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Hi - I am Allen and I'm sorry to say that I stumbled on this site by pure chance, and I didn't even know there was a PBS program called Router Workshop. But, I will be sure to watch it now. I am retired, with homes in Massachusetts and Florida - but we're just selling the MA house and consolidating in a new home in Florida. I'm counting on being able to spend more time doing wood working, and I am particularly interested in exploiting the capabilities of the router. I have two Porter-Cable routers and a router table, and I have just made a horizontal router table. This forum looks like a great way to learn more quickly and share experiences.
 

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Glad to have another retiree with us Allen. This is a nice forum with great info and a really helpful group of people. Welcome to the forums. How about posting a picture of your horizontal router, if you can. Sounds interesting.

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Horizontal Router Table

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Glad to have another retiree with us Allen. This is a nice forum with great info and a really helpful group of people. Welcome to the forums. How about posting a picture of your horizontal router, if you can. Sounds interesting.

Dave
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I'm not familiar with the system for attaching images, so I don't know if this will work. If not, please provide advice. The table was built to plans in the book "Woodworking with the Router" by Hylton and Matlack. It is shown ready to slip the router motor into the attached base.
 

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Allen, afraid they did not come through. Go to the "off-topic discussion" forum and click on "Routerforums.com And Holbren.com contest". Go to the first post for this thread and then click on where it says "Click here to learn hot-to attach an image to a reply and/or thread". Mark has provided us with a pictorial view of how (hot) :D to post images. Good luck and I expect to see you pics.

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2nd Try on Transmitting Images

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Allen, afraid they did not come through. Go to the "off-topic discussion" forum and click on "Routerforums.com And Holbren.com contest". Go to the first post for this thread and then click on where it says "Click here to learn hot-to attach an image to a reply and/or thread". Mark has provided us with a pictorial view of how (hot) :D to post images. Good luck and I expect to see you pics.

Dave
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Armed with this new knowledge, I will try again to send the images.
 

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Really nice looking table. One question. How do you adjust the height or depth of the cut? I think when I find time (being retired) I will make a horizontal table. I have a bunch of routers now. Every time I go to an auction there seems to be a router there. I have all brands, all 1/4" collets. One in a Sears table, etc. You can never have to many. Thanks for the pictures.

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Dr.Zook said:
Really nice looking table. One question. How do you adjust the height or depth of the cut? I think when I find time (being retired) I will make a horizontal table. I have a bunch of routers now. Every time I go to an auction there seems to be a router there. I have all brands, all 1/4" collets. One in a Sears table, etc. You can never have to many. Thanks for the pictures.

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The depth is adjusted in the same way you would adjust it if you were holding the router in your hands or if it were mounted in a conventional table. The height is adjusted by turning the knobs you see at the end of the threaded rods that come vertically out of the mounting board. The rods thread through T-nuts that are embedded in the mounting board, and then push on carriage bolts that connect the mounting board to the back of the table (you can just see one of the bolt heads under the table in one of the photos). Its a very clever and precise mechanism. If you have not seen it, I strongly recommend the book, "Woodworking With The Router" by Bill Hylton and Fred Matlack, and from which I got the design. As the authors say, it is a basic operating manual and guidebook to router woodworking, full of techniques and shop aids and jigs. Once you become familiar with it, you will put it near your work bench as a standard reference guide. By the way, I have two Porter Cable 690 routers - one is a fixed speed unit that came in a case with a standard base and a plunge base. The other is a variable speed model that came with a standard base. Both permit the use of either 1/4" or 1/2" collets. I keep one standard base in my conventional router table and one in my horizontal table, and is easy to switch the variable speed motor from one to the other. I keep the fixed speed motor in the plunge router base to use by hand as appropriate. This seems like a good combination.
 

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Thanks Allen for the quick reply. The height adjustment was the one I was interested in. I kind of figured it must be by the two knobs at the top of the mounting board. Good job.

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