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Well today I was setting up my new router table - which was given to me in pieces (minus instruction manual), well new is a relative term, as I have owned it for months but had too many other things on my 'to do' list.

I was about to start making a set of cupboard doors for my Mum's Birthday on the 20th.

I was not feeling 100% but certainly well enough for some workshop therapy.

I unpacked my new router and attached it to the router table. Next I inserted my new Door making set router bit. Did a test run and aside from some fine tuning it was running sweet.

I sorted out the wood I was going to use, configured the thicknesser and WHAM it hit me. 'IT' being a virus of some sort. Balance went AWOL and my distance focus is shot to pieces so I am now laid up in bed with a temp and a desire to curl up and die (not literally!).

Not to sure how I am going to make 15 small doors and two pantry doors.
 

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Hit a road block

Well today I was setting up my new router table - which was given to me in pieces (minus instruction manual), well new is a relative term, as I have owned it for months but had too many other things on my 'to do' list.

I was about to start making a set of cupboard doors for my Mum's Birthday on the 20th.

I was not feeling 100% but certainly well enough for some workshop therapy.

I unpacked my new router and attached it to the router table. Next I inserted my new Door making set router bit. Did a test run and aside from some fine tuning it was running sweet.

I sorted out the wood I was going to use, configured the thicknesser and WHAM it hit me. 'IT' being a virus of some sort. Balance went AWOL and my distance focus is shot to pieces so I am now laid up in bed with a temp and a desire to curl up and die (not literally!).

Not to sure how I am going to make 15 small doors and two pantry doors.
I'm beginning to think that this is just a bad weekend to deal with routers. I had an issue with my new router (should be an easy fix though) and you got sick while working with yours. I'm wondering if there's a router curse in effect this weekend ;)

Hope the virus passes very quickly!
 

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Hit a road block

Well today I was setting up my new router table - which was given to me in pieces (minus instruction manual), well new is a relative term, as I have owned it for months but had too many other things on my 'to do' list.

I was about to start making a set of cupboard doors for my Mum's Birthday on the 20th.

I was not feeling 100% but certainly well enough for some workshop therapy.

I unpacked my new router and attached it to the router table. Next I inserted my new Door making set router bit. Did a test run and aside from some fine tuning it was running sweet.

I sorted out the wood I was going to use, configured the thicknesser and WHAM it hit me. 'IT' being a virus of some sort. Balance went AWOL and my distance focus is shot to pieces so I am now laid up in bed with a temp and a desire to curl up and die (not literally!).

Not to sure how I am going to make 15 small doors and two pantry doors.
Even if you were at 100 percent 17 doors in 7 days is a whole lot of work! Hope you get well soon.
 

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Hit a road block

Well today I was setting up my new router table - which was given to me in pieces (minus instruction manual), well new is a relative term, as I have owned it for months but had too many other things on my 'to do' list.

I was about to start making a set of cupboard doors for my Mum's Birthday on the 20th.

I was not feeling 100% but certainly well enough for some workshop therapy.

I unpacked my new router and attached it to the router table. Next I inserted my new Door making set router bit. Did a test run and aside from some fine tuning it was running sweet.

I sorted out the wood I was going to use, configured the thicknesser and WHAM it hit me. 'IT' being a virus of some sort. Balance went AWOL and my distance focus is shot to pieces so I am now laid up in bed with a temp and a desire to curl up and die (not literally!).

Not to sure how I am going to make 15 small doors and two pantry doors.
Hi Belinda - Can you provide a drawing or picture of what your trying to build? Maybe we can help you out of a fast method. I hope you feel better soon, sorry to hear your sick.
 

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Hit a road block

Well today I was setting up my new router table - which was given to me in pieces (minus instruction manual), well new is a relative term, as I have owned it for months but had too many other things on my 'to do' list.

I was about to start making a set of cupboard doors for my Mum's Birthday on the 20th.

I was not feeling 100% but certainly well enough for some workshop therapy.

I unpacked my new router and attached it to the router table. Next I inserted my new Door making set router bit. Did a test run and aside from some fine tuning it was running sweet.

I sorted out the wood I was going to use, configured the thicknesser and WHAM it hit me. 'IT' being a virus of some sort. Balance went AWOL and my distance focus is shot to pieces so I am now laid up in bed with a temp and a desire to curl up and die (not literally!).

Not to sure how I am going to make 15 small doors and two pantry doors.
Hi Dan,

Just got back from the hospital - looks like I am going to have to settle with making one and sticking an IOU on the front.

I have a jig in mind that I will make after the first door. Nothing like a job to help the process along.

Hugs
Belinda
 

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Hit a road block

Well today I was setting up my new router table - which was given to me in pieces (minus instruction manual), well new is a relative term, as I have owned it for months but had too many other things on my 'to do' list.

I was about to start making a set of cupboard doors for my Mum's Birthday on the 20th.

I was not feeling 100% but certainly well enough for some workshop therapy.

I unpacked my new router and attached it to the router table. Next I inserted my new Door making set router bit. Did a test run and aside from some fine tuning it was running sweet.

I sorted out the wood I was going to use, configured the thicknesser and WHAM it hit me. 'IT' being a virus of some sort. Balance went AWOL and my distance focus is shot to pieces so I am now laid up in bed with a temp and a desire to curl up and die (not literally!).

Not to sure how I am going to make 15 small doors and two pantry doors.
Yep, you've got some work ahead of you.

Get Well Soon!
 

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Hit a road block

Well today I was setting up my new router table - which was given to me in pieces (minus instruction manual), well new is a relative term, as I have owned it for months but had too many other things on my 'to do' list.

I was about to start making a set of cupboard doors for my Mum's Birthday on the 20th.

I was not feeling 100% but certainly well enough for some workshop therapy.

I unpacked my new router and attached it to the router table. Next I inserted my new Door making set router bit. Did a test run and aside from some fine tuning it was running sweet.

I sorted out the wood I was going to use, configured the thicknesser and WHAM it hit me. 'IT' being a virus of some sort. Balance went AWOL and my distance focus is shot to pieces so I am now laid up in bed with a temp and a desire to curl up and die (not literally!).

Not to sure how I am going to make 15 small doors and two pantry doors.
Wow, I feel for you. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Christmas time is no time for sickness.
 

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Hit a road block

Well today I was setting up my new router table - which was given to me in pieces (minus instruction manual), well new is a relative term, as I have owned it for months but had too many other things on my 'to do' list.

I was about to start making a set of cupboard doors for my Mum's Birthday on the 20th.

I was not feeling 100% but certainly well enough for some workshop therapy.

I unpacked my new router and attached it to the router table. Next I inserted my new Door making set router bit. Did a test run and aside from some fine tuning it was running sweet.

I sorted out the wood I was going to use, configured the thicknesser and WHAM it hit me. 'IT' being a virus of some sort. Balance went AWOL and my distance focus is shot to pieces so I am now laid up in bed with a temp and a desire to curl up and die (not literally!).

Not to sure how I am going to make 15 small doors and two pantry doors.
hope you're feeling better!
 

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Better now and some good came of it

Wednesday afternoon and I am having a lay down on the bed. It has been a very productive couple of days.

Yesterday I drove to the local hardware mega mart store called Bunnings. I purchased some small MDF (about 2' x 4') to make an alternative present for my Mum. I was still feeling a bit seedy so decided to forgo making Kitchen Cupboard doors for Mum's birthday.

Mum is on the pension and to supplement her income she goes to garage (yard) sales and buys up Lego bricks and makes up toys to sell on eBay. The consequence of this is there are boxes and boxes of different Lego bricks all over the house.

So whilst I was laying in bed fretting about what to make mum it struck me that a mobile chest of drawers with lots of compartments to store them in. It did not have to be flash as it was not a 'show' piece so I could make it out of MDF.

Anyhow I have made the carcus and the shelves and glued and screwed it all together. Tomorrow is drawer making day which again should be easy.

It is 4' tall x 2' wide x 2' deep. Has (or will have) five smaller drawers but very long with compartmental dividers and 4 large drawers that are quite deep, two shelves for storing instructions.

I am not going to have time to paint it so that can be documented as a 'feature' (my IT background showing through).

I wish I could find my camera box so I could charge my camera and take pictures. Also need to show off my new workshop.

Things I learn't:

1 - Never trust the hardware store (even pre-cut MDF) to have uniform sizes - I knew this but forgot - blame it on my illness.
2 - I really need to finish building my main workbench.
3 - Kids can be a great help - BUT tend to ask questions when you are working out in your mind measurements.
4 - When you have a charger for a device - make sure it is labeled and in a safe place.
5 - Shopsmith's have a wicked kickback.
 

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Wednesday afternoon and I am having a lay down on the bed. It has been a very productive couple of days.

Yesterday I drove to the local hardware mega mart store called Bunnings. I purchased some small MDF (about 2' x 4') to make an alternative present for my Mum. I was still feeling a bit seedy so decided to forgo making Kitchen Cupboard doors for Mum's birthday.

Mum is on the pension and to supplement her income she goes to garage (yard) sales and buys up Lego bricks and makes up toys to sell on eBay. The consequence of this is there are boxes and boxes of different Lego bricks all over the house.

So whilst I was laying in bed fretting about what to make mum it struck me that a mobile chest of drawers with lots of compartments to store them in. It did not have to be flash as it was not a 'show' piece so I could make it out of MDF.

Anyhow I have made the carcus and the shelves and glued and screwed it all together. Tomorrow is drawer making day which again should be easy.

It is 4' tall x 2' wide x 2' deep. Has (or will have) five smaller drawers but very long with compartmental dividers and 4 large drawers that are quite deep, two shelves for storing instructions.

I am not going to have time to paint it so that can be documented as a 'feature' (my IT background showing through).

I wish I could find my camera box so I could charge my camera and take pictures. Also need to show off my new workshop.

Things I learn't:

1 - Never trust the hardware store (even pre-cut MDF) to have uniform sizes - I knew this but forgot - blame it on my illness.
2 - I really need to finish building my main workbench.
3 - Kids can be a great help - BUT tend to ask questions when you are working out in your mind measurements.
4 - When you have a charger for a device - make sure it is labeled and in a safe place.
5 - Shopsmith's have a wicked kickback.
Hello Belinda - I hope you find your charger soon, so we can see pictures. Sounds like it will be a great present for your mom. I've never used a shopsmith saw, so I don't know about their bad habits, be careful please. I should be posting a piece here soon, a black version of that last mirror I put up. These were pieces I had in storage.
talk with you soon. - Dan
 

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Wednesday afternoon and I am having a lay down on the bed. It has been a very productive couple of days.

Yesterday I drove to the local hardware mega mart store called Bunnings. I purchased some small MDF (about 2' x 4') to make an alternative present for my Mum. I was still feeling a bit seedy so decided to forgo making Kitchen Cupboard doors for Mum's birthday.

Mum is on the pension and to supplement her income she goes to garage (yard) sales and buys up Lego bricks and makes up toys to sell on eBay. The consequence of this is there are boxes and boxes of different Lego bricks all over the house.

So whilst I was laying in bed fretting about what to make mum it struck me that a mobile chest of drawers with lots of compartments to store them in. It did not have to be flash as it was not a 'show' piece so I could make it out of MDF.

Anyhow I have made the carcus and the shelves and glued and screwed it all together. Tomorrow is drawer making day which again should be easy.

It is 4' tall x 2' wide x 2' deep. Has (or will have) five smaller drawers but very long with compartmental dividers and 4 large drawers that are quite deep, two shelves for storing instructions.

I am not going to have time to paint it so that can be documented as a 'feature' (my IT background showing through).

I wish I could find my camera box so I could charge my camera and take pictures. Also need to show off my new workshop.

Things I learn't:

1 - Never trust the hardware store (even pre-cut MDF) to have uniform sizes - I knew this but forgot - blame it on my illness.
2 - I really need to finish building my main workbench.
3 - Kids can be a great help - BUT tend to ask questions when you are working out in your mind measurements.
4 - When you have a charger for a device - make sure it is labeled and in a safe place.
5 - Shopsmith's have a wicked kickback.
Your mom should be really pleased with this thoughtful gift.It's always nice to have your craft supplies in one place.
 

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Better now and some good came of it

Wednesday afternoon and I am having a lay down on the bed. It has been a very productive couple of days.

Yesterday I drove to the local hardware mega mart store called Bunnings. I purchased some small MDF (about 2' x 4') to make an alternative present for my Mum. I was still feeling a bit seedy so decided to forgo making Kitchen Cupboard doors for Mum's birthday.

Mum is on the pension and to supplement her income she goes to garage (yard) sales and buys up Lego bricks and makes up toys to sell on eBay. The consequence of this is there are boxes and boxes of different Lego bricks all over the house.

So whilst I was laying in bed fretting about what to make mum it struck me that a mobile chest of drawers with lots of compartments to store them in. It did not have to be flash as it was not a 'show' piece so I could make it out of MDF.

Anyhow I have made the carcus and the shelves and glued and screwed it all together. Tomorrow is drawer making day which again should be easy.

It is 4' tall x 2' wide x 2' deep. Has (or will have) five smaller drawers but very long with compartmental dividers and 4 large drawers that are quite deep, two shelves for storing instructions.

I am not going to have time to paint it so that can be documented as a 'feature' (my IT background showing through).

I wish I could find my camera box so I could charge my camera and take pictures. Also need to show off my new workshop.

Things I learn't:

1 - Never trust the hardware store (even pre-cut MDF) to have uniform sizes - I knew this but forgot - blame it on my illness.
2 - I really need to finish building my main workbench.
3 - Kids can be a great help - BUT tend to ask questions when you are working out in your mind measurements.
4 - When you have a charger for a device - make sure it is labeled and in a safe place.
5 - Shopsmith's have a wicked kickback.
Wish you were feeling better! Try not to over do it and take it slow and easy!

Your mom is sure lucky to have a daughter like you. Can't wait to see the chest of drawers!
 

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Better now and some good came of it

Wednesday afternoon and I am having a lay down on the bed. It has been a very productive couple of days.

Yesterday I drove to the local hardware mega mart store called Bunnings. I purchased some small MDF (about 2' x 4') to make an alternative present for my Mum. I was still feeling a bit seedy so decided to forgo making Kitchen Cupboard doors for Mum's birthday.

Mum is on the pension and to supplement her income she goes to garage (yard) sales and buys up Lego bricks and makes up toys to sell on eBay. The consequence of this is there are boxes and boxes of different Lego bricks all over the house.

So whilst I was laying in bed fretting about what to make mum it struck me that a mobile chest of drawers with lots of compartments to store them in. It did not have to be flash as it was not a 'show' piece so I could make it out of MDF.

Anyhow I have made the carcus and the shelves and glued and screwed it all together. Tomorrow is drawer making day which again should be easy.

It is 4' tall x 2' wide x 2' deep. Has (or will have) five smaller drawers but very long with compartmental dividers and 4 large drawers that are quite deep, two shelves for storing instructions.

I am not going to have time to paint it so that can be documented as a 'feature' (my IT background showing through).

I wish I could find my camera box so I could charge my camera and take pictures. Also need to show off my new workshop.

Things I learn't:

1 - Never trust the hardware store (even pre-cut MDF) to have uniform sizes - I knew this but forgot - blame it on my illness.
2 - I really need to finish building my main workbench.
3 - Kids can be a great help - BUT tend to ask questions when you are working out in your mind measurements.
4 - When you have a charger for a device - make sure it is labeled and in a safe place.
5 - Shopsmith's have a wicked kickback.
Shopsmith's have a wicked kickback

Hopefully you are all right??!?
 

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Better now and some good came of it

Wednesday afternoon and I am having a lay down on the bed. It has been a very productive couple of days.

Yesterday I drove to the local hardware mega mart store called Bunnings. I purchased some small MDF (about 2' x 4') to make an alternative present for my Mum. I was still feeling a bit seedy so decided to forgo making Kitchen Cupboard doors for Mum's birthday.

Mum is on the pension and to supplement her income she goes to garage (yard) sales and buys up Lego bricks and makes up toys to sell on eBay. The consequence of this is there are boxes and boxes of different Lego bricks all over the house.

So whilst I was laying in bed fretting about what to make mum it struck me that a mobile chest of drawers with lots of compartments to store them in. It did not have to be flash as it was not a 'show' piece so I could make it out of MDF.

Anyhow I have made the carcus and the shelves and glued and screwed it all together. Tomorrow is drawer making day which again should be easy.

It is 4' tall x 2' wide x 2' deep. Has (or will have) five smaller drawers but very long with compartmental dividers and 4 large drawers that are quite deep, two shelves for storing instructions.

I am not going to have time to paint it so that can be documented as a 'feature' (my IT background showing through).

I wish I could find my camera box so I could charge my camera and take pictures. Also need to show off my new workshop.

Things I learn't:

1 - Never trust the hardware store (even pre-cut MDF) to have uniform sizes - I knew this but forgot - blame it on my illness.
2 - I really need to finish building my main workbench.
3 - Kids can be a great help - BUT tend to ask questions when you are working out in your mind measurements.
4 - When you have a charger for a device - make sure it is labeled and in a safe place.
5 - Shopsmith's have a wicked kickback.
Here's wishing you a speedy recovery. Remember rule number one: Work safe!
 

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Better now and some good came of it

Wednesday afternoon and I am having a lay down on the bed. It has been a very productive couple of days.

Yesterday I drove to the local hardware mega mart store called Bunnings. I purchased some small MDF (about 2' x 4') to make an alternative present for my Mum. I was still feeling a bit seedy so decided to forgo making Kitchen Cupboard doors for Mum's birthday.

Mum is on the pension and to supplement her income she goes to garage (yard) sales and buys up Lego bricks and makes up toys to sell on eBay. The consequence of this is there are boxes and boxes of different Lego bricks all over the house.

So whilst I was laying in bed fretting about what to make mum it struck me that a mobile chest of drawers with lots of compartments to store them in. It did not have to be flash as it was not a 'show' piece so I could make it out of MDF.

Anyhow I have made the carcus and the shelves and glued and screwed it all together. Tomorrow is drawer making day which again should be easy.

It is 4' tall x 2' wide x 2' deep. Has (or will have) five smaller drawers but very long with compartmental dividers and 4 large drawers that are quite deep, two shelves for storing instructions.

I am not going to have time to paint it so that can be documented as a 'feature' (my IT background showing through).

I wish I could find my camera box so I could charge my camera and take pictures. Also need to show off my new workshop.

Things I learn't:

1 - Never trust the hardware store (even pre-cut MDF) to have uniform sizes - I knew this but forgot - blame it on my illness.
2 - I really need to finish building my main workbench.
3 - Kids can be a great help - BUT tend to ask questions when you are working out in your mind measurements.
4 - When you have a charger for a device - make sure it is labeled and in a safe place.
5 - Shopsmith's have a wicked kickback.
Be safe! In the past when I didn't complete a gift project I presented it to the receiver as their oppurtunity to offer input for the design. Of course then I went and made it the way was going to in the first place!
 
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