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Been reading the forum for a couple of weeks and a member for a bit less than that. Thought I had better post a hello in here since I kind of skipped that part and jumped right into a couple of different threads.

44, married, retired/disabled, just starting to really get into making things with wood because we need extra storage and She prefers it behind doors.

Just got a new craftsman table saw to replace my 10 or more year old, rarely used Menard's Pro-tech table saw.

Also got a Ryobi router/table combo but am going to be making my own router table soon as the t-track finally arrived last night.

Don't have much of a clue as to what I am doing, not very handy but read a lot and watch a lot of diy shows...so qualified to tell people "I saw (or read about) them doing it this way and it looked super easy."

Tons of other misc tools as that seems to be what a guy gets for gifts plus I seem to have the normal guy fascination with tools even if I don't know how to use them.

Did just almost finish my first real project besides making a tub surround years ago that got modified a lot by my father-in-law once he saw it. Just a small cabinet that needs the doors made and put on yet. It is staying unfinished as it isn't something I want to put that kind of money or effort into as it is only a cabinet for me to keep misc tools inside the house during the cold months. If I ever get good enough to make anything that will make it upstairs I will get into finishing with stain and such products.

If all worked right I should have a pic of the cabinet under here. It looks lopsided in the picture but I think that must be Her picture taking, not my putting it together as the pieces on both sides are the same measurement (triple-triple-tripled checked).
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Been reading the forum for a couple of weeks and a member for a bit less than that. Thought I had better post a hello in here since I kind of skipped that part and jumped right into a couple of different threads.

45, married, retired/disabled, just starting to really get into making things with wood because we need extra storage and She prefers it behind doors.

Just got a new craftsman table saw to replace my 10 or more year old, rarely used Menard's Pro-tech table saw.

Also got a Ryobi router/table combo but am going to be making my own router table soon as the t-track finally arrived last night.

Don't have much of a clue as to what I am doing, not very handy but read a lot and watch a lot of diy shows...so qualified to tell people "I saw (or read about) them doing it this way and it looked super easy."

Tons of other misc tools as that seems to be what a guy gets for gifts plus I seem to have the normal guy fascination with tools even if I don't know how to use them.

Did just almost finish my first real project besides making a tub surround years ago that got modified a lot by my father-in-law once he saw it. Just a small cabinet that needs the doors made and put on yet. It is staying unfinished as it isn't something I want to put that kind of money or effort into as it is only a cabinet for me to keep misc tools inside the house during the cold months. If I ever get good enough to make anything that will make it upstairs I will get into finishing with stain and such products.

If all worked right I should have a pic of the cabinet under here. It looks lopsided in the picture but I think that must be Her picture taking, not my putting it together as the pieces on both sides are the same measurement (triple-triple-tripled checked).
Derek Welcome to the forum; there are many here who can assist you getting what you want to do with a router. Just a reminder; there is more that can be achieved when the router is held in the plunge mode, check out the material below.
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Greetings Derek and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us.

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Right now I am stuck doing either fixed base or table based routing. Will be for a while as I need to get Dust Collection taken care off and then I need to replace my air compressor.

The air compressor, a 1 gallon pancake campbell hausfeld died while I was doing brad nailing last night. I haven't used the thing that much but have had it over a year so I don't think I have any warranty or anything on it Christmas present for me in 2008. My dad got the 2 gallon one so I am going to borrow his until I can afford a new one later this year.

As for my project got everything got for the doors, routed for the stiles and rails for the panel, did test fitting and all is set. Would have used a few brad nails to finish them off, but no compressor Am either going to route a spot for a spline type piece to attach them, do a dowel or wait until I get dad's router. Then a store run is needed as I don't have any hinges laying around to use. Got a box of them through the local freecycle but none of them fit 3/4". Will post another pic when I finally get the doors on and it mounted under the store bought one that made me decide to start making my own for basement and garage storage and if I get good enough at it, upstairs storage too.
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Thank you all for the welcome I have received here and in other forums. Seems like a nice, friendly place and I hope that I do find time to continue using the site or make the time.
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