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Hi, I am a novice woodworker at the age of 78. My hobby for the past 8 Years has been cycling. I have now given up cycling and taken up woodworking. I have spent the last year building a workshop and buying tools and machinery. My purchases have been made after reading reviews on The internet. I am also learning about woodworking on the internet. I have bought and set up a band saw and various other woodworking machines. I purchased a router and a router table but found it difficult to use, because of my lack of Skills, and the router table also took up to much room in my workshop.
I came across the woodrat and after much deliberation I purchased one. It takes up very little room in my workshop. After a little practice I decided to make a small box with
Dovetails. It took a bit of working out but I did manage to make my first woodworking
Project with good dovetails first time. I found working with the woodrate much easier than using the router table. I can't find much about other woodrat users on the internet. There is loads of info from router table users and I don't understand why. Have I as a novice made a mistake or what , are there any woodrat users in our forum.

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Welcome aboard, where are the pictures at?

Making sawdust & scraps all at the same time
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Welcome aboard Gavin, welcome to the forum.
I don't believe there's a problem with woodrat probably one reason most guys don't have it is it a little expensive, and most guy like to build their own. I am glad That it is working out well for you that is what is all about

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Hi, I am a novice woodworker at the age of 78. My hobby for the past 8 Years has been cycling. I have now given up cycling and taken up woodworking. I have spent the last year building a workshop and buying tools and machinery. My purchases have been made after reading reviews on The internet. I am also learning about woodworking on the internet. I have bought and set up a band saw and various other woodworking machines. I purchased a router and a router table but found it difficult to use, because of my lack of Skills, and the router table also took up to much room in my workshop.
I came across the woodrat and after much deliberation I purchased one. It takes up very little room in my workshop. After a little practice I decided to make a small box with
Dovetails. It took a bit of working out but I did manage to make my first woodworking
Project with good dovetails first time. I found working with the woodrate much easier than using the router table. I can't find much about other woodrat users on the internet. There is loads of info from router table users and I don't understand why. Have I as a novice made a mistake or what , are there any woodrat users in our forum.

Regards Gavin.
Greetings Gavin and welcome to the forum. Until today I didn't know what a woodrat was so I did my usual internet search to find out. There was a you tube video which might be worth a look so I put the address below. I got the impression it's main job was making joints such as dovetails, mortise and tenon etc. Can it also edge wood for such things as moulding? As to more information and tge experience of others I find if I type into a search engine, How do I (insert topic) on my woodworking woodrat" it gives me links with instructions and posts from others.

Thanks for introducing me to the woodrat

You Tube: ihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkKUBPO0to
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Greetings Gavin and welcome to the forum. Until today I didn't know what a woodrat was so I did my usual internet search to find out. There was a you tube video which might be worth a look so I put the address below. I got the impression it's main job was making joints such as dovetails, mortise and tenon etc. Can it also edge wood for such things as moulding? As to more information and tge experience of others I find if I type into a search engine, How do I (insert topic) on my woodworking woodrat" it gives me links with instructions and posts from others.

Thanks for introducing me to the woodrat

You Tube: ihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkKUBPO0to
Same here, looked at one told the wife I needed it to make some more repairs to the house - thanks for the info
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Thanks for your welcome Ross. As a matter of interest I have a Granddaughter in Queensland, she is a doctor.

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