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Blog entry by natew posted 10-04-2012 02:19 AM 2092 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi, im a highschool student now finishing my last year. i attend a vocational school and i do wood working. i currently work for a local furiture shop and would like to continue in traditional furniture making after school. i am now starting to buy tools i will need, i would just like to get recommendations to comany who make top quality furniture making tools and i would also like to know what hand tools/ tools i will need. thankyou
also a specific list of certian tools, and tool makers would be awesome thanks

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#1 posted 10-04-2012 02:35 AM

horrible to get spam as the first response to your question.
I would suggest the best quality first tools to get would be the lie nielsen bronze blockplane, the small lie nielsen spokeshave, and a small starett square. and stones to sharpen them.
don’t waste your money on fancy handsaws, as cheap ones work zona saws
best of luck on your woodworking journey

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#2 posted 10-04-2012 11:42 AM

Search ebay. You can find some real jewels on their.

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#3 posted 10-04-2012 12:11 PM

should have posted this in the forums…you,ll get more replys….


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#4 posted 10-05-2012 04:43 PM

First on the list has to be the best table saw you can afford. Don’t turn your nose up at a good used unit, especially one of the older ones as they made them to last forever.
Another must is a good floor model drill press and top quality bits.
A lathe is useful if you want turned accents on your stuff. Again, buy quality and top quality turning tools too. A lathe is only as good as the cutting tools you use with it and keep them razor sharp.
A router and a router table are some of the most useful tools you can own. Buy good bits as you need them.
A 6” jointer/planer and a 12” thickness planer are must haves.
Add a few hand tools and you’re in business, and probably up to your a$$ in debt…

Good luck.


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