Router Forums banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hello to all! I am not a woodworker, but I got my first router, a Craftsman, for Christmas. I stumbled on this site, and have been blown away with the information in the postings. I now know at least, what direction to cut with it! I'm very excited to be here, and look forward to reading everything I can in these forums. My first project I would like to try is a modest bookcase to hold VCR tapes, CD's and DVD's.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,921 Posts
Welcome Paul! Something to keep in mind for your bookcase; There is going to be more! More tapes, CD's and DVD's. This is something I didn't consider when I built my first case. By sheer luck my simple design looks good with 3 side by side. Plan for the future and glad to have you as a member!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Thanks Mike! That is definitely a consideration. I don't have any plans or layouts for it yet. I have to fit it to the space I've got, but modular may be the way to go.

Paul
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Thanks Ejant! I spent most of the night (my first visit!) looking at all the tips and the online catalogs. I see a lot of work is done on router tables. Would it be worth my investment as a newbie to purchase one at this time? I ask because of the related tips that are given.

Paul :confused:
 

·
The Router Guys
Joined
·
768 Posts
Nice to hear from you Paul. If your interested in the router, check out the Knowledge Network on Sat. or Sun. for "the Router Workshop", on the TV show we just use the router.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
Canman said:
Hello to all! I am not a woodworker, but I got my first router, a Craftsman, for Christmas. I stumbled on this site, and have been blown away with the information in the postings. I now know at least, what direction to cut with it! I'm very excited to be here, and look forward to reading everything I can in these forums. My first project I would like to try is a modest bookcase to hold VCR tapes, CD's and DVD's.
Welcome Paul! This is a great place to ask and learn, as opposed to rebuild and learn. Some of the guys here have some excellent ideas to build your own router table. If you search some of the strings I'm sure you will find some good info.

Good luck,
CB
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,921 Posts
Paul. the main thing is to enjoy what you are doing. Instead of buying a table, build a simple one of your own. There are many ideas on this site, and most of them cost far less than buying a commercially built table. In building your own you will use your tools and gain experience. And there are few things more rewarding than looking at your finished product and then using it for the next project.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,715 Posts
Paul the Canman, welcome to the forum. We are here to help new people have a safe and rewarding router experience. Many old timers here to give excellent advise, glad to hear from you. :D
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top