GREETINGS ALL !!!
I am BRAND SPANKIN' NEW to Router Forums and the world of routers . . . having just been referred by a buddy from another Message Board dedicated to DIY Drummaking (as in the musical instrument)
I know, I know . . . yet another "I'm brand new here with an uber newbie question" thread. (I didn't want to hijack or derail a fellow newbie's thread - as I think our particular questions are just different enough to warrant a separate question thread.
So, I apologize ahead of time for the various "newbie-isms" I will undoubtedly write as I ask my questions ... and I most sincerely appreciate your patience and guidance.
Okay, so here we go . . . . In a nutshell . . . .
I am preparing to purchase my first router (having only ever before used a friend's router set up (briefly) to cut bearing edges on a couple of raw drum shells). I'm both very excited and equally intimidated to get started.
Aside from the router selection process itself
, the one element that has intimidated me (because I haven't really ever built
something from scratch before - though I have always wanted to) is either building or purchasing
a router table itself.
ACTUALLY, I'm not even looking for/wanting a full blown router table with all of the bells-and-whistles. The only
elements I really want and need is . . . . - a smooth flat worktable surface
- a hole in the table underwhich the router will be mounted
(hope that makes sense)
Within a different recent discussion thread/topic, Moderator "Mike" mentioned a "Router Workshop Table." I went to the Router Workshop website, but could not find any table(s) for purchase. Ideally, I would like a decently sturdy workbench type setup dedicated solely to/for the router - with/on which I will be performing my drum shell edging.
As I mentioned, I've never really built anything from scratch before - though the steps the person in that discussion took seem relatively basic (as soon as I learn how to drill counter-sink holes, of course).
Anyway . . . I'm very glad to have been referred to this Community and I'm looking forward to absorbing and learning from the thoughts, advice and guidance from you seasoned pros.
Looking forward to hearing from you as to my efforts above.