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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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My name is Joe S. and I'm just getting into woodworking. I believe I have a good start on some major tools and I cant wait to start a project. I have a 5 horse 220v Craftsmen table
saw, a 2 hp craftsman router w/ table and multiple sanders, chop saw and a host of air tools. All this but I need direction.
I was a licensed taxidermist for many years but due to many health problems and now on disability I need to keep myself busy with a new hobby. Hope this isn't babbling.
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Hi Joe, welcome to the forum.

I have found that hand tools are the best choice when I want to make mistakes at a slower rate of speed.

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Wow, nice gear to start with. I suggest you make stands and tables for your tools, use MDF or decent plywood as first projects, even bird feeders and houses for a start. You'll learn some basic skills and about precision work doing this. You're pretty much set up for case work so I'd look to book cases, small cabinets. I just started using the Kreg pocket joinery methods and they are good for basic stuff, strong and if you make a mistake, it is usually correctable. Making mistakes seemed to be my best teacher the first year or two. I have also searched out good woodworking books on used book sites, and those have been very helpful as well as cheap. Many are filled with projects. One I liked a lot was on making things for the garden--benches, planter boxes for example. Make stuff and have fun. Use cheap wood to start with, until you get past the oops, that's too short, phase.
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Babble on Joe.....

Welcome to the forum. We all go to school on the experience of each other. Remember every master craftsman was a novice to start.
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