|Forum topic by slopjock78||posted 11-17-2011 06:30 PM||1290 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-17-2011 06:30 PM
Well, first off i guess a little background. As you can see, i’m brand new here and just doing a lot of looking. Just starting to get into wood working. The only thing i’ve made so far is a jewelry box (with lots of guidance from my dad and use of his wood shop) that i used to propose to my now wife. I’ve been around construction my entire life (literally, my dad started taking me to job sites as soon as i was out of diapers) and have up to this point amassed a fairly nice collection of construction tools that i use in my “side” job of rental property renovation and remodeling jobs.
but, now that i’m moved into a house with the room, i’m going to start turning a chunck of the basement into a wood shop. So, was wondering what to buy next. Up to now, i have a dewalt 10” sliding miter box, and a brand new Dewalt 744XRS table saw that will be serving me for the time being both in my shop and on the job site (thats how i sold my wife on buying a $600 portable table saw….). Ive also got a Ridgid router, but not a table for it yet. will be adding a 5” random orbital sander (either dewalt or ridgid) for christmas. So, lets say i have $500-600 to spend. what would be added next? Planer? jointer? router table? i do like to buy quality item, so would rather buy one quality $500 item that is what i need, rather then two cheaper items that i will want to replace sooner rather then later.
i’m thinking my first project is going to be a set of night stands for our bedroom. No idea what they are going to be yet, but that i believe will be the first thing. so if that makes a difference on what to buy, thats the project.
any and all suggestions welcome.
thanks for the help