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Welcome to the Forum, John...kids are silly now-a-days, aren't they...! They should know better than to ask a fisherman to reduce their fishing time...! :grin:
 

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Welcome to the forum, John!

We do like photos so show us your shop, tools, projects, etc. whenever you're ready. What sort of woodworking are you planning or doing?

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Hello and welcome to the forums John...
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Hi John and welcome. Tell your kids that any time making them things needs to be offset by them coming and doing your yard chores. You'll have lots of time for fishing then.

When you say using a router to make drawer slides I assume you mean the old fashioned type where there is a slot in the sides of a drawer and and pieces attached to the carcass that it sits on. You'll need a router table for that but we can help with that too when the time comes.
 

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Welcome aboard John. Fishing and woodworking coexist quite well together actually. A good friend of mine carves fishing lures, ties flies, and makes his own rods. Of course the weather helps dictate if you are fishing/hunting or in the shop as well. You'll find the balance.
 

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Welcome to the Router Forums John. I need to find the time to do some fishing, it has been way too long.
 
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welcome to the router forums john. I need to find the time to do some fishing, it has been way too long.
just grab your stuff and go...
 
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Welcome to the forum.
Are you thinking of cutting the groove in the side of the cabinet, or in the side of the drawer? Here is an exact width dado jig you can use to make the dado the drawer slides guide on.
HErb
Well, I am remaking a couple of tracks that are single tracks that attach to the bottom, middle of the drawers. They just help keep the drawer from going crooked as you slide them in and out.
 

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Welcome to the forum, John!

We do like photos so show us your shop, tools, projects, etc. whenever you're ready. What sort of woodworking are you planning or doing?

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Oh boy! You don't want pics of my shop!! Anyway, I am more of a tinkerer than someone that actually knows what they are doing. I enjoy making a few small gift type items around Christmas time. I kind of get a kick out of making 3d items that appear to be carved but actually not as much carving as cutting with a bandsaw or scroll saw. Right now, I am trying to make some fillet knives. Not the metal but the wood handles. I just enjoy tinkering around more than anything. Would like to get into intarsia but haven't made that leap yet.
 

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Oh boy! You don't want pics of my shop!! Anyway, I am more of a tinkerer than someone that actually knows what they are doing. I enjoy making a few small gift type items around Christmas time. I kind of get a kick out of making 3d items that appear to be carved but actually not as much carving as cutting with a bandsaw or scroll saw. Right now, I am trying to make some fillet knives. Not the metal but the wood handles. I just enjoy tinkering around more than anything. Would like to get into intarsia but haven't made that leap yet.
When you do try Intarsia you probably won't go back to bandsaw/scrollsaw 3D work.
 

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Welcome aboard John. Fishing and woodworking coexist quite well together actually. A good friend of mine carves fishing lures, ties flies, and makes his own rods. Of course the weather helps dictate if you are fishing/hunting or in the shop as well. You'll find the balance.
Your right Steve, and small wooden boats,(row boats ,for lake fishing are a lot of fun to build too. When I was a teenager, I built a couple of simple ones. I think they called them car top boats?
Herb

http://www.svensons.com/boat/?p=RowBoats/CarTopBoat
 

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Oh boy! You don't want pics of my shop!! Anyway, I am more of a tinkerer than someone that actually knows what they are doing. I enjoy making a few small gift type items around Christmas time. I kind of get a kick out of making 3d items that appear to be carved but actually not as much carving as cutting with a bandsaw or scroll saw. Right now, I am trying to make some fillet knives. Not the metal but the wood handles. I just enjoy tinkering around more than anything. Would like to get into intarsia but haven't made that leap yet.
We don't get to see much Intarsia here but it's always cool to see what people come with for wood choices and designs. It's been a long time since I've done any but I remember how cool it looks in person.

If you shoot video please shoot widescreen so we can see everything. Take lots of photos when you do and share with us!

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