Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The Three Tools Every Shop Needs

We have seen people fall in love with one tool buy it and then have it sit in the corner of a garage because it was not the right first, second, or even third major tool purchase a starting woodworker should make.

A frequent question posed to Glen and me is, "What tools do I need to get started?" Well there are a few more questions that we need to ask prior to answering:

  1. What will you be doing in your shop? - If you answer I will be making pens, tops and kids toys the tools needed are different than if you will be making furniture projects, etc.
  2. How big of a space do you have? - Have you begged half of the garage away from the spouse or do you have a big barn to turn into a shop.
  3. How much money do you have to spend? - Always a factor.

Let's assume that you want to do furniture projects, you have little space, and a limited budget (this is how I started my shop after I moved away from my Dad). Here is my list of major tools needed - I like to call it bare minimum - in order of purchase:

  1. Table Saw - the work horse of the modern shop - spend the dollars here - with a good table saw you can do a lot. My budget = $1,600
  2. Joiner - try to buy an 8" longbed joiner. The key to good furniture is starting with squared and true wood. = My budget = $850
  3. Thickness planer - here is where I chose to save some money. The bench top planers currently on the market are great for the single person shop. My budget = $275 - $350
  4. Dust Collector - You got to clean up and for the money these things take the drudgery away from cutting wood. My budget = under $350
  5. Hollow Chisel Mortiser - They run under $300 and are a great specialty tool.
  6. Bandsaw - Once again agreat work horse in the shop used for many things even in some ways it shouldn't. My budget - $675 or less
  7. Lathe - You have to be able to turn legs, feet, and finials eventually. (Have no budget because I don't have one in my home shop yet.)
  8. Dual Action Sander - This is a big one - it really reduces the sanding drudgery of woodworking - but to have this you need a large scale compressor. Most people who do wood for a hobby do not buy this tool. If you have the money and space it is a must have.
  9. Mitre Saw - Highly useful tool that helps you do all the cross cutting. To get the full use from this you need long bench space but it should not discourage you from buying it. My budget = $325
  10. Open - I think that this is where we should stop - my next piece would be a Hi pressure - Low Volume sprayer for finishing but this is something most people can do without for a long time. For most people applying the finish by hand is sacred and I do not want to stir them up.

Those are my top ten. The first three are the main stationary tools you should aim to buy. I hope this helps.



Blogger JustAWoodworker said...

Why wouldn't you purchase a miter saw before a lathe or dual action sander?

Seems you would use this tool on every project you would ever build.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Steve Huey said...

When I do most projects I can use my table saw for cross cuts and find that most miters don't have the same accuracy as my table saw does.

Because I use my table saw for a lot of cross cutting I go for the lathe first and I hate sanding so much that I like as much help in that area as possible.

For tools 4 - 10 it comes down to budget and types of projects.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

woodworking, most definitely an art form!

3:06 PM  
Blogger lennybrooks0362 said...

I read over your blog, and i found it inquisitive, you may find My Blog interesting. My blog is just about my day to day life, as a park ranger. So please Click Here To Read My Blog

8:42 PM  
Blogger mandygonzo1722960879 said...

I read over your blog, and i found it inquisitive, you may find My Blog interesting. So please Click Here To Read My Blog


9:37 AM  
Blogger sarawashington69302322 said...

Get any Desired College Degree, In less then 2 weeks.

Call this number now 24 hours a day 7 days a week (413) 208-3069

Get these Degrees NOW!!!

"BA", "BSc", "MA", "MSc", "MBA", "PHD",

Get everything within 2 weeks.
100% verifiable, this is a real deal

Act now you owe it to your future.

(413) 208-3069 call now 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

8:12 PM  
Blogger sink sink socks said...

But we must acknowledge that symbolism schwule maenner in er sauna is not aresult of the dream work, but is a peculiarity probably of ourunconscious thinking, which furnishes to the dream work the matter forcondensation, displacement, and dramatization.Where, for instance, a chieftain has beenurged through a dream to engage in a bold undertaking the success ofwhich has had the effect of changing history, a new problem results onlyso long as xxx kostenloser zugang the dream, regarded as a strange power, is contrasted withother more familiar psychic forces; the problem, however, disappearswhen we regard the dream as a form of expression for feelings which areburdened with resistance during the day and which can receivereinforcements at night from deep emotional sources.The dreamprocesses, moreover, run parallel with all the other possibilities ofthe economic forum fuer bisexuelle relationship used here as an illustration.And then parkplatzsex freiburg we wanderedout to take our morning glance at what we called our view; and itseemed to us as if Tabb and Hoogencamp and Halkit and the Bigglesescould not drive us away in a year.

11:10 PM  
Blogger sink sink socks said...

As each purchase amsterdam livecam was promptly paid for, and change had to besecured, the clerk earned his salary for that day at least.Coming in at nine, Thursday evening! Think of this, reader, for menwho know the world is trying to go backward, and who would give theirlives if they could help it on! Well! The minirock solarium cam double had succeeded so wellat the Board, that I sent him to the Academy.These leaders choose theirfollowers from the mass, fkk nudisten foto each calling a name in turn, until all thespellers are ranked on one side or the other, lining the sides of theroom, and all standing.The first was amiddle-aged, scholarly man, who was seated at a porno sex live table with a Webster's Dictionary and a sheet of paper before him.

11:01 PM  
Blogger sink sink socks said...

, and realize fit for live this wish by producing thenecessary changes of energy in the psychic apparatus, and may finallyretain it through the entire duration of sleep.In thedream content I shall attribute to them only the part attributed vater fickt kleine tochter to thematerial of actual sensations during sleep.An' Pink, letthe understandin' be jes' betwix' us , for I've saw enough o' thisworld to find out that a man never makes nothin' by makin' a blowin'horn o' his selbstfesselung erlebnisse business.Titbottom to dine?Titbottom smiled gently, and answered:He might have brought his erotic videos kostenlos spectacles with him, and I have been ahappier man for it.

11:34 PM  
Blogger sink sink socks said...

Fluker, in spite of accidents, hadever set reife frauen pornos upon her husband a value that was not recognized outside ofhis family.And I think that to have knownone good old man--one man who, through the nadine jansen free pix chances and rubs of a longlife, has carried his heart in his hand, like a palm branch, wavingall discords into peace, helps our faith in God, in ourselves, and ineach other, more than many sermons.The elder was laboriously assorting these postscriptcommissions in his memory, well knowing that to return with any gay black one ofthem neglected would cause trouble in the family circle.The sullenness still showed sitema in the black face; Heaven knewwhat he might do if he suddenly began to balk.

11:19 PM  
Blogger sink sink socks said...

Once or twice, upon my venturing to express my totalincredulity in respect to his pretensions, he grew very angry indeed,so that at length I considered it the wiser policy to say nothing atall, sexfilme umsonst ohne anmeldung and let him have his own way.The Colonel, however, continued, with unchangeddeliberation: It concerns--er--a young lady--a beautiful,high-souled creature, sir, who, apart from her personal loveliness--er--er--I may say is of one of the first families of Missouri, and--er--not--remotely connected by marriage with one of--er--er--myboyhood's dearest friends bildschirmschoner muschi.Not all go so fake star nude far asthis, but many maintain that dreams have their origin in real spiritualexcitations, and are the outward manifestations of spiritual powerswhose free movements have been hampered during the day (DreamPhantasies, Scherner, Volkelt).In ourtheory of the dream we have cumshots private attributed to the wish originating from theinfantile the part of an indispensable motor for the formation of thedream.

11:28 PM  
Blogger sink sink socks said...

But Edward Morland was fullof kind feeling for everything and everybody; sexy babes and his views of lifehad hitherto been tinted with a perpetual rose-color.Contradiction of the thesis that alldreams are the fulfillments sexkontakte bielefeld of wishes is raised by my patients withperfect regularity.I do not know how long I looked, but I young girls had, apparently, no power, asI had no will, to remove the spectacles.He entered theroom--finding the president and secretary livesex live holding to their chairs twojudges of the Supreme Court, who were also members ex officio , andwere begging leave to go away.

1:39 AM  
Blogger sink sink socks said...

The conversion of the latent dream thoughts into those manifest deservesour close study as the first arsch jeans known example of the transformation ofpsychical stuff from one mode of expression into another.Ancient geographers, when exhausting their store of information aboutdistant lands, yielded to an unscientific craving for romance and,without frauen ab kostenlose bilder any evidence to support their day dreams, filled the blankspaces left on their maps by unexplored tracts with amusing inserts suchas Here there are lions.Balaam--you don't know Balaam; he's sonnenbank free mydonkey--he tumbled me over his head in the sand this mornin'.When Gideon wason the stage, Stuhk used to enjoy peeping teens24 out at the intent, smilingfaces of the audience, where men and women and children, hardenedtheater-goers and folk fresh from the country, sat with moving lipsand faces lit with an eager interest and sympathy for the black manstrutting in loose-footed vivacity before them.

1:09 AM  
Blogger sink sink socks said...

He swallowed the drink as unconcernedly ta_na as though his morning tod had never been suspended, and pocketed the change...

3:46 AM  
Blogger sink sink socks said...

We are remindedof subjects hypnotized by www Bernheim, who carried out a posthypnoticorder, and who, upon being asked for their motives, instead ofanswering: I do not know why I did that, had to invent a reason thatwas obviously inadequate.A spirited, brave young parish had I; and it seemed as if we mighthave all the joy of www eventful living to our hearts' content.Instinctively he raised his weapon to his shoulder, and then,in an instant, perceiving that the objects he beheld were not aquaticbirds, he dropped his gun and ran yelling down the www road toward themill.The leader of a polarexpedition tells us, for instance, that during the wintering amid theice the crew, with their monotonous diet and www slight rations, dreamtregularly, like children, of fine meals, of mountains of tobacco, and ofhome.

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's going to be ending of mine day, except before finish I am reading this wonderful piece of writing to improve my know-how.

Also visit my weblog ... free woodworking project

12:46 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home