Hello. My name is Piemar/Tony. This is a new beginning of my journey with woodworking. Well let me tell you that I used to do woodworking when I was younger and had access to my fathers work shop. So this means that I am extremely rusty on my skills.
I have experience using some of what I consider to be the “basic” shop tools and some tools that are a little more advanced. This includes mitre saws, table saws, hand saws, scroll saws, planers, hand held routers, table top routers, air compressors, nail guns, and some other hand tools as well.
- Design a space/shed to work in.
- Purchase tools/equipment.
- Build stuff :)
- Improve skillset.
Currently I dont have much in the way of tools. Just a Mitre saw, some drills, small air compressor, and some Ryobe One cordless tools.
As of right now I only have one “Project” going and that would be a club/treehouse for my kids. Started it last summer and I hope to have it in a playable state by the beginning of the spring of 2014, as long as there are no major funding issues. I would also like to start making some smaller projects for my kids and wife, such as jewelry boxes, toy boxes, and maybe a treasure chest or two for use in there club house.
I saw Andy's Art Boxes and I think those would be nice to make but with my current set of tools they would be quite a challange.
Now heres where you all may be able to help me. What tools/gear/brands would you recommend for a beginner on a low budget? And I know you all are gonna ask me what kinda budget is low? Well picture 3 kids and the one of them eating a little light for a few meals to get the next tool :) but seriously I might be able to stash $50-$100 every 2-3 weeks with out the wife getting too suspicious.
Im thinking maybe a decent midrange table saw, routing table, or joiner of some type. Please leave comments and let me know if my brain is going in the right direction.
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