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New to the craft, but with a "laundry" list of projects.

Hello Everyone!

Thought I'd stop in and say hello, and thank you all for the advice you've already given me, even though you didn't know you were offering it.

I'm just starting this new hobby, even though I've been researching it for months while I work up the capital to get a simple shop going. However, I got in a little over my head with SWMBO, with all kinds of promises of "We don't need to buy that, I can build it for you."

So now, before I even own so much as a router or hand plane, I already have a table saw stand/router table, a set of laundry room cabinets, nightstands, and a bar to build. So, you'll probably be hearing a lot from me in the next few months as I'm learning the fundamentals and making my first, cursory, mistakes.

I look forward to talking with you all! Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 12 Old 08-28-2013, 01:30 PM
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Welcome. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. That's how we all learn.

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Welcome....

The tools don't make the craftsman....
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We don't make mistakes.. we make firewood. And if we do make a mistake we are adept at hiding it...usually
As you dig thru the threads DRoy, you'll see many folks posting their mistakes. This makes perfect sense because.. 1. They'll get good advice on how to avoid it in the future.. 2. Others will see this and say "ah haa.. This is what I have been doing wrong.".. 3. Everybody reading the thread learns something. So you're in for a triple win situation.
Dive in and enjoy, ask and get answers but most of all be safe in the shop.
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Mistakes are expeince

We gain experience by making mistakes. Mistakes are nothing to be afraid of provided we learn from them.

Acknowledging mistakes is part of learning. Those that provide excuses for mistakes never learn from their mistakes, they just become talented at blaming.
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Welcome. Believe me, I'm in the same boat as you, SWMBO! But I have learned to just keep my mouth shut! :). She has even taken my man cave away and complains about the sawdust, just because she does glass / lamp work. :) Everyone on here is great and helpfull.

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Originally Posted by J Thomas

We don't make mistakes.. we make firewood.
Laughing!

Welcome DRoy,

We all started where you are now and we love to help each other along.

When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did in his
sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.

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Thanks for the welcome, guys! I do have a quick question. Is there a relationship between WWT and HomeBrewTalk.com? I only ask, because I'm a member there as well, and I see A LOT of similarities, and a few familiar faces.
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I don't belong to the "Home Brew" group but do keep the brew out of the workshop

Do be careful because you have a lot to learn. Respect those tools and understand them... a few basic points, on the ts, know what causes kick-back and when using the router, the wood needs to be fed into the spin, not with the spin.

I again welcome you to a great site.

Its' never hot or cold in New Hampshire... its' always seasonal.
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know what causes kick-back
No kidding. I was recently referred to a u tube video showing a guy simulating a common cause of TS kickback, and it was definitely a humbling, eye-opening video. I'm working with an old Craftsmen Model 113 TS (circa ~1950-1960) and it does not have a riving knife. Task 1 on my shop to-do list is to get one of those installed before I start anymore projects.
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