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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #43: Router table extension wing fitted!

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Blog entry by PhilBello posted 03-10-2015 03:29 PM 1167 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I thought having built the router table and lift, and maybe it might be a good idea to fit it.

Work had come to a halt for a few days, I have been having trouble with my legs, and my Doc said that if I didn’t go to the specialist, I could end up without them, which spurred me into action, as a result I am now having one set of tests after another, until they find out what is causing the constant pain, yesterday was Veins, they are all still there and functioning normally :) , so now back to the Doc and find out what is next!

This morning finally I got down to the workshop, I had been worried that the weight might be a problem for the tablesaw, especially when it is raised on it’s castors, but it is fine!

Now to move on to the next project, a folding mitre saw station, I haven’t got the room for a permanent one, so this is the next best thing, and will save me getting down on my knees every time I want to use the compound mitre saw.

People ask me if I ever intend to make anything, as all I seem to be doing is making tools and jigs, well the answer is a resounding yes, I look at it from the point of view, that if I have all the tools and jigs I require, it makes life a lot easier when I start my other projects.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright



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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 03-10-2015 05:22 PM

Phil,

Make a stool for resting your butt and taking a load off your legs. I took one I’d bought for working at a drawing tablle out to my shop. Hope it’s something manageable.

Hey it sounds like my friend Mark’s challenge. That’s why I made my furniture piece be both functional and furniture until??

Finally decent weather here. Plow coming off the truck. Cleaned off my benches, and trying to figure out where to store materials without making to much extra work, so I can have the space to make something of quality. And it is also furniture, or some wood craft/art piece.

I too had a recent visit with my doc to rule out and manage some health issues.

What ever you make ,make it great! LOL1

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 03-10-2015 06:19 PM

Thanks Tom, more work…lol! I know, I’ll move the pillar drill off the stand I made, then I have a stool, I’ve already made, challenge complete, and that’s without moving ha

Glad to hear that spring has finally come for you, we have reverted to summer, daily temperature between 45-52°C in the sun, thank goodness there is a little breeze on the mountain!

Good Luck with you Doc visits, I’m just keeping my fingers crossed, I’ll be happier just knowing…whatever the result!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#3 posted 03-10-2015 07:47 PM

Thanks,

We will have a 60 dgree F day today. MY to Do list is so long that if I had to complete it before I die??? I’d live forever. LOL!

So nice my therapy clients are dropping like flies on a summer day.

Going to focus on something in the shop.

Later,

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 03-11-2015 01:14 PM

You will enjoy your router attachment to the table saw. I built my first one 34 years ago (when attaching it to a table saw wasn’t heard of) I wanted my table saw, jointer portable to move to job sites, the router on the tabler saw seemed like the way to go back then.
I’m the same, I spend more time making jigs and tables than I do with the original project. BUT ITS FUN !
Hope your legs get better…...I also dealing with health…type 2 diabetes…....hoping I keep my feet and my eyesight. SCARY when we get older.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 03-11-2015 02:11 PM

Thanks canadianchips, I am looking forward to a lot of use out of this! You are right, health problems are scary, after a lifetime to relatively good health, I seem to be falling to bits ha! ha! :)

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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