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Old 07-26-2019, 02:24 PM   #221
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Stuff looks amazing Sam.
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:54 AM   #222
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+1, nice work bud, those pieces look stellar!
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That coffee table is legit Sam! Do you just glue those pieces together using tongue and groove? or are they all affixed to a sub-board underneath? Looks amazing..
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:29 AM   #224
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Hey guys I'm wanting to pick up a router to cut out corbels ends for a pergola I'm building soon. I thinking of getting this DeWalt DW618 combo, any opinions on it or recommendation of another product?

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Old 08-15-2019, 11:37 AM   #225
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That should do the trick nicely. Get more than one of the bits you will need for your project. Also, once the project is done, a router table will make that thing so much more useful.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:30 PM   #226
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Hey guys I'm wanting to pick up a router to cut out corbels ends for a pergola I'm building soon. I thinking of getting this DeWalt DW618 combo, any opinions on it or recommendation of another product?

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You want to cut corbels with a router? Do you have a template or something you're going to work off of or are you freehanding this?
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That coffee table is legit Sam! Do you just glue those pieces together using tongue and groove? or are they all affixed to a sub-board underneath? Looks amazing..
Thanks man! The matching end table is going through final finishing now so that'll be done soon too.

They aren't glued together, only to the plywood board underneath. If I glued them together, the whole thing would split apart with seasonal wood movement with the grain all going in different directions. The plywood board underneath stabilizes the whole thing and prevents any of those issues.
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You want to cut corbels with a router? Do you have a template or something you're going to work off of or are you freehanding this?
I'll be making a template freehand for a guide to use with the router.

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Nice. Be really careful with depth of cut on those router passes and direction of travel.

That DeWalt is a decent router but, IMO, the Bosch is a better one at a similar price point. If you don't have much use for this thing other than heavy duty routing, I'd recommend the Triton router. It's a beast at hogging out material with lots of power but it's big and clunky for detail work if you use it free hand. In a router table, the Triton is wonderful.
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Nice. Be really careful with depth of cut on those router passes and direction of travel.



That DeWalt is a decent router but, IMO, the Bosch is a better one at a similar price point. If you don't have much use for this thing other than heavy duty routing, I'd recommend the Triton router. It's a beast at hogging out material with lots of power but it's big and clunky for detail work if you use it free hand. In a router table, the Triton is wonderful.
Basically using this as an excuse to buy a router for future wood working products. I don't think I'll be doing anything as heavy anymore. We bought our house sort of recently and it's a hobby I now have the space for.

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So I've been reading up a lot and watching videos (don't have a lot confidence in those YouTube reviews though)... I shifted towards the Bosch and Milwaukee, with preference to the MRC23evsk and Mil 5616-24

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So I've been reading up a lot and watching videos (don't have a lot confidence in those YouTube reviews though)... I shifted towards the Bosch and Milwaukee, with preference to the MRC23evsk and Mil 5616-24

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Thanks man! The matching end table is going through final finishing now so that'll be done soon too.

They aren't glued together, only to the plywood board underneath. If I glued them together, the whole thing would split apart with seasonal wood movement with the grain all going in different directions. The plywood board underneath stabilizes the whole thing and prevents any of those issues.
Interesting.. so what prevents you from getting seasonal gaps between the squares if they are only glued down and not affixed? Damn I have a support beam in my living room that I covered with weathered wood tongue and groove, but on the bottom, I had to shave off the tongue and cut them down to make them fit. I get fluctuations all the time with these boards gapping and shifting a little so they are not flush and all of them are nailed in with a nail gun. I contemplated using construction adhesive as well as nailing them in when I did it, but opted against the adhesive.
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Interesting.. so what prevents you from getting seasonal gaps between the squares if they are only glued down and not affixed? Damn I have a support beam in my living room that I covered with weathered wood tongue and groove, but on the bottom, I had to shave off the tongue and cut them down to make them fit. I get fluctuations all the time with these boards gapping and shifting a little so they are not flush and all of them are nailed in with a nail gun. I contemplated using construction adhesive as well as nailing them in when I did it, but opted against the adhesive.
The substrate is plywood which is incredibly stable due to the alternating grain directions. The glue used to bond them down (titebond 3) is actually stronger than the wood itself and will definitely hold the thing in place. The reason you're seeing gaps in what you have is because you only used nails. Nails will allow for movement and expansion, glue will not which is both a good and bad thing depending on how you're looking at it.
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