I am a very new woodworker. In fact if you looked in my toolbag the only woodworking tool you would see today would be a flush cut saw (and a cheap one at that). I’ve been fortunate enough to have a brother who is also a woodworker so I’ve had a chance to work in his shop and build a few things. I’m especially proud of my tv stand and fireplace. The house I’m in has literally no room for anything and since the wife and I are expecting a second baby its time for a new house. I’m looking for one with a decent sized garage which can be converted into a shop of my own (the car can park on the street). I’m also on a pretty tight budget so I’ve been searching kijiji for good deals and I’m going to look at a table saw tonight. Its an old one but it has a cast iron table and a 3 hp motor. The seller says its running well and that the table hasn’t warped at all.
You can see it here.
It looks a bit rusty and I’ll probably need a new fence but for $25 bucks I think I’m getting an alright deal. I’ll also need a new paddle switch to make it safer and some sort of guard. One would hate to lose a finger.
Anyway, keep checking in as the shop comes together and I can start producing some projects all on my own. I’ve got my eye on an Arts and Crafts style end table. I just need to find a cheaper lumber source in Saskatoon than Windsor Plywood.
-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany