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Forum topic by millssnell posted 03-29-2011 08:31 PM 873 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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millssnell

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03-29-2011 08:31 PM

I hope that this doesn’t come across the wrong way, but my granddad sent me the Festool EQ 1400 router as a gift, and I want to find a project that will really be a skill building project for the router and myself.

I know that seems ridiculous and even crazy that I was given such a nice tool, but I would love any suggestions or direction as to a good project.

Thanks
Mills


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Bertha

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 08:34 PM

I need a new Grand Dad. Dont’ apologize for owning a nice tool (and that’s a nice tool). There are people here gloating over gifted wood that cost more than your router! You could practice making long dados. I seem to have trouble with these myself. Good luck!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 08:42 PM

I would suggest the same as bertha above … i just did a pigeon hole shelf system that require a ton of stopped dadoes evenly spaced. It really opened my eyes to making jigs for the router. Here’s what it looked like :

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/37396

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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Dave Pearce

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 08:51 PM

First project should be something nice made with that router for Granddad!

Nice little dovetailed box for his end table or mantle out of some pretty hardwood might be nice?

-- http://www.pearcewoodworking.com

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Bertha

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 08:57 PM

Wow Chrisstef! That’s a lot of pigeon holes. I’ve been longing for a project like this but I keep hoping I’ll find a old card catalog box so I don’t have to build it! Definitely a project for Grand Dad.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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