I just joined lumberjocks yesterday after reading some of the product reviews and forums. This looks like a great place for a beginner like me to learn from, get project ideas, and get advice from people with a lot more experience and talent than me. I lost my job and am now on disability thanks to severe rheumatoid arthritis. I am fortunate to have a wonderful wife who keeps me going. I bought some woodworking tools through craigslist last fall and my son helped me set up one stall in my garage as a shop. I got a tablesaw, jointer, bandsaw, router table and 2routers, mister saw, and a dust collector for $700. All are craftsman…I know craftsman isn’t the best but they work very well for me. I especially like the tablesaw, much better than my old contractor version. Since buying these I have added a variety of hand tools, handheld power tools, and most recently a skill drill press.
I have made a couple of end tables, a few keepsake boxes, and now a patio bench and 2 planter boxes. Would have done more but I broke my hip in Feb…..6 week “vacation ”.
Sorry for rambling…..anyway am happy to find lumberjocks and intend to learn all I can from you.
Lastly, my wife would like a cedar planter box for our front step..maybe one that “follows ” the 3 steps, (steps are about 8 ft wide so there is room for a box up to 2 ft wide. Anyone have any plans, pictures, or advice?