|Forum topic by hig789||posted 02-06-2016 01:24 PM||536 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-06-2016 01:24 PM
Hello all. Recently we tore out a few walls in our house me the intern got me back into wood working. We were looking at entertainment centers/ tv stands be I couldn’t believe the prices on even the simple ones. I got a heck of a deal on a Kobalt sliding compound miter saw at local auction, bought a R3 Kreg jig and built the tv stand they have on their site under the free plans for less than half the price of the ones we were looking at. I have to say I don’t know how I lived with out the Kreg before.
So I’ve been scouring Craigslist in search of some beginner equipment. Got some good deals on a little 13amp Craftsman table saw and a nice older 10” bandsaw for $40. The table saw isn’t great but it was brand new for $50 and it gets the job done for now. My dad gave me a old craftsman router and table today, from what I have read it’s not very good for heavy routing but it will give me something to trim formica with and some light routing.
My wife has decided that she wants a desk for work since we have to room for it now along with a whole list of other things she wants me to build. Right now I am I the process of building a stand for my new 40 gallon salt water reef tank(pics below). It’s made out of 1×3 oak and is coming together nicely.
Hoping to learn a lot here and work on slowly upgrading my tools.