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Hi everyone. I'm new to router work and have just built a router table extension for my table saw, using the Triton TRA001 and a superb stainless steel insert plate bought from Italian Woodworking Tools.

My home is in Dorset on the south coast of the UK. My house occupies a beautiful spot facing the sea, wood construction circa 1850, but has been neglected for 25 years. It has some fancy wooden mouldings on the exterior that all need replacing and 4 period style sash windows to make and fit, hence my interest in routers. Having spent my spare time over the past year setting up my workshop, and now that I'm retired after a career as an engineer, my wife reckons it's time I "lay and egg" and start the house restoration - before it turns completely to compost!

I've already gained loads of useful info from the many experienced craftspeople from browsing this site, but am still on a learning curve. Reading about it is not the same as doing it so you can look forward to me popping up from time to time with urgent, and yes probably dumb questions.

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Hi Alan and welcome. The only dumb questions are the ones not asked. We all started from scratch at some point. All the major router bit makers have sets for making the windows you want to replace and there are youtube videos on some of them I think.
 

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Welcome to the forum, Alan. I'm sure you'll be able to contribute as well as learn. I've been privileged to enjoy some of the beautiful England south coast, but alas, not Dorset. I'll keep buying those lottery tickets and some day... :laugh2:
 

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Hello and welcome to the router forum, Alan
 

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Welcome to the forum Alan.
 

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Hey Alan and welcome. It's going to be a lot of hard work to get your house back the way it should be. I think your going to have a lot of fun also. Take some pictures of your house and keep us posted on how your doing.
 

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Hello Alan, and welcome to the forums....
 

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Really glad you joined the fun. As you can tell, this is a friendly bunch. We do love to see pictures, and given the pedigree on your home, it will be even more welcome. And we'll be happy to help as much as possible with information.
 

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Hi Alan and welcome. The only dumb questions are the ones not asked. We all started from scratch at some point. All the major router bit makers have sets for making the windows you want to replace and there are youtube videos on some of them I think.
Thanks Chuck. I found a sash bar ovolo cutter set that is an exact match for the existing windows and plan to make a softwood mock-up of a sash frame to see how it goes together, before using more expensive hardwood. Youtube is a great resource and you remind me I haven't spent enough time searching it for this task.
 

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Welcome to the forum, Alan. I'm sure you'll be able to contribute as well as learn. I've been privileged to enjoy some of the beautiful England south coast, but alas, not Dorset. I'll keep buying those lottery tickets and some day... :laugh2:
Thanks Keith. Dorset is the best part of the south coast! But seriously, no competition for your south island.
 

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Thanks for the welcome guys. And I get the message - pictures! I'll be sure to post some once I've produced something worth sharing.
 

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Hello Alan, welcome to the forum and I hope that you get as much useful information from it as I have done recently.

I only came into woodworking 4 years ago, having retired a few years earlier at 70. I have a number of machines, Bandsaw, P/T, Scrollsaw, various sanding machines and lots of 'bits and bobs'. My main interest has been in making bandsaw boxes, (Boxes ofBadger Woodcrafters), as a hobby, so I'm not a furniture maker or complete carpenter. I have just bought the Triton TRA 001 and almost completed my own slide-in table that fits under my workbench/top with the intention of making joints etc.

Based in Wythall, near Birmingham, but pop down to Milford-on-Sea a few times each years to see my elderly Aunt who lives down there. Looks like you have a big job on your hands with the house.

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Thanks for your post Malcolm. Just had a look at your website and now I know what a bandsaw box is! They're certainly very creative designs and must be fun to make.

I haven't used the Triton much yet, but its first major job is approaching. All I can say right now is there is an ample amount of power and it's user friendly when table-mounted, so I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

The house is a mixture of the original 1850s construction and a cheap and nasty 1950s conversion. Every job seems to involve unearthing some underlying problem or other to be sorted so invariably it takes much longer than anticipated. We're planning to move out before we tackle the major works. We're at the opposite end of Dorset, not far from the Devon border, but yes it's a lovely part of the world. Funnily enough we have relatives in the Stafford area.

Alan
 
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