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  1. wolfepakt

    wolfepakt TPF Noob!

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    Anybody here know anything about it?
    My late father was an avid woodworker, and I inherited all of his tools. I would like to learn how to use some of them (ok all of them) but don't know where to start! Any suggestions for places I might start? I have done lots of google searches and am getting a little....

    Hopefully, I will start posting pics of some great projects soon (not till next spring when I can come to my Step Moms and pick up the tools, it is gonna take a large U-Haul!)
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What kind of stuff did you inherit? What kind of work did you father do?

    I have a love for woodworking but I don't have the time, space or tools to really pursue it. There are plenty of good woodworking magazines, if you can't find anything on the web.
     
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    wolfepakt TPF Noob!

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    He did just about everything. Cabinets, Turned stuff, boxes, furniture, etc.

    I now am the owner of: (just the big stuff)
    Shopsmith Mark V (with scroll saw, band saw, and belt sanding attachments)
    10" Jet table saw
    Jet planer
    Jet jointer
    More hand tools then I can count
    and more
     
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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Seriously, if you want to learn how to use that sort of stuff, get yourself to a class. Some of that gear will remove significant proportions of your extremities in a blink of an eye - you cannot afford to just try it out and think you'll learn as you go along. Start small and go with the hand tools, learn how they work work first - get to a class (did I already say that?).

    Oh and when you've done all that, buy a big shed for the garden, turn it into a workshop and invite us all over for a bbq and to show us what you made. And I need a 3' high cabinet with about 6 drawers to go at the end of the bed for storage and to put the telly on.
     
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