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Hoping to learn as much as I can on routers as I am completely new to wood working. It looks like there are so many possibilities and this must be the place to learn.

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Hello Ken, welcome to the forums...
We're happy you found us...

Here is some recommended ''light reading'' of pertinent/relative information on routering that we've put together at this here link for ya...
You should find most everything there (at least most of it) quite useful and a lot of help to get you up and running in the world of routers...
Do take some time to read the safety PDF's... PLEASE!!!
Blood and trips to the ER, we find, are very annoying... Not to mention – expensive...

You have A question(S) about something??? Anything???
We welcome all questions here on just about any subject you can come up w/....
Not only that, we love and excel at spending money... Lots and lots of money... Especially when it's yours....
Welcome to the forum, Ken! We do like photos so show us your shop, tools, projects, etc. whenever you're ready. What sort of woodworking are you planning or doing?

Hi Stick
Thank you very much will read the safety info. Must have all body parts intact!

Have a great day
Hi David
I am starting with a sign for our Grandson and eventually find basic projects to start with.

Welcome to the forum Ken.
G'day Ken. Welcome to the forum..
Hello and welcome to the router forum
Hi Ken, glad you decided to join the fun. Be sure to look over Stick's pdf collection, it is better than any text. You will find a lot of information on youtube, although a few posters there are a little iffy on their safety measures.

Attached is a pdf of the 18 plus things that really helped me accelerate my learning curve. It's kind of long, but has pictures. Don't expect to tool up with everything right off the bat, my shop took about 12years to set up and happened during my peak earning years. But it might save you some mistakes, for example the one tool I could have done without was the compound sliding miter saw. Put the money toward a really nice table saw, it is the heart of any shop and you can do a LOT with a good table saw.

Get youself a really good mask right away because you don't want to be inhaling any of the fine sawdust. Some woods are carcinogenic, and the ultra fine particles can't be expelled from the lungs.

Here's the pdf.


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