Handheld Routers: The Gateway Tool
Issue: Issue 309
Posted Date: 9/11/2012
Unless you are ready for the
consequences, don’t let anyone give your kid a router. Because
once they get a taste for edge trimming, dado routing and molding
making … they will be hooked. You’ll have a woodworker on your
hands, plain and simple. And we all know what that means: coming home
late with dust all over their clothes, unexplained voids in the bank
account corresponding with shiny new tools appearing in the garage.
It’s a project-strewn, dust-covered slippery slope.
Why do I mention this? Well, because
this eZine is all about routers … often identified as the tool that
takes a person from a DIYer to a woodworker. So consider this a
warning: you may want to keep this eZine from your kids. Unless you
want them to become woodworkers — in that case, spread the word!
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker's Journal