|Forum topic by Evowood||posted 03-30-2016 03:34 PM||1578 views||0 times favorited||27 replies|
03-30-2016 03:34 PM
I have stopped my car “hobby” and decided to get deeper into woodworking. I like the be able to make things, and woodworking is the best path to creating usable items. Over the last month I have been trying to pick up some tools that can increase what I can actually do with the limited space and time that I have. Over the last month I have picked up the following.
Harbor Freight Dust Collector
I also already have a modified stanley bailey block plane, a LV low angle jack plane, a small gentlemen saw, a set of 1/4-1” bevel edged chisels, compound miter saw, jig saw, cicurlar saw, palm sander, and hand held belt sander. I am still looking to add some additional mortise chisels. I have some Witherby chisels nearby that I am going to refurb if I can get them. I also installed 4 4’ T5 HO lights above my work area. These provide a plenty of light for the area I will be working in.
My next major tool purchase will be a 12-14” bandsaw. I am thinking of getting a 12” craftsman bandsaw just for cutting curves, and saving up for a laguna 14/Twelve or BX. I can get the craftsman right now used for $100-150. Until I can get a nice bandsaw for resew I will just waste wood by using the planer to get it to the dimensions I want. I am also going to keep my eye out on CL for a decent belt/disc sander.
Here are some pictures to show what I am starting with. The full album is available here.
My Lists of task are as follows:
Remove shelf in back corner and install dust collector
Feel free to add comments and suggestions. I am new to all of this so ANY advice is great to have.
Thanks, and enjoy