|Forum topic by woodthaticould||posted 04-18-2012 06:04 PM||933 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
04-18-2012 06:04 PM
Thanks again to everyone for your suggestings regarding a basic starting workbench.
I’ve decided to build one using the Kregs pocket hole widget. I was going to buy one anyway, and this would appear to be a good first project. I imagine that the purists don’t care for such joinery, or the lack thereof, but as I explained I need to get going and on a next to nothing budget.
After I made by first posting I found a small garage with a finished (drywalled) interior and electrical power. I will be renting it month to month starting May 1st. It ain’t much, especially since it’s subject to the whims of a landlord, but it is at least a start.
Also, although the conventional wisdom says table saw first, I’ve decided that I will start with a bandsaw.* I think it will do for at least this first phase of my woodworking. Again, owing to budget, I’ll be buying the Grizzly G0555, which I feel is the best cheap bandsaw I can buy. I don’t want to buy used as I’m not a good mechanic and don’t want to get bogged down trying to tune and tweak a used machine.
So this is my best laid plan…I think. Of course, as always, I welcome all feedback.