They can, they can also get your whole hand sucked into a machine.
unnamednewbie13 wrote:Some nice leather gloves can save your hands, as well as a place to store the thing to cure after applying finish.
Power tools are unforgiving, not the things to be playing around with after a hard week at the office when you're unfamiliar with them.
You can make anything you want with hand tools, its just time consuming.
Woodwork can be very frustrating if you're trying to do fine joinery, one slip and you ruin weeks/months of work.
I trained in fine joinery, but have spent the vast bulk of my handiwork time doing basic carpentry and some furniture repair.
Fixing up damaged furniture can be rewarding, and is a lot quicker than building from scratch. Its possible to add reasonable value that way.
I don't know what courses/workshops Jay will have available, but as other people have said once you're in and trained on the equipment often there are ways of gaining access when you want, and much cheaper than buying all the gear upfront. Our local TAFEs allow a year of use once you've done a course, or so I've heard.
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