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post #1 of 7 Old 10-16-2008, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, im Nick, I have been browsing this sight for the last couple of days and decided it was time to become a member. It seems like a place with a lot of know how and where people are willing to help others with their questions.
I have always liked to do things with my hands, and when I had the chance to take woodshop in highschool, I jumped on it. I figured it would be a great thing to do, and try to get good at it. I took woodshop for all 4 years, and then didn't do much with the skills after that. I graduated in 2003, and would like to bring back the skills I had then. It is amazing how I basically forgot how to do basic things when I wasn't going them almost everyday. While in school I made some pretty nice projects. Of course, they started out with a basic box made from particle board, and a magazine rack. Both of those projects were required, and after finishing those, you were able to build basically whatever you wanter. This first project of my own was a 4 door raised panel pantry finished with crown moulding. Then I decided on a backgammon table made from cherry, oak, and walnut, a kitchen table made to seat six with 10 pieces of green marble inlayed into the center, and a 3 piece entertainment center for my basement.
Since school has ended, I have made a quilt rack for the girlfriend, and I have started on a blackjack table. My skills really need to be improved at this point. I think this forum will be a great place to start. I will have to make another post about the issues I am having with the blackjack table.
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HI, I am new too. Look like a lot of fine folks
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-16-2008, 07:49 PM
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Hi Nick and welcome. I'm also located in MD, work in Baltimore but live down in AA county. I also took shop in HS, but that was several years before you! And I'm also just getting back into it now that I have my own place and garage to work in.
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Thanks for the welcoms guys. Conner, I still live with my parents, but they like the idea of me getting back into woodworking. They don't mind me takling over the garage either.
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Sounds good. If you are looking to buy a decent entry-level tablesaw I saw a Delta listed on CL for $100 that the owner said was from 1989. It is most likely a contractor's saw, and those from that vintage are pretty good for the money--I have one. It may need some upgrades like cast-iron wings and a better fence to make it really nice, but as I say it is probably a good starting point (would be fine for now, could be better with the upgrades in the future). Let me know if you want the ad.
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Sounds good. If you are looking to buy a decent entry-level tablesaw I saw a Delta listed on CL for $100 that the owner said was from 1989. It is most likely a contractor's saw, and those from that vintage are pretty good for the money--I have one. It may need some upgrades like cast-iron wings and a better fence to make it really nice, but as I say it is probably a good starting point (would be fine for now, could be better with the upgrades in the future). Let me know if you want the ad.
Thanks for the heads up, but I actually have a nice 10" cabinet style one fron sears. For someone that is gettikng back into woodworking, I have a nice assortment of tools.
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