|Forum topic by postoastie||posted 06-09-2009 02:19 AM||1168 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
06-09-2009 02:19 AM
I have watched this site with some interest for awhile and decided to try my hand at woodworking. We recently bought a house built in 1938, in Oregon, and it was somewhat of a contest between local craftsman in a fund raising effort at the time; so there is much about the place in the way of handmade built ins. There is also much to do about restoration and renovation.
I am not a carpenter. YET!! I have decided to turn the 20’ x 20’ garage into a woodworking shop, and to learn as I go along. I will have to learn practical matters for repairs, but hope to end up knowing my way around the shop and settling in on a hobby of furniture making with hand tools. Much to do before I get there. I will be watching and asking questions as to the right tools and methods to use.
I’m starting out with an old Craftsman bandsaw, an old Jet Drill press, and a new tablesaw, jigsaw, and circular saw by Bosch. Many dusty old hand tools and a few new ones. I guess my first project, from reading your posts ought to be a work bench. I like the idea of a set of bases and beams that I saw in the Fine Woodworking Annual Issue.
I look forward to all your suggestions and support. I will post pictures as I go along.