In an apartment or condo you do not use power tools that make noise. That is about anything with the exception of a lathe.
You work small projects with hand tools. You learn and practice real wood-crafting skills this way.
Yeah I agree ... aren't lathe noisy? Plus wood flying out when doing wood turning
Do people get bored doing woodturning?
Carving (hand tools) is something that could be done in an apartment. And most cities will have maker spaces.
I don't live in a city... it a pretty residential area, probably like 40 mins away from the city and I ain't doing that
When I lived in my apartment, I used to take my tools down to the parking area, and do my work there. End of the day, pack it all back upstairs. Made a decent bedroom set that way.
Lol That too much of a hassle for me to bring things down to the basement
When I was in the Air Force, we lived in an off base townhouse. The guy next door was an officer and he would do woodworking outside on his patio. He always seemed to fire up his power tools while our baby was trying to sleep (bedrooms were in the back over the patios). I never understood him as we had a fully equipped woodworking hobby shop on base that would have made Norm Abrams drool. Buy good quality hand tools and learn to use them well. You'll be a good neighbor as long as you don't scream loudly at a mistake. If you need to break down sheet goods, you could do it in the parking lot of where you buy it. All you need is four 2x4s, a good guide, and a cordless circular saw fitted with a good carbide blade.
I agree with going hand tools route
I think it just a matter of how to set up in the apartment/condo and what things I can make with limited space and equipment.
An apartment or condo is not a good place to do woodworking for several reasons.
Power tools make too much noise. Outlets were designed for lamps but not power tools.
All completed projects need a final finish and an apartment is a poor spot for finishing. And you have to sleep in this apartment after your work. Breathing the dust you've made or the finish vapors you've applied.
I suggest using your time reading up on woodworking, finding and developing plans to use in the future.
This will help prepare you for a good start when you move to a place more accommodating to woodworking projects.
You are the first person to tell me to not do woodworking in an apartment/condo
I have no idea when I will able to get a house...It could be 5 years, that's a long time of just reading up on woodworking
What I did is I rented an apartment with an extra room and removed the carpet and did wood carving and assembly work. For machinery I rented a mini-warehouse and run my power tools off the power for the lights.
The condo/apartment is 1 bed 1 den place... only option is to do it in the den
What kind of wood carving did you make? What kind of assembly work?
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