|Forum topic by pallystu||posted 12-27-2014 03:06 PM||915 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
12-27-2014 03:06 PM
Hello im pretty new to wood working…iv only got into it a little bit the last few years. I always faced a few barriers when it comes to building things (mostly a lack of tools) and I think I may have came up with a way to get past them.
I got laid off of my CNC job and work fast food for the mean time so money is rather tight so I cant really buy a lot of tools…In the last two years I got a good amount of tools from gift cards (compound miter saw, rockler blade runner, few drills, dremel, sanders, and a router being the only power tools and then some hand tools like squares clamps files etc) so I got pretty much every thing I need for the smaller projects I make such as keep sake boxes…the only issue I have is that I don’t have a jointer, a planer, or any hand planes to square up lumber to use…they are really costly so my budget wont let me buy them right now.
so the question is do you think that using plywood and veneering it would be a good way to go about things?
birch plywood is pretty cheap here and it already comes flat and square so I can base my cuts off of edges pretty accurately with the tools have. I also have been practicing veneering lately and found a way to do it with what I have.
I do have a wood working store near me that sells rough cut lumber and some S4S lumber and can do the mill work for you but for a fee of course…they do have an option where they can rip an edge and s2s for about $15 so I could do that as well but I would be stuck with 4/4 lumber since I don’t have a band saw and a planer to resaw the boards thinner and they charge like $50-75 to resaw and surface some lumber.
so in this situation do you think it would just be better to go the route of veneering plywood or finding a way to use some 4/4 lumber in smaller boxes?
-- take your time