|Forum topic by AngieO||posted 07-10-2012 04:49 PM||2344 views||0 times favorited||39 replies|
07-10-2012 04:49 PM
Hi! I just joined LumberJocks yesterday. I’ve been putting together tools for a workshop over the past month. I have very little sace and a limited budget. Some of my first tools I’ve acquired have been used from a friend that’s been woodworking for 30 years. These are extras that he upgraded from, he has a dedicated workshop. So far I have the following:
Two items that I’m getting from my friend that hasn’t been picked up yet are a table saw and a band saw. I don’t know much about them. I’ve seen them. They are both benchtop and he has a table for me. These two tools, the table and the scroll saw were $100 all together. I don’t have them yet because he is tuning up the band saw and table saw before I actually get them. Plus he is putting a new top on the table and new insert for the table saw.
As you can see, I don’t have alot of money in it so far. I was given a gift card for Lowes and my husband picked out a router table for me. Unfortunately… It is not pre-drilled for my router. It’s an 1845 Skil and none of the tables there fit my router.
So…. I’m returning the router table and I have about $200 I can spend at Lowes. I’m willing to add a litte extra to it but I’m not sure what to go for. I need some suggestions.
Something to think about is that I’ve scrounged up some pallets. Some where for large items and have lots of 2×4s. There is a lot of good wood. I have dismantled a lot of them already. I’ve used my sander and wonder if I should invest in a planer. Then I wondered about a belt sander.
So I need some suggestions on what maybe I should invest in. I plan on making small projects and working up to some small furniture and more. I have some lofty ambitions that I’d like to make some beds for my kids. My husband keeps telling me to pace myself and slow down. Lol. But I feel like I’m already moving at a snail speed.
So here are some things I’ve seen used in projects that I’d like to make.
And then of course there are variations… They have a small table top drill press that looks like I could use till its time to upgrade. And then I also wondered about the hand planers that are electric. As far as the nailers I wondered about a finisher or brad nailer and getting an air pig (I don’t know the technical term. That’s just what my dad always called them)
Ok…. So my first post andvts pretty long-winded. Lol. Sorry. Just want to pick your brains.