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post #1 of 8 Old 01-10-2011, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Hello All

I've been slowly collecting enough tools to get into the hobby. This Christmas set me up to where I want to be. Santa brought me a tablesaw, Miter saw, and a good set of bits for my router. So with other odds and ends I've bought over the years I'm ready to start making things.
I grew up next to my grandparents and now have come to realize my grandfather had about every tool they made. I have fond memories "building" things with him so thats what has led me to this point.
It looks like there are plenty of brains to pick here and thats why I signed up. I hope to find a few people here in the Houston area so that i can get even more pointers.
Thanks for letting me share!
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-10-2011, 08:32 PM
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Welcome Snook,

Sounds like great memorys of your Grandfather.

Many people willing to help here.

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Welcome Snook....

Many people willing to help here.
Speak for yourself, Scotty.

Sorry, Couldn't help myself

Seriously, welcome aboard from Texas.

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post #4 of 8 Old 01-11-2011, 10:10 AM
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Howdy snookfish.... Yeah, there's a few of us from the metro region... What part of Houston are you in?

Interested in my woodworking, workshop and whatnot? See http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com, want to see my other interests such as hunting, fishing, off roading, and camping? See http://wildersport-outdoors.blogspot.com
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DB, I live in Katy. Right now my goal is finding some wood. I've been eyeballing free pallets on craigslist just to have something to practice jointery and possibly build jigs with. I literally have 2 pieces of scrap wood in my garage, so my project list is long and my resources few.
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From your part of town, check out Houston Hardwoods, Clarks, and of course Craigslist...

I need to pick up some walnut for projects I am working on, but getting to the hardware dealers from the bay area is a pain....

Pallet wood is a great resource, just make sure you strip it of any metals, and that it wasn't used for chemical shipping... Another good resource is shipping crates.

If you have a band saw, or another method for resawing, you might consider turning wood from the firewood pile into useable lumber. There are a LOT of alternatives out there, just get creative. Going cheap isn't always easy, but it often means you have to get creative to come up with results you just can't buy...

Interested in my woodworking, workshop and whatnot? See http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com, want to see my other interests such as hunting, fishing, off roading, and camping? See http://wildersport-outdoors.blogspot.com
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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.

Cleveland/Conroe area here.

Keep an eye out on those pallets. Double check for nails/wire/screws/staples.
They can be great finds for lumber. Especially the rough cut ones.

Tools are like guns, You can never have enough.
Where did I put that tape measure???
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thanks DB for the other places to look for. i do not have a band saw at this time. I need to save up for one of those. I'll be sure to check all the pallets for metal. Mostly I just have to wait for payday at this point or complete and sell some of the sand/refinish projects that are going on in the garage.
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