Originally Posted by Forster46
I just wanted to see how many woodworkers we have around here. Saw a thread or two on here but they are old or dead. I have been trying to get into it, but tools are expensive and I don't have all that much space to do it. I like metal work, but woodwork just calms me down and I like it a lot more.
Been wanting to get a bandsaw, tablesaw, router, disc sander. Too many tools, not enough money. Or space. What do you guys make? Any suggestions for some projects I can start with?
Also, where can I go to get special wood species. I mean anything like maple, oak, cherry. Home depot
only have pine, as far as I know.
In the same boat. Did a lot of furniture making in highschool. Got a job as a cabinet maker after. Now in school for Business. Luckly my buddy has a small but decent shop
Id look into Grizzly tools, in Bellingham. There really afordable and pretty good quality. We bought a 6'' jointer and drill press from there. It all depends on what you want to make. Then design it around what tools you can afford and how much space you have.
Id defentally start with a Table saw, dado blade, Router (build your own table), 6'' jointer, 13'' planer and a Sliding miter saw. Get a good drill, biscuit or kreg jointer, orbital/belt sander, jig saw and lots of pipe clamps.
With this you'll be able to make dressers, tables, chairs, desks, cutting boards, boxes ect ect
Damn good tabe saw for $800. Build a nice outfeed table and use it as a work bench too.
Have this jointer, its a beast. In all id say you could start a very nice shop for $2k.
You can also make a lot of different jigs and tools yourself, crosscut sled, taper jig, mitersaw table, shelfs. What ever you intend on building make sure you have enough space to do it in.