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#1 posted 02-10-2012 08:52 PM

Just my experiences so far as a fairly new woodworking is that I wish I had read Christopher Schwartz’s book “The Anarchists Toolchest” and watched the Paul Sellers series of DVD’s before I started buying a slew of tools. I realized that if I had seen those two things before entering the world of woodworking, my workshop would have been outfitted very differently than it is right now. I’d have less machinery and dedicated more to hand tools. But another thing I’ve realized is make sure you buy the right tools when you buy them. I’ve realized I settled for a much less tool because of price only to rebuy it in a better quality (especially in hand tools.) The other thing I’ve come to realize is there are some amazing older machinery you can buy on craigslist for a fraction of what the same machine costs new, only the old stuff is usually built in the US, is more solidly made, and will outlast any new piece of machinery you could buy today. It can also be the same regarding hand tools that you’ll find, especially old saws and hand planes and chisels. So my recommendation is to start with the book and DVD’s that I recommended and work from there. There’s a good slew of info on what you’ll really need to build furinture, including a good workbench. Also see Chris Schwartz’s Workbench books when you get into that realm. Best place to start planning that aspect. And most importantly, good luck and have fun!

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