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I also occasionally use them, but not often enough. Over two decades I've been stocking up against the day when I'll have time enough to do all the things I've promised my wife. You know, new kitchen cabinets, the bathroom vanity, and on and on.

Well, I still don't spend near enough time to really develop my skill, but I'm making a point of working with found wood to develop skill before I tackle projects my wife will have to look at. It's a blast.

My current project is a work bench. Next up will be converting the extension table on my table saw to a router table, with lift. Hence my interest in this form. I haven't purchased a lift yet, so any advice is welcome. I've got a Porter Cable 690 (one of my two original tools purchased before the days of internet shopping) with both plunge and fixed bases, but will probably get a dedicated motor unit to mount to the table.

Workshop is in my basement, a bit cold in the winter and with just enough room to rip a 4 x 8 sheet on the table saw if I arrange well. Everything is on wheels.

Located in southeastern Vermont, bike riding and whitewater kayaking take up much of the time I don't spend working, cooking for my family and friends, hand roasting coffee, and moving firewood.

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Welcome aboard Tom....A tool buyer? I love you man!!!

Lots to consider eh? browse about, get a feel for whats in here. Way too much information for a mere mortal to assimilate in a brief period. You sound well prepared with a plan? A skill I've never attempted!

white water? ohhhhhhh yeah*S* Brings back memories of the new river gorge and ohio pyle in sw pa and Wva..

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I also occasionally use them, but not often enough. Over two decades I've been stocking up against the day when I'll have time enough to do all the things I've promised my wife. You know, new kitchen cabinets, the bathroom vanity, and on and on.

Well, I still don't spend near enough time to really develop my skill, but I'm making a point of working with found wood to develop skill before I tackle projects my wife will have to look at. It's a blast.

My current project is a work bench. Next up will be converting the extension table on my table saw to a router table, with lift. Hence my interest in this form. I haven't purchased a lift yet, so any advice is welcome. I've got a Porter Cable 690 (one of my two original tools purchased before the days of internet shopping) with both plunge and fixed bases, but will probably get a dedicated motor unit to mount to the table.

Workshop is in my basement, a bit cold in the winter and with just enough room to rip a 4 x 8 sheet on the table saw if I arrange well. Everything is on wheels.

Located in southeastern Vermont, bike riding and whitewater kayaking take up much of the time I don't spend working, cooking for my family and friends, hand roasting coffee, and moving firewood.

Tom
Tom Welcome to the forum; there are many here who can assist you getting what you want to do with a router. Just as 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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Welcome to the RouterForums Tom. Glad to have you join us.




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Greetings Tom and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us.

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Thanks for the warm welcome. Hoping to continue my possession of all of ten fingers as I expand my experience. 8<)
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