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Thank you for this great post. As a wanna-a-be beginner this is one of the most useful post I have read. Wood working can be quite intimidating.(Especially when I go to my local shop and the guy tells me to "Just go home and have your husband show you."
After reading this post I am inspired to make movable cabinets for some of my tools. Thanks.
@New kid Getting started is kind of intimidating, and when someone gives you advice like that, well, find somewhere else to get your tools and stuff. My wife would kill me for a remark like that. I'm glad you were inspired to make some stands for your tools. It is a great way to get started, and what I learned doing that served me well for most of my projects since.

My wife paints so I have become a frame maker. Most of my projects are pretty practical. Glad you could join in the group, I think you'll really like it here. Ask lots of questions, we all love to respond to them.

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Tom, I hope not to offend you, by calling you Tom, as i really do not know you.

When you are such a novice as I am with wood working, all the information I can get and understand I appreciate. This article, you have written is so well done and contains so much information that I need. I thank you and hope you continue to post items similar to this in the future. I have copied the complete article and put it in my library that is going in my new tiny wood shop.

Just a great job,

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@Tagwatts Thanks. I really like to do practical things. Lousy at writing fiction, but my how-tos aren't bad. I think it is important to try to extend yourself with progressively more demanding projects. Each time you do one, you learn something you can bring to the next project. I think if I had to do some things over, I'd make sure I had a good block plane much earlier, and a set of very high quality chisels and diamond sharpeners. One other important lesson was that you can use tape rules for outside dimensions, but you have to have story sticks or hand fit for inside dimensions. I'd use the block plane for exact fitting of inside pieces. At any rate, have a nice Christmas.

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Great write-up Tom. Sage advice not only for a beginner, but for veteran woodworkers as well.
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