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schnewj

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About schnewj

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  • Birthday 08/09/1956

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    Bill
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    Central Florida
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    Intermediate
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    "Are we there, yet"?

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  1. Outstanding! All three bases is a great buy. Was $228 the final price or was there additional taxes and shipping. If not, WOW! Seriously, how can you pass up a deal like that?
  2. Just came across this...CPO clearance if anyone is interested... https://www.cpooutlets.com/bosch-1617evstb-2-1-4-hp-fixed-base-electronic-router-and-router-table-base/bshn1617evstb,default,pd.html Bosch 1617 w/router table base...10% off. Not bad when you consider 10% off, no sales tax, and free shipping. I didn't do a street price comparison, so do your own research...
  3. schnewj

    Router Setup

    Just came across this...CPO clearance if anyone is interested... https://www.cpooutlets.com/bosch-1617evstb-2-1-4-hp-fixed-base-electronic-router-and-router-table-base/bshn1617evstb,default,pd.html Bosch 1617 w/router table base...10% off. Not bad when you consider 10% off, no sales tax, and free shipping. I didn't do a street price comparison, so do your own research...
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    Router Setup

    ...nope! Busier then a one armed paper hanger, and it getting uglier by the minute.
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    Router Setup

    So, assuming that there are 31 days in a month, I only need another 22! Hmmm! maybe a Bosch Colt or two, Trash the old Crapsman and replace it with a 1617, I always wanted to try a Triton, so the Makita M12 (which I DON'T like) can be replaced in my table. As long as I'm at it, I might as well build a more robust and better designed table to replace the RL1000 table. Wait, I just can't get rid of the RL1000, so, I'll need another router for the new table. Auggggghhhh! See what you've done Gene. How could you?
  6. schnewj

    Router Setup

    The router table doesn't even have to be fancy. A simple and quick example; http://www.startwoodworking.com/post/how-build-simple-router-table
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    Cat Proof Option.

    Hey, the four wheel drive/4-wheeler crowd at the end of the street has one just like that! How'd you know? I wonder how good they are at Texas style BBQ. Hmmm, as the condemned I do get a last meal, right?
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    Cat Proof Option.

    Sub-links are great!
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    Cat Proof Option.

    Oh, tay! Thanks!
  10. schnewj

    Cat Proof Option.

    Wow! Thanks, BUDDY! Glad I have friends.
  11. schnewj

    Cat Proof Option.

    I hate body work, and two stage (base coat/clear coat) paint is a little pricey. The days of $30/gallon Ditzler, PPG, or other Urethane paint is long since past. As for the buckshot, it's a little too obvious and unacceptable for my present local. Animal Control/Code Enforcement is absolutely useless until something like that panics a neighbor. I'd have the Sheriff, Animal Control, PETA, and probably the Pulse Night Club survivors knocking at the door. They would be carrying cuffs, ropes, pitchforks and the materials to burn me at the stake. Now, if I spring for a suppressor for my .22 pistol I kinda, probably, might not hesitate.
  12. schnewj

    Router Setup

    Sorry I'm a little late to the discussion, my advise, for what it is worth, start with the Bosch 1617EVSPK. It will give you the most versatility with the fixed and plunge bases. It is mid-level size/power and will do most of your tasks. You will get the advantage of both a 1/4" and 1/2" collet size. It will perform 90% of your tasks and you will get superior quality, longevity, and impeccable customer support. Once you use this and see where it falls short in your particular activities you can adjust up or down in size as appropriate. I suspect from the activities that you have listed that a small trim type router would be your next acquisition. Something along the lines of the Bosch Colt. Another word of advise, go with variable speed for greater versatility. Gene has excellent advise above. Don't think twice about buying a reconditioned tool from CPO or other reputable vendors. Most people still hesitate to buy "reconditioned" tools. However, reconditioned are sometimes better than new. New tools go through a quality control spot check as they are manufactured. The frequency of the inspection depends on the manufacturers protocols. One out of, say, 100 might get inspected for compliance. Occasionally, a bad component or part slips into the mix and gets missed because the tool was not one of those inspected. These tools generally get returned and sent out for rehab. Now, when it is repaired it receives a 100% QC inspection. This ensures that the tools meets and in some cases exceeds the condition of the NEW tool. They are often found at a significantly lower price than MSRP or the prevailing new street price. Hope all of the helps.
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    Darned Butterflies.

    I'm glad my coffee cup is empty!
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    Cat Proof Option.

    I wonder if I can get that feature in a F-150! Until then I'll just have to put up with the (cat) scratched paint on my truck from my neighbors feral cats. After all, we all KNOW that leash laws only apply to dogs and all cats are exempt!
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    Chinese Rant

    Hand planes are becoming a lot more scarce in my area. You rarely find them at garage sales and the flea market(s) don't have much. Every once in a while you catch the Northern Snowbirds selling at the market during the winter. They bring them down from up North but they have an inflated expectation of what is a fair price. They try to hype the "Collector" price. I inform them that I want the user price. I don't leave my planes with 80 year old patina. They are trued and properly fetted for use. Most are finished/polished to a much finer surface finish than originally came from the factory...my personal preference. So, when I am done they will have no "collectors" value. However, they will serve me until the end and probably will serve someones else after I am long gone. Fortunately, over the years I was able to put together a comprehensive and usable selection of Stanley's. All of them were refurbished and are USERS. Most here have seen part of my stable: However, the above is just a little of the total inventory...the wood planes date from mid and late 1800's to what was a new, late(r) type #7C. I am, also, not above purchasing the occasional Veritas "wood shaver". They are an absolute joy to use. A "properly tuned" Stanley or other quality makers plane can be made to function correctly but the Veritas planes are in a league of their own. My best advise...stay away from the off-shore junk on Fleabay. No matter how much work you put into it it will still be poor quality materials and a poor quality user. Keep checking the yard sales, flea markets, etc. for older name brand (Stanley, Record, Bailey, Miller Falls, etc.) to refurbish and don't hesitate to ask on any of the many woodworking forums if someone has any to sell. You might be surprised what someone will come up with...even parts to complete an incomplete garage sale find.

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