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After giving a lot of thought into fitting a router to my radial arm saw, I have come to the conclusion that for me it would not be worth the time and trouble involved for what I perceive as very limited usefulness for such an addition. Joints like half laps can be made so easily with a simple jig like the one that I recently showed in use for a "real" project, using a plunge router. For those with a radial arm saw, here is another method without the need for a dado set which I would only consider if I used lap joints on a regular basis, which I don't.
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You sure have some good looking wood to play with Harry, I love the color.

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Yeah nice color, out here in Manitoba there are three local companies that manufacture highway tractor trailers and they use purple heart for the trailer deck planking. I pick up the end cuts and use it for firewood, full ten quarter, great stuff burns almost like coal.

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You sure have some good looking wood to play with Harry, I love the color.
That wood Doug. is our West Australian Jarrah, very hard and very expensive! The colour can vary from grey to black with every shade in-between. The two pieces used were off-cuts from the hinged table that I made a week or so ago.

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