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Hello, Everyone, I am a 68yr. old kid wanting to learn a router. I was given a set of bits, now I need to know what they do and the PROPER use. Thank's for letting me come aboard. Respectfully, Jerry
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If there is no course you can take or a buddy who can show you, I'd highly recommend a good book or two, specifically Bill Hylton's book "Woodworking with the router". Besides that, immerse yourself in the information that is available through this forum. That's pretty much how I got started. Router and bit manufacturers also have a ton of useful info available through their web sites and catalogs.

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Hello, Everyone, I am a 68yr. old kid wanting to learn a router. I was given a set of bits, now I need to know what they do and the PROPER use. Thank's for letting me come aboard. Respectfully, Jerry
Hi Jerry:

I think this is the second time I've said this tonight. Well, here it goes again...

go to the

The Woodworking Channel

click on "videos" then scroll across until you come to "the router workshop." Start at the top of the list and watch videos like you're taking on a new religion -- complete with the "hallelujah"s and "glory be"s. Watch and listen. particularly listen to the noise the router makes when it is under load. Watch how they handle the router and how they set things up.

Rob Rosendahl (sp?) has developed an elegant, effective and frugal router system. They use several of the 25 methods of using a router. Note that a method holds a router, a jig guides the router into the workpiece and a fixture holds the workpiece and guides it into the router. A method holds, a jig guides and a fixture slides. This forum is the only place where you'll find all 25 methods.

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Hi Jerry,

here is steve .supply routers all over the world.as a friend here,I think I could help you to learn a lot about routers.

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