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Yup, It's another newbie

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Hi there router folks. My name is Jim S. I love doing woodworking. I mostly do flatwork (boxes, shelves and cabinets). I also do woodturning. Ie; pens, bowls, knobs for cabinets and just about whatever else I think that I need.

Now I have become re-fasinated with routers. I have long thought that a router is mostly under used. After some research (youtube) I am convinced that I need to learn how to use this tool and use it well.

I live in Richmond VA, am almost 80 and I look forward to learning all that I possibly can from you folks.

With that said, let's make some virtual sawdust!

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Hello Jim (aka N/A) and welcome to the forums...

About your desire to learn... We can help as we have put together some light reading for you...
As in, 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...
Welcome to the forum, Jim! Add your first name to your profile to clear the N/a in the side panel. Add your location, as well.

We do like photos so show us your shop, tools, projects - pens, etc. whenever you're ready. What sort of woodworking are you planning or doing with that router?

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The router has powers we can only imagine - but requires much respect as well. Read up on all the safety and operational docs Stick sent you. I just posted another quip on the Safety First thread. You can't be too careful!

Welcome and show us what you've done, Jim!
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I read all of the safety information mentioned in your "at this here link" when I checked out this forum.
I wish that similar information was available when I got my first saw.

My fingers and I all say thanks!
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Hey, Jim; welcome!
So, what router(s) did you buy?
Hello and welcome to the router forum Jim
Welcome to the forum Jim :)
Welcome to the forum Jim.
G,day Jim. Welcome to the forum.
Glad you decided to join the fun. Enjoy.
Welcome aboard Jim. Richmond is a good place to be in this case. You have a very good Woodcraft store that offers many great classes, several using the router. Hands on instruction is not a bad place to start especially if green to the tool. Classes are generally about 6 students so you get direct help from the instructors and they just started the classes up again due to small size and you're already wearing the mask! Ed and Kelly (owners) are really great people and very knowledgeable, also having good people working there. If you're lucky Ed' black lab Shamus will be there keeping watch on the store (very friendly).

Disclaimer, I neither own stock or any monetary interest in this store but shop there often even though it's over an hour away.......
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Welcome to the Router Forums Jim.
Welcome, Jim...this is a great Forum to learn and have fun at the same time...

...keep safe...
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