Newbie with an old router
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!