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Forum topic by TemplateTom posted 12-24-2009 07:41 AM 1251 views 1 time favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TemplateTom

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12-24-2009 07:41 AM

If you are interested in learning new routing skills you may be interested in my Blog 8 and Blog 9 where I have set out a lesson on how to rout a rectangular picture frame as an introduction to the use of guides. There are many projects that can be completed with the guides with greater safety awareness. Not all projects should be attempted on the router table

Tom

-- Getting more from my router with the aid of Template Guides Selection of Projects listed on You -Tube "Routing with Tom O'Donnell"


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#1 posted 12-24-2009 09:46 AM

Looks like you do some fantastic work with your router.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 04:38 PM

Thanks Tom , you know my 1st router was a very small B & D I still use it as a trimmer, but at first I was kind of scared of using it but now I have 7 of them and it amazing the work you can do with them I would not go without one now.
Thanks for the lessons.

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#3 posted 12-24-2009 05:19 PM

Tom,
How about a tutorial on making the more complex templates.
Gene

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 12-25-2009 09:56 AM

Hey Tom,
Great stuff mate…well done.

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#5 posted 12-26-2009 12:09 AM

Gene
What sort of project did you have in mind?
Tom

-- Getting more from my router with the aid of Template Guides Selection of Projects listed on You -Tube "Routing with Tom O'Donnell"

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#6 posted 12-27-2009 02:16 PM

Hi Tom,
Specifically, the carved/engraved symmetrical designs that involve multiple templates and multiple rotations.
I can’t wrap my brain around how to even begin to plan for something like that.
Thanks,
Gene

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 12-28-2009 12:45 AM

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww270/Template-Tom/Sample%20Pictures/Final-4.jpg

Gene is this the project you had in mind?
Tom

-- Getting more from my router with the aid of Template Guides Selection of Projects listed on You -Tube "Routing with Tom O'Donnell"

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#8 posted 12-28-2009 03:08 PM

Yessir, Tom. And, thanks.
Gene

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 01-06-2010 01:03 AM

Hi Gene

Christmas is nearly over and all our sons will be returning to their homes across Australia and maybe I will find more time to my workshop and present some more information for you
Tom

-- Getting more from my router with the aid of Template Guides Selection of Projects listed on You -Tube "Routing with Tom O'Donnell"

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