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Chrisysue

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01-22-2013 10:57 AM

Hi this is my first post, so I’ll start by saying I’m sorry, if I do it wrong or posted it in the wrong place.
OK….. We got a really great deal on a router crafter. The only problem is it didn’t come with any patterns.
We don’t have any plans, projects, or patterns for the router crafter.

Is there anyone who could help me find some patterns or plans, that show and explain
some of the designs the router crafter can do. I have looked many different places and I
have only found a few pictures. Perhaps someone could post a web site that will have
some patterns/plans for sale or free.:)
Thank you. Chrisysue

-- Chrisy & Larry GR. MI.


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Dan Krager

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#1 posted 01-26-2013 05:29 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! You will find more here than you ever imagined. I was very glad to have finally decided to try it.
I’m pretty sure you are talking about a Sears router-crafter that does spiral turnings. If it is, it doesn’t make much sense to me to talk about designs and patterns. The thing is pretty limited to the bits you have for the router and the different orientation of the spirals you can cut. If you have attachments, you can adjust the pitch of the spiral. Depth of cut is limited to the length of your router bit beyond the fixture holding the base of the router.

Given that, just put some wood in it and let your common sense and imagination go to work. Create your own stuff. That’s more fun than mucking in someone else’s footsteps! Now if it is some other device… please post here again!
Good luck and be safe!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Chrisysue

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#2 posted 02-03-2013 07:18 AM

Dan Thank you , I’ll do that. I was just hoping for a site or a member that had used the Sears router-crafter, That might have some photos to share as i have never used it, yet. (and wont be now for at least 3 months) Just had wrist and hand surgery. But thank you for your thoughts.

-- Chrisy & Larry GR. MI.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 02-03-2013 12:31 PM

Welcome to LJ’s

Hope your surgery heals quickly. I probably am not much help either, but do some searches on this site and you should come up with a few to talk to.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Dan Krager

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#4 posted 02-03-2013 01:16 PM

Yes, surgery shuts things down for awhile. But it gives you time to think about it and build anticipation! I hope you heal well and can get back to “working” without difficulty.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Chrisysue

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#5 posted 02-03-2013 07:52 PM

Larry would tell you I have to much time already, thinking of all the things I want to work on. I’m reading my second book on intarsia right now. I’m very excited to give that a try.

-- Chrisy & Larry GR. MI.

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Dan Krager

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#6 posted 02-03-2013 08:14 PM

I’m assuming, Chrisysue that by intarsia you are referring to the woodworking stuff, not the knitting stuff? There are some great forums you might want to look for. Click on the forum tab and do a search for “intarsia”. It will present a sizable list of projects, forum comments, and points of interest to check out. While you’re “down” (but not out) spend some time cruising. It’s very intoxicating!
One of my favorite projects is shipwright’s chevalet. Again, do a search for chevalet (not chevrolet) and follow some of the threads. Lay down bread crumbs because they are deep threads.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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