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Hi, New here. I've got sort of an ambitious project that is to be a present for my wife. A Backgammon board with case and drawers.

What I have:
Bosch 1617 with both bases.
A marginal FOLDING Wolfcraft router table.
1 cheap wood working bench from Ace Hardware
1 large home built assembly/workbench
1 bench drill press - Craftsman
1 6" bench belt/disk sander
circular saw
jig saw
palm sander

What I don't and won't have (any time soon)
Table saw
Jointer
Planner
....any other larger shop tools

I've been lurking for a while and this looks like the place for the help I'm sure I'll need.

Is there any special area for project journals?

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Hi, New here. I've got sort of an ambitious project that is to be a present for my wife. A Backgammon board with case and drawers.

What I have:
Bosch 1617 with both bases.
A marginal FOLDING Wolfcraft router table.
1 cheap wood working bench from Ace Hardware
1 large home built assembly/workbench
1 bench drill press - Craftsman
1 6" bench belt/disk sander
circular saw
jig saw
palm sander

What I don't and won't have (any time soon)
Table saw
Jointer
Planner
....any other larger shop tools

I've been lurking for a while and this looks like the place for the help I'm sure I'll need.

Is there any special area for project journals?

GCG
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I believe if you take your time and follow the plans carefully. you may have all the tools that you require. You will have to order your timber for a reputable supplier already planned to thickness.

I would add a small hand saw.

What type of joints are you using for the case and drawers? This could add to your required tools list.

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Welcome to the Router Forums.

You could probably post under "Project Plans and How To" or "Show N' Tell" as you go so people can give you ideas on how you can accomplish certain tasks with the tools you have available to you. Maybe Someone can keep you from making a mistake so you won't have to rebuild anything.

Good luck on your project.

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I believe if you take your time and follow the plans carefully. you may have all the tools that you require. You will have to order your timber for a reputable supplier already planned to thickness.
For the most part I'll be using 1x stained poplar from one of the monster warehouse stores and hope I can get by without having to plane for the case. The board will be another matter. I'll need re-saw the 1x to 5/16(x2) Got an idea for a jig to use with my circular saw ripping jig for that, and hope to work out something on the router table to pass for a plane job down to 1/4.

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Already on the list.

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What type of joints are you using for the case and drawers? This could add to your required tools list.
Plan to miter the box and am looking at the MLCS Lock Miter Bit for that. Maybe the Drawer Lock bit for the drawers.

As of now the board will be 17"x17" with points 6.75" long and 1-5/16 wide at the base to allow for 1-1/4" checkers.

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I have never tried this but have read that sometimes a local cabinet shop will plane lumber for you for a price.

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Might look into that if my jig doesn't work. I'm looking at it as kind of a challenge to do as much as I can with what I've got. I've almost got the re-saw jig done in Google Sketchup and as soon as I have enough posts in I'll post it for critique.
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