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    Re-make Router fence

    I recently have made friends with our new Priest. I found out that he is very interested in woodwork. So I invited him to my shop,he was interested in finding out about useing a router. He said he had a router and a table,but didn't know how to put them to gather. So on his day off (Monday) as he works Sundays He cam bye with both router and table.
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ID:	51447 As you can see the fence was a diaster,no ajustment to speak of and unsafe. I just started over from scratch. Also they had some small little brackets to hold the router to the table...I replaced them with 5/16 socket head screws that screw into the router base.
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ID:	51445 they hold it firm.
    I also drilled and taped for a starter pin for odd shaped pieces.
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ID:	51446 Added some pices to clamp the table to the bench
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    Then made the fence.that is ajustable and with dust collection.
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ID:	51443 It will also accsept a feather board.
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ID:	51448 It is small but will get him started, He will teach me to do some Relief Carving. Thats something that has always intrested me.
    All Though the router is a small Ryobe with only a 1/4" collet and a 1" hole in the table at least he will get the idea of how it works. I am eager to show it to him next week, hope he will like it.
    If you make a mistake it was part of the original plan!

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    Very Nice Ron, did ya invite him to join us here on the forum ?
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Don,I dd'nt even think of it ,but thanks for the reminder. I will do so the next time we are togather again. I know he would get a lot out of Family Woodworking. There are so many helpfull people here,he could not find a better spot to check out.
    If you make a mistake it was part of the original plan!

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    Great job. Ron.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Hi,

    That is really a huge improvement. I hope he enjoys it and uses it safely. I also hope that he joins FWW...it is a great place.

    Ya dun gude!!

    Enjoy,

    Jim
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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    Nice work Ron I might have to take a couple ideas from that to update my router fence. I've got a sacrificial board that can be replaced, but like the way the two pieces slide in from each side of the bit.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    You just gave me some ideas for my router fence remake Ron. I just happened to get some 3/4" veneer core plywood from work with white laminate on both sides I'm gonna use for mine.

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    Great improvements Ron. I have the plans for Norm's table but I'm still using my old PC table. I'll use some of your ideas improving the PC one until I get enough ambition to build the new one.
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    Well done Ron. He is going to be very happy with those improvements inmho.
    cheers

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    That's kind and generous of you, Ron, and well done to boot.
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