|Forum topic by borwish||posted 12-19-2009 02:18 AM||846 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-19-2009 02:18 AM
Hello and thanks for all the welcomes I received when I joined.
I’ve made a few wooden bows (bows and arrows, not bowls) over the past few years, but I want to get started in more substantial woodworking. I loaned someone several hundred dollars several years ago, but things went bad for this person and I pretty much wrote it off as a loss. They contacted me several days ago to tell me that they inherited some money was was going to repay me. I wish to spend some of it in getting some tools.
I work in an old horse stall, so my tools must be hand tools since I must put them back in storage when done. I rent a small house in the country and plan on moving in a year or two, so building a real workshop is not an option. The only power tool that I might get is a table top belt sander. I have access to an old table saw.
My “workbench” is a quick, cheap affair that is 2’x4’ and made of OSB and 2×4s with a 4” wilton metal vise on one end. My most used tools are a drawknife, spokeshave, surform, and various rasps. My only plane is an old no. 5 Stanley. I have a stanley sharp tooth saw, craftsman fine cross cut saw, coping saw, and one of those small Irwin Japanese pull saws. I have pipe clamps, c clamps, quick action clamps, and spring clamps. I also have all the basic home, car repair tools.
I intend to order the 4 set of Narex Chisels from Highland. What else would you guys recommend getting for a budding woodworker. I want decent, yet inexpensive stuff. I don’t mind spending a little time tuning something—-my Stanley spokeshave a little rough, but 45 minutes of tuning and sharping and I now get 3 foot shavings.
Thanks in advance,