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Using a Router

Postby Classic Finn » Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:03 pm

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Im looking to purchase a New Router... Admittingly I have never used one so Im anxious to learn ...

For instance when cutting out a profile for a tear how do I set it up for use in cutting with the router so it gets cut nicely as I have drawn it...

Do I build an edge to follow or? do I set the template on the ply as usual and then use the edge to cut?

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Postby Ken A Hood » Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:15 pm

I belong to a router/woodworking forum. It's based on the "Router Workshop" TV series, with Bob and Rick Rosendahl.

There's tons of knowledgable members and tips, dealing with all woodworking questions...

http://routerforums.com/ (Forum)
http://www.routerworkshop.com/index.html (TV show)

http://www.routerworkshop.com/rbpattern.html (Router tip pattern making)
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Postby Chris C » Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:27 pm

Heikki,

To specifically answer your question, yes, you have to make a template first to follow with the router. But go to the router forum Ken suggested. It's a great place and you will learn a lot...................and just like this forum, ask a question and then brace yourself for all the answers and opinions. :lol:
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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:07 pm

I,ll be going out in the mornin to get me a new router.. then playin with it on some left over ply to get some hands on learnin... :lol: :lol: :lol:


I,ll do some lerkin around 1st on that thread... Thank You Kenadian...
and Chris....

Ohhh boy what an age to start tinkerin with somethin new... :oops:



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Postby madjack » Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:34 pm

Heikki, you very near the land of BOSCH...my recommendation is to get one with exchangable bases...One fat base and a plunge base...soft start and variable speeds are excellent features as well...'course the caravan guys you are hangin' with may have some Yurro based suggestions......
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Postby madjack » Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:04 pm

Heikki, there are LOTSSA stuff you can do with a router...you might wanna subscribe to a magazine dedicated to routers for awhile, at least till you get a basic understanding of what a router can do...here is one I found on Google, that is out of the UK... http://www.thegmcgroup.com/item--The-Ro ... R1001.html
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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:08 pm

madjack wrote:Heikki, you very near the land of BOSCH...my recommendation is to get one with exchangable bases...One fat base and a plunge base...soft start and variable speeds are excellent features as well...'course the caravan guys you are hangin' with may have some Yurro based suggestions......
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Yup We have them Bosch machines here and they are quite popular...
I,ll remember what you said when I go take a look see. ;)


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Postby asianflava » Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:22 pm

Heikki I only had a smattering of router experience before I built my trailer. Now, I can't live without one. I made a full sized template and cut it out with a pattern bit, a bit with a ball bearing. Bushings and collars will do the same thing.
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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:31 pm

asianflava wrote:Heikki I only had a smattering of router experience before I built my trailer. Now, I can't live without one. I made a full sized template and cut it out with a pattern bit, a bit with a ball bearing. Bushings and collars will do the same thing.




Ive always passed the isles that had the routers and fancy power tools
and thought Id never need one. Boy Ohhh Boy I was wrong.....
And now I wish I had them all... :lol: :lol: :lol:


It sounds easy to learn to use...

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Postby Juneaudave » Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:50 pm

Heikki...routers are easy to use...just try your new machine on scraps first!!! IMHO...they really remove wood quickly...and let you make your mis-cuts equally as quickly :cry: :cry:
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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:01 pm

Juneaudave wrote:Heikki...routers are easy to use...just try your new machine on scraps first!!! IMHO...they really remove wood quickly...and let you make your mis-cuts equally as quickly :cry: :cry:



Yikes :o mis-cuts equally as quickly.... :shock:

I,ll do the practicing 1st .... For sure


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Postby IndyTom » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:09 pm

Heikki,
When you turn your router off, be sure it has stopped COMPLETELY before you set it down. (Don't ask me how I know this :o :lol: )

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Postby doug hodder » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:49 pm

Heikki...once you find just how useful a router is, you'll wonder how you lived without one...but then I do a fair amount of woodworking...and there is no such thing as "a" router...next thing you know...you'll have another...I have 4....3 good ones and 1 beater so when someone wants to borrow one...that's what they get. Doug
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Postby Sonetpro » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:16 pm

Heikki,
After you get the router then you'll want a router table. With a good one you can mill just about any trim you want. And invaluable making cabinet doors.
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Postby Classic Finn » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:02 am

Sonetpro wrote:Heikki,
After you get the router then you'll want a router table. With a good one you can mill just about any trim you want. And invaluable making cabinet doors.



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