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Default Decided to get back into the hobby!

A close friend of mine recently lost everything in hurricane Ike. He knew I loved woodworking and asked if I would build him a custom kitchen.

I said yes and that started a whole new wave of upgrades and changes to the shop.

I wanted to stay current on what people are doing, especially with routers, and thought this would be a great place to learn more on recent technologies.

Hope I can contribute.

I have been doing woodwork and cabinetry for 30 years, on and off.
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Welcome to the RouterForums Brad. We welcome your 30+yrs of experience here. From the looks of your router setup, you are ready to rout.




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Welcome to the RouterForums Brad. We welcome your 30+yrs of experience here. From the looks of your router setup, you are ready to rout.
Thanks Doc.

I am looking forward to making more sawdust. Life takes us in many directions but it is good to get back to something I really enjoy. I think the hiatus did me some good and now I work with a new enthusiasm, especially with a great tool like the PRLV2!!!

I hope I can contribute back to the group.


Just remember what my father always said, " Half the people in this world are below average!", and everything in life will make a hellova lot more sense.
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Brad,

Looking good! I too went with the PRLV2 and have zero regrets...It is one great router lift. You can see my recent router build with this lift here:
http://www.routerforums.com/show-n-t...net-build.html
Very similar to your table top design (I just decided to forego the miter slot).
Welcome aboard, looking forward to seeing some projects...

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Brad,

Looking good! I too went with the PRLV2 and have zero regrets...It is one great router lift. You can see my recent router build with this lift here:
http://www.routerforums.com/show-n-t...net-build.html
Very similar to your table top design (I just decided to forego the miter slot).
Welcome aboard, looking forward to seeing some projects...
Thanks for the feedback. I had a PC router die on me right in the middle of a big project so I decided to take the opportunity to upgrade the table top, router, and lift. Thanks to everyone here, I was able to find a solution that should carry my work to the next level. I was so tired of "router diving"! I just threw something together for the lower cabinet to hold the table top until this project is complete. Then, I will take on the task of making a proper cabinet like the one you built (nice job and great design). I have gotten a lot of great ideas from the members here.

Thanks again for the warm welcome!


Just remember what my father always said, " Half the people in this world are below average!", and everything in life will make a hellova lot more sense.
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Howdy Brad, where south of Houston? My youngest son got married this summer in Galvaston at the Galvez. I live in Katy from 1985 to 2001. Mu son lives in Houston west side between Beltway 8 and highway 6.

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Howdy Brad, where south of Houston? My youngest son got married this summer in Galvaston at the Galvez. I live in Katy from 1985 to 2001. Mu son lives in Houston west side between Beltway 8 and highway 6.
I have lived in Houston proper since 1968. I grew up in the Sharpstown area. I currently live in League City, which is one exit past the Nasa Road 1 exit, here in the Clear Lake area on I45 South. Been here now, this time, for about 7 years. Galveston is about 18 miles further south.

Thanks for the warm welcome!!! I look forward to hanging out and getting ideas and tips from the group. Everyone has been extremely generous with their time and input.

I am very happy with the results.


Just remember what my father always said, " Half the people in this world are below average!", and everything in life will make a hellova lot more sense.
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Thanks John for taking a moment to say hi. I look forward to spending some time here and honing my skills.

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