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post #1 of 12 Old 12-27-2009, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up Hello from GA!

Hello all...I am originally from NJ...have been serving in the USAF for the last 15+ years...currently stationed in GA...have a wife and three beautiful kids...I have always admired people who work with wood...and am now in the process of getting into it my self...my wife game me a Kreg Jig Master kit for Christmas...it is my first wood working tool and found your forum while Google'ing for ideas...after reading many of your posts I’ve come to realize that I am going to need more than just the jig...I have a 10x16 shed I plan on converting into a small wood shop...anyway...I hope to learn much from you...thanks in advance for all your help...got a feeling I am going to need every bit of it.

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-28-2009, 08:09 AM
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Welcome to the forum.
A 10' x 16' is a good place to start.
May I advise to setup a good workbench station along one side or end of the shop for plenty of workbench type tools.

Also, Many thanks for your Service. !!!
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Welcome to the forum.
A 10' x 16' is a good place to start.
May I advise to setup a good workbench station along one side or end of the shop for plenty of workbench type tools.

Also, Many thanks for your Service. !!!
Thank you both for the welcome...measured the shed today and i was pleasantly surprised to find out it was 12x16...got to keep one side of it as lawn care storage though...but i think i can swing...i plan on only building small wood projects any way, storage and book shelves and such...figure i can get away with a table saw/router table combo for starters...any suggestion?

Thanks...Bo
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table saw router combo

I don't have a combo table saw and router as I have my table saw on a mobile base and need to move it around due to space constraints, for know anyway.

If you don't plan on making large items I would invest or build your own router station. The New Yankee Workshop one is a good one unless you don't have all the tools yet to build it.
Hey, an excuse to buy more tools !!!!!!!!

A good stable router table top is a must. It can be built into a workbench so that one end is router table and the other is a miter saw station. You can build this in around a 6 foot long bench and incorporat both. I would recommend a full 8 feet if you want to miter long workpieces.

Tools are like guns, You can never have enough.
Where did I put that tape measure???
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Welcome from Indiana! Lots of info and helpful folks here!
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post #7 of 12 Old 12-31-2009, 04:56 PM
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Welcome from Texas.
My son is in Georgia as of Wednesday. Army BCT.

Did you say tool sale?
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Thank you both for the welcome...measured the shed today and i was pleasantly surprised to find out it was 12x16...got to keep one side of it as lawn care storage though...but i think i can swing...i plan on only building small wood projects any way, storage and book shelves and such...figure i can get away with a table saw/router table combo for starters...any suggestion?

Thanks...Bo
Welcome! My brother is retired Air Force and living in Warner Robins. It might not make any difference what you think you can get by with. Once the bug bites you are going to want to try more and wind up looking for ways of getting that one more tool in the shop.
Another handy tool would be a tabletop belt/disc sander combo for shaping and smoothing. It'll fold down and store under a table when not needed. If you get a small drill press at some point a drum sander can be mounted on it for more shaping options.
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Welcome aboard. To expand on what Gary just said, they say that a woodworker is someone who keeps a picture of his wood shop in his wallet ... right there where the money used to be.

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Welcome from Texas.
My son is in Georgia as of Wednesday. Army BCT.
FT. Benning?
That is where my son went.
Now he is in the 101st. at Ft. Campbell.

Tools are like guns, You can never have enough.
Where did I put that tape measure???
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I spent the first eight years of my Military career in the Army...i was stationed at Ft Carson, Co and Camp Casey, Korea...with the 4th Inf and 2nd Inf respectively...left the Army cause i wanted to do something i could use on the outside...now i am in Combat Communications with the AF...hope all is going well for him.

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Welcome to the forum.I was stationed in Ft.Benning for 2 1/2yrs.One nice thing about that was I live in N.Georgia so I could visit on the weekends.Hopefully we can help you get started and get you into this great hobby.Ask plenty of questions because believe me "I do". I learn something new about everyday.
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