|Forum topic by TopShelf||posted 01-29-2013 12:53 PM||775 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
01-29-2013 12:53 PM
First post here. Like so many others before me, new to the craft and looking to set up shop. I’ve worked construction since I was old enough to crawl and carry a hammer at the same time, understood that woodworking is a far cry from my previous experience. Hell, if someone gave me a measurement to the 1/16 my reply was “Dude, I’m not building a freaking piano here, 1/8’s are close enough…” Well, now I’m “building piano’s”.
First off what I’m looking to build: Built in bookcases/shelves, computer desks/work areas, stand alone bookcases and at some point a fine dining room table and a set of chairs. I will be doing this work in my own home, once I’m done I’d like to continue on and see about making some money doing the same type of work. I will not be doing this as a hobby, would like to set myself up to make income with these tools eventually.
Space: I’ve got a 3 car garage, absolutely must keep one open for break downs and regular maintenance, so looking at 1 and 1/2 garages that can be used. Would like to keep most everything on a mobile base. Power considerations aren’t that big of a deal, can install 220 wherever needed.
I’m looking to start out with the following:
A good table saw I figure is a must; looking at the Grizzly G1023RL.
A good jointer: looking at the Grizzly G0490X (like the idea of the spiral head, don’t want to spend time setting up and sharpening blades)
A good planer: Not sure what to do here. Would I be fine with a bench top like the Grizzly G0505 or better off with a stand alone deal like the G0453 PX or the G1037Z. Keeping in mind the blades, would I be better off with the G0505 with an upgraded cutter head or even the G1037Z with an upgraded cutter head?
A good 14” band saw: looking at the Grizzly G0555CP or LX. I’d love to be able to spend a little less here, just haven’t had time to research which saws have favorable reviews for less cost, opinions here welcomed.
A good drill press: looking at the Grizzly G7945 or G7946, like the radial capability. Again would like to spend as little as possible here keeping the radial capability, just haven’t had time to look around and would like opinions on other brands.
A good dust removal system. As stated earlier, 1 and 1/12 garages, would only be running one machine at a time, would like to keep unit as portable as possible, thinking something in the 1 1/2-2 HP range would suffice, need advice on size and brands.
A good router and basic table. Haven’t looked at these at all. Looking for advice on brands,
At some point once I’m done with the bookcase/shelves would like to get a Mortiser for the furniture/ table builds, but that is a little down the road.
I’m signed up at several other forums and am planning on reposting this to get as much advice as possible. So if you see this exact same post on other forums, it’s me looking for as many opinions as possible.
Ya’ll please bear with me as I will be asking tons of newbie questions here shortly as I move ahead with this.
Thank you for your replies