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Reluctant woodworker

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Hi folks!

My real hobby is old cameras, which turns out to be wood cameras in the end. I often find I need to make this or that and a router and a router table are most likely the cheapest, smallest and most efficient method of making wood camera parts.

I even want to make a large wood camera and there are several parts that must be machine accurate.

I was given an old Sears Craftsman Model 315 with a couple bits. I have never used a router, but I am handy with tools and even built a wood stringer and skin boat with a table saw and glue.

My camera insanity has me searching for ways to make two simple box bellows frames, 18" square with half lab joints. I actually can't decide whether to simplly do it with hobby shop wood and a chisel,:) as I need it now! If I already had a router table setup, I would use that.

So I will be here reading this great knowledge base.

Thanks for all this!
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Hey, Randy; welcome!
Perhaps you could fill in something about yourself and your tool selection in the profile section? I was going to suggest using your tablesaw to do the 1/2 lap joints but there's no indication whether you have access to one(?).
You can certainly use the router free hand, with a template to give you accuracy; the table would be nice, but not a deal breaker.
You've got some interesting stuff in there, Randy! (Thanks for doing the profile)
With your Engineering background you're not exactly a newbie. :)
I'm looking forward to seeing pics of the large format camera build.
You can post pics directly from your hard-drive...just not links from the 'net until you hit 10 posts...anti spammer protection.
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