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Goldwing

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10-09-2012 04:33 PM

Is there someone on this blog that could answer a question on the Crestonwood router table plans?

Page 2 shows the dimensions for the middle/bottom shelf as 22 1/4” X 31”.
Page 12 shows the dimensions as 28 3/4” X 20”.

Am I misreading something?


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EEngineer

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#1 posted 10-09-2012 06:25 PM

Frankly, if you can’t read the print and figure out what the right answer is, I don’t give much for your chances to finish this project successfully. Just sayin…

I have yet to find any plan (and that includes the Norm Abram router table plan that Crestonwood modified for their plan – it is right there on the site) that had every dimension correct.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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Goldwing

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#2 posted 10-10-2012 02:34 AM

Thanks for the vote of confidence! Just got a reply from CrestonWood and the author of the plans said the measurements on the cut sheet were rough dimensions.

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JJohnston

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#3 posted 10-10-2012 03:01 AM

Don’t worry about EEngineer. Look through his posts, and you’ll find a lot of “just sayin’”.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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Goldwing

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#4 posted 10-10-2012 03:04 AM

Thanks for the warning. If he’s the only jerk on the forums, I’ll stay tuned into the lumberjacks forums.

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oldnovice

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#5 posted 10-10-2012 05:21 AM

Here is another potential jerk! Many times plans contain mistakes and this looks like one of those times.

Here is an example of another just posted on this site

Your best bet is to calculate what the correct dimensions should be and perhaps your calculations agree with one of the two in the plans.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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EEngineer

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#6 posted 10-10-2012 12:16 PM

Aaaah! Poor babies!

What you won’t find in any of my posts is “Ah, crap! The numbers don’t add up! I’ll post to LJ and see if anyone can figure this out for me!”

If you can’t handle this kind of simple dimensionsal math then why did you choose woodworking as a hobby in the first place?

Just sayin’....

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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Swyftfeet

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#7 posted 10-10-2012 01:18 PM

EEngineer, did you ever teach at UB? I had a circuits teacher that acted alot like this… We all agree that plans sometimes suck, wear a helmet. There are three paths you can take from there, ignore the question, attempt to help, or troll the guy by mocking his problem solving skills.

Stop being a cantankerus engineer :p just sayin…

PS. Yes you could probably school me in 3rd order calculus with just your slide rule, while I’m busy opening up my copy of Mathematica…

PPS: Goldwing, plans often contain mistakes, they are only as accurate as the person who publishes them and likely there is no QC team doin a review for accuracy. Think about the part where it fits and what it has to look like to do the job.

-- Brian

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EEngineer

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#8 posted 10-10-2012 02:18 PM

EEngineer, did you ever teach at UB?

Nope, but I have taught at CSU and ITT. Up until recently my job entailed training customers in my company’s products. Student evaluations were always high.

Stop being a cantankerus engineer :p just sayin…

wouldn’t change it if I could – just my nature…

Look, maybe I was a little harsh. If so, I apologize. But I take nothing back from my original post. These are the kind of problems I solve a dozen times for each project. In fact, it is the thing I love most about woodworking – solving all the little design issues that come up. To see someone posting for help with what I consider the most fun part of wood working just rubs me the wrong way.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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oldnovice

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#9 posted 10-10-2012 04:14 PM

I don’t think that Goldwing was asking for a solution!
I believe Goldwing was asking if anyone else had this problem with these plans!

Each should be handled differently and in either case, with more tact!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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waho6o9

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#10 posted 10-10-2012 04:27 PM

Friendly advice goes a long way.

+1 for oldnovice.

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Goldwing

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#11 posted 10-10-2012 07:00 PM

I am not looking for sympathy nor is my husband. He just finished chemotherapy for the second time and radiation. The fact that he is trying to do woodworking once again is marvelous. I think that before negative comments are made perhaps you should consider that there are many different people on this site. Not just engineers have woodworking hobbies. goldwing’s wife

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oldnovice

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#12 posted 10-10-2012 07:31 PM

+100 for Goldwing’s wife and for him not letting life’s mean curves slow him down!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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