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Hi everyone, I am from Tulsa OK. I am a machinist by trade and have always wanted to do some woodworking but have never had the time/space to make it happen. I hope to start setting my garage up in the next few weeks after my wife gets recovered from knee surgery. I have already bought a small table saw, 12" band saw, a 6" jointer, a CMS, and several hand tools, drills, saws and such. I am working with a HORRIBLE worktable I built about 10 years ago, I think I was 20 years old at the time. I already have a few small simple projects lined up, my first build will be a SIMPLE wooden mallet. Then I am going to make some beer mugs, then a crate for beer bottles (I like beer if you had not come to that conclusion yet lol). I brew my own beer and some nice wooden 12 pack crates would look really cool for giving beer to friends. After that a few simple end grain cutting boards like I have seen on here, then a little more detailed cutting board like in the picture I am attaching. After those projects are done then I think I would like to build a nice woodworking bench. I have been going over plans, trying to decide exactly what I want to build. Well that's about all for now, I hope to start posting some pictures of my completed projects in the next few months.
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Welcome to WWT and our woodworking world. Lots of nice folks on this site from all over the world. Take baby steps and learn the basics such as making that mallet. Shop built jigs and furniture are good learning tools and even if they are not perfect builds, your learning and you can still end up having functional items for the shop. Don't throw away your scraps of wood. Use them to learn the more complicated joints. Have fun!

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Welcome to the forum.

If you want to make a mallet, you will find it worthwhile to look at two mallet swaps.

These are the picture threads. Long, but very worthwhile to review. Lots of creativity.

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Welcome to the Forum lots of knowledge here so jump in with both feet
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