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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 990 days ago 5959 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.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 990 days ago

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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#2 posted 990 days ago

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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#3 posted 990 days ago

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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#4 posted 990 days ago

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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#5 posted 990 days ago

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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#6 posted 990 days ago


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: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 990 days ago

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

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#8 posted 990 days ago

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,

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#9 posted 990 days ago

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


-- 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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#10 posted 990 days ago

Very, very cool!

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

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#11 posted 990 days ago

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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#12 posted 990 days ago

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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#13 posted 990 days ago

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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#14 posted 990 days ago

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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#15 posted 990 days ago

nice porter cable chain what kind of router did you use

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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