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Jay
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It's always interested me. I'm just wondering what kind of tools I need to get started. I assume a Dremel and a small lathe are essential for furniture but what else? I want to start with a coffee table.
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probz need some wood
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A saw. A sander. A planner. Glue.
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A rotary saw
Beduin
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wood
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...show me the schematic
Poseidon
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Jay
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Poseidon wrote:

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Ahh, you're right. I forgot about the mockery he was exposed to

I'm being 100% serious though.
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west-phoenix-az
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drill, drill bits, table saw, circular saw, jigsaw, bandsaw, router, router table, router bits, sanders, planer, chisels, rasps, tape measure, square, miter gauge/box, clamps (lots of clamps), hammer, mallet, screwdrivers, saw horses, level, hearing protection, eye protection (good goggles)

kreg jig can come in handy

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Jay
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west-phoenix-az wrote:

drill, drill bits, table saw, circular saw, jigsaw, bandsaw, router, router table, router bits, sanders, planer, chisels, rasps, tape measure, square, miter gauge/box, clamps (lots of clamps), hammer, mallet, screwdrivers, saw horses, level

kreg jig can come in handy
So basically there's way more to it than I expected and I need to put it off for a while Ok.
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Beduin wrote:

wood
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Jay
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woah, when did they start showing deleted posts?
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Beduin wrote:

wood
working
pirana6
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my first entry into woodworking was way back in high school. We had a whole woodshop with all the tools needed (most used was table saw, router, planer fyi). It's hard to do much without the basic essentials but if you can find some woodshops in your area I think you might be able to find the person that runs/owns it and pay them a certain amount of money per hour to use it at your leisure (though this may be only during certain "open" hours during the day).
west-phoenix-az
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maybe you can trade wood working time for wood working time
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Dilbert_X
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I've done a good deal of woodwork.
I was taught by one of the most respected woodowrk teachers in the UK, who started Lord Linley on his path  /Uziquenamedroppinglikeitmatterswhomyteacherwas

I can't be bothered with furniture, the equipment needed is so large and heavy its a pita to house.
Lightweight DIY machines aren't worth having, furniture is cheap to buy and so slow to make I don't see the point.

But starting points would be a set of hand tools, clamps, bench,  table saw, lathe, router, bandsaw, pillar drill/morticer, planer in that order.
You can get your lumber shop to do your planing, thats probably the noisiest machine.
Don't buy cheap chisels, and you need a grinding wheel and stone.

I can do almost anything I want with a pillar drill, router and hand-held circular saw, apart from turning obviously.
A Festo guide-rail saw is a neat alternative to a table saw, and very useful for cutting up sheet material in perfect straight lines, I don't regret the $1k I spent on that - but only recommend it if you really will be handling a lot of MFD or chipboard.
Turning would is fun, if you want to make bowls and things you can get a very short lathe. Apart from that if you avoid round parts you don't need one.

I'd do an evening class and see what you like.

Also, a good first aid kit is essential, I like the fabric elastoplast on a roll - you can cut it to suit your injury of the day.

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Hurricane2k9
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I like to "work" my "wood."

Srsly though I did some woodwork in tech theater for high school. Always fun playing with saws.
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Jay
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Dilbert_X wrote:

I've done a good deal of woodwork.
I was taught by one of the most respected woodowrk teachers in the UK, who started Lord Linley on his path  /Uziquenamedroppinglikeitmatterswhomyteacherwas

I can't be bothered with furniture, the equipment needed is so large and heavy its a pita to house.
Lightweight DIY machines aren't worth having, furniture is cheap to buy and so slow to make I don't see the point.

But starting points would be a set of hand tools, clamps, bench,  table saw, lathe, router, bandsaw, pillar drill/morticer, planer in that order.
You can get your lumber shop to do your planing, thats probably the noisiest machine.
Don't buy cheap chisels, and you need a grinding wheel and stone.

I can do almost anything I want with a pillar drill, router and hand-held circular saw, apart from turning obviously.
A Festo guide-rail saw is a neat alternative to a table saw, and very useful for cutting up sheet material in perfect straight lines, I don't regret the $1k I spent on that - but only recommend it if you really will be handling a lot of MFD or chipboard.
Turning would is fun, if you want to make bowls and things you can get a very short lathe. Apart from that if you avoid round parts you don't need one.

I'd do an evening class and see what you like.

Also, a good first aid kit is essential, I like the fabric elastoplast on a roll - you can cut it to suit your injury of the day.
Probably the best advice I'll get. Would probably make sense to find out if it's something I actually enjoy before investing money
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Dilbert_X wrote:

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A Festo guide-rail saw is a neat alternative to a table saw, and very useful for cutting up sheet material in perfect straight lines, I don't regret the $1k I spent on that - but only recommend it if you really will be handling a lot of MFD or chipboard.
I can acknowledge that; so far I have not (yet) invested in a table saw as my father in law has a very (very) well equiped work place; but I would not be able to have done all the woodwork I have done in my house so far without my Festool. It is simply amazing. Than again all of their tools are and all cost a small fortune; so amen on following some courses first as woodworking can become an extremely expensive hobby.

Building on top of the previous "simpler" tools, a really neat thing to have is a combination table with circular saw / Spindle Moulder / Planer Thicknesser / Sliding Carriage; and a dovetail jig

(Not certain I got all of the English names correct)

Anyways any and all of these tools will allow you the any thing you would like to make; but as said it costs a small fortune.

Cheers and keep your fingers; cuts and black nails is common; but with the fun machinery the price of mistakes will not be fixed with elastoplast.
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Adams_BJ
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around these here parts we have an organisation called Men's Shed. Its basically a building full of tools, made and run by men, for men. It is supposed to help stop depression and other problems (alcoholism/drug addiction etc). Have a look around your area and see if there is anything similar where you are. Men's Shed may even be international.

http://www.mensshed.org/home/.aspx

It is fantastic, you get taught for free, make what you want, go as often as you like, and meet like minded people.
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Adams_BJ wrote:

around these here parts we have an organisation called Men's Shed. Its basically a building full of tools, made and run by men, for men. It is supposed to help stop depression and other problems (alcoholism/drug addiction etc). Have a look around your area and see if there is anything similar where you are. Men's Shed may even be international.

http://www.mensshed.org/home/.aspx

It is fantastic, you get taught for free, make what you want, go as often as you like, and meet like minded people.
I don't see that program in America, but that's a really great idea. He should get one started in NY and see if it catches on.
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Adams_BJ
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It really is, and it's not only restricted to wood working, you can basically do whatever you like there, some even do cooking classes (Jay would love that part!), or you can sit around and talk shit/play cards and have a cup of tea or coffee.

I will probably join my local one when I get a few years older.
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west-phoenix-az wrote:

kreg jig can come in handy
the kreg pocket screw jig is in the top 10 of greatest 20th century inventions.
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Some nice leather gloves can save your hands, as well as a place to store the thing to cure after applying finish.

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