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I'm new to woodworking. I took a class in Jr. high but didn't get into WW until just recently. I build custom fishing rods and bought a lathe to turn wood reelseats. Along the way, I puttered around but am looking to make the plunge and build a dining room table and chairs. Always felt that a router is something handy to have. Also, want to build a router table. Looking forward to learning from the forum members. Thanks for the welcome.

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Welcome John. Lots of knowledge here so ask away. I am a turner also and hang out mostly in the Woodlathe section.

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I'm new to woodworking. I took a class in Jr. high but didn't get into WW until just recently. I build custom fishing rods and bought a lathe to turn wood reelseats. Along the way, I puttered around but am looking to make the plunge and build a dining room table and chairs. Always felt that a router is something handy to have. Also, want to build a router table. Looking forward to learning from the forum members. Thanks for the welcome.

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John Welcome to the forum; there are many here who can assist you getting what you want to do with a router. As a matter of interest I have recently completed a dining room Table and Chairs. 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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Hey Tom, That is a nice set of chairs and table. How many hours is a chair? Leo
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Hello John, and welcome to the RouterForums. Happy to have you join us.




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

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I greatly appreciate the warm welcome! The Mrs. hasn't fully come up with a design for the table. Basically four tapered legs, square top to accomodate the family- kids and grandkids, may put an extension and leaf in the design. Paln on using the router for the top edge. The biggest challenge is getting chair plans. Any resources are appreciated. FWIW, I do have a Woodcraft store in Chattanooga, about 40 minutes away. So much stuff, so little money!
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Hey Tom, That is a nice set of chairs and table. How many hours is a chair? Leo
Leo;; I spent a great deal of time producing the chairs But before I could do any construction I had to produce a number of Jigs and templates these chairs were produced mainly with the router to complete all the tasks. I never sat down to add up all the time it was my hobby working in my back shed.
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