I'm retired at 63; have had many interests; many dealing with trades and arts. My current interest in woodworking stems from improvements I needed and made in a workbench I inherited and use for reloading. I found myself as interested in the activity as I was in the resulting goal.
I bought a house, several years ago and, included was a great cornucopia of wood-working tools. For me, the most obvious was the Delta 34-410 saw with a Beisemeyer fence system and table-extensions and a total surface length of about 50-inches. Also, there was a router table, surface planer, bandsaw, drill press and biscuit joiner.
Recently, after many a successful cut on the Delta 10-incher, I bought a Craftsman 12-inch saw, at a yard sale, with the same physical dimensions as the Delta. The new saw was 240-volts so I have spent a nice sum, upgrading my electrical service but the new member is smooth and fast.
I've gotten interested in the finer activities of cutting and joinery so I'm now looking at the router table I got five years ago.
I wondered how to use it and have gotten the but to use the lift feature but found that the Bosch 1611 plunge-router doesn't adapt to the devices available so I ordered a Porter-Cable 690(just received), to be installed in a Rockler FX lift in a Rockler table-top.
I'm sincere when I tell my wife that I want to make her a jewelry box! I was out in the garage, today, organizing for the lift and my new Incra fence and positioning system, which I ordered today. The plan is to mount the router on the fence-rails, to the left of the saw.
The man who put the original system together joined three kitchen cabinets to create a platform and it seems, at this juncture, that some of the structure might be in the way so I am thinking ongoing back to a tablesaw-on-legs.
That's what's going on with me.