The Essentials for a Small Shop
After the holidays I plan on buying the first elements of what will eventual be a small woodshop that will exist in a shed that will be built in this summer. As I mentioned in my intro, I have loved wood working for many years and have always dabbled in it but I am now in a position to really get serious about this hobby.
As much as I love the The Router Workshop and The New Yankee Workshop, they also drive me nuts. Today's episode of The Router Shop was part two of an oak side table. Beautiful project and masterfully done. Here's the problem, each board was perfectly planed, joined and squared. There is no mention of how these boards got that way. A novice like me will go down to my local lumber store and buy stock boards, cut them to the desired sizes and start routing. The novice will end up with something that resembles that table, but with many flaws.
I said all that to say this.
What are the essential, most needed tools for someone that wants to make furniture at home? If the first thing I buy is router and I don;t have a table saw to cut the wood into size, and if I don;t have a planer I won't have wood with smooth broad surfaces. A joiner may not be necessary because a router can be used to clean and square up edges of wood.
Am I forgetting something??
What are the essential, most needed power tools for the home woodshop?