On my way; sandpaper in hand. What's the weather like?Welcome Kimberley. Tons of good stuff here and very knowledgeable people. Any question is usually answered with several options. Uh, just thinking about your fascination with sandpaper. I've got a big Locust tree I'd like to take down sometime. Do you think you'd like to take it on. It may take a while but with your apparent determination....
I just recently moved to Cardinal from Cornwall where I lived for 24 years. I'm originally from Montréal thoughWelcome to the Forum Kimberley,
We are a bunch of people with a passion for all that is woodworking. The knowledge available to you is simply mind blowing ! I'm from South Western Quebec near the Ontario border in a small town named St Clet. Where in South Eastern Ontario are you ?
Thank you for the welcome David.Welcome to the forum, Kimberley! We're glad to have you here and look forward to your participation, questions, projects (we love photos!), and whatever else you have woodworking and finish wise.
Hi Vince,Hi Kim - welcome to the forum, from the Niagara Region.
Checked your tool list and see you've broken the items into "his stuff" and "your stuff". That's funny cause in my house hold it all becomes "her stuff", but there's tools "she" isn't allowed to touch!!!!
Hi Tom,Hi Kimberley, and welcome to the Forum. Sounds to me as if you enjoy doing things with your hands. I'm going to post a link to a post on the 17 plus things that helped me get going with woodworking. It is long, but covers a lot of ground and in part was created to help you avoid spending money on things that don't make a difference.
I think for most of us these days, YouTube has been a real boon. There are tens of thousands of videos online on woodworking covering just about any kind of work you can imagine. Many will show you exactly how to go about a project.
Finally, sawdust is nasty stuff, get it stuck in your lungs and it can cause lifelong injury. So get yourself a good mask and read up on sawdust control here, and in the long article. Eye protection is also important. You can even get safety glasses with a bifocal these days. The picture is of my favorite mask, from Rockler Woodworking stores or online. It uses positive pressure to keep sawdust out.