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jumbojack

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#1 posted 12-11-2011 05:50 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!
I echo the idea to start with a few boxes. Most projects revolve around the box. The knowledge you gain from such a ‘simple’ undertaking will open your eyes to what you don’t know.
Learn to use the jointer, it is not difficult but there is a learning curve.
I also think the next tool you ‘need’ is a planer. There is nothing harder than trying to build something that is ‘square’ with material that is not. Building on that idea, you absolutely need something to check for square. It can be as simple as a stick to check diagonals, but square is essential.
You are going to make mistakes and covering them or fixing them is part of the mystique we all enjoy. Do not be discouraged by them. Woodworking mirrors life, you deal with the hand you dealt.

Mir
Jack

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith


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