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Blog entry by Jarod posted 12-15-2008 04:41 PM 842 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

That was probably the best welcome i’ve ever gotten on an internet forum. Pretty awesome. You guys are great. Sorry it took me until today to respond, i’ve been out all weekend.

So step one of setting up shop is going to be cleaning out my garage & organizing it so I have some room to work. With 2 motorcycles this proves challenging, but I think I can do it. I have a lot of motorcycle parts that are going to have to go though. Unfortunately, this is a insanely busy time of year, and I probably won’t have a free weekend until some time in January.

Since other than my deck that I’m going to build, my first projects are going to be boxes and shadowboxes for my wife, I think the first equipment that i’m going to need is a router/table to do joints. I know these can be done on a table saw or router, and the router is probably a less expensive first step, so i’ll take that one first.

Any recommendations? Anything to avoid?

Oh, and here’s a shot of the 74 Sporty.

1974 XLH

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#1 posted 12-15-2008 05:26 PM

Very nice looking Bike. And Welcome to the site And I hope you enjoy your time here.

-- Hope Never fails

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#2 posted 12-15-2008 05:37 PM

Hey Jarod, welcome. Just do a search for router tables and specify only search in projects section. You’ll probably find more than you know what to do with. They range from super nice to super simple and it’s all a matter of what you need at the moment, although it sounds like you don’t yet have a table saw so a router table similar to what i did would probably work for you. I haven’t posted it to projects cause i’m too embarrassed, it’s really nothing more than a board with a 1 3/8 or 1 1/2 hole drilled in the center and then i just screwed my fixed base router to the board such that the bit comes up through the hole. then just find a nice straight piece of wood and clamp it down as your fence and viola, a rather simple but effective router table.


-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#3 posted 12-15-2008 05:38 PM

That sounds pretty straightforward. I like simple.

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#4 posted 12-15-2008 05:45 PM

Welcome to LJs, if you need anything all you got to do is ask anyone. Right now Peachtree has Freud 2 1/4 hp routers 2 piece plunge 1/2 or 1/4 inch collets for 124.00 bucks but I’ve heard they are cheaper somewhere else, for like 99.00 dollars which is a good price for a good router. Wait a second I’ll get back to you on the place you can get the cheaper one. Just checked and it’s at Lowes for 99.00 dollars. That’s cheap, regular price $249.00. Have a nice day.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 12-15-2008 06:54 PM

Hey Jarod….Good move making projects for the wife. There is an equation that most of us have experience with. Projects for wife = more tools. Welcome to Lumberjocks. Please post your projects when you complete them.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#6 posted 12-16-2008 12:36 AM

Welcome, Jarod. Good to have another Texan on board. You’re right, this is the best site you’ll find for a friendly, informative, helpful bunch of folks. Join right in and have fun.

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