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In the beginning... #1: So you wanna start woodworking?

517 days ago by olivine | 8 comments »

The other day (actually several months ago), I was woodworking in my shop one weekend when someone stopped in and asked what tools one needs to start woodworking. This wasn’t the first time I’ve been asked and I gave the same advice I’ve given before, as I’m sure many of us have, rattling off a list of tools that adds up to a tidy sum. “Well, most shops are built around the table saw, but you’ll also need a router table—-a must. Bandsaws are nice for curves and small pieces. A chop/mitre saw comes in handy. If you want to save money on wood you’ll also want a surface planer and of course a joiner is nice for squaring up pieces. And t...

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