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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hello All,

I found my way here from my trusted friend, Mr. Google and would like to introduce myself.

Name: Chris
Age: 48 11/12ths
Woodworking skills: I've done some crown molding and wainscotting.
Recognize the value of good tools with quality blades/bits.

Over the course of the last 20 years or so I've been saying to myself "Man, woodworking looks like a fun and rewarding hobby".
I have no skills, some patience, and a lot of determination, along with a desire to do things the right way. So, this past week I bought a table saw, compressor, and nail guns to go along with my circular saw, compound miter, and jig saw. Within the next week I'll be buying a router, dovetail jig, and some good router bits. These, along with weekend time and some cursing, will hopefully produce nice closet organizers for my 3 bedrooms. My first project will be to build the drawers for these organizers. What specifically brought me here was my searches for suggested bits to use for my targeted jig (PC 4216 for half blind dovetails). I have since found the manual (on this site) and suggested PC bits but am under the impression that I should start out with what is recommended by my Googling (Whiteside/Freud). However, I won't pose the question until I browse the forums and read the FAQ

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Greetings Chris and welcome to the router forums, we are glad to have you join us.

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G’day Chris

Welcome to the router forum.

Thank you for joining us

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Welcome Chris

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Well, it's 3+ months later and last week I opened up all my neat new tools and started playing around. PC 4216 jig, PC 690lrvs have been put to use and I have the cut outs for 3 drawers with many more to go. On tap this week is the arrival of a table top router table and a second router, this one being a plunge/fixed base kit, as well as a Whiteside slot cutter bit. This second round or purchases took place much quicker than anticipated!

This site and its contributors have been incredibly informative and helpful. I can get most of my beginner questions answered by forum searches. Thank you all!

Cary, NC
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Some good buys Chris. If you bought your jig new it comes with the needed bits. Having spares Or knowing where to get them is a good idea. Most people don't know where to get replacements until after they need them.

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