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Joe,

Nice tool---very handy for many tasks.

For some jobs, you'll want to figure out a means to secure those legs to a solid foundation or base.

For some operations, it wobbles and tilts.

Joe Boller said:

>>>....My better half also bought me the Rockwell Jaw horse.  It's a very handy tool.  It will hold just about anything. /p>

 

Hey Ken,

I could see that happening with a lot of weight off center.  I haven't run in to that problem yet.  It has a pretty wide stance and holds everything that I use it for real well.  I made a plywood base supported by 2x4s and bolted my miter saw to it and clamp it in the jaw horse.  Works perfect for that.
 
Ken Darga said:

Joe,

Nice tool---very handy for many tasks.

For some jobs, you'll want to figure out a means to secure those legs to a solid foundation or base.

For some operations, it wobbles and tilts.

Joe Boller said:

>>>....My better half also bought me the Rockwell Jaw horse.  It's a very handy tool.  It will hold just about anything. /p>

 

My name is Charles, and I live in the Houston area. My grandfather made farm wagons and my father was a master cabinet maker. They would have been amazed at the Kreg tools! My latest completed project is my work bench using three Klamp Trak sections. I am currently working on a mud room bench and re-furbishing a 1941 Old Town Canoe.

Joe can relate to age and no retirement, ill be 62 on sat. Born on Friday the 13th chuckle. I'm hoping in 10 yrs to be able to retire lol. But I'm sitting up shop now I bought two 8x42 ft shipping cont. the ones on semis. I'm going to connect them and cut them open between. Instant workshop @ cheap price. Also I've developed great relationship with local pawn shop, tools at super discounts.

Hey Dave, Happy Birthday!!  I'll have to wait til April for my 62nd.  Sounds like you have a nice shop coming together. 

If I had to wait 10 more years for retirement I would go buy a new rope, clamp it securely to the rafters with two Kreg clamps (so as not to slip) and proceed to hang myself.  :-)

Hi;
I just getting back into woodworking after a few years off. One thing I'm trying to figure out is how to get plans if available for the neat projects I see here.
Dave

Charles,

Nice set-up.

Thanks for sharing.

Charles Ruehl said:

My name is Charles, and I live in the Houston area. My grandfather made farm wagons and my father was a master cabinet maker. They would have been amazed at the Kreg tools! My latest completed project is my work bench using three Klamp Trak sections.......a href="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1935459946?profile=original" target="_self">

Hello Dave and Welcome to the Community!

Most of the projects you may encounter here the members don't have plans cause they just get an idea and go from there. Now if you see a discussion of a project you are interested in then just leave a reply to the discussion or leave a comment on the member's page. You can ask for plans or if none available then ask for dimensions, wood size or anything that will help you build what you see.

To the right are links to projects and other interesting articles. Also a link to Kregtool.com where you can find projects provided by Kreg.

Dave McAuliffe said:

Hi;
I just getting back into woodworking after a few years off. One thing I'm trying to figure out is how to get plans if available for the neat projects I see here.
Dave

Hey Brett, glad to have you on the forum. What type of router table did you get?

Cool bench Charles! Thats a slick way to make clamping easier. How did you get the idea?
 
Charles Ruehl said:

My name is Charles, and I live in the Houston area. My grandfather made farm wagons and my father was a master cabinet maker. They would have been amazed at the Kreg tools! My latest completed project is my work bench using three Klamp Trak sections. I am currently working on a mud room bench and re-furbishing a 1941 Old Town Canoe.

Hi BGT - No need to go nutz on a table. You don't really need a lot on it. Self squaring fence is one of the options I really don't understand. You don't really have anything to square it to except the miter slot and it only need to be parallel with that if you are using a miter guage in conjunction with the fence. Router table is much different than a table saw, mainly because the cutting tool on the table saw spins around a horizontal axis and the cutter on the router table is on a vertical axis. Good luck with the build

BRAVOGOLFTANGO said:

Thanks Tony, I had the Kreg Precision Benchtop Router until about 1800 hrs this evening, took it back, don't care for the fact Kreg's components will not interchange from their next step up for a table.  I'm building my own router table top & base for storage, etc, tomorrow evening.  Rather than nickel & diming all of Kreg's options, I'll build what I want the first time fully loaded with a fence square system using extruded aluminum for about $200 - $250 all-inclusive with hardware, etc. 

Tony Lima Jr said:

Hey Brett, glad to have you on the forum. What type of router table did you get?

Hi - I don't like a lot of clamps hanging off the table either. I use t-tracks to clamp the fence. I also use the same t-tracks to hold stop blocks. I set up my final fence setting with a straight edge on the bit and clamp stop blocks behind the fence. Now I can put the fence anywhere forward of those to get my sequential cuts and when I get to the stop blocks, I know I'm done. I have a combination track on the table but it's primary function is a clamping mechanism for featherboards and jigs. I only use the miter guage for half lapped miter joints. Those could be done on the table saw but the router table makes for a nicer half-lap. :)

BRAVOGOLFTANGO said:

Well changed my plans yet again, definitely not using mini-clamps to hold a fence, figured out my own design for fence squaring, realize it's not a tablesaw and understand why it "shouldn't" need square fencing, but simplicity can be functional and affordable when designed right. :)

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