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Blog entry by Delain posted 02-24-2014 08:56 PM 1831 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here we have sweetness, all day long!
Not bragging on my craftsmanship at all; just elated with the results and now having the ability to use a router table.

Here is my first offering of a project to LJ.

Not exactly sure how best to present this as I’ve seen others write an extensive Project posting with a brief reference on their blog . . . and vice versa. So, I think I’ll make sort of a mention here of the project for chronicling it and let the project narrative go with the project.

This is not my first woodworking project, but I am still very new to woodworking and stumbling along as best I can. I feel that I am making progress but it is very slow due to the limited amount of time I get to spend in the shop.

I will say that I owe a lot to all of the LJ members who have taken time to post their projects, reviews, and suggestions to the site. Man o’man, what a great site we have here.

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Addendum to the yet-to-be-posted project
Since I first completed the router extension table build, setting up the photos and making notes for this write-up, I’ve yet to do any major routing projects, but the use the router table and vacuum system has gotten continues to prove up the blue cup installation and the utility of a router table.
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Overall, this was a good confidence builder. Not too many gotchas during the build, but enough to keep me humble for sure.

Thanks for reading,
Delain



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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 02-25-2014 12:37 AM

Go ahead and gloat.
Looks like a good solid addition to your work center.

Well done.
Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Todd

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 12:41 AM

It looks like you have a Triton router. So do I and I love mine!

That looks like a very well thought out and neat job. Congrats!

After having used my router table for a while the only potential problem I can see is the ability to kind of “micro” adjust your fence, since you are using the same fence as your table saw. Then again, it may not be a problem. My router is mounted to an independent table and sometimes I tighten down one side of my fence and “sneak up” on the fence setting then tighten down the other side.

Others who have your setup can advise you on any problems. However, it looks like you did a great job! Have fun routing!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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Delain

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#3 posted 02-28-2014 12:31 PM

Len / Todd,

Thanks for the encouragement.

Delain

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DeLayne Peck

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#4 posted 04-03-2015 08:15 AM

Ingenious! Will be a real asset on future projects.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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Delain

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#5 posted 04-03-2015 01:42 PM

DeLayne,

Thank you for the thought. Coming from you, it is very meaningful.

I’ve put a fair amount of use in this setup and I’m very happy with everything. I do plan to remake/refine the face of the router fence; slightly out of coplanar alignment across the fence bit opening. And, I’d like to have t-track in the face for sliding faces and featherboard type fittings.

The Triton is great and the Blue-cup is wonderful!

Thank you,
Delain

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 04-03-2015 06:00 PM

A real good solution, similar to one I use on my RT extension. Glad you enjoyed making this because it will not boost your confidence but also your accuracy and productivity.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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