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post #1 of 6 Old 01-13-2011, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Howdy to everyone. Not only am I knew to the site, but I am also pretty new to the world of carpentry. I have always wanted to get more involved, and I am finally getting things in order to where I can start working on projects and ideas I have had for a while.

I am pretty limited on work space and my own tools, but I know people I can borrow those from until I can get my own.

I would like to get the point point where carpentry work is a second income, and my dream would be to make it my primary income.

I recently built a Microwave stand. It's not the prettiest thing to look at, but I think I did pretty well considering all I had was a hand saw and a screwdriver. My next project will be some speaker cabinets for my brother and an A-Frame TV stand for me. The TV Stand is going to be my pride and joy, so it will probably take a while to get done.

I have a few other projects, but they are still in the idea phase (not even on paper yet).

I am just looking for a place to get ideas and advice on how to make my projects look and work better.

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-13-2011, 12:14 PM
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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.

Looks like you need a few more hand tools.

Have fun in your projects.

Tools are like guns, You can never have enough.
Where did I put that tape measure???
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-13-2011, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Welcome to the forum.

Looks like you need a few more hand tools.

Have fun in your projects.
I have to say... I whole heartedly agree with your tag line (What tools and guns have in common).

You can never have enough tools. I recently got my first power tool (the day after I got done with the microwave stand). A drill. I am getting a 10" table saw, a recip saw, a circular saw, a jigsaw, a wet/dry vac, and an orbital sander in a few weeks. Its all used, but its all free. It would be a shame to let those tools go to waste. I may not have the expertise (yet) to be very productive with all of them to their full potential, but its better than them sitting there collecting dust.

Besides... There was a huge sense of accomplishment when I finished the stand and it was square (not like the walls), level (not like the floor) and flush with the counter top (not like the stove). All with only a hand saw and screwdriver. Well... I also used a pencil to mark some lines...

Either way I felt pretty good about it only taking me just over an hour. I am trying to find the right software for my digital camera, so I can upload a few pictures of it. I can't wait to get started on the other things though. Now that I have done one I have an itch...
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Free Tools

Free tools are good tools.

Tools are like guns, You can never have enough.
Where did I put that tape measure???
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Free tools are good tools.
Even if you are just borrowing them.
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Welcome Nukie,When you get to buying tools you may want to check out Craigslist,but ya gotta be patient for a good deal because there is a lot of bad deals on there too.Wish I had a dollar for every rusty tablesaw Ive seen there!

***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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