|Forum topic by Rumely||posted 03-09-2010 02:39 AM||1052 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-09-2010 02:39 AM
This is my first ever post!
I am about 24 years old and considering doing a program that would require me to quit my full time job and have a 15 to 20 hour part time job plus the time required for the program. I have always loved wood working but have never found the time to focus on any project. I am considering setting up a shop in our barn in central Texas, and making furniture 20 hours a week. I know some but not a lot about the finer details of furniture building and was hoping I could get some of my questions answered here.
Question 1: Being in Texas our summers are pretty brutal with 100+ degree temps and high humidity. The barn I have is not air conditioned but does have plenty of doors to open for cross drafts. Will the heat and humidity harm any of my projects? We do have a paint booth for finishing so that is not a concern.
Question 2: What are the must have tools/machines that I will need to make say a mission style bedroom suit or a dinning table and chairs? We already have many basic tools and saws but imagine I have nothing, what should I spend my money on first? and then what would it be nice to have but not a must?
Question 3: How many projects could I anticipate completing in a years time? I have saved up enough money to not have any income for over a year, but I would be pretty upset if I spent all of it and didn’t make any money.
I do have some experience in wood working but just for simplicity’s sake (and so no one assumes I know more than I do) talk to me like I am a laymen. Thanks for any help and advice you give!