or you don't need a tank of a router for dovetails,you can buy a trim router for 25.oo bucks that will do the job just fine, the router only need to cut a 1/2" deep the max the norm..
You can buy a base plate that can be put on the trim router to hold the brass guides, then once you have it setup that's the only router you want to use to put in dovetails..
I will say it should not be a plunge router just a hand router will do the job just fine every time..

I use the one below just for blind dovetails ,then when I have them done it's back into the box till next time..

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=44914
http://www.amazon.com/Milescraft-120...3460822&sr=1-3

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Good morning forum members,

Just decided to get back into woodworking after about 3 years.

I've decided to tackle an interesting project for my 11 year old daughter. A jewelry box, built in to her bathroom wall, opposite her medicine cabinet.

I've spent some time, the last 3 weeks, and $ expanding my current tool selection. ebay seems like a good place to start. any other suggestions?

I read that one gentleman decided to have just one router completely dedicated to a dovetail set up. Sounds like a fine idea, albeit a little pricey and I hope I don't run out of storage space! LOL.

Regards,

DVM


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Welcome aboard and you can not just build one jewlery box.
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Greetings (your name here) and welcome to the router forum. Just wait, when the jewelry box is still sticky there will be another project she must have. Man we'll be seeing a lot of you around the forum.

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thank you - i appreciate the wisdon!
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u are correct. this jewelry box is the prelude to the biggest grandaddy of them all. 22x60"!, stand up with mirror door.

I can't wait--gotta have it done by xmas.
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Mr. Jigs-thank you - I know this will come in handy.

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Grumpa-
thanks for the welcome.

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Welcome to the RouterForums DVM.




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