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Happy to become a member of Routerforums! Looking forward to some fruitful interactions, and hope to contribute my two cents worth.

I am not sure, but I could be unique to this forum, by virtue of my location. I live in India, and often find myself seriously challenged in terms of getting most of the material people seem to use. But I do travel to Orange County, CA couple of times a year, and make it a point to visit Home Depot, WoodCraft and Rockler, to stock up on some of the 'must have's. But I believe this scarcity forces me to be creative on the tools, and frugal about the material I use! With the knowledge available on this forum, I look forward to extract the most fun and value out of what is available to me!

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Welcome to the forum, Shripad. The forum is getting a steady stream of new members from that region.

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Hello Shripad welcome to the forum.

Looking forward to your participation.
Filling out your profile to include (first name,tools and short bio is strictly (optional )but does help members to better relate to each other.
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Hello and glad you could join in. Sounds to me like you might do well to focus on projects that can be done largely with hand tools. Chisels, saws, planes, etc let you do a lot of very fine work. You should also have access to some of what we could consider very exotic and beautiful wood. Much of that kind of tool depends on learning to sharpen edges perfectly, and purchasing the very best tools you can find (quality of steel determines whether a blade will dull quickly). There are many YouTube videos on using hand tools to do just about anything you want to do.
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Welcome to the forum Shripad.

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Enjoy the knowledge of others that can be found within.

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Hello and glad you could join in. Sounds to me like you might do well to focus on projects that can be done largely with hand tools. Chisels, saws, planes, etc let you do a lot of very fine work. You should also have access to some of what we could consider very exotic and beautiful wood. Much of that kind of tool depends on learning to sharpen edges perfectly, and purchasing the very best tools you can find (quality of steel determines whether a blade will dull quickly). There are many YouTube videos on using hand tools to do just about anything you want to do.
I agree and try to do just that. But, being and engineer, my other inclination is to build stationary power tools out of Handheld Power Tools. So, I have already built a Table Saw using a Skil Saw, and in the middle of building a router Table. Next in line is a small jointer using my handheld power planer, a drum Sander-Thicknesser, and Disk Sander. Should be done in a couple of months!

And contrary to popular perception, it is very hard to find a large variety of woods in India. But that is not a concern. The few indigenous species that are available will serve me for a long time!

Thanks for your post!
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Welcome to the forum, Shripad. The forum is getting a steady stream of new members from that region.
Oh! That is encouraging to know. Hopefully, I will be able to connect with some of them and discuss some problems that are very local to this place.

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Welcome to the forum, Shripad. The forum is getting a steady stream of new members from that region.
That is encouraging to hear. Looking forward to connect to some people from India to discuss problems that are very local to this place.

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