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Forum topic by Garseea posted 08-31-2010 01:10 AM 958 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-31-2010 01:10 AM

Hi Folks,

I’m brand new on the woodworking scene, and would like to begin building my skills before investing too much money into the art. So far I have focused on procuring some basic hand tools (chisels, mallet, a couple of hand planes, dovetail saw, coping saw, sand papers). I would like to eventually move into the power tools with a circular saw, jig saw and router. Right now, funding is an issue, so I still don’t have a proper work bench or shop in which to work.

Does anyone know of any options that might exist in the DC area to use or rent space/tools? Perhaps something along the lines of a co-op.

Also, are there any forums to meet up with folks to learn some skills?

I’m primarily interested in functional woodworking (furniture etc) to begin with.

I appreciate everyone’s advice.

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#1 posted 09-03-2010 07:47 AM

Here is a good place to start. Post any questions you might have ( maybe in a different forum than tools). You don’t need many tools to start. I started with pretty much the set that you have. A couple of sawhorses and an old door make a fine workbench to start. It’s still mainly what I use :)

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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