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Hello All,

I am brand new here and just thought I'd throw out a Hello and see what happens.

I found my way here because I was looking for a manual for my Sears Craftsman Router model 315.17380. I'm just a beginner and hope this forum will help me out from time to time.

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Welcome N/A. You can find almost anything here wood working related!
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Wow, great place already. I can't tell you how many different forums I've joined and posted a long and rambling hello to all and got nothing, nada, zip, zilch, zero in replies. Don't think I've been back to too many of those since.

Really didn't think I would get anymore than a "canned" reply at best so I didn't include any info about myself in my intro. Figured if anyone was interested they could look at what little I put in my profile.

But...since there were some replies I guess I'll punish you by telling you a small bit about myself and why I came here.

I am 55 going on 19 year old grandmother of 4. Three of which I have custody of, all boys. In these difficult financial times I have opted to try to make those things I can in order to save money. I am not and have never been a "traditional" woman. Whatever "traditional" might be.

While I do love being a woman. My life has followed a more male oriented path. My career was as a long haul truck driver. I have always wanted to work on some woodworking skills. I have built a playhouse made out of pallets. But that was many years ago. It was my playhouse when I was about 12 or 14.

I'd like to do it again but I can't seem to get my hands on any pallets that don't have those twisted nails in them. God they make a mess.

My tool chest, at the moment, is not very well equipped. Had a friend whose husband figured I didn't need my tools as much as he did. The only thing I didn't need what that friend and her husband but he managed to get away with more than I thought before I realized what exactly was happening.

Anyway, I bought my router in a yard sale for $20. It came with 7 tips and a portable table. I cleaned it up a bit. Oiled it up a bit. And it works great (at least it did before I just typed that).

I just used it to route a channel in a drawer that I'm repairing for my desk. Somehow I managed to snap half the tip off. The tips that I do have were bought at the same time as the router way back whenever it was new and they are the high speed steel tips. Guess I should get a couple of new ones.

After the disappearance of (a good 1/2 of) my tools I now have a single speed Skill Corded drill, a high impact hammer drill, a very old B&D cordless circular saw (had a cordless drill that went with it but that's gone now). An older Dremel that was given to me back in 2002. And various screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers etc, etc.

I am looking forward to learning how to do many projects and hope that my router will hold up for a while longer because I'm looking forward to learning all the different things I can do with it.

Well goodness, look at me ramble! Ok, I'll shut up for now and while I probably won't post to often (for awhile anyway) when I do I'm sure I'll ramble just like this.

Take Care and Thanks for the Welcomes!

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Who did you drive for?????? I have been a O/O, trucking company owner and mechanic for many many years... now my health won't allow it, so we make do the best we can as RV park managers.

I know how it goes with tools that grow wings and legs. A former friend that we gave a short term job to here lightened my load by removing thousands of dollars in mechanics tools. Stuff that I had used for 30-40 years was all of a sudden gone down the road waving bye-bye.

Lately I've been building up my wood working shop and fortunately have found a few great deals from members on other forums.

I just bought a Ryobi BT3100 TS with every possible accessory for $50 and the gas to drive 90 miles. The BT3100 is the best saw for me since I am RV based and at times move from place to place in our travels around North America. My plan is to set up at different flea markets and street fairs offering custom signs and wood working, or renting a store front for a year or three where my wife can sell her antique glassware in the front and I can set up my shop in the back, churning out small items to help with retirement pay and occasionally making a really nice piece to go out front.

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Hi, welcome to the forums. My ex-mother in law used to drive truck too. She started as a long haul driver and then switched to dump truck so she could stay closer to home. Sorry to hear about all your tools, hope you find a way to get those back one day. Well, have a great day and a better tomorrow!
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Welcome to the forum. As a newbie myself I have found the support and advice from the many experienced members invaluable as I'm sure you will. Enjoy.
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Who did you drive for?????? I have been a O/O, trucking company owner and mechanic for many many years... now my health won't allow it, so we make do the best we can as RV park managers.
Let's see, I drove for Metal Transportation out of Oswego, NY, Hawk and Delta out of Texas, Roadrunner out of Albuquerque, NM, Hunt (No, not JB Hunt, just Hunt) out of NE, among others.

An RV Park would sound like heaven to me if I didn't have custody of my grandchildren. Don't think cramming us all into an RV would work but I know I would prefer an RV over an apartment anytime.

Sorry it took so long to answer, I have a computer that must have been made by F.O.R.D. you know, Fix Or Repair Daily. At least it won't rust. I hope.

Glad to make your acquaintance and I'm sure we'll be talking more soon.

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