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Renewing an interest in the Forum. Steve J in Portland, OR

Been routing since 1975, woodworking since 1964 (was really poor, couldn't afford a router until then...)

First Router: Sear 1/4: 1HP. A very poorly designed tool.

Current crop of routers:
PC-690 - 3
PC-890 - 1
PC Trim Router - 1
PC 100 - 1
Hitachi H12V - 3 (2 permanently installed in tables with lifts.

Router Tables on hand:
Shopsmith Overarm circa 1988
Oak Park Circa 1991
Woodpecker 27X44" with two router plate holes. 1 hole for Oak Park the other Woodpecker
Jointech Sawtrain with a cut-out for a Woodpecker plate
Shopsmith Jointmatic
RBI-Hawk RouterShop Tilting-top router table

Incremental Positioners on hand:
Incra ORIGINAL manual positioner
Incra Ultra 31" (on Table Saw)
Incra LS 26"
Jointech 18" (on Table Saw)
Jointech 12"
Had Incra Pro, but sold it when I got the Ultra 31"

My opinion: 18" positioner is the best all around size for my needs, even on my table saw, if part of a Jointech Sawtrain

Most of my positioners are mounted on Sawtrain bridges and I have Sawtrain rails on my large router table. This is what I should have done 15 years ago!

Major Projects: Built-ins, furniture, entertainment centers, library centers, antique restorations, kitchen & bath cabinets, home remodeling, etc.
Outside Projects: pergolas, patios, potting benches, trellises, benches & gliders.
Turning: Bowls, trays, pens, ornaments, cups, salt-pepper shakers, etc.
Personal items: Jewelry boxes, clocks, desk sets, accessories, etc.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 06:37 PM
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Renewing an interest in the Forum. Steve J in Portland, OR

Been routing since 1975, woodworking since 1964 (was really poor, couldn't afford a router until then...)

First Router: Sear 1/4: 1HP. A very poorly designed tool.

Current crop of routers:
PC-690 - 3
PC-890 - 1
PC Trim Router - 1
PC 100 - 1
Hitachi H12V - 3 (2 permanently installed in tables with lifts.

Router Tables on hand:
Shopsmith Overarm circa 1988
Oak Park Circa 1991
Woodpecker 27X44" with two router plate holes. 1 hole for Oak Park the other Woodpecker
Jointech Sawtrain with a cut-out for a Woodpecker plate
Shopsmith Jointmatic
RBI-Hawk RouterShop Tilting-top router table

Incremental Positioners on hand:
Incra ORIGINAL manual positioner
Incra Ultra 31" (on Table Saw)
Incra LS 26"
Jointech 18" (on Table Saw)
Jointech 12"
Had Incra Pro, but sold it when I got the Ultra 31"

My opinion: 18" positioner is the best all around size for my needs, even on my table saw, if part of a Jointech Sawtrain

Most of my positioners are mounted on Sawtrain bridges and I have Sawtrain rails on my large router table. This is what I should have done 15 years ago!

Major Projects: Built-ins, furniture, entertainment centers, library centers, antique restorations, kitchen & bath cabinets, home remodeling, etc.
Outside Projects: pergolas, patios, potting benches, trellises, benches & gliders.
Turning: Bowls, trays, pens, ornaments, cups, salt-pepper shakers, etc.
Personal items: Jewelry boxes, clocks, desk sets, accessories, etc.
Steve very interesting with a shed full of tools like that you are able to complete any project. Just as a matter if interest, as someone who has great experience with the router was the use of the template guides considered an important accessory for the router? Look forward to seeing some of your work.

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

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Welcome to the forums Steve.




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I have and frequently use templates and guides. Alternatives MAY include pattern bits and flush-trip bits which allow "guided" work without actually using guide-bushings.

The variation on that theme is using my over-arm router table with a template following the guide pin in the table-top. In this case the project "moves" and the router stays centered over the pin.

I'm situational and don't advocate one technique over an other. I just advocate the technique that's right for the job and hand, and tools on hand. One thing I've learned in 40+ years of making firewood in 20 or more exotic species is that there is NO one best way to do any woodworking task, irrespective of the passionate pundits (me included).
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TYPO: FLUSH-TRIM, not flush-trip. Duh...
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