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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2008, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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After reading this forum for quite a while, I decided to go ahead and get the Oak Park table. I, being a scrounger, latched onto an unfinished bathroom cabinet that had no top. I think I'll put a top on the cabinet and then mount some braces to secure the new OP router table. With both pieces together, the work height will be just about right for me.

It's funny, as I pulled the carcass from a corner of the garage, I opened the drawers and found the spacer system, brass bars, and router bits that I had purchased some 7 or 8 years ago from West Oak's Inc., an outfit that used to make the rounds of the woodworking shows. All this stuff is still in the boxes...even the VCR tape that demos the use of all the spacer fences.

I think I can actually get excited now that I'll have a quality table to get me started. I have the M12V router and it's only been used about 30 minutes in the past 6 years. I do have to admit, it lay dormant in the cupboard because I had removed the plunge mechanism/springs in preparation for mounting in a table that never got built. Since then, I took it to a shop and had the plunge function restored. It seemed that I had lost a ball bearing or something...the technician said to not feel bad because that part is lost by many who attempt the modification. The learning curve for this old boy is rather steep.

Anyway, I really enjoy all of your posts, the friendly bantering that takes place, and the wealth of knowledge that abounds on this forum.

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Hi, Dennis. Welcome to the forums. I wish you luck on making your new router table. Why not post some pictures of the process? As you probably know, we love pictures. If you have any questions don't hesitate to drop us a line.

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Hi there Dennis and welcome to the Router Forums. I don't think you can find a better forum than this. Just remember: you got questions, we got answers.

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Dennis, should work just fine and congrats on the new taple top. I sure like mine!


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That's exactly one of my setups. I bought a bathroom cabinet from a salvage store and mounted my RW table on top of it and works very good.

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Thank you for the words of encouragement. I should receive the RW table about Tuesday. I'm already getting anxious to see how the setup will work.

I did introduce myself quite some time ago. I spent a lot of time reading many of the fine topics here in the forum. I don't mind asking questions, as I believe the only dumb question is one that was not asked. I'm sure I'll have questions in the near future.

For now, my weekend project will be to dispose of a lot of scrounged granite counter top and ceramic tiles. Another interest has been glass etching and with that came the ability to etch the granite/tile. I was granted "dumpster privileges" at both companies and collected far more than I would ever use. Once the area is cleared, I'll have a great place to keep the router table.

Regards from Boise

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