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I am 70 and a novice who wants to learn how to use my router, and other tools, to make things for my home. On my list is a bench for my closet, pullout shelves for the kitchen cabinets, drawer dividers, etc.
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Hello Mary welcome to the forum
What kind router do you own?
you say you are a novice have you used your router for any projects yet

Mary if you live near a woodcrafter store they have classes on using the router about $75.00

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Welcome to the forum Mary

There are a lot of people with the skills here who can help
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Welcome aboard.

And be very, very, cautious about getting your fingers near the whirly parts. Very cautious.

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Welcome, Mary.
Let us know how we may assist you.
What other tools do you have?
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Hi, MsMary.

Women are welcome to the forum.

We, woodworkers are everywhere!!!
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Hi, John.

I saw that you inherited the former James´ position in the forum. Congratulations!

We, woodworkers are everywhere!!!
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Thanks for the welcome everyone. I have 2 routers. A Craftsman 315.17550 and the router attachment for the Black & Decker Matrix system. My other tools are a corded drill, jigsaw, and circular saw of the same vintage as the router. My 10" compound miter saw, sanders, and the Black & Decker VPX system drill, driver, and cut saw were gifts or more recent purchases. I would love to take a class, but the nearest Woodcraft store is a good 2 hours away from my home in northwest NJ. So, question number 1 do I use a router or the jigsaw to cut out semicircles on the sides of a country style bench?
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