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post #1 of 4 Old 01-28-2008, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hi - have just started to spend some time woodworking. Have wanted to have woodworking as a hobby for quite a while - but never seemed to have enough $ or time to do it right. Well, there will never be enough time but my youngest daughter is a junior in high school so before too long I will have more free time. Right now I spend a lot of time watching her play sports (she's a year round athlete) or coaching her travel soccer team. My older daughter is a second year in college and is certainly requires less time than she used to (of course that's where the $ come in!) Anyway, now is the time for me to begin exploring some other hobbies.

Took my first big step and bought a Grizzly G0555 14" band-saw. Have a couple of friends and neighbors with nice table saws so thought that a band saw would be a nice starting point. Also have a friend at work who is selling a 12.5" planer - he's moved on to something bigger and doesn't use it anymore. I plan to build a table for my router and maybe buy a workbench router.

Well, just wanted to say Hi and say that I've enjoyed reading many of the posts that I've seen here. Hope that I'll have something "real" to post before too long.

Mike
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-28-2008, 08:49 PM
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Hello Mike,

Welcome.

If you build a router table, make sure you get a good insert for it. Building it will give you some additional practice and you'll get that sense of pride every time you use it. You can also build it specifically for a particular spot like a modular bench set up.

Get that planer and convince your neighbor he needs a new table saw, but not to worry, you'll keep his old one dry for him.

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Welcome to the site Mike!

Did you say tool sale?
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-29-2008, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hello Mike,

Welcome.

If you build a router table, make sure you get a good insert for it. Building it will give you some additional practice and you'll get that sense of pride every time you use it. You can also build it specifically for a particular spot like a modular bench set up.

Get that planer and convince your neighbor he needs a new table saw, but not to worry, you'll keep his old one dry for him.
Two great pieces of advice. Wish I had thought of #2 on my own - pure genius there!

Thanks for the welcome!

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