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How did you find Router Forums and what is it that keeps you coming back?

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I've been visiting this forum for a Long Time. I think the thing that keeps me coming back is the 'family' atmosphere of this forum, and many of the friends I have made over the years. As someone who travels a lot for a living, it is a fun place to check back in and see what others are working on while I can't be playing in my shop.

As I have mentioned in other threads, there are generous members who have shared pieces of their work or tools with me, and I with them. I don't know if that sort of thing happens on a lot of other forums, but I think it fits well with the community nature of this forum.

We have some master wood workers here, a lot of wood butchers, and those just starting off, yet everyone feels free to share what they have learned along the way. Rarely does someone come across as a know-it-all; on the contrary some of our best woodworkers are the most humble teachers.

Over the many years there have been many great contributors, and strong forum members. As they have moved or passed on, others have been able to step in and fill their shoes to keep the community informative and engaging.

I regularly email active and former members off of the forum, and enjoy the extension of the relationships that have started here.

Hopefully this forum will continue to be a fun, informative, and casual setting for folks to come and share for another 10 years.
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This is the most polite forum I have found, and the members go out of their way to answer questions, share their expertise, and provide encouragement. The continual banter is fun and the fact that even when we disagree no one gets ugly is refreshing.

I keep coming back because I continue to learn new techniques and get new ideas from the other members. I've made "pen pal" friends with some forum members and enjoy sharing our common interests and exchanging ideas about on-going projects. The forum is an important part of my woodworking enjoyment and a place to share what I do with someone other than a family member. I'm glad I found it, but I don't remember how.
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If I remember correctly a Google search listed a post on this forum among the hits so I had a look. I immediately recognized Bob and Rick Rosendahl from PBS so I had a look around and was impressed with the level of woodworking knowledge being exchanged. I was hooked from that moment on. I have learned lots of neat solutions to common problems while here and plus being impressed with the quality of people that this site attracts.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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In the beginning, I was trying to troubleshoot my LinkSys Wireless Router! ha ha, just kidding!

I think Chuck. Ollie and Doug have said it all. I enjoy reading what others have done, or want to do, from all over the world. That's pretty cool right there.

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In the beginning, I was trying to troubleshoot my LinkSys Wireless Router! ha ha, just kidding!
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Lmao , good one Mike
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originally it was by invite from another member...
Chuck, Ollie and Doug have said it all about what I saw in the people here...
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When I first joined it was for the education...then I got hooked on the atmosphere, honesty, willingness to help, the attention given to providing the right level of assistance, the overall feeling of being welcome, the desire to contribute back...I could go on forever.

I can only repeat what has been posted already so I'll stop now...

I just love it here...quite a bit different from other forums...

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Well Cricket, I was on the lumberjocks forum via a Google search. I clicked on a link and ended up here. Serendipity. I keep coming back because it feeds my hunger for router/woodworking knowledge. It is also gratifying to be able to share what little I know with others (whether it actually helps them or not).

I appreciate and enjoy this community as I do my family, neighbors and friends. I simply love the creative jesting and humor (humour for my friends outside the U.S.). I can no longer surf the internet or check my email without stopping by to see what new has been posted and jest with friends. I thank God for this forum as I live most of my life lying in bed and this forum serves as an entertaining outlet for me.

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I was googling router tables and this forum came up so I thought I'd join . Now you guys are pretty much my family . Lucky you

BTW did you see that movie the Cable Guy

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