|Project by RipSawRon||posted 06-05-2008 07:20 PM||2802 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
For months now I have been setting up a shop and looking forward to building something nice for our house, so I thought that a simple picture frame would be a good warm up project to get me comfortable with my new tools and shop. The first mortace and tenons went well and I learned a lot, every thing was going fine until it was time to route the 3/8” rabit for the glass, the oak totally shattered and turned my frame into firewood, and now my router won’t power up, I checked the safety, power cord and adjustments, it did power up for a second and then died out, what went wrong?
I used a router table with a Ryobi 2hp, 1/2” shank and a ball berring 1/2” rabit bit from Rockler. The wood is old oak floor boards with the tong and groove cut off and then every side jointed.
Do I need to use a speed control, I have one but have not installed it yet.
Thanks for looking and I welcome your input.