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Posted on Not even a beginner but interested, what can I do without a workbench?

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 08:12 PM

Thank you for the replies, I have a couple more questions.

I do have room for a WorkMate. In a lot of what I’ve read the heaviness of the workbench is emphasized, and since I hadn’t seen a WorkMate mentioned I was skeptical it could substitute. Glad to hear it’s workable.

I don’t see any point in buying the cheapest tools even as a rank beginner. A Japanese pull saw, a chisel or two and maybe a mallet is my current shopping list. Can you all recommend some mid-range models which will keep their edge in the hands of a novice and that I won’t want to toss in the garbage as my skills increase? Also, what size chisels do I need to find out if cutting some joints is fulfilling, or makes me want to pull out my hair, or maybe both? Do I need a plane?

No project in mind, I just want to follow along on some of the joinery tutorials on YouTube.

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