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General shop progress #3: Part 3: The next goodies for the shop (round two)

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Blog entry by dadefreese posted 12-23-2011 09:48 PM 627 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So the Bosch table and the Craftsman router have been the latest additions to the shop and with them, I’ve tried a variation of a technique I use to make variable spaced finger joints. I’ve made a few small boxes and finished an series of 4 lidless boxes to hold silverware and utensils in the kitchen silverware drawer. To create these boxes with dividers, I used a Dremel tool in their plunge router base…..it is not designed for that task.

That brings me to the latest addition to the shop; a combination fixed and plunge base compact router; the DeWalt DWP611PK. This will allow me to do some of the trim routing and in particular, the fine, stopped dado cuts that were not easily accomplished with the Dremel or the full sized routers.

Additionally, my parents bought the Dremel oscillating cutter (I forget the name). It’s been a ‘nice to have’ wish list item, but now that I have one, I will have to put it to use around the house. Wish me luck.

Next up, I go through a serious round of decluttering the shop and, hopefully, clearing out old carts and cabinets that are not functional. I think I’ll also prepare to send the old Ryobi miter saw to pasture. The table saw can do most things, and if I can’t then I’ll use either a panel saw or the trusty circular saw to cut to rough length.



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