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Tiffany

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04-24-2009 08:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bed woodworking wood woodworker

I have cut on a bandsaw a couple times in my entire life…a bit nerve racking…I like my fingers.
Buuuut I absolutely want to make my own bed, I have designed it…and I think it would be neat to have designed and made it myself (with a wee bit of help).
I do have some woodworkers around me to help me with this…although, I would like to get opinions on what companies you would suggest to help me in this adventure.

-- Tiffany--If you could then WOOD!


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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 04-24-2009 11:33 PM

You might check and see if you have any woodworking classes near you (I know you do). That will give you access to tools, materials, education, and skills all for a very reasonable price.

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ellen35

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#2 posted 04-25-2009 12:01 AM

Hi Tiffany,
My advice to you is to practice, practice, practice!
It is amazing the skills you will develop as you try things out.
Also, read everything you can find…on beds and on the tools you will use. I have also found some of the DVDs on woodworking technique helpful.
Classes are good…but actually doing it – trial and error – is the only real way to learn.
I found that building a mock-up of parts and putting it together helped me to learn how to do it.
Good luck – I hope to see some of your handiwork soon.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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feinstein_cabinets

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#3 posted 04-25-2009 12:41 AM

start to get in the habit of reading woodworkers journal. there are some good articals and tips that you can use around the shop. also watch some youtube vids of woodworking. it all helps. good luck!

-- Let there be sawdust

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TheCaver

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#4 posted 04-25-2009 12:49 AM

Better, for 4.99 a month, you can join Fine Woodworking online and have access to a VAST array of videos downloadable articles and an electronic version of their print mag.

http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/subscription/index.aspx

IMHO, Woodworkers Journal is kinda cheap….

JC

-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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Tiffany

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#5 posted 04-25-2009 01:58 AM

Thank you very much everyone!!!

-- Tiffany--If you could then WOOD!

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