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Hello everyone. I am new to this forum, and kind of new to woodworking, once again, kind of.
Several years ago I took a cabinetmaking program as an evening / continuing education course at a local community college here in Canada when I was working as a Graphic Designer and Freelance Illustrator. The course exposed me to most wood shop utilities and lot of the common practices and techniques that are second nature to most of you who are seasoned professionals here on routerforums.

In recent months the woodworking bug bit me with the notion to rebuild/restore a vintage drafting desk that has unfortunately been decaying with age for some time. As an artist the desk still has a sentimental attachment to me and would like to have it functional again, so in the spirit of artistic integrity ,,,here I go,, DIY!!
After picking up some basic tools within budget such as a mitre saw, router, and some back saws, I went right back into woodworking with this project using fully dressed red oak. And I have some ideas for more projects upon completing the current task at hand.
So here I am, back at 'er!
I really enjoy working with wood, it is a very pleasant medium to work with.
I have already posted some frustrating experiences with my router technique or methods if you will.
I would really like to thank all of the very kinds folks already conversing in this forum who have immediately received me with an enormous amount of advice and suggestions for my inquiries. I only hope that I will be able to reciprocate if need be.
Thank you for being so receptive, so kind of you.

Cheers!!!
cCc
 

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Hello N/A and welcome to the forums...
we have a collection of PDF's on routering for your reading pleasure at this here link...
enjoy...
 

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Hey 20cCc20 - Welcome to the forum.
 

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Glad you decided to join the fun. Lots of fix it projects have been done by the guys and gals here, not just woodworking.

I've attached a pdf on the 18 things that have helped me accelerate my learning curve. Hope it helps you avoid a couple of costly goofs I made. It's about 10 pages, but lots of pictures.

I imagine Stick will be along shortly with a collection of pdfs on router use. It is as good as any text you will find on the topic.

By the way, welcome.
 

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@DesertRatTom..
your 18 thing PDF is included in the welcome link...
 

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Hello and welcome to the router forum, Cole
 

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Welcome Cole,

What part of our fine country are you from ? We are many Canucks on the Forum and all a bunch of friendly people with a wealth of knowledge and information to share.

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Welcome, Cole...and don't worry...we'll help you break your budget lickity-split... >:)
 

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G'day, Cole, welcome to the forum.
 
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