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Cool Hello from the Dallas, TX area

Hello from the DFW area. I am a DIY/Fixit type and like to work with whatever material is necessary to repair, rather than scrap stuff.

I just acquired a Sears Router Crafter that had never been used, bought by a wife for her husband many years ago as a gift. He never bothered to even take it out of the box.

Anyway, when I bought my first router back in the early 90's, I bought the Router Handbook that they were selling at the store. This thing was mentioned in the book and unfortunately, they seemed to already be obsolete from Sears.

I recently cut a large amount of dead timber from a back yard tree and wanted to turn some of the larger pieces to make replacement caps for my aging tiki torches.

After reading about the drive spur adapter here on this forum, I made a quick and dirty one from MDF and a 3/8 lag bolt in the center. I turned one of the smaller diameter pieces of timber last night as a practice run. I'm going to make a better adapter for the head stock end.

I also do some metal working in the garage and use the welders for repairing stuff also. Not a very good fabricator or designer, but if someone else made it, I can usually repair it.

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Thank you James. I have a few Skype friends from your part of the world. Always enjoy chatting with them.

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Welcome to this group,

What was the "High" Temperature today 6/22/2012 @ DFW airport ?
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Welcome, Greg! Always glad to see another Texas wood butcher join up.

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What was the "High" Temperature today 6/22/2012 @ DFW airport ?
It got to around 98, 99 at my house today.

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Welcome, Greg! Always glad to see another Texas wood butcher join up.
Thank you, sir! You are very correct on the 'butcher' part. Hehe.

When I was rounding that tree branch to a dowel the other day, I kept thinking about that cartoon where they start with a massive log, and trim it all the way down to a wooden toothpick, then repeat with another giant log.

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