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  1. So i spend about an hour in the store with 2 of the sales staff. One had the Rockler Pro lift the other had the SL lift. Both of them have used nearly ever lift available, they do demos in the store so they had lifts with routers mounted and ready to go. The gentleman with the SL lift said the same thing you did, set it up with the brass adjustment and it holds it's setting very well. They had a Incra there as well so i played around with that one too. The locking feature was a joke. I locked the height adjustment and was still able to adjust the height like there was no lock. So i decided to
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  2. One of my other hobbies is collecting Coleman lanterns and stoves. Since I started collect I have wanted a Coleman parts rack. Since I have not found one in the last 12 years, I decided to make one. First step was to borrow a picture from the web an draw it up in Sketchup. Then it was time to make same saw dust. The shelf is clear pine. The backer is maple plywood. For the finish I used Orange General Finished Water Based Die Stain. I ended up doing 2 coats of stain to get a nice even rich orange. The I did a coat of shellac sanding sealer fo;;ed by 2 coat
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  3. Coop, I doo all my bit changes and adjustments from above the table, but that is because my 'lift' is just me lifting the entire plate out of tge recessed hole in the table. Ever see 'The Router Workshop' on PBS?
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  4. @Mark J thanks for asking! It has calmed down, though it never got too crazy in the ED, the ICU got the worst of it. Their patient volumes still haven’t gotten back up to pre-covid levels. Their covid numbers are going down, which is good. She has had some crazy stories, though that is not specific to the covid era. One patient tried to hit her, then removed their mask and started forcefully blowing around in the air. Of course they later came back positive. Another time had to intubate a patient without full PPE, but that was not due to lack of supply and was surely against policy, but t
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  5. Thanks a bunch Dave. You forget that I am retired now and SS doesn’t cover router lifts but Medicare does cover back problems
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  6. I can use the regular flat wrenches on mine Coop the lift raises the collet up just high enough, but offset wrenches would be nice, I hold the bit just off the bottom and tighten the collet by hand till snug then wrench it tight
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  7. Is the panel mounted on your garage wall? Is it possible to just run the breaker to a receptacle in the garage easily. I don't particularly like the door and cord idea. If this is long term the insulation on the cord could get damaged in the door. It looks like you have a lot of room in that panel. If this isn't a rental running a few circuits might be worth the cost. As a side note if the receptacle isn't being used I'd turn the breaker off. No real risk but no reason to leave it energized either.
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  8. Hey @JohnG , your wife is an ED physician, how's she been doing? Hopefully the intensity has been dialed down since the begining of the year.
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  9. You know how people throw pencils up into acoustic tile ceilings? At the hardware store I worked at we used to take those 99 cent disposable box cutters and throw those up into the ceiling tiles above us, and if it didn’t stick we would to try to catch it instead of letting them fall to the floor.
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  11. Good info @Chestnut I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with it, you don’t hear much about the Rockler brand of lifts and I don’t know why, mine has performed great and the price is reasonable, nice score, be sure to post some pictures when you get it installed
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  12. Time to get with the plan @Coop and get a lift, I hated going under that table to make adjustments, giant PIA in my opinion, very fine adjustments and bit changes all from the top of the table, no bending down again. I put a PC 690 variable speed router in mine, I don’t often use large bits but when i do it handles it quite well I think, you’ll never regret a lift
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  13. What was the originator of these things thinking? Quick buck, no liability insurance! In and out of business fast! Back in the early 1900’s when I was a kid, we played what we called Mumblety-peg with a knife. At least if we were off by too many inches, the knife went into a foot and not a skull.
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  14. Just north of that RR bridge was one made for cars and wagons but before that people used to cross there on the ice on a regular basis, different times for sure
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  15. Note that if you were a business, OSHA would not approve of the cord through the door...
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  16. Went for a walk by the Mississippi with the “boss” on her birthday, ice is starting to break up in spots but it’s going to be a while till it’s all open water
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  17. Haha! That reminded me of a game my SIL would play as a kid with his brothers. It was called "don't look up". They would stand in a circle & each throw some object (rock, stick, whatever) up in the air then not look up. If you did, you lost. And sometimes if you didn't, you lost too
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  18. This was a build for my dog agility instructor. Somehow over the years, The chess table that had been in her family got lost or stolen. She asked if I could make one for her and she wnated her parents initials in the top of the table. In the following pics t he chess squares are 1/42" carelian birch and walnut on Baltic birch plywood The frame is solid walnut. The playing surface is 16 x 16" and the table is 26" square overall. Frame is glued to the border with the addition of 3 dominoes along each side. I changed the domino depth setting just a bit beween drilling the boards and dr
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