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Blog series by efsavage updated 05-19-2010 03:00 AM 3 parts 2972 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Setup

10-06-2009 07:40 PM by efsavage | 6 comments »

It’s been a busy, and expensive, week. Picked up so many tools I haven’t even finished setting them all up yet, much less playing with them. The Ridgid 13” Thickness Planer R4330 was a breeze to set up. Unpacked it, attached the dust collector, and it was ready to go. I spent more time cleaning up shavings from the test run because the shopvac was clogged (before I connected it) than I did setting it up! The Ridgid 6” jointer JP0610, however, not so easy. The...

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Part 2: Setup (continued)

10-08-2009 07:03 PM by efsavage | 2 comments »

The Bench Dog 40-001 router table is a fantastic piece. It came with a few pieces of nice (baltic birch?) plywood, and about 50 million screws and bolts and other doodads. It was actually fun to set up, it was more like building a model than actual work. I got Bosch 1617EVS as a dedicated router for this table. So far it seems great. Typical solid Bosch contruction. It’s actually not as loud as I expected it would be. The router mounted to the table pretty painlessly, no drill...

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Part 3: Bench Rehab

05-19-2010 03:00 AM by efsavage | 1 comment »

I decided my bench was solid enough that it wasn’t worth replacing, so I put a new top and back on it. Top is 3/4” MDF with 3 coats of polyurethane, which seems to be enough that sliding a bench tool across it doesn’t dig anything up. Back is just basic pegboard with 1×3 back supports.

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