|Forum topic by Jchon Paradise||posted 2316 days ago||1184 views||0 times favorited||15 replies|
2316 days ago
Good day everyone -
Here’s my short little story.
I’m looking to build up a little shop for myself and am in need of tools. I’ve been woodworking for several years now, but up until now, I’ve had access to my father-in-law’s Shopsmith (my wife and I have lived with her parents for a while and are now buying our own place).
I’m trying to find creative ways of bringing in some extra money (my wife is a stay-at-home mom) and want to try my hand at building up some local sales of my stuff. Unfortunately, with moving away from the inlaws, I’m also moving away from the tools I’ve been using. So now the only tools I have are a circular saw, a compound miter saw and a couple hand sanders. No more lathe, table saw, band saw, planer, jointer, drill-press, etc.
I’m not looking for freebies (unless you’re so inclined ;o) – but at the same time, if I had the money for all that equipment, I wouldn’t be trying to find ways of bringing in extra money to pay the bills :o).
So I’m left thinking of how I can obtain said equipment… well, if not with money – then perhaps some out there have extra equipment (perhaps you’re upgrading or cleaning out shop?) and are in need of something I can provide (barter).
As a profession, I create websites, graphics, marketing material, etc. as well as build/maintain computer networks. So if anyone thinks I may be able to help them out with something of the sort and would like to talk – please contact me at your convenience. Otherwise, I guess I could just start learning how to hand-carve!
Have a great day, everyone!
-- Jchon - Denton, TX