Interesting question...A little looking around and here's what I can tell you...
The forum was founded in September of 2004 by Mark Rosendahl. Mark is Rick Rosendahl's son, Bob Rosendahls grandson. Bob and Rick Rosendahl founded the RouterWorkshop.net site. The Routerworkshop.net site was at the time a premiere router focused website that offered instructional video's and information as well the opportunity to purchase router specific products.
At the time of its founding, Mark was a part time web developer and full time law student. I believe Router Forums was created to compliment the Routerworkshop.net site. Intended to provide like minded router/woodworking enthusiasts a place to gather and share their ideas and thoughts. Mark ran the Forum up until about a year or so ago when the Forum was purchased sometime late in 2012. The new owners also have steak in several other premiere woodworking focused websites such as LumberJocks etc..
The first 3 registered members posting a introduction were:
Juice (9-10-2004), NewMontanaWorkshop (9-10-2004) Glenmore (9-10-2004). Of those three, Glenmore still remains active on occasion stopping in to say hello to many members he has befriended over the years. .
To this date, RouterForums remains the #1 router focused website in the world and continues to grow. Branching out into many other areas of the woodworking community.
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Last edited by TwoSkies57; 11-17-2013 at 09:42 AM.