|Forum topic by stroml||posted 03-25-2012 02:42 AM||1581 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-25-2012 02:42 AM
First post. I’ve been browsing a bit and plan to do a little more searching around, but I wanted to get all of your opinions on essential hand tools.
My first 2 projects are to build an guitar amp head and cab. I have some basic power tool and hand tool knowledge but haven’t had a lot of practice in the last few years. I got inspired by watching John Bullar's Dovetail Joint hand cut video, and I’m hoping to use his video as a guideline for making these cabinets.
Aside from some clamps and a vice, I don’t have any woodworking hand tools to speak of and was wondering what all was necessary to cut and create dovetails.From the video, it looks like the following are required:
I am not opposed to buying decent, mid-priced tools, though I don’t want to go all out on a $100+ dovetail saw if it turns out I am not meant to do woodwork. On the other hand, you definitely need some quality tools to save on some beginner frustration, so it’s a Catch-22.
Is it too ambitious as a starter project to be making cabs with hand through dovetails? Also, for someone who has no prior woodworking experience, what brands, budget range, or specific models do you recommend for the tools required for these 2 projects?