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Router Forums
Forums which are related to news, feedback and new member introductions.
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Introductions (50 Viewing)
If you're new to our forums, tell everyone who you are in this area. Give us an idea of your background, hobbies and interests.
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Yesterday 11:57 PM Go to last post
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Read the most recent news and changes. Also, if you have a suggestion or some feedback, feel free to let us know.
07-12-2014 01:24 PM Go to last post
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Various forums and sub-forums about all the different types of routing and routers.
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Table-mounted Routing (52 Viewing)
Discussions solely based on operations that are using the table-mounted router. Bob and Rick say "More than 90% of all operations using the router can be done with the table-mounted router.
Yesterday 08:59 PM Go to last post
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General Routing (66 Viewing)
General Routing is a place to discuss the general operations of the router. Come here and ask your questions about the general usage of a router, types of router, and the different brands.
Sub-Forums: Sign Making
Yesterday 10:38 PM Go to last post
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Portable Routing (9 Viewing)
Discussion area on the Portable Router and its applications. Bob and Rick say, "If the piece is bigger than the router then chances are it should be routed with the portable router."
Yesterday 10:40 PM Go to last post
378 4,661
Jigs and Fixtures (37 Viewing)
This area will be directed towards the art of designing specific jigs and fixtures. Bob and Rick say, "if the specific operation is to make more than one piece the same size and shape then chances are you need a jig and/or fixtures."
by schnewj
Yesterday 07:42 AM Go to last post
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This is where to learn about the different types of guide bushings and how to use them, how to create templates, how to build a frame to hold your work piece, and how to combine them all to create a project.
by jw2170
07-21-2014 04:48 AM Go to last post
494 7,291
Discussion area for the wide variety of router bits available today. Get help with the selecting the proper bit for your project, usage, set up and other tips and tricks.
1,386 12,431
CNC Routing (13 Viewing)
A place to discuss CarveWright, CompuCarve and other CNC routing devices.
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Router Reference (3 Viewing)
This area shows photos of different router models, helpful information such as mounting plate hole layouts and parts interchange.

Note: Do not post questions here. (use General Routing).
07-23-2014 02:15 PM Go to last post
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General Woodworking
Various organised forums and sub forums with topics related to construction, woodworking, power tools and much much more.
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Tools and Woodworking (86 Viewing)
Mainly for general woodworking questions and comments you may also come here to ask questions, get advice and share your experience with power tools.
Yesterday 10:24 PM Go to last post
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This is the place to discuss wood burning and carving projects, tools, and ideas.
Sub-Forums: Sign Creation
by dml79
07-17-2014 10:02 AM Go to last post
196 1,774
Wood Species (4 Viewing)
Discuss the hundreds of types and species of domestic and exotic woods.
181 1,760
Starting Off (11 Viewing)
If you're new to any power tool and/or woodworking technique, or you just have some general questions about starting a project, feel free to post your questions here!
07-23-2014 08:13 PM Go to last post
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This is the place to discuss special needs woodworking such as wheel chair accessible router tables, working with physical limitations or disabilities.
by idioms
05-18-2014 10:56 AM Go to last post
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Shop Safety (4 Viewing)
Various bits of information, tips, questions and comments on general work shop safety. If you have any questions or a comments regarding a safe way to do a specific procedure in the shop, share it here.
by Murtu01
07-07-2014 03:14 AM Go to last post
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Wood Scrolling (6 Viewing)
A place where the woodworker can sit back relax and share ideas & tips with other like minded artistians who share the same passion for creativity in wood. Both professional and amateur scrollers are invited to seek and give help.
by berry
Yesterday 02:40 PM Go to last post
185 1,792
Dedicated to the discussion of woodturning, lathes, turning tools, techniques, projects and sharing of all turning related topics.
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The Finishing Touch (15 Viewing)
Everything you wanted to know from preparing the lumber to the final finish.
07-21-2014 06:28 AM Go to last post
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A place for member designed plans, suggestions about using purchased plans or to get help designing plans. Also, Step by step instructions and photos for building projects.
07-22-2014 10:08 PM Go to last post
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Power Tool Manuals (6 Viewing)
A database of free downloadable manuals for all your power tools.
Tool Type: Router
I need a manual for a...
Manuals: 445

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Lobby (28 Viewing)
The place to chat about whatever suits your fancy. This could be the electric dog polisher you just bought, the weather, anything goes (within the limits of good taste).
Today 06:14 AM Go to last post
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DIY and Renovation (25 Viewing)
Questions, answers and progressive projects around the house and shop. All construction or repair type posts are welcome here.
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Woodworking Articles (1 Viewing)
Member submitted Router and Woodworking articles, including How-To's. If you would like to write an article for this section, please view this thread.
03-28-2013 12:01 AM Go to last post
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Show N' Tell (28 Viewing)
Share your pictures of your latest projects with other members and visitors. Unfinished and finished project pictures welcome. Please give a small description of your project and what it was finished with.
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Buy, sell, trade and advertise your tools and services. Marketplace rules apply in all sub-forums.
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Trade, buy and sell your tools, projects and other workshop machinery. Marketplace rules apply in this forum.
porter cable MorTen 5009 by tomp913 on Yesterday 08:24 AM
The Bargain Bin (1 Viewing)
Discussions related to quick cash savers, sales and deals offered by local and online woodworking related merchants. Marketplace rules apply in this forum.
micro gripper by Ed Bray on 07-18-2014 12:59 AM
Advertise your services or website in this forum, they must be woodworking or construction related. Marketplace rules apply in this forum. You must have 25 posts before you may advertise here. my website by oercili on 03-10-2014 01:39 PM
Announcements made by the Vendor's of, typically in-regards to sales, deals or offers by that specific company.
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Feel free to discuss,and exchange your thoughts, opinions of the website. Also, please post your feedback and ideas for improvements on the service, we love constructive criticism!
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If you require support on your membership, or have a pre-sales question regarding the membership, post it here!
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