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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #2: My report on yesterdays excursion to my shop.

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 03-07-2007 01:43 PM 1548 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Trying my best to get back in my shop !! Part 2 of WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". series Part 3: I'm changing my tune about my pin router »

Once I got out there, I shook off the shakes immediately.

I commenced to install my new Triton router into my router table. I had to cut a new opening in my table for a larger router plate. It took me awhile, because I had lay the new plate into position, & scribe a line with a sharp knife. Then clamp down some guide boards in order to rout out the new opening. I ended up with a perfect fit. After fastening the router to the new plate, I dropped it into the table. Then I ran a test with a few scrap pieces. I’m going to like this new machine. It runs real smooth, with plenty of power.
I also tested a new lock miter bit I had ordered with my new all in one router plate, it worked great.

I have to admit, I ended up with a fairly productive afternoon. Now I hope to to venture out there again today. I think today is going to be clean up the shop day.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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#1 posted 03-07-2007 02:24 PM

once you get in the groove, productivity just keeps going and going.

glad to hear that you shook off the withdrawal symptoms first :)
Did you have nightmares last night? (another symptom)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 03-07-2007 02:28 PM

I slept like a Lumberjock with a new toy. Sawing them off.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#3 posted 03-07-2007 02:29 PM

hahah good one :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 03-07-2007 04:15 PM

I like it Dick. Not too expensive, looks good. Nice addition.

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#5 posted 03-07-2007 06:12 PM

Very good Dick. Now the big test is can you do it a second day in a row! hahaha

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 03-07-2007 08:37 PM

I’m finally out the door right now. We just returned from grocery shopping.

( It may show that I’m signed in, because my Lumberqueen enjoys this site also)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Bill

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#7 posted 03-07-2007 08:41 PM

Remain Calm, breathe in, breathe out….

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#8 posted 03-08-2007 02:28 AM

Clean the shop day, today! You must use real big scrap pieces, Dick to have made such a mess! LOL. I’m glad to hear you had a productive day and that the router and new plate functioned as desired.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 03-08-2007 10:31 AM

I have two different sizes of lock-miter bits from Lee Valley. I must say that I’ve never had a lot of success with these. They are very difficult to setup.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 03-08-2007 02:33 PM

Thanks Don
I just tried it on some scrap, & not a real project yet. You never know I might have the same problems as you’ve had. I’ll know more when it comes to the real thing.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#11 posted 03-08-2007 03:01 PM

Well if you’ve ever done raised panels with a router, it’s probably a lot like aligning the stile/rail cutters. And Don, if it isnt too late, you can always throw them in the box and send them to me and I can check them out for you, Buddy. HAHAHAHA !!!!

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#12 posted 03-08-2007 04:51 PM

There you go, donating tools to fellow lumberjocks. I am accepting such donations. I am not quite tool poor, but not up to the level of Dick’s shop yet. (I have only one router).

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#13 posted 03-08-2007 05:09 PM

I have one piece of equipment, & I’m contemplating on what to do with it. It’s an Stanley overarm router, or pin router. It’s taking up a lot of space which I don’t have, & I hardly ever use it. I’ll have to get some images of it, so you can see what it looks like.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#14 posted 03-08-2007 05:26 PM

I found this on Google. Mine doesn’t have the pedestal, so I made my own base. It takes up about 36” X 42” of floor space.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#15 posted 03-08-2007 05:31 PM

Interesting contraption. What is the advantages of using the Pin Router anyway?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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