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post #1 of 15 Old 03-11-2014, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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I am Joyce, from Meridian, Ms. I will be graduating in May with a construction trades certificate. My goal is to build custom furniture and cabinets. This is a totally new career path for me and I am very excited to get started.
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I am Joyce, from Meridian, Ms. I will be graduating in May with a construction trades certificate. My goal is to build custom furniture and cabinets. This is a totally new career path for me and I am very excited to get started.
Welcome to the forum, Joyce. Congrats on your graduation. I've been to Meridian more than a couple of times. Do you currently have a shop? What was your previous career?

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I am Joyce, from Meridian, Ms. I will be graduating in May with a construction trades certificate. My goal is to build custom furniture and cabinets. This is a totally new career path for me and I am very excited to get started.
I am wondering if you can hang up your circ saw and framing hammer long enough to build some fine furniture and cabinets?
Do you have a shop yet, or would you be needing some advice from us folks here as to how to get started?

We like photos, so show us what you've got for tools.... BTW, I'm a tool junkie. I buy 'em, clean 'em, fix 'em collect 'em, stack 'em and store 'em and If I don't have what I want I've been known to build 'em also. Lot's of fun.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Welcome to the forum. Good luck with your new career

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Hi Paul,
Thank you for the welcome. I am in the process of building a 20 X 30 shop. My previous careers were Administrative Assistant and Truck Driver. Two extremes right.
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Thank you for the welcome. By the way I love the scroll work. I actually purchased a scroll saw and will be trying it out this weekend. Thanks for the tip on the profile. Will get it done to.
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Thank you. I am needing all of the support that I can get. Building a shop now. I have made a few pieces (picms to come). So farmy tools include circular, jig, scroll, and band saws; orbital, band, and mouse sanders all handheld. plunge router, router , and the small router. A small joiner, a 12" planer, and a host of hand tools. My next purchase will be a table saw. I love learning to work with wood like the old school craftsmen. I myself have always been somewhat of a tool junky. Now I want to learn to use them properly and purposefully

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Thank you phinds.

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Welcome from Philly MS. I work at the Naval Base. I live off Hwy 19 out toward Kosciusko. Good to see another Mississippian on board.
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