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post #1 of 4 Old 06-24-2010, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Dixon, Ca. I haven't done any real woodworking since junior high and even back then it was pretty basic. I recently finished a snake cage for my daughter using some old lumber and a skillsaw but it left me wanting to do better.

I end up with a little play money from time to time and hate to spend it on expendables such as going out to dinner, movies etc etc. I much prefer to spend it on something that I can retain. I have a boat on wheels (Jeep) that has eaten enough money and want to move into something else. Woodworking looks like it just might fit the bill.

I am cramped on space, a 3 car garage with a dividing wall. I use one side for reloading, metal fabrication, tools etc and the other side my wife kind of took over. I plan on stealing back her side, she already has the extra bedroom/closet. With kids bikes etc it's still not a lot of room but will do.

Aside from lots of basic hand tools I have very little specific to wood. I was an electrician for 11 years and at age 47 I've collected a few things. I did score a free band saw last week so that helps I've got $700 to start with and will be looking at craigslist etc for a table saw and other equipment. I've read quite a bit already on this board regarding recommendations for the beginner.

Some projects that come to mind include a new cage for my daughters snake, new computer desk (this one is 20 years old and falling apart), new closet based chest of drawers, tool storage for the garage.
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welcome to the forum

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Welcome! A free bandsaw is a great way to start off !! Don't get me started on the Jeep thing! Mine's in the shop right now getting new rear axle seals!
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Thanks Guys

John, If it makes you feel any better my front drivers side outer is starting to seep. Ill put it on my to do list before I head back up to the Rubicon on July.
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