|Forum topic by RedMac||posted 09-16-2011 02:59 PM||914 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-16-2011 02:59 PM
I am new to this site and I haven’t had much opportunity to post. Mostly I blame all of you for that – every time I have a question or need inspiration I can find an answer on here without having to solicit input. I will know I have moved to the varsity team when I have to post an inquiry that has yet to be covered (unless it is an exceptionally dimwitted question which is probably more likely).
In my brief woodworking experience, I have found that the quality of your tools makes a bigger difference than I had originally suspected. I have also decided that, in this internet/information age we live in, the right tools are available second hand if you have the patience to search and wait.
Which brings me to Craig and his awesome list of everything.
I recently bought a Jet Mortiser, 4 chisels & riser block, a 14” bandsaw with table fence, riser block and 6 extra blades for $650.00 total. The seller has to be the worlds most anally retentive contractor because these babies are in better condition than the ones at Woodcraft – so spotless that you would have a hard time believing they have more than 10 minutes on them.
On top of that, I bought a Dewalt planer & 30 assorted clamps from a friend who renovated my house several years ago but has since gotten out of the home-building game. $300 well spent there.
Currently I am building out my shop & will post some photos once I have everything exactly the way I want it. Wait, that means never. I will post some photos once I have everything off of the floor.
Thanks and I hope everybody has a great day. -r