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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2009, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi I have just joined out of curiosity as i want to use my router more but as i'm wheelchair bound i am exploring all avenues, to see the feasibility of my building / using a router table and making items that are useful to my friends and myself.
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Welcome aboard and I hope you share what you come up with. People with handycapes can build things that will be of benifit to all of them as a group. Only you know what you need in your daily life that can be made out of wood.
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You came to the right place. Tons of advice around here. Check out the Special needs section, might get some ideas there.
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Hi and thank's guys , i hope to take delivery soon of a router table and router with bits so i will be browsing the forum for ideas, i like what i have seen so far and yes i will share what i build , Many thanks for your greetings Bless you all Phil.
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Phil, I somehow missed your intro thread. I too am wheelchair bound and have been using a router since about 2006, shortly before I found and joined this forum. I have found that there is very little I cannot do, but I might have to do it differently than the usual way. I found your thread while systematically searching the forum for wheelchairs. There are several people who use wheelchairs either full time (such as me) or part of the time. Welcome to the forum. I suspect you have already found this forum to be one of people with all levels of experstise and all willing to ask questions and share ideas and experiences.

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Well here we are my first real post , Firstly thanks you guys for all your welcoming encouragement. I have now bought my Router table , and been given a router, so i can have one permanently mounted on the table, and one free to use freehand, i have made a 18" high stand for the table , and purchased a set of 15 bits to start me off, i now have to build my table, and mount the router , i have to make a switch box and fit it but as i was an electrical engineer no problem . I hope to be able to start making things within the month. A bit slow but i have some health probs at the moment and an operation due early next year but i am very eager to get going now i have the equipment , just the assembly to go. I have been given a couple of basic routing for beginners books by my brother so i guess i will be starting with simple things like Pushers and anti kickback tools , as i believe in KISS. Anyway i will return as soon as i have started to make things . Bless you All just an update to let you know i have not gone away. Phil
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