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  1. New Member Introductions
    I am about to turn on my Porter Cable 890 router for the first time. Saturday I am taking a basic router class, and I am looking forward to it. Ten fingers when I start and ten when I am done. I bought a Bosch RA1180 router table along with the router almost 10 years ago, I was too intimidated...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi all. I'm new to the forum and wondering if anyone in my area is into cnc routering. I am a retired technical teacher with over 20 years of teaching mach3 on cnc mills. I also taught cad/cam and electronics. Initially I was a tool and die maker working with metals and much slower speeds and...
  3. New Member Introductions
    My name is Cathy, live in Jamestown, TN... 30 miles North of I-40 between Nashville and Knoxville. Beautiful area, just bought our house 2 years ago this December. We traveled for 10 years after early retirement in an RV all around the US. We create and sell leather leashes and collars for...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Just found this forum and haven't really had a chance to look around much yet, but already found one thing I was looking for, so that's a good start. As to an introduction, I'm in my 50's and female. Been doing woodwork off and on most of my life so far, but would still class myself as...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, am a newbie here and in the field of woodworking. A retired engineer from the semiconductor industry, am now taking first steps in woodworking as a hobby. I hope to learn from everyone including getting new ideas and advice from the experts here. :) Best regards starter99
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello all. I'm Mark. I have just started getting into woodworking. It is strictly a hobby at This point. I was fortunate enough that the house my wife and I bought 9 years ago had a seperate 2 door garage. Its around 24x32, has cement floor and was already set up with plenty of outlets etc...
  7. New Member Introductions
    As my username implies, I'm just sitting in the back of the shop with a lot of dust on top (gray hair) and kind of forgotten. Not much talent here but lots of enthusiasm. I haven't quite recovered from my boyhood feeling that I can do anything if I just put my mind to it. That was before I...
  8. New Member Introductions
    I have been a woodworker for many, many years. I grew up with sawdust in my drawers; a cabinet table saw in the garage; and a love of all things wood. That doesn't mean I've succeeded in becoming much of an expert. With an engineering background, I tend to figure out too much. Since retiring 3...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi, Just joined the forum, as a means of learning how to use my new router and table to best effect. Name's Geoff, live in Devon in England, and am starting on making furniture for the house we've just finished building. Though I've had a small router for 30+ years, I've just bought a new...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I am a new member here on this site. I am not a pro with a router, at least not yet. I have lots to learn about it and joined this site to do just that.. I live in Costa Rica on my little farm. I have a small shop with at few tools. Nothing fancy. I like to work with wood and there are some...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hi all. I am a fairly experienced carpenter, but have spent most of my life doing production type work. I really want to try my hand at building some things that are pretty. I have a cheap craftsman router/table setup and I have had a little fun with it, but I quickly learned that I need...
  12. New Member Introductions
    I'm new to routing. I am considering the above table and have not seen anything on the Bench Dog 40-001 here (OK, I'm lazy and have not looked very hard). Anyone using it? If so, your evaluation? I plan to marry to Bosch router. Best model? Thanks, Cliff
  13. New Member Introductions
    I have no shame to tell you that I am as newbie as they get, as you once were, as I am. Well gents this is quite redemptive that I am now a part of a router forum. In fact the router is the tool I fear the most... It all began one Sunday night in my backyard; I was building the first set of...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hello all! Just found this forum while searching the internet for router guidance. So here I am a new member, the classic "Newbie". Recently, I picked up a new router from Rockler and am embarking on the creation of a router fence from scratch, followed by a table and then the associated...
  15. 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...
  16. New Member Introductions
    I am a CPA in Florida USA. I worked in a casework manufacturing plant to put myself through college. I sometimes used routers but it was usually an undertable router set up for repetitive jobs. I have built a vacation home with a shop in Tennessee. As I get near retirement I want to begin...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I need all the advice I can get here as I've spent a career in conventional metal working engineering and electronics in aerospace companies - I'm now a technician in a school mostly doing woodwork ('Resistant Materials') having never used any power tools in my school woodwork lessons...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I have just retired so I'm looking forward to spending some serious time in the shop. Hope to start making jewelry boxes, and I just love making jigs! Great to be part of the router Woodie community. Bob Wiseman
  19. New Member Introductions
    I am looking forward to learning and to develop my skills.
  20. New Member Introductions
    New to these " forum " pages but from what I can see after 15 minutes just trying to find the articles on vertical router tables and pic's of members shops ( the links for these were e-mailed to me) because I already spent 10 minutes needing to register, cause I couldn't remember my user...
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