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Location: Wildomar, Ca
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I grew up on a small ranch in a farming area north of Corona in Southern California. It was a large valley with very few people. It didn't become a city until its population reached 200. It was definitely old school. My sister and I doubled up and rode one of our horses to school. We was country folk.
I was in high school when I caught the surfing bug. I spent the rest of my youth as a shiftless surfer bum until I met my wife. We married and I moved to Lake Elsinore where I started teaching wood shop. Up to that point I'd never seen power equipment and I couldn't even read a tape measure.
On my first day a student found me out and said he'd be my teacher. He taught me a lot and I made it through my first year. My second year the kids in my shop built the cabinets for a custom house project we were involved in. After that it was all laughs and saw dust.
Now I live in a small rural community called Wildomar. Its a stones throw from Elsinore. I've got a nice little shop next to my home, the same wonderful wife and two grown sons.
I retired in 2010 and although I'm an old guy...my heart is still as young as it was when I caught my first wave. I've been blessed throughout my life and I thank the Lord for watching over me and mine.

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replied on Recommend a router table (please) 05-15-2018 01:09 PM
replied on Recommend a router table (please) 05-12-2018 01:30 AM
commented on Sweeper's Profile 05-08-2018 06:29 AM
replied on Recommend a router table (please) 03-23-2018 03:41 PM
added blog entry Are Table Saw Support Legs Necessary? 03-23-2018 04:09 AM
replied on Grizzly table saw and router extension 03-23-2018 03:17 AM
commented on Sweeper's Profile 03-23-2018 03:14 AM
commented on Sweeper's Profile 02-13-2018 03:13 AM
replied on Suction Loss at and through Blast Gates? 02-13-2018 03:07 AM
commented on Grizzly G0883 vs G0771Z 01-13-2018 03:36 PM
commented on Sweeper's Profile 01-08-2018 05:21 AM
commented on Sweeper's Profile 12-23-2017 07:19 AM
commented on Grizzly G0883 vs G0771Z 12-04-2017 06:41 AM
commented on Grizzly G0883 vs G0771Z 12-04-2017 04:40 AM
replied on Thinking about a Grizzly G0771Z, need advice? 12-02-2017 04:59 PM

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#1 posted 12-23-2017 07:19 AM

Shaper vs router table.
Grizzly has a 1HP shaper than turns 13,000 rpm for $435 with free shipping until New Years. I’d like to use it with small router bits [under 1 inch in diameter] but I’m wondering how well it will perform on hard wood.
I like the advantages a shaper would have over a router table. Their miter slot is cut square to the bit, the fence is really sturdy and can be set to perform jointing, the table is flat cast iron that won’t warp and the motors are induction.
But is 13,000 RPM fast enough for bits under 1 inch in diameter to cut hard wood…even if I slow the feed rate?
Would it work if I made several passes at increasing depths?
Is 13,000 rpm fast enough to dado melamine?
I know 1HP won’t do heavy shaping..I just wonder if it will work with little router bits.
For an additional $130 Grizzly has a two speed [7K and 10K] 1 1/2 HP shaper but that may be way to slow.

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#2 posted 01-08-2018 05:21 AM

Dust Collector time. My old lungs have suffered enough. I finally broke down and bought a 1 1/2 HP Jet with the Vortex cone. I watched the video. It looks like an attempt to get 2 stage results from a one stage system. Anyone know anything about it?
The specs said the filter takes out 86% of I micron dust and 98% of 2 micron…I guess my lungs will filter the rest.
Someday when I wheezing in my walker I’ll wish I spent the money on a HEPA.

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#3 posted 02-13-2018 03:13 AM

I’ve read a lot about the problem people have trying to reduce leaks in their blast gates. For what its worth I used Taytools self cleaning plastic blast gates in my dust collection system. They’re inexpensive and do a good job sdelf cleaning. The only leak they have is when the gate is closed. If you hold the gate up to the light you can see an 1/8” x 1” sliver of light coming thru where the self cleaning tongue runs past the gate’s frame. To make a seal for that section I close the gate and using a sharpened pencil I mark the curve of the frame on the gate. Then I open the gate and put a bead of liquid rubber along that line. Be careful not to allow the bead to cross the line or it will stop the gate from closing. This will create a seal when the gate is closed.

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#4 posted 03-23-2018 03:14 AM

Router mounted on table saw wing question. I need some advice. On a Grizzly G0833P t/s [cabinet hybrid] can I add a “Big Dog” cast iron router table extension if I bolt it to the existing table wing and the fence rails without adding support legs? It weight 55lbs, my router weighs 17lbs and the fence is another 8 plus whatever I’m routing….all totaled less than 90bs. Could it bend or break something? The t/s is on a mobile base…will it make it tippy?

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#5 posted 05-08-2018 06:29 AM

Hi Guys
I need some advice again. Is what I’m doing correct??? I’m building a layout table that has a router at one end. I’m thinking of using a 1 ¾ x 36×80 solid wood flush slab door for the table. I’ll set 2×4’s for cross bracing under it every 16” for support. I’ll put ¾ ply over the entire table because it seems most inexpensive solid core doors have mulch wood cores and I don’t think they’ll hold the T Track’s screws. At the router end I’ll glue 3/8 phenolic to the ply and the rest of the table I’ll cover in hardboard and fasten it with screws so it will be easy to replace. If the there’s a height problem I’ll use a router sled to make the adjustment.
I’m gona use a Triton 3 ¼ hp router mounted to an Infinity plate with a Woodpecker split fence and a micro-adjuster. I’ll cross the T Tracks so I can move the fence around to shape and joint edges.
What do you think? Does this sound like a good idea?

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