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#1 posted 07-26-2010 03:23 AM


Do you have a decent workbench? How about a cabinet to store your tools in? Or a nice outfeed table for your table saw?

If you are missing a few things like these, which make woodworking easier and more enjoyable, then I would try my hand at them before attempting something you want to keep for a long time.

Also, what all tools do you have avaliable to you? Before you buy plans, you need to make sure you have the tools required to complete the project, and make sure you are familiar with them and know how to use them correctly and efficiently.

If you want some plans, I would recommend heading to your local bookstore and browsing the woodworking section of the magazine and books. There are alot of books out there with a good bit of decent plans.

I really just think you may be paying to much for a set of plans when you could really do without them if you test your basic skills first. If you practice on say a base cabinet, a wall hanging cabinet and maybe a simple workbench/assembly table then you may find your self saying “Self, if I can build these simple things without plans then what is a workbench but the same things I have already learned?”

One of the first things I built was a workbench/outfeed table for my table saw. It was fun and proved to be VERY useful to me and also taught me alot. You can check it out here if you like.

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