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Hi, My name is Tom and I have been lurking on and off. I have decided to join as there is a great wealth of knowledge and good people here. I am relatively new to woodworking; probably about two years. I am a late bloomer and developed the interest when I tried retirement a couple of years ago. As most of you are probably guilty of, I spent heaps on fitting out my garage with new Dewalt power tools and other necessities(?). I enjoy the hands on aspect of it and seeing a project come to fruition.
I am building my router table at present and have been for about six months (time and weather is the problem), and I have purchased a new Triton TRA001 so another change will be required. But I will get there!!!

I have three routers at present (can't have too many!)
Anyway thanks for letting me in and I look forward to sharing with you all.
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Tom
 

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Hello and welcome to the router forum Tom
 

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Hi Old Tom, and welcome to the best forum with the best members in the world. James jj777746
 

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Thanks guys. I appreciate the welcome!
 

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Hi Tom and welcome aboard.
 

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Welcome to the forum Tom, never hesitate to ask questions, we never consider a question as stupid. Your choice of a Triton TRA001 for the table is an excellent choice. We do like pictures Tom so a few during the making of your router table will be well received.
This shot shows my table mounted Triton.
 

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Hi Tom, Tom here. I'm another Triton guy. I've done carpentry all my life, DIY and such, but got a table saw about 14 years ago and set out on woodworking. Had lots more money then so I outfitted my shop while I had it. It was Harry who turned me on to the Triton, and he's well aware of the differences between international brands' models.

Attached is a long piece I wrote on accellerating your learning curve for woodworking. It is USA oriented on tools, but there are many items that apply to anyone. It's a bit of a confessional because it arose from quite a few mistakes and costly lessons over the years.

At any rate, welcome to the wood playpen.
 

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Welcome to the forum Tom. Looking forward to seeing your projects .

Wondering what type of gaming your into . I used to love Medal Of Honour, Mech Warrior and then Call of Duty , but my computer rooms been out of commission for years .
Looking forward to playing again,but wont be going online anymore.
 

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Hi all and thanks for the warm welcome.

Harry and Tom. I went down the path of trying to save money on my first router and bought the Ken. Then I realised it was single speed. I used it a couple of times and burnt edges etc. Usual things. Finally I got smart and shelled out for the Triton a couple of days ago. What a difference!!! it was soother and less noisy, as well as just better quality. Good thing was I got it for $399 instead of the $499 most other places were asking.
I will get up some shots of my router table soon.
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Welcome to the forum Tom. Looking forward to seeing your projects .

Wondering what type of gaming your into . I used to love Medal Of Honour, Mech Warrior and then Call of Duty , but my computer rooms been out of commission for years .
Looking forward to playing again,but won't be going online anymore.
Hi Rick, I've been playing Diablo and all it's variants since it's inception. Absolutely love it. Was into World of Warcraft at one stage, missus still is. Also playing Stalker ans just started Shadows Awakening.
Played a bit of Call of Duty and Mech Warrior, but not a lot.

Built both my wife's and my gaming machines about a year ago and still loving them!
Cheers.
 

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Welcome to the forum Tom.
 

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Welcome to the forum Tom, never hesitate to ask questions, we never consider a question as stupid. Your choice of a Triton TRA001 for the table is an excellent choice. We do like pictures Tom so a few during the making of your router table will be well received.
This shot shows my table mounted Triton.
Hi Harry. Managed to get a few shots of the WIP router table I am building. Need to finish the drawer faces and the sides of the unit as well as fit the wheels. Then I can get on with the fence.
I have also included some shots of other projects. Hope i am not breaching protocol here. Wasn't sure if the pics should be in the Show N Tell thread.
Cheers.
 

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Nice looking router table Tom . Like the looks of your shop, looks like your a well organized and meticulous type of individual.
Did you buy some used lockers from a swimming pool for storage?
 

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Nice looking router table Tom . Like the looks of your shop, looks like your a well organized and meticulous type of individual.
Did you buy some used lockers from a swimming pool for storage?
Thanks Rick. Hopefully one day I will get it finished!:smile:
I was given thew lockers by a friend that wanted to get rid of them. They are a great addition to the workshop for storage. At present they are full of tools and my consumables.
 

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G'day, Tom. Welcome to the forum...
 

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You are a quick worker Tom, the table is almost finished. I'll post a shot of my fence, simple and TALL making it suitable for any kind of project.
 

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You are a quick worker Tom, the table is almost finished. I'll post a shot of my fence, simple and TALL making it suitable for any kind of project.
Harry, I love that tall fence! That's going on my to-do list! I'll likely add a T-slot as well. I also like the 4 inch dust port.
 
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