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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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I'm a 51 year old man who only discovered my creative ability after having gone through a rough accident back on March 3, 1997. I was in my 13th year doing all kinds of forrestry work for my older brother when after having cut a 30 ft. hemlock tree and managed to get it snarled up a bit in a few other trees. I was doing a merchantable thinning on a fairly small lot at the time, by myself. I then began the usual task of clearing out a few other trees so I had room to fall another big hemlock into the previous hanger. It had happened before, but not much.(hangers) I was actually in the process of limbing up my last tree when the wind must have switched direction for a bit because that first tangled up hemlock suddenly became untangled and hit me on the way down. I don't remember a thing since thinning up that last tree laying on the bottom. My spinal cord was crushed and I also got clipped, causing a moderate brain injury. Sorry folks, but I always end up telling this little tale in every discussion that I have about anything. There's a lot more, but I went in and out of a few hospitals(about 7 months worth) before I finally got to go back home and having to move to town to rent in a place more wheelchair friendly and my wife and 2 year old could live. There's a lot more blah,blah,blah, but my moods were eratic, my memory was terrible and all that I could do was wheel around a bit and my wife and little girl were soon gone. Years later I was doing some art-work and was also interested in woodworking. I tryed some carving, but no big interest and then I took a woodworking course and "BINGO", I hit my niche. I never got much financial assistance, but I struggled along and bought a few magazines that dealt with woodworking and practiced a bit down in my basement of my new home which I designed myself and had gotten a guy who would build it cheap enough for my finances from WCB and a mortgage that I could get, to cover. No it wasn't very big, but it was my new home. I have slowly been buying woodworking gear over the years and now I'm soon ready to do some start up learning how to do some and I will have to work only a bit at a time as I have to lay down every 2 hours or so to deal with chronic pain. Sorry about the jumping around and leaving out over 90% of my story, but getting sore. I'm in here now to see if I can learn how to handle dads old Sears Craftsman router. Not much tonight anymore though. Catch you later folks. Oh yeah, I'm one of those eskimos from Canada and I live on the southshore of Nova Scotia.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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wow, so sorry folks! I'm just looking for some info. on how to work this router. Dad only used it a few times and that was 20 to 30 years ago.
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Welcome to the forum, Todd.

If you can tell us what make/model is the router and update your profile to let us know what experience / tools you have, we will be better able to assist you.

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Hi Todd. Welcome to the Forum. I'm sure you will find it to be an incredible resource for learning. I'm a self-taught woodworker but when it came to the world of routers and routing I needed to look outside for some serious help. Books are one thing, but getting advice from real experts can't be beat! Browsing old entries is also valuable. Enjoy the Forum and safe, happy routing.

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