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Here's a couple of Norm Abrams videos, 2 parts, that provide some basic techniques with the router...

maybe somebody else will come along with a more hands on approach...


 

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I'm in Wis and need some help is there anyone near Madison that can help mentor me on router and table .
Rich - I see you've been on the forum for a while and enquired about getting help a few years ago as well. You must have taken some time away from the forum. I'm glad you're back, especially if you're uneasy about using a table-mounted router.

As was said in some of your other posts, if you don't want to purchase books or magazines, you can go to a library an seek out books on routing.

Now, you can also ask specific questions here. There are a lot of very experienced folks on this forum and everyone of them is more than willing to provide guidance.
Remember this: there is no stupid question, nor is there any question that is too trivial to ask. We'd rather you ask your questions and ensure that you become comfortable than have you try something and get injured.

I'm sure @Stick486 will be along shortly, if he hasn't already, to provide you with a host of reading material.

But again, what can we help you with - remember, we all started somewhere.
 

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I'm in Wis and need some help is there anyone near Madison that can help mentor me on router and table .
Hello Rich...
welcome to the forum...

head over to this link for some help w/ the mentoring...
 

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The best place these days is Youtube. Keep in mind that a router shouldn't be a do all tool. There are a lot of things that it can be used for but that doesn't mean it's the best tool for it. You can use a knife as a screwdriver and pry bar and scraper and hole maker and hammer etc. and the same goes for the router. You'll never build up your workshop and you'll make things a lot harder than they should be. Plus you'll invest a lot of time and money trying to make jigs that will take forever to build and set up.
 

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Thanks for all the help everyone, but I have never learned for books or magazines I learn the best from a mentor next to me, call it a learning disability if you want to.The only way I have learned is like I said a mentor......
 

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Thanks for all the help everyone, but I have never learned for books or magazines I learn the best from a mentor next to me, call it a learning disability if you want to.The only way I have learned is like I said a mentor......
Maybe there's a woodworking club of some sort locally...or a class at a community college or trade school...?
 
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One type club that seems to be more common is wood turning clubs. They might know someone who fits the criteria you are looking for and they might trade you some mentoring of your projects if you offer to do some of the drudge work like sanding for them.
 

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I see there is a Northern Tool and Equipment and a Madison Woodworkers Supply Company that are both in the general area a little west of Highway 14 and the Beltway as well as the Woodcraft of Madison store that's a little farther to the east off the beltway. You may have some luck by stopping in and talking with the owners or staff at these stores to see if they know anyone who does mentoring or know of the woodworking clubs or classes that might provide additional leads. I have not been to any of these stores, but I imagine they hope to sell materials and equipment to those who enjoy woodworking and may be willing to help you some.
 

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I'm in Wis and need some help is there anyone near Madison that can help mentor me on router and table .
Rich,

I am a member of the Woodworking "Guild" which meets regularly the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Madison Woodcraft store, 6594 Monona Drive, Monona. The next meeting is March 20th at 6:30 p.m. If you haven't attended and can do so, that would be a great place to start. There is a mix of newer and older woodworkers, some commercial or professional, who generally attend and they are a great source.

If you can attend, I will probably see you there next week.

Randy
 
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