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  1. I really liked this project. It gives me some hope that I could do something like it. Where do you get the hardware you used? What is it called?
  2. Well, I guess I'll see if I cry over my decision, but I bought the Bosch kit. I heard someone say once that you buy the best tool you can afford. And while this kit with a table guide and a basic bit set was a little more than my budget, it wasn't something I couldn't afford. After agonizing over the decision for weeks, I finally bit the bullet. Now I need a table. I can build one (which is my tendency!) or I can purchase one. I could leave the fixed base attached to the table if I like, taking it off if need be. Now I need to take a class on using it! Rockler here I come!
  3. OK. I have decided not to get a SCMS. I have a non-sliding saw, and I think I'll stick with that. That leaves more money for a router, jointer, and planer!
  4. So I'm about to add to my shop by adding a new sliding miter saw. The two within my budget are the following: https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-dual-bevel-sliding-compound-miter-saw-with-led-laser-guide-64686.html https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07R15XL8X/?coliid=I2MAD8WBIX40ZO&colid=1411GVDPLNF6T&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it I am leaning towards the Tacklife over the Harbor Freight. Since I am only a hobby wood worker, I can't justify spending much more. I'm hoping someone will either talk me out of these saws or firm up my thoughts. My intention is to mount it into a jig with a stop block of my own devising (after taking what I like from videos I have watched). (I'll show it once it's done.) So, tell me what you think. Keep in mind that I am a teacher who is retiring next year.
  5. I love the vanity! It gives me the idea to build one for our house!
  6. I live in Westmont, and all of the suggestions for places to go for help are appreciated. I will be doing a lot of research on all of them. Unfortunately, my shop is in southern Wisconsin. That's where we have our retirement house is (we're not up there full time yet). But that doesn't mean I can't learn here. Although I am retiring this year (I'm a teacher), we are going to try to stay around here for a few years. But, since I am retiring, I will be spending more time up north, therefore, I will be starting to make things! I'm very excited about this. I have another table (not as sturdy as the one I made) that I use when I'm working with my tabletop tools. My intention is to get a sliding compound miter saw. For that, I am going to make my own stop-block, and it will be portable. That is to say that I don't want to leave it on the table. I have some ideas how to do that, and the router would be a useful tool to use on that!
  7. Thanks for the comment. My intention is to get a wood vice to install on the face of that table (see the attached image of the Yost F9WW). I'm going to look into other devices to hold my projects, as I am the only one working with only 2 hands! If you have any other suggestions for devices to hold my projects, I'm all ears (and eyes!(.
  8. Great Advice! You've given me a lot more to think about. I have not made my decision yet, so keep the advice coming!
  9. Hello. I am relatively new to woodworking. I am in the process of improving my skills. I have build a workbench (pictured below) but little else. I currently have a miter saw, a circular saw, a Craftsman table saw, a jig saw, a Ryobi hammer drill, and a belt sander. I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but that's a start. I am currently shopping for a router, and I have three in mind (explained in another post). I want to build small pieces of furniture or whatever else strikes my fancy. I want to take some classes to teach me how to use my tools more effectively. I know that Rockler offers classes. I'm know my shop is incomplete. I want a band saw, a drill press, and (as stated previously) a router. If you think there is something else I need to add to my inventory, let me know.
  10. I am a craft woodworker, and I am looking to add to my tool chest by adding a router. My intention is to build some simple furniture, and whatever strikes my fancy. Right now, I am considering three different models. All three are kits that include a plunge base. Dewalt DW618PKBR 2-1/4 HP (Refurbished for $179.99) Bosch 1617EVSPK 2-1/4 HP (New for $189.99) Makita RT0701CX7 1-1/4 HP (New for $139.99) Which would be best? I am a teacher, and my budget is limited. That's why I've included the Makita.