Finally bought a table saw. Cheap used craftsman for $100. For no reason in particular I decided to build a entry table.
4 1×3x8 furring strips cut to 31” and laminated for the legs <$8
1 1×8x8 pine board cut in half and joined for the top <$10
1 1×3x8 pine board framing front apron <$4
1 1×6x8 pine board side and back apron, tenons for the front apron, drawer fronts <$8
Yet to make drawers and slides and maybe a lower shelf
Pretty cheap thus far Mortise and tenons holding the legs and aprons. I’ll say another $20 for drawers, paint, and stain (considering it will be used for more projects in the future).
Most of the time was spent making jigs and “learning” the table saw. Mostly I have learned that I wish I had spent more on the table saw. Sometimes my crosscut sled is dead on and other times it is way off. I usually turn to my circular saw and track if I want to cut anything more than a foot in either direction (can’t be a good sign).
Being glued right now.