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Project by Jerry posted 146 days ago 1544 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my most recent project. I decided I was not going to get much further without one.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.





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hoss12992

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#1 posted 146 days ago

Great job, Im sure you will get lots of use out of it. Welcome to LJ’s

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Todd

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#2 posted 145 days ago

Very nice! What kind of router are you gonna put in it?

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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Jerry

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#3 posted 145 days ago

I’m so poor right now…all I’ve got is a 20 year old Black and Decker. I took it apart and took the handles off and screwed it to the bottom of the insert, but it works.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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mariva57

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#4 posted 145 days ago

Nicely executed, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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Todd

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#5 posted 144 days ago

Well Jerry that table is nicer than some of the prefab ones. I really like your fence! It should serve you well and accommodate most any router, so when you can upgrade you won’t have to worry about any table upgrades.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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Jerry

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#6 posted 144 days ago

Thanks Todd, I really appreciate the kind words. I made two tops, the first one is in my scrap pile now. I plan on building a lift at some point, but that’s another story.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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jeff

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#7 posted 144 days ago

nice router table Jerry…The fence looks awesome…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Mark E.

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#8 posted 144 days ago

Man, that looks heavy duty. I like those saddle joints.

What were you cutting with that router plane? I can’t figure that out.

-- Mark

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Jerry

396 posts in 147 days


#9 posted 144 days ago

Thanks Jeff, I didn’t realize it was that good, but another person liked it too.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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Jerry

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#10 posted 144 days ago

Mark E. RE:What were you cutting with that router plane? I can’t figure that out…

I cut those channels for the combo miter / t-track with my router, but I needed chisels and the router plane to clean and square up the blind end of the channels closest to the front of the table.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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Prplhrtjarhead

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#11 posted 143 days ago

Saddle joint at the top, I agree, very nicely done. But are those mortise and tenon at the bottom? Can’t quite make out the detail in my viewer.

-- "We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." R. Reagan, "The Speech", 1964

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 143 days ago

Congratulations. That will be a fine addition to your shop. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jerry

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#13 posted 143 days ago

Prplhrtjarhead, the bottoms are mortise and tenon, through tenons in fact, but it’s a little deceptive unless you look closely. They are not real chopped mortises. Take a closer look especially at the two left legs and you will see that they are actually made from two pieces of wood. The mortises were made by cutting dadoes in the two halves of each leg and then laminating the two halves together to form each whole leg, and in the process, the two dadoes become one mortise. Same is true of the saddle joint. The legs are screwed together with drywall screws instead of being glued. I did this so the wood could move and reduce the chances of the legs twisting, also if they were to get too out of shape, unscrewing will make it easier to fix or replace.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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RickRinger

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#14 posted 142 days ago

That is absolutely fantastic. I wish you had plans and details of how you did it. I’m really impressed. Sure wish I had one.

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Jerry

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#15 posted 142 days ago

Rick, I DO have planes. I will PM you so I can send them to you.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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