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post #1 of 2 Old 01-04-2011, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Happy New Year from New Brunswick

What a great way to start out a great new year by having me join your club. Just kidding as I have nothing constructive to add yet....

Having said that, I am from NB Canada and I am looking to get involved in the art of wood working.

The two main projects that got me interested in woodworking is to build a poker table and to build a MAME arcade cabinet. Now since I have no clue in what I am doing yet, I figure I will start out with something a little smaller to help learn how to use power tools/saws safely and effectively. I would like to start out with the basics, learn some tips and tricks from the experts here, all while learning to make some simple wood projects.

The only power tool I have ever used before is a drill. To start, I would like to get a circular saw, jig saw, and a palm sander of some sort. I don't need anything real high end or heavy duty, but I don't want a cheap POS either.

So bear with me while I try to absorb every last bit of information I read and forgive for asking noob-ish questions that everyone should know. I am coming in blind.

And my #1 request....please help me keep all of my fingers and thumbs intact.

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Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you with us! This is a great place to learn and ask questions. Also a good place for ideas and inspiration. I remember a couple of threads on poker tables so you might want to do a quick search. Like you said, start with simple projects first as you get used to operating any new tools. There's a lot you can build with hand tools and a couple of power tools so don't feel you have to run out and put together a big shop. You're safety conscious, which is a good thing, so if you have any questions or reservations ask before doing something you feel uncomfortable with. The act of learning is what gives this hobby its fascination. Welcome aboard!
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