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post #1 of 7 Old 05-02-2010, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from near Toronto

Hello All,

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...
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Welcome to the forum Tim.

Studs and concrete are a great way to start ... gives total flexibility with how you want to build it out.

If you haven't already done so, you should check out Google's free SketchUp which a lot of us here have found to be really useful for doing plans.

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Thanks Paul,

I have been using the free shop drawing tool on the Grizzly site, how do they compare? I will check it out as well.

Tim
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You can call me Tim...
Isn't that from Monty Python and the Holy Grail?
Seriously, welcome Tim. Hope we can help you spend your money as you get that new shop in order. Nothing wrong with the gear you've got so far. Of course you realize that that's just the beginning....
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Thanks Paul,

I have been using the free shop drawing tool on the Grizzly site, how do they compare? I will check it out as well.

Tim
Hm ... not familiar w/ that one. One of the nice things about sketchup is that there are zillions of users, so lots of pre-drawn stuff out there on the internet to grab and use. Of course, for all I know that could be true of the Grizzly tool as well, but less likely since SU has a much broader appeal than just tools and construction.

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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.

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