its difficult to describe just how basic my skills and tools are. this is a new to me hobby, after retirement last may. i can build large structures, verandas, pergolas, stuff like that where a quarter inch either way is industry standard. but small delicate stuff is beyond me at the moment.
trinket boxes, tissue box covers, i'm just about making ok. but the glued edges are never good enough.
i dont have a table saw as such, just a table / mitre combi saw like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ryobi-ETMS18.../dp/B003KJ0CME
i have to watch my pennies on large purchases, so cant buy any major items till i can absolutely justify them. thats why i asked about a jointer /planer/ thicknesser. will it make my glueing edges a lot better? i also have trouble getting suitable wood as i live in Cyprus, which is in the european union politically, but geographically its the middle east. hobby stuff is very hard to come by out here, everything has to wait till i get a visitor from the uk.
the wood yards have hard and exotic wood, but only sell it in 15 foot planks by 3" thick, so i have to try to resaw large planks into useable thicknesses, again i think the jointer would help here.
life is hard ( lol)