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  1. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    As a beginning router user, I want to know how to use a t-bit. Do u first use a strait bit and follow up with the t-bit, or does the bit do it in one pass?
  2. New Member Introductions
    I have just started routing. I am not even sure what to ask. I have burned wood. Had parts slung across the room. Burned up a bit. And made a few nice things. Looking for tips from others, both new and experienced. I can see where this could be one of the most useful tools in a shop. Look...
  3. General Routing
    Hi Guys, Just starting to put together a small garage shop. I've come accross some used (slightly) Steel City equipment that may be put up for sale. Band saw, drill press, joiner, etc. What concerns me is the seller is keeping his table saw and selling the rest. Does anyone have experience or...
  4. New Member Introductions
    This is my first post and I am just getting started using a router. Can I get some suggestions for a good project to start out with?
  5. Starting Off
    Long story short, I've pretty much taken over the garage to be my workshop. I get some grief from my fiance about it, but it's always been a dream of mine to have a proper shop where I could do my woodworking and maybe work on the motorcycles in the winter. So, I'm needing to build a few...
  6. New Member Introductions
    I am new to the router forum and relatively new to using my router for more that minor projects. I would love to make decorative bowls and trays. should I go straight out and by a collet extension and bowl bit.. or are there other projects I should try first.:unsure:
  7. New Member Introductions
    New to this forum but not new to woodworking. New to router work though. Am a little hesitant on learning how to use the thing, but am looking forward to it though. I bought a used Craftsman 1-1/2 hp model 315.17431 today for about $50. It looks like a nice starter router, dust bag included...
  8. Table-mounted Routing
    im looking for a good router table and not sure really what to buy there a lot of choices any help would be great, im new to the woodworking trade and want to try some ideas i have
  9. General Routing
    Hello everyone! It's great to be a part of a community of fellow router enthusiasts! I currently own a Mastercraft 1 1/4 Hp, 1/4" collet plunge router, it also came with a small router table . I am extremely interested in making my own cabinet doors out of pine! So far though, the Freud bit...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hi everybody, Nice to join such a community of router addicts! I live in Belgium and am a rather new router user. Use one for a few months only. And I'm not much older in woodworking either... But even if I'm just another beginner, I really want to improve my capacity to realise some home...
  11. Show N' Tell
    Hi, I am a newbie and have just started getting excited about my work. I looked at the last sign or should I say the 2nd sign I am beginning to feel good about. I was thinking that I should have taken pictures of my progress to look back at or to give others something to laugh about and so...
  12. General Routing
    I thought I'd share some information on a "Low-Cost" set of router bits that is a good starter kit for the beginner or great for making your prototype before you purchase the more costly router bit. I purchased the set, "Neiko 80-Piece Premium-Grade" from Amazon.com for $89.99. If I would have...
  13. CNC Routing
    Alright, this is kind of a weird post, but bear with me. I know nothing about woodworking. And on top of that I don't know anyone who knows anything about woodworking. But I'm very interested in it, and I want to learn, well, something. I'm not mechanically challenged or anything, I'm just new...
  14. General Routing
    Would the PORTER-CABLE 2-1/4 HP Multi-Base Corded Router Kit Be a good starter. It seems like it to me, but I wondered if you guys had any info. I can get a table for it pretty cheap, so it seemed like a good beginning. Please share any thoughts. Thanks, -Thomas
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