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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #3: I'm changing my tune about my pin router

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2722 days ago 876 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: My report on yesterdays excursion to my shop. Part 3 of WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". series Part 4: Making a Rustic Clock »

Remember yesterday, I was thinking about getting rid of that big old Stanley Pin Router. After looking at what it can be used for, I’ve changed my mind. I dug out this big chunk of Birch sawed from a stump. (A logger was kind enough to leave it there after cutting it.) In about 2 hours I flattened the thing out, pretty handy hey.
For all the years I’ve had this machine, my only thought of for using this was pin routing. I’m now going to make fence setup, so I can drill mortises with it.

This thing was cut at an angle, & was about 4” thick. now it’s about 2 1/2 ” thick

After some sanding, I gave it a coat of Linseed Oil, to see how it looks.

I’m planning on making a clock out of it.

-- -** 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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WayneC

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#1 posted 2722 days ago

This looks quite a bit easier to use and more flexible than the router jigs I have seen for similar purposes. It will make a great clock.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Karson

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#2 posted 2722 days ago

Very nice Dick.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Don

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#3 posted 2722 days ago

Dick, the clock will be very heavy. Do you plan to wall mount it?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 2722 days ago

Nice looking stump!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2722 days ago

Don, Welcome back,
It shouldn’t be to heavy. When I make the cavity for the movement over size, & create a French cleat for more stability.

-- -** 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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scottb

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#6 posted 2722 days ago

looking forward to the progress. cool way to flatten that.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2721 days ago

when I saw your machine I thought ” use it.. don’t get rid of it!!” :)

and the wood looks like a maple leaf, to me.

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 2721 days ago

Debbie
The machine is staying!!

-- -** 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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#9 posted 2721 days ago

Very good Dick, a new use for an old tool! I bet it will make a good mortiser as well.

Now you may have to build a sliding table for it, so you can put those bigger pieces on and move around with less work.

I see more wood chips in your future..

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

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