|Forum topic by Jeremy||posted 08-04-2010 03:12 PM||2521 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-04-2010 03:12 PM
I’m just getting started in woodworking, just joined the site yesterday, and have developed a love of all things Japanese. I recently moved to Berlin after spending the last 4 years living and working in Tokyo and would like to learn some of the Japanese techniques and the tools they use to implement them. I have no workshop to speak of, just a spare bedroom in my house, and no power tools whatsoever. I’m hoping to learn the traditional styles of working with hand tools.
My plan is to start with some small things like boxes, picture frames, etc and with time move on to some larger furniture projects. I figure this way I’ll have a chance to learn some of the basic joinery techniques on the small scale and then maybe try something bigger.
Anyway, I’d love some advice on what types of tools and books I should get started with. I don’t want to break the bank up front, but at the same time, I’m already tired of having to buy the same thing multiple times because the first two times I bought it, it was junk. What should I look for to get started?
I know I’m diving into the deep end with this, but I figure I might as well learn what I’m interested in up frontl.
Thanks in advance for your help,