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Yes, another new guy. And by "new" I mean I've been away from pretty much any actual woodworking for 20 years. Life and career took over. With the state of the world, I'm still luckily employed full time, but have more free time and limited things to do. So...I set up a small work space in my garage.
I need to apologize in advance for some REALLY bad questions I'll ask, but I do appreciate all of the experience here.
 

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OK, welcome aboard. Just what tools do you have? What experience? What is it you want to do?
 

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Hello Brian and welcome to the forums...
the gladiators and lions will be along shortly...

for a memory refresher...........
We've put some helpful information together at this here link to help you get up and running in the world of routers... We hope it to be useful to you... Enjoy...
do take some time and read the safety PDF's... PLEASE!!!
Blood and trips to the ER, we find, are very annoying... Not to mention – expensive...
 

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Hello and welcome to the router forum, Brian
 

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Yes... why do you ask? ;)
Because if it has it may actually be beneficial seeing as I would have stuck with some mediocre stuff had it done it back in 2000 .
Like Charlie says , Winning !

True story . I started redoing my bathroom about 11 years ago . I still have to apply grout to the tiles in the alcove and put down flooring .
But I recently heard you have replace your tiles in your tub/showers alcove every 10 to 14 years regardless , so I may actually be ahead of schedule
 

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Welcome to the Forum, Brian...you're gonna love getting back into woodworking.

Anything we can help you spend your money on...? :grin:
 

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Hi Brian, glad you choose to join the fun. Woodworking does get in your blood. I've attached a pdf of the 18+ things that sped up my learning curve. Did DIY all my life, but woodworking is a whole 'nuther thing. The pdf is about 10 pages, but has pictures. Hopefully it will help you get going again too. And hopefully, it will save you some dollars on unnecessary stuff.
 

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G'day Brian, welcome to the forum.
 

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Here's what I've started with...
Dewalt 618 Router, Bosch 1181 Router table, Dewalt 7485 table saw. Dewalt 6423 Orbital sander, And my big beautiful Milwaukee tool box.
Overall, I'm keeping things basic/simple. I'll never be a "pro", I'm just hoping that my final product doesn't look like it came from an 8th grade shop class...
Thank you all for the welcome.


Here's my pics, first stain job, second router cut, my space...




 

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Looks like a good, clean place to work, Brian.

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Welcome to the Router Forums Brian.
 
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