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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-2010, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I just stumbled upon this website, and boy am I glad.

I'm new to woodworking, about 3 weeks into it, with no basic carpentry or woodworking experience. Currently I'm building my first project, a workbench, and picking up a bunch of tools and accessories along the way. I just picked up a "new" (at least for me) router, a used yet fully-functional Elu MOF177 for a pretty good price (less than $80. It's nothing pretty, but I'm reading a lot of good things about these old routers. It didn't come with an edge guide, instruction manual, or other accessories, but there were a bunch of Freud bits, about 12, some still in their packaging but most came in a plastic bag, a big no-no.

I'm an American, but I've been living in the Philippines for the past 6 years (and counting). Born and raised in San Francisco, CA.

Future projects include a router table (of course!), kitchen island, walk-in closet, other furniture, Christmas gifts and toys...the list goes on!

Since I'm new to woodworking, I don't have a workshop just yet, just a bunch of hand tools and cheaply made power tools made for the local market here in the Philippines (a drill and non-sliding compound miter saw). The Elu is most likely the best power tool I own.

Looking forward to learning all I can from the experienced members of this forum. Cheers!
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Welcome Randy to the RouterForums. I hope you didn't hurt yourself when you stumbled on to this web site. HaHa. You have found a great forum to be on.

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Welcome Randy: The RF is a good site. Before you leave the PIs try to get a trip to the FANTASTIC wood working area (don"t remember its name) in the coastal mountains north of Manila. I never was able to get there during my flight crew rests at Clark AB,
I did bring home several hundred wooden artifacts made there.

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Greetings Randy and welcome to the router forum. We are pleased to have you join us.

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Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!
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