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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 11-04-2011 09:35 PM 6528 reads 10 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not sure what good a wood chain is, but it’s fun to make! Oh, and this is a very PC video.



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steviep

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#1 posted 11-04-2011 09:48 PM

For some reason, I have to go put a Cole Porter record on, and pay the Cable bill.

Great vid! as always!

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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nobuckle

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#2 posted 11-04-2011 10:12 PM

Steve, LMAO. Nice unobtrusive product placement. Cool little project. Sure was nice of THAT tool company to send you a new router. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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ClayandNancy

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#3 posted 11-04-2011 10:13 PM

I watched (Porter Cable) your video (Porter Cable) a couple of times (Porter Cable) and I didn’t see any mention (Porter Cable) of a brand name. Great video (Porter Cable).

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redryder

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#4 posted 11-04-2011 11:04 PM

Have you ever seen a commercial done by a really good looking woman and when the commercial was over, you realize you didn’t hear anything that was said?? That just happened to me. Minus the good looking woman….........

-- mike...............

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Glen

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#5 posted 11-04-2011 11:43 PM

Cool project Steve. I would like to make a chain but I need to buy a router. What brand do you recommend?
Ha ha.

-- Glen

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 11-04-2011 11:47 PM

COOL!

That was sure nice of Porter Cable to send you a New router!

Did they want the OLD one so they could check-it out to see what happened?

Very nice video… Oh, and that tool company, whatever it’s name was, in the video, was good too! LOL

I was wondering how you were going to get the Links “Linked”...

I really thought you were going to work with Templates & Jigs like you did… BUT, add some special steps to make the Chain without having to resort to cheating by breaking & gluing the links together.

Yes, make the chain out of one piece of wood… requiring just a tad of manual carving to get the Links MOVING FREE!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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ChuckC

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#7 posted 11-04-2011 11:56 PM

Another great video! Are you sure you don’t work for that tool company??

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mnpete

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#8 posted 11-05-2011 12:52 AM

Another big hit with Dad and Danger Boy. I’ve got that same router and really like it. Mine is about 10 years old though. Runs like a champ.

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop, http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/

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TheDane

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#9 posted 11-05-2011 01:39 AM

Steve—I’ve got two PC690’s … they are workhorses. Happy routing!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Betsy

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#10 posted 11-05-2011 02:40 AM

Very, very cool!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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fernandoindia

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#11 posted 11-05-2011 02:51 AM

Yes, very cool Steve

You should start a contest about:

  • The best use of wooden chains!*

And the winner can get your old router.

-- Back home. Fernando

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woody57

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#12 posted 11-05-2011 03:32 AM

great video as usual
you’ll enjoy that router. I’ve used pc for many years with good success

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 11-05-2011 05:05 AM

Make Porter Cable send you another router. That is way, way too much jigging and rejigging. You need to work on the design and execution. Cutting and gluing a chain is cheating ;-)) ;-)) BTW, great vid as usual.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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rance

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#14 posted 11-05-2011 05:33 AM

What ToPo, cheating is not allowed? :) Then I should just quit woodworking. I cheat as much as I can. :) Another nice video Steve. Thanks for sharing. One can learn so many things from your videos.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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eddie

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#15 posted 11-05-2011 07:34 AM

nice porter cable chain what kind of router did you use

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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