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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone, I decided to take up woodworking now that I have retired, it's been 53 years since I left school, which is when I last did any woodworking, so I'm sure I'll have a steep learning curve. I've bought a sliding mitre saw, a table saw, a plunge router, a biscuit joiner and a Kreg Jig, all of the equipment is lower end of quality, so far all I've made is a shoe rack for outside the front door, unfortunateley we are selling our house so I have had to pack everything away until we move into a new place. Looking forward to asking plenty of dopey questions in the future.

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Rob, we will be glad to help you along the way. One of the best projects for beginners or people whose skills are a bit rusty is to build some boxes. They are always useful, make great gifts and are an excellent way to practice cutting, routing, gluing, clamping and finishing.

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Welcome to the forum, Robert.

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Hi Rob - welcome to the forum!

I've been woodworking for many years, but now retired & in my mid-60s, and doing more in my shop w/ the extra time - my main advice is just to be more careful, wear safety protection, and always think twice - good look & hope to see you posting! Dave
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