routernewbie48 - Router Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2012
Country: United States
First Name: N/a
Posts: 1
Smile routernewbie48

At 64 I'm an almost complete novice to routing. I've owner a router for 40 years an very seldom tried using it.
Recently retired I've gotten the urge to do some type of woodworking, building tables or whatever. I'm reading and researching a lot and I've seen that good routing work is essential to a quality product so I'm just trying to ease my way into it.
Thanks for the forum!
gbran is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 11:02 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Chris
Posts: 1,298

welcome to the forum! one of the first things to make sure you know if to feed the work into the router in the opposite direction that the bit is spinning, similar in concept to a table saw.

you will know pretty quickly if you are feeding it from the wrong direction.

one other thing ... routers can make an aweful lot of sawdust, so one of the first things to focus on is dust collection. without that, you can expect sawdust to settle on everything in the shop.
Chris Curl is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 04:24 PM
Official Greeter
jw2170's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Country: Australia
First Name: James
Posts: 18,353
Send a message via Skype™ to jw2170

Welcome to the forum.

Sydney, Australia

I don't mind if other members disagree with my comments.
I don't profess to know everything, and I may learn something new.

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

jw2170 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome