|Forum topic by sgtsprout||posted 01-06-2011 01:18 AM||1767 views||0 times favorited||18 replies|
01-06-2011 01:18 AM
So I have kind of allot of questions and think maybe I should of broken it up. I’ll apologize now for the long post. I have a good amount of tools going now. But am ready to put in another $1,000 into the shop. I have the following so far;
Attached is my current shop set up but I may also rearrange some things. For example I have a DC but not ductwork right now other than the flexible hoses that does not reach every tool. I do not have an planer or jointer (Hand or power). I was thinking I need a jointer and planer now and ductwork as my higher priorities. I was thinking I may go with a hand plane like a Veritas or LN jointer plan bevel up seems to be get high praise here.
I am in deed a craigslist junkie so I am aware I can get nice deals. I am hoping folks here can help point me in the right direction what maybe you’ll might get next.
I want to get into turning smaller bowls and flat items. Maybe hollow items as well. I have chisels but not the ones I need. Nor do I have a good chuck for my lathe. So that is also on my list.
I have build allot of small furniture using the box store or getting my lumber surfaced at my local sawmill or with the help of a friend. I would like to start surfacing and dimensioning my own lumber in my own shop though. So I mess with anything from craft type items to larger furniture like tables. I’d like to make these jobs easier and more fun. I am not against using hand tools to get there either. I cut my dovetails by hand now as it is.
Then there is the wants. I love the Festool domino. Do I need it? Probably not when I can just cut mortise and tennon joints. But I bet it would make joints easier. Then there is some better dust collection ducting. I’d like to get some ducting going and some flexible ducting to make my life easier and maybe healthier.
But am a realist and realize a grand will add up quickly. Please let me know your thoughts. If any suggestions on hand planes I would love to hear about the most versatile one that I can use for edge surfacing and some planning. But everything I hear most folks seem to have multiple hand planes. Smoothers, and everything. So help a beginner out if you’re so inclined and let me know how you would spend my money.
I can not thank everyone enough in advance for everyone’s thoughts and help. This place is a wealth of knowledge and I truly appreciate the help.
-- "There are no gains without pains." -Benjamin Franklin