|Forum topic by Rypy||posted 08-14-2014 05:09 PM||734 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-14-2014 05:09 PM
Hello to all in the know! I am just starting out in fine woodworking, I can build a house, framing, drywall etc, but this is a whole different ball game. I am planning on making external doors, tables, possibly chairs as i get better. So, as a kid, a memory of watchin my old man with his bit and brace, boring out mortises for locks comes to mind. For me, looking at this Leigh Super FMT jig makes me think i could bang a door together in no time, providing the lumber is true and straight, and the jig is set up perfect.
Am i being wise to invest in this jig? Would i be better off starting out buying a drill press?
Tools i have..
Crap ryobi table saw good for nothing
I have given thought to making a jig of some sort, but not into that. Having to buy the accessories for the Leigh jig puts me off making the purchase. Its a lot of money for the whole deal. Festool is money too.
I possibly want to turn this into a business in the end, so i suppose a good investment for starting out may pay off in the long run.
Up to now, my efforts on fine woodwork mostly turn out flawed for one reason or another. A few things have turned out ok, varnishing is improving, cutting straight with good sharp tools i have learned.
Do you people think i am wasting my time?
Future buys would be a band saw, jointer, a real table saw.
I have plenty of space, and want to spend money wisely on all tools.
I built a house with a hammer, c/saw, 18volt dewalt drill.
Any and all advice welcome! Thank you.