I agree on the table. Much easier to produce good results. As to books, there are several out there. I have stopped buying brand new books for the most part and look for them on the used book lists at Amazon. I have a tremendous library that cost only a few buck at a time. Also Google for used book sites because if you buy a bunch of books the shipping can be less. Its the S&H that runs up the cost of used books. Amazon has lots of book reviews so you can make an informed choice. All the books I've seen are about the same in content. Find one that includes discussion of accessories and jigs with lots of pictures. And you will find a multitude of free videos on routers on YouTube. Get one of the free YouTube downloader add ons for Firefox and build up a nice collection. I find it easier to understand when I see a video than just reading a book.