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Hello,

I found the forum browsing around looking for info on an overarm pin router, and decided to join. There's a lot of good info here!

I've been woodworking as a hobby for about 17 years, and worked in a custom cabinet shop for about 5 years before shoulder injuries forced me out of the trade. I can still do this as a hobby, just not for 8 hours a day anymore.

We live in northern Nevada, in a little town nobody's ever heard of, about 60 miles from Reno. I'm currently setting up a shop in my 23' X 23' garage, and I'm looking around for ideas. As I said, I found this forum while looking for plans for a homemade overarm pin router, and liked what I saw here.

Hope to see you all around the forum and get to know a few folks a bit better.
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Hello,

I found the forum browsing around looking for info on an overarm pin router, and decided to join. There's a lot of good info here!

I've been woodworking as a hobby for about 17 years, and worked in a custom cabinet shop for about 5 years before shoulder injuries forced me out of the trade. I can still do this as a hobby, just not for 8 hours a day anymore.

We live in northern Nevada, in a little town nobody's ever heard of, about 60 miles from Reno. I'm currently setting up a shop in my 23' X 23' garage, and I'm looking around for ideas. As I said, I found this forum while looking for plans for a homemade overarm pin router, and liked what I saw here.

Hope to see you all around the forum and get to know a few folks a bit better.
Mark 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, with the aid of template guides. Check out the material below.
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Thank you, Tom.

I have several routers. I have my main router (Porter Cable 2 1/4 hp multi-base) that I use with the plunge base most of the time. I have the fixed base set up with a collar for guide bushings and use that base with templates when I need to. I have an older workhorse Porter Cable 690 (1 3/4 hp) set up in my homemade table-top router table, and plan on getting a 3hp Porter Cable with a plunge base to set up in a bigger, better router table once I get my shop set up.

I have a couple of ancient Black & Decker 1 1/2 hp routers, and I want to set one up permanently in an overarm pin router configuration. Once I get the hang of using it, I'll rework it to handle the 2 1/4 hp Porter Cable.

My wife is a knitter. No, I mean a serious knitter. She cards the wool into bats of roving, spins it into yarn, knits, felts, dyes, weaves (we have an 8 harness jack loom in the living room because there's no room for it in her yarn room.) I mean she does everything but raise the sheep. As a result, I find myself being asked to make certain tools, furniture, and supplies for her. (I'm in the process of making a dozen rag shuttles for her loom.) I'm thinking an overarm pin router will help me to make several things with a lot less muss and fuss than cutting out each body on my band saw. Especially when you consider the fact that her knitting/weaving buddies are hinting around that they'd like for me to start making them stuff too.

Don't get me wrong - it's fun - but I'd like to streamline the process a bit. And I can't complain too much - she's offered to buy me a lathe if I'll make her a new spinning wheel with it. We'll see what happens...
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Greetings Mark and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us.

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Welcome to the RouterForums Dusty. Glad to have you join.
Live any where near Empire or Gerlach?




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Thanks for the welcome. We live in a little town named Stagecoach - population 1200. "Salute!"

The right people will get that...
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Welcome. Lots of good information here.
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Hey I live in Yerington, practically neighbors.

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