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A journey into the workshop. #31: Router got away from me. Start over, or patch?

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 12-20-2009 12:46 AM 945 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 30: More progress on the extension wing. Part 31 of A journey into the workshop. series Part 32: Table Saw router wing almost done, and a commission of sorts... »

The subject line pretty much sums it up. It was my screw up, I was pushing when I should have been pulling, and had the router jump away from the straight edge. I now have a nice 1/2” divot to the side of the miter slot. Not it’s descision time…

I haven’t been very happy that I started with pine ply to begin with, and have almost wanted an excuse to redo the whole thing out of birch ply. This would be a perfectly acceptable time to yank the entire assembly off and start over. The cutoff section can be used for a new drill press table which would be fine by me…

So I guess it’s up to me to get off my tail and get to Home Depot for some more Birch ply…

Oh well hopefully this will be the LAST time I make this same mistake…

Okay so I am updating my own blog entry… The decision has been made. I have plenty of oak scrap, I am going to try to patch this thing… The slot has been widened for the patch piece, and as soon as I can buy the time in the shop to do it, I will get that patch sized and glued up… Stay tuned!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 12-20-2009 03:39 AM

Gad Zooks, I hate when that happens. Been there.

Posted the link to my Sketchup file for the, hopefully, final version of the Soooper Sled.

Soooper Sled Sketchup File

Got a new blog item, Sketchup textures for woodworking.

Sketchup Texture Blog

Check it out. There is a link to common wood textures with horizontal and vertical for oriented material, easier than positioning the texture. I will make textures on demand, also. These are seamlessly tiling textures, I don’t use a special program, I like more control. Occasionally I generate them out of the effects in the graphics program, more frequently mutate a photograph.

Got to make some sawdust tomorrow, I am tired of this computer stuff…...................

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#2 posted 12-20-2009 04:49 AM

I’ll have to look at it from the Windows box. I managed to royally screw up my WINE install on Linux and am too lazy to fix it right now…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 12-20-2009 06:27 PM

Haven’t tried to run Linux yet. I run my windows machines with an environment that includes a bunch of VB6 utilities I wrote, and occasionally still do, and I have a slew of fancy macros in MS Word that I wrote. At work I do all my notes on MS Word templates I put together, and it saves each document with the push of one button that automatically names the document with the patients name and date. So I would lose that organization in another environment. I run Win XP everywhere, my portable as I noted has Vista Ultimate 64 which was an experiment to see how MS Office 2007 worked and how the 64bit environment would work. One of my VB6 IDE enhancements wouldn’t install in 64 bit and I don’t really like Word 2007 much, so I had no impetus to change. Well, trying to wake up and read the mail…........hate being up late at the company Xmas party. It throws off the next day something fierce. Oh well, only happens once a year.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#4 posted 12-20-2009 11:56 PM

I am a UNIX admin, so Linux on my personal desktop sort of makes sense… Mind you, I have cygwin on my XP box at work along with PERL and Python to run my scripts, and support things like ssh etc…

Mind you, I can, and am qualified (MCSE Server 2K3) but I prefer the UNIX environment… I was first introduced to UNIX by my Dad in 1978 at DEC. (Bring your kid to work day sort of thing…) Went on with UNIX experience in High School and College…

You know what they say, if your only tool is a hammer, all your problems look like nails. So I use Windows, Linux, Solaris, HPUX, and formerly had been an IRIX user as well… Not to mention MacOS X…

Doesn’t matter really, they all make the pay check…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#5 posted 12-21-2009 02:58 AM

A lot of those monikers I see all the time in my techie newsletter reading, (bunch of ZDNET stuff) but have never used. I occasionally do something ambitious, I am on sabatical from doing a multiuser database thing for the office. Programming I like, but there is no question it is a stressor. So much going on in the brain at once. I am just finishing up some scalability issues with it, and it needs a few more forms, but nearly done. I got stressed out this fall…......seems like I detect you do the same at times…....and it was the first thing to go on hold till I got back in shape. Besides….....I needed time for LJ’s….......(-:

Well my glueup on my new mini-tote should be unclampable now, so I will go put the final strips of wood on it and give it a coat of Watco. I am delighted with the TS with its improvements, and the RAS is performing like a champ. I know that 220v doesn’t give you more power, but I can tell you the machines act different with 220v in this household electrical milleau.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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