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I'm a complete novice with minimal power tools and even less hand tools
any one have some simple plans I can practice my woodwork on?

I did say "simple" didnt I?
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I'm a complete novice with minimal power tools and even less hand tools
any one have some simple plans I can practice my woodwork on?

I did say "simple" didn't I?
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in all seriousness...
any fi8nished products in mind???

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what part of simple did I mispell? send me that link again in about a 100 years
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now these are closer to my skill level (at least the simpler ones are)

I'm making things with straight edges mostly, trinket boxes, tissue box covers, trying to improve my jointing, which is proving to be more difficult than I thought. Do you use a planer /jointer? I'm thinking I need one to get straight edges, but have to justify the cost.
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now these are closer to my skill level (at least the simpler ones are)

I'm making things with straight edges mostly, trinket boxes, tissue box covers, trying to improve my jointing, which is proving to be more difficult than I thought. Do you use a planer /jointer? I'm thinking I need one to get straight edges, but have to justify the cost.
I trust you have a router, clamp on straight guides and a table saw....

PRO-Grip Straight Edge Clamps

If you like we can address any issues you have one at a time...
either by fixing or working around them...
so pick your 1st project to start on....

what table saw do you have and is it tuned up???
what accessories do you have for it???

are all your tools tuned up???
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the realm of issues can be so huge it's difficult to know where to start w/o detailed input or a start point from you...
not to mention many issues are interlinked....

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I have a few projects posted. If you find something you like, I might be able to help with some basic dimensions.

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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)
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