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I retired about a year ago and have been fixing things around the house. I had a nice workshop several years ago until my only child decided to get into show animals about 12 years ago. I have about 3,000 sg ft shop with paths through it now. Everything used to have it's place and was tidy, but no more. I like to look at the animals but my passion was and is my shop. My son now has help now from my grandchildren so I have vowed to finish some projects I started several years ago and get some order back to my shop. I used to fool with old cars, but it is so time consuming and expensive anymore, parts are too hard to find, and that I have found I enjoying restoring old tools more now such as my grandfather's 1945 Walker Turner scroll saw. I have a fairly complete machine shop, fab shop, and woodworking shop. One of my projects was to try to find out more about a Craftsman router crafter that I had inherited from my father, which he had never used<G>. So after replacing some windows on the garage door and having a late dinner I decided my wife's taste in tv was not the same as mine, so I was surfing on the internet and was amazed on how many hits I got on a craftsman router crafter and wound up here to see what I might learn. Now that you know a little about me, I'm going to start reading and find out a little about you all.
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Greetings David and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us, and remember to have fun, build well and above all be safe.

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Welcome to the forum.

I just recently joined myself..lots of good information here.

I see you have an interest in metal working also. I acquired metal working tools as an adjunct to my woodworking hobby. Sometimes it is hard to decide which I like better.

Last week I used my Bridgeport and DRO to mortise some bed rails..made a mess and kind of extreme but it worked
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I retired from plastics research. We live on what used the family dairy farm. We use all the equipment on a regular basis to maintain and build what it takes to keep it going. I don't have a bridgeport but I have a gorton which was used in research. It was like finding a 1956 corvette with a thousand miles on it, because it had a pantagraph which was hardly used and I have since removed it and retrofitted the machine with a dro. I don't have to think near as much now when I use it<G>.
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David,

You certainly came to the right place to learn about the Router Crafter -- search especially for posts by Bob J (bobj3) who seems to be an encyclopedia of info. His photos and tips have helped me get my ebay purchase up and running. I'll post photos once I figure out what I'm doing!
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I retired about a year ago and have been fixing things around the house. I had a nice workshop several years ago until my only child decided to get into show animals about 12 years ago. I have about 3,000 sg ft shop with paths through it now. Everything used to have it's place and was tidy, but no more. I like to look at the animals but my passion was and is my shop. My son now has help now from my grandchildren so I have vowed to finish some projects I started several years ago and get some order back to my shop. I used to fool with old cars, but it is so time consuming and expensive anymore, parts are too hard to find, and that I have found I enjoying restoring old tools more now such as my grandfather's 1945 Walker Turner scroll saw. I have a fairly complete machine shop, fab shop, and woodworking shop. One of my projects was to try to find out more about a Craftsman router crafter that I had inherited from my father, which he had never used<G>. So after replacing some windows on the garage door and having a late dinner I decided my wife's taste in tv was not the same as mine, so I was surfing on the internet and was amazed on how many hits I got on a craftsman router crafter and wound up here to see what I might learn. Now that you know a little about me, I'm going to start reading and find out a little about you all.
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I believe that Bobj3 has one. I know he loves Craftsman routers. If he doesn't see this and respond to it then just build up to 10 posts, even if it is to say hello, and then you can search the members list and email him directly.
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