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Evolution of my router planer #5: Version 1.2b

07-28-2011 04:57 AM by TZH | 1 comment »

Awhile back, I began posting a series of blogs on the evolution of my router planer. Since that time I’ve actually made three more minor modifications that have had a huge impact on how well this thing works. The first modification: I was always frustrated with how long it took to measure the height at which to set the cross members of the planer using my square in a slotted 2×4. Well, I finally came up with a solution so simple even I was amazed (not the brightest bulb in the p...

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My First Router Table #4: Drawers and a Top

07-25-2011 03:09 AM by Dave | 1 comment »

For me, this is a fun part of the project because it’s when things really start to come together. I didn’t get any photos when I built the top but I basically glued together two sheets of MDF and added some laminate countertop from that big orange box store down the street. I trimmed it with red oak, chamfered the sharp edges, and stained it with a combination of TransTint Dye and General Finishes Candlelight. The only unusual part about the top was an idea I had for mounti...

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Refined Home Relics #3: Tinkering with cheese board designs

07-24-2011 11:51 PM by Josh Goulart | 3 comments »

see the whole story, with the music i wrote while building these projects! @ http://refinedhomerelics.blogspot.com

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Router table for my Unisaw #3: Pretty much done except a few finishing items

07-20-2011 02:38 AM by ic3ss | 2 comments »

Despite nagging back pain all week, I was able to complete my router table. Vicodin and Methocarbamol are wonderful things. I digress. . . . I routed recesses in the corners to allow mounting bolts to go in, and this took a while because the top is 2 1/4” thick. I needed several passes to get the depth I needed. I also routed out a couple of places just to lighten the thing up a bit. Turns out I could have routed out much more material than I did. Oh well. I put 2×...

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MODIFICATIONS ON ROUTER PANTOGRAPH

07-14-2011 10:32 AM by EMVarona | 1 comment »

1. Used two metal parallel arms of the same length. This makes possible a wider range of size variations since the router tray can be moved along a longer distance in relation to the template. Furthermore, lifting the router is easier when moving the stylus to a new position.http://www.flickr.com/photos/edurink/5935802701/ The earlier version of this router pantograph is found here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/50802 2. One problem noted in the original set up is the tendency for th...

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Sign for turtle sanctuary #1: Routering and burning the sign

07-08-2011 07:12 PM by Bertha | 34 comments »

My fiance’ spotted an area on our property where turtles like to congregate and she settled upon making a sign for them. First, she sketched out the design on an Aspen plank and weathered the edges with a round microplane. Then, she routed the lettering using a straight bit on low speed with a plunge. Third, she burnt in her details. I told her a laminate trimmer would work but she wanted to use “a big one”. I may be competing for shop time soon;)

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Wedding Clock #10: Like Frankenstein, It Stands Up

07-05-2011 01:17 AM by kenn | 2 comments »

I am up to the nerve wracking part of this build. I need to put some dados into the sides of the clock, but since both the sides and front/back are angled, the dados need to be angled. I’ve been thinking about how to do this since I started this project. Use a stack dado set and the table saw? Yeah, that would work, but I don’t think the cut will be as precise as I need it to be and the cut would register on the front edge of one side and the back edge of the other side. That...

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Router Sled for Flattening End Grain Cutting Board

07-01-2011 06:04 PM by Mauricio | 9 comments »

I glued up a cutting board with a table saw that was not properly aligned. As a result I had a glue up that was relatively flat on one side but way out of whack on the other side. The flat side was a huge pain to flatten with my little Ryobi belt sander even with 40 Grit belts. The rough side needed about 1/8” of wood that needed to be removed over most of the board. This is no joke with hard maple. It would have taken hours. My lumber dealer referred me to a cabinet shop that...

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My First Router Table #2: The Router Table Carcass

06-28-2011 02:43 AM by Dave | 3 comments »

With a design in mind I bought a couple sheets of 4×8 Birch Plywood and got to work. I don’t have pictures of this part of the process, but the first thing I did was to lay out each piece of the carcass on a 4×8 rectangle in Sketchup so I could get check what’d fit and make sure my grain was all pointing in the right direction (at that point I was thinking I might stain the cabinet). I transferred those measurements to the actual plywood sheets. When I marked things...

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My First Router Table #1: The Design

06-27-2011 02:00 AM by Dave | 5 comments »

After a year-and-a-half of woodworking I decided I needed a router table of my own. There are a lot of great examples on this site and they inspired me. All you have to do is browse my favorites to see a few of them. This router cabinet has a lot of firsts for me. I’m using it as both a learning experience and a prototype to convince my wife that I can build something that doesn’t look like I did it in high-school shop class. That’s why you’ll see a bit of over-k...

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