|I like it.|
I about had a heart attack when I started looking for routers on eBay. The last time I looked, they were a dollar a dozen. Not anymore.
I had considered buying a new Veritas or Lie-Nielsen, but I already have one of those in Munich. (Just wait, I bet I'll have been back to Munich and had the opportunity to fetch it before I get to the project with the sliding dovetails.) Also, few retailers in Europe happen to have them at the moment. I bet I could sell my Lie-Nielsen here for a healthy profit, if I could get to it.
I was able to find a router on British eBay, and the seller was willing to ship it to Spain for a reasonable price. This one was more than I really wanted to pay, but because it was Record and not Stanley, I saved fifty bucks.
After a short wait, this arrived in the mail:
|I was happy with it. It looks better than I expected.|
|Broken down. Time to clean it up.|
|Wow! Not bad.|
I finished them with a dunk in my home-made BLO, and topped it off with my home-made beeswax and orange oil wax. What a nice finish. Nothing stinks.
|Before and after brass knob bolts.|
|071, or o71? That is the question.|
|I think it turned out nice.|
|I kept the yellow paint. It's part of this tool's history.|