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Forum: Tools and Woodworking   03-02-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,119
Posted By Chris Curl
check this out ... Circular saw rail guide...

check this out ...

Circular saw rail guide build - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum (http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f27/circular-saw-rail-guide-build-49237/)
Forum: CNC Routing   03-02-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By Chris Curl
Combining interests ...

So I am into (among other things) computer programming, robotics, and woodworking. Naturally, it would be awesome to combine all those interests ... a CNC router machine!

I have been playing...
Forum: Tools and Woodworking   03-02-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,119
Posted By Chris Curl
wow, it has been a while ... um, maybe ... i'll...

wow, it has been a while ... um, maybe ... i'll see if i can dig anything up ...

It got messed up though, because the stupid Ryobi circular saw I was using with it was out of alignment with...
Forum: Tools and Woodworking   02-29-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,119
Posted By Chris Curl
Wow, it has been a while ... :frown: I have...

Wow, it has been a while ... :frown:

I have gotten all caught up in other projects ... robotics, AI, my car, ...

not much (i.e. - any) woodworking going on for a while now.

but i still have...
Forum: General Routing   05-27-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,247
Posted By Chris Curl
I have the $59 Ryobi. It has done well for me.

I have the $59 Ryobi. It has done well for me.
Forum: Lobby   05-22-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3,502
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Posted By Chris Curl
Not a joke, but I got a chuckle out of this: ...

Not a joke, but I got a chuckle out of this:

"If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around."

- Michael Traveler
Forum: Starting Off   05-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,874
Posted By Chris Curl
my "shop" is in my garage ... i use 2 or 3 box...

my "shop" is in my garage ... i use 2 or 3 box fans to blow the sawdust that my router kicks up out onto the driveway.
Forum: Lobby   05-09-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3,502
  Sticky: Joke a Day
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Posted By Chris Curl
NEVER ARGUE WITH A WOMAN WHO READS! Part I ...

NEVER ARGUE WITH A WOMAN WHO READS! Part I

One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take...
Forum: Lobby   04-17-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Chris Curl
wow

wow
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   04-05-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,103
Posted By Chris Curl
I found some nice straight hard maple at my Home...

I found some nice straight hard maple at my Home Depot, and I ordered some UHMW tape from Amazon.

Here is my first pass at the slides. After the test fit, I am not sure I need to glue anything....
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   04-04-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,103
Posted By Chris Curl
If I am interpreting it correctly, you are...

If I am interpreting it correctly, you are talking about guarding against flex from the force of feeding the material past the cutter, right? If so, I think I am following what you are saying ......
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   04-04-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,103
Posted By Chris Curl
Upon further consideration ... it can't work the...

Upon further consideration ... it can't work the way I described it earlier ... the elongated hole needs to be in the cross piece, not the slide.
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   04-04-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,103
Posted By Chris Curl
Also, note that the left-to-right play is removed...

Also, note that the left-to-right play is removed by the back half of the slide against the back part of the runner. The front (free floating) part of the slide is only for the removal of the...
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   04-04-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,103
Posted By Chris Curl
Mike, I understand where you are coming from,...

Mike, I understand where you are coming from, thanks.

Here is more detail on what I am thinking ...

The slides are in 2 pieces: the back 2 are glued together, and the front one is free...
Forum: Woodturning and Lathes   04-03-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,881
Posted By Chris Curl
where is the reverse switch on life?

where is the reverse switch on life?
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   04-02-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,103
Posted By Chris Curl
Upon further consideration, and input from people...

Upon further consideration, and input from people on other forums, I now have another new design, which I am ready to implement.

The bolts are to attach the lift to the router table's base. To...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-02-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,013
Posted By Chris Curl
They are not free, but you there are some...

They are not free, but you there are some sketchup components out there that are pretty dang close.

for what it's worth, i am doing a router lift build currently, based my own design, but it also...
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   04-01-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,103
Posted By Chris Curl
So after messing around with it some more, I am...

So after messing around with it some more, I am thinking that the vinyl lattice caps are not durable enough and also too flexible. Upon further research, it turns out that my Home Depot carries Hard...
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   03-31-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,103
Posted By Chris Curl
Pic 1 - I took a piece of 3/4" solid oak flooring...

Pic 1 - I took a piece of 3/4" solid oak flooring I grabbed from a guy on FreeCycle and made a couple of runners.

Pic 2 - I had some vinyl lattice cap molding from another project that look like...
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   03-31-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,103
Posted By Chris Curl
Yeah, I like his stuff. But that seems...

Yeah, I like his stuff. But that seems over-engineered, and at the same time, doesn't seem to have a way to take out any play there might be.

The way this design allows you to adjust it to remove...
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   03-31-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,103
Posted By Chris Curl
There were a few reasons why I changed direction...

There were a few reasons why I changed direction ...

- Since the track is exposed and greased, I am concerned that some of the very fine dust from the router will stick to the track and impede the...
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   03-30-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,103
Posted By Chris Curl
OK ... new plan ... When I started trying to...

OK ... new plan ...

When I started trying to work out how to attach this thing to the frame and add in the threaded rod, I was not happy with any of the ideas I had.

Now the plan is to merge...
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   03-29-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,103
Posted By Chris Curl
Nick, they are just drawer runners from home...

Nick, they are just drawer runners from home depot. I do not detect any play, but if there was any play, I could simply pinch them a tiny bit in the vice which would remove the play.

Dick, it...
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   03-29-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,103
Posted By Chris Curl
Build: Drawer slide router lift

I think this a little different setup from most people.

My goal is a router table that has a lift built into the base of the table, i.e. - not hanging from the top like most lifts. Then the top is...
Forum: New Member Introductions   03-27-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 108,581
Posted By Chris Curl
http://www.routerforums.com/tools-woodworking/4557...

http://www.routerforums.com/tools-woodworking/45574-shop-made-router-lift-using-drawer-slides-any-play-wiggle.html
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