Join Date: May 2010
Location: Near Toronto, Canada
Hello from near Toronto
I'm from Canada as you can see. Our family is 4 with two boys, 15 and 11 who both play hockey, of course.
As the screen name implies I am new to woodworking and am just setting up a basement shop. After family negotiations to finish the basement I was able to carve out a space for a shop. It is not finished in any way as of yet, studs and concrete only.
I am having a blast researching how to minimize noise transmission and dust collections systems, just heard that Clear Vue has closed down as of May 1??? I have to change my plans now...
Anyhow, at the moment I have a Ridgid (cast iron top) TS, Freud 3-1/2 hp router and table (still in the box) and Dewalt miter saw. That's it for equipment.
I have been collecting all kinds of other tools as they come on sale with the view of having a shop of my own to fill. My wish list includes a jointer, planer, band saw and drill press. Some day as the budget allows...
As mentioned I am getting a kick out setting up my shop and have a desire to be able to cut a tree down and harvest the wood from it and use it in some future project.
I have a lot to learn and think about and am happy to have any advice from those who have gone through the process already.
Looking forward to learning and sharing.
You can call me Tim...