Not well #1: Hit a road block

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Blog entry by Andraxia posted 12-14-2008 05:10 AM 976 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well today I was setting up my new router table – which was given to me in pieces (minus instruction manual), well new is a relative term, as I have owned it for months but had too many other things on my ‘to do’ list.

I was about to start making a set of cupboard doors for my Mum’s Birthday on the 20th.

I was not feeling 100% but certainly well enough for some workshop therapy.

I unpacked my new router and attached it to the router table. Next I inserted my new Door making set router bit. Did a test run and aside from some fine tuning it was running sweet.

I sorted out the wood I was going to use, configured the thicknesser and WHAM it hit me. ‘IT’ being a virus of some sort. Balance went AWOL and my distance focus is shot to pieces so I am now laid up in bed with a temp and a desire to curl up and die (not literally!).

Not to sure how I am going to make 15 small doors and two pantry doors.

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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#1 posted 12-14-2008 05:19 AM

I’m beginning to think that this is just a bad weekend to deal with routers. I had an issue with my new router (should be an easy fix though) and you got sick while working with yours. I’m wondering if there’s a router curse in effect this weekend ;)

Hope the virus passes very quickly!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#2 posted 12-14-2008 07:36 AM

Even if you were at 100 percent 17 doors in 7 days is a whole lot of work! Hope you get well soon.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 12-14-2008 07:51 AM

Hi Belinda – Can you provide a drawing or picture of what your trying to build? Maybe we can help you out of a fast method. I hope you feel better soon, sorry to hear your sick.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 12-14-2008 08:05 AM

Hi Dan,

Just got back from the hospital – looks like I am going to have to settle with making one and sticking an IOU on the front.

I have a jig in mind that I will make after the first door. Nothing like a job to help the process along.


-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 12-14-2008 11:56 PM

Yep, you’ve got some work ahead of you.

Get Well Soon!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 12-15-2008 07:16 PM

Wow, I feel for you. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Christmas time is no time for sickness.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#7 posted 12-24-2008 05:04 PM

hope you’re feeling better!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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