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    Lives in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 26-09-2012 Has been a member for 9-10 years. Has a total post count of 29.
    Hi Julie,
    i have been making cabinets for the home in solid Oak (not wood effect or verniered mdf) as i abore "rubbish" furniture. My workshop is approx 25sqMeters and i have a Fox 250mm table saw and Dewald radial arm saw, Dewald planner/thicknesser and a Ryobi Router table with a 1800W Dewald router.

    Most of my joints that i do on my router are of the types Finger, 45deg Finger, and dado. I also do my raised panels on my router using a 1/2" 75mm Raised Panel bit and a Rail/Stile bit.

    If i had the money I would have gone for a Scheppach Spindle Router.

    If you use MDF please make sure you have excellent ventelation and dust extraction. MDF is a lung killer.


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    8X4 ... that's www.mechmate.com territory It may not be your cup of tea but it's worth a look and there is a new member on this forum who has built one ....
    Tim G-C

    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

    (attrib. Voltaire but written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall "The Friends of Voltaire" 1906)

  3. Just a silly suggestion which I haven't really thought through:

    By analogy to the circular saws on the wall they have at B&Qs, if you are short of space could you mount the bed of the machine vertically? - essentially screw a normal machine to the wall. It would mean you would have to think about how you clamped things to it slightly more carefully but once they were clamped I don't see why it wouldn't work as normal. And if you were mostly working with sheet materials they are often easier to handle vertically than horizontal.

    I guess you might need some form of brake on the Y axis as it might otherwise fall down if the power went out for some reason, and you may need a beefier motor to pull all that mass uphill.

    Anyway I am sure there is something I am missing as I haven't seen any photos of this configuration.

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