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Blog entry by maursdan posted 11-09-2008 04:44 AM 474 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i havw a 10×28 foot shop just setting up have a mixture of new and old tools ,what tools should i acqure 1st ,i have a table saw,pllaner, sliding bevel saw, rigid combo belt and spiendel sander or should i ask what is next ?

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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 11-09-2008 04:50 AM

Are you woodworking as a hobby or as a professional? As a professional the tools to aquire are endless. The more work you get the larger the purchases. As a hobbiest I would say try to stick with and learn the basic tools. Unless you are wanting to have quick turn arounds with your projects. There is nothing more satisfying then making something by hand with little or no machining. If this is the case, get good chisels, planes,......well just get a good selection of hand tools. So, do you want to hand cut those dovetails or have a machine pneumatically cut them in seconds?

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 11-09-2008 05:03 AM

this was a hobby for me until i started setting up my shop which is adjacent to my house on a side street , ive had many people asking for birdhouses , bookcases, tables and asociated outdoor furniture to this point ive simply said im not going to be ready until spring of 2009. i would like to buy high quality tools and i see these simple projects as a way to help fund my tools.

-- grunt3101@aol.com

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#3 posted 11-09-2008 05:25 AM

Okay, so it sounds like you intend on making furniture and not cabinetry. (every woodworkers dream, especially mine) I would suggest the following and I will include tools you probably already have so just disregard them. I’m just writing what I would have if I was focused on spending money on tools. They are:
Table saw with sliding table of some sort
17” or higher bandsaw w/ resaw capability
spindle sander
drum sander
lathe
dovetail machine of some sort. I prefer the leigh for furniture because I can adjust the widths of the pins and tails to make uneven spacing. I do have a pneumatic dovetail machine for making drawers on our cabinetry projects
Drill press
13 or more spindle line boring machine (I guarentee you will need to drill shelf holes at some point)
miter saw
Router table (with a 3hp router minimum) or 3hp and above shaper
dust collector
Air compressor
finishing system. If your air compressor is good then you can use HVLP guns. You can purchase a nice airless or turbine too.
Hand tools to include but not limited to: various hand saws, nail guns (18 guage), staple gun, pin nailers (23 guage), routers, orbital sanders, palm sander, scrapers, hand planes, files, carving chisels, bench chisels, turning tools, various router bits, dead blow, mallet, various jigs and guages, sharpening center (tormek or similar system or stones), hammer, nail sets, spoke shaves, and on and on. You should also outfit your shop with airlines on everywall so you don’t have to have 50ft air hoses running across the floor to trip over.
There are so many things that come in handy it’s not funny

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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maursdan

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#4 posted 11-09-2008 05:28 AM

how about help with this , i have a craftsman heavy duty scroll saw. the throat capacity is about 24 inches , ge motor 1/6 hp 1725 rpm and has a 4 pulley set up. craftsman embosed in raised letters on the top arm i cant find a serial number anywhere on the tool. sears said they would provide all the information for the saw but they insist there must be a model number on the tool. original bright blue paint can still be seen . is there anyone near marine park in bklyn. ( happy birth day usmc 233 years )

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#5 posted 11-09-2008 05:55 AM

The tools I use most that you did not list are router table and joiner.
My wish list? A Saw Stop since I nearly severed a finger last Jan , a 12in or larger belt sander, and dust collector.

-- Robert in middle TN

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