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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello friends, My name is Mike, I'm a fairly experienced router user. I look forward to participating in the forums. I'm currently Chairman of the Charlotte Woodworkers Association in Charlotte, NC. I'm retired and enjoy my woodworking hobby. It's strictly a hobby for me, not a business...
  2. Shop Safety
    You may have seen this. . . it is interesting. Wonder how it tells fingers from wood? It looks like it takes 6-7 teeth before it stops which still could cause some serious damage. Not a bad idea. It looks like to me they use an explosive device the release the brake. MSN Entertainment -
  3. New Member Introductions
    Been in woodworking for years, but have always had hidden passion for my router. After a disability forcibly retired me, I found myself taking shortcuts to save money. Not a good idea on safety, lesson learned. It hit the top of my dado bit, took 10 stiches, but so thankful, it was not the side...
  4. New Member Introductions
    While staining parts for a new bookcase, I realized I had not radiused the edges of the shelf facer boards. These were made out of red oak and I have always found this material slippery when routing. I had disposable latex gloves on to work with the stain. I immediately realized that my grip...
  5. Special Needs Woodworking
    This may seem blindingly obvious but I'll say it anyway. I'm, 'disabled', for whatever the term means. It's a verbal indicator, not a lifestyle. When you're in a lot of pain, you're body very obviously tells you, that today wouldn't be a good day for hammering through lots of stock with a 1/2"...
  6. Jigs and Fixtures
    Floating Router (Crazy cuts part 1) - YouTube Don't ask me where his dust collection is! If you really want to see the chips fly watch his "Floating Router Duplicator" Floating Router Lathe copier. Big Stick video 1 - YouTube :eek: There is so much there that is wrong I can't start... But...
  7. General Routing
    I have done lots of router work on various types of wood, but I was thinking about a project with plastic. Has anyone had any experience routing Nylon or similar plastics? Does it work? Or is this a very bad idea? I'm thinking just a simple profile around the outside edge... Do I need a special...
  8. Shop Safety
    Excellent video and funny story by the Colbert Report on the Saw Stop last night...system won't allow me to post the URL so search for Colbert Nation and look for story on table saw safety. Now if I only had the money for one...:cool: Andy
  9. Shop Safety
    I've decided that the most dangerous tool in my shop is myself. I know better than to take chances but guess what, sometimes I do just that. I know better than to get in a hurry but guess what, I will hurry. Where's that darn face mask? Oh well...it's not a big deal. Clearly, I am a hazard all...
  10. New Member Introductions
    I have a large paddle on off safety switch I would like to install in my new router table. Its made by General International and can be wired for different phases and voltages. There are two columns of screws to attach wires to and there are three rows of screws in that two column format (two...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Being new to the forum, I spent several hours last night reading posts and answers. When I awoke this AM, one post stood out above all others. It was a sad but too often told story from Daryl. (posted 10/03/09 under a "raised panel doors" search) sorry but I tried the url and got spanked. We...
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