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  1. homestd
    05-17-2020 07:11 PM - permalink
    OK...Does anyone have experience mounting ANY plunge router in a router table? Is it common practice to remove the plunge springs?
  2. John Smith_inFL
    02-25-2020 11:06 AM - permalink
    John Smith_inFL
    hey Charlie.
    when painting, I normally do not sand higher grit than 200 or 220. I discourage the 5" RO sander for the last finishing.
    I have a half-sheet in-line sander that removes any swirls
    when sanding with the grain. I do realize that this tool is not
    always in someone's shop. but any in-line sander will work.
    (check your local pawn shops for bargains).
    in my experience, soft woods really telegraph the round defects
    caused by the RO sanders.
    it takes a lot of practice to handle the RO to where you can get
    satisfactory results all the time.
    two coats of primer and 2 or 3 coats of top coat paint usually
    covers up any sanding scratches for a top notch finish.
    if you use the roller, come back quickly with a brush to even out the texture and remove any bubbles.
    hope this helps !!
    looking forward to seeing your project.

  3. homestd
    08-15-2019 02:40 PM - permalink
    I was a professional musician for thirty years, playing several instruments and traveling extensively. When I came in off the road and retired in 1989, I took a job with a custom mill-work company where my primary duty was reproducing antique crown moulding and things for high dollar renovations around Louisville, KY. I have experience on most woodworking equipment.

    I had a run of bad luck health wise and have been disabled since 1997. I have a small shop that I have put together and I have made myself a promise to do whatever rings my bell for whatever time I have left (hopefully a couple of years anyway). I primarily deal with re-purposed lumber as social security won’t pay for kiln-dried. I try to make everything I need with whatever is on hand and I come up with some pretty strange concoctions.

    I live in the woods on Lake Cumberland, KY in a thriving community called Jabez. If you’re in the nighborhood, stop by.
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  4. homestd
    10-28-2018 04:09 PM - permalink
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    Old Codger makin' stuff out of old lumber.
    SE, KY
    Staying alive, wood and electronics, in that order.
    Surviving on Social Security
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