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  1. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    Hello everyone, this is my first post here. I am working on a small living room project that involves joining one foot sections of poplar to make a long piece of trim that I will use as a baseboard. I decided to go with the Rockler finger joint bit 1-3/8" Dia x 1-1/2" H x 1/2" shank part number...
  2. Show N' Tell
    I made a tray shelf today to hold my router bits. Holds EXACTLY the width of 10 blocks, but since I don't have that many bits (yet) I took 2 blocks out and put my tape measure in the space. I am so proud! its not perfect.... but the joints are so good I didn't use any glue, nails or screws! just...
  3. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    Hi, where can I buy a plantation shutters bit sets? Thanks!!!!
  4. Jigs and Fixtures
    Hello all, I’m new to this forum and woodworking in general so I hope my questions aren’t too vague. If you need more info please ask. These questions could be in a couple of different forum categories so I hope I’m in the correct one. I just bought a Craftsman 17543 router from Sears and...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I am John Kiener, a "wannabe" woodworker. I have a lot to learn about woodworking and manage to learn something new every time I use one of my power tools. :-) I am still at the stage where I need to remind myself to cut after the measurement line I have drawn, otherwise the end result is the...
  6. Sign Making
    hi everybody this is my first post ,i am a retired postman intrested in making wooden house signs ,what kind of router tip is most common used. thank you:
  7. New Member Introductions
    i would like to try inlay work using template guides with down-cutting spiral cutters. i have a set of brass template guides and several size carbide cutters. what are the combinations of cutters and guides to use for inlay work using shop made acrylic templates?
  8. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    Hi, I have a straight router bit stuck in my Bosch 1615 plunge router. When I put the bit into the router, I pushed it all the way in until it hit the bottem before tightning the collet (I didn't know you shouldn't do that at the time). I have loosened the collet (even took the collet all the...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! I've started a project I would not have thought difficult, but it's proving to be. We purchased a photograph mounted block as a gift. The back side of this simple composite block was routered out in this fashion. A depression about 2" in length and 1.5 in width would be a simple...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hi there! Trying to buy a good friend some routers for X-mas and wanted to know what kind of checklist I should go through to ensure I am getting something high quality and not a crappy router. Will probably order online. Any tips? Thanks! Alison
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