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New to the forum and new-ish to woodworking

Hello from Raleigh.

I joined because I am looking to learn as much as I can. I am mostly new to real woodworking and looking back on my past projects I realize that I wish I would have done things differently.

My grandfather was a woodworker and did some very nice stuff, however I was still young when he died and I inherited a couple of his tools including a bandsaw and a super old table saw that I would be interested in rebuilding at some point. I have also added a sliding compound miter saw, router & table, trim router, and a few other things to my garage woodshop. I am looking to buy a new table saw because the one that I was using finally gave out.

In the past I have done some projects (including a very basic set of shaker style kitchen cabinets that turned out ok for paint grade) bunk beds, a loft bed, picnic table, and several sets of bookshelves.

I am looking to really get into building some nice stuff like furniture that will not be painted. One piece that I am pondering is a 6-foot table for the back of our couch and a murphy bed for our guest room.

I am looking forward to any suggestions, ideas, tips, or feedback.
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-21-2016, 02:10 PM
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Welcome to the site, MJC.
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Welcome aboard.

I think I basically followed your trail. My dad was a carpenter and built his lake house and quiet a few cabinets. That was in the 70's.

Now that I am retired, I spend a lot of my time in the shop, but I still don't consider myself a builder of fine woodworking. Our kitchen cabinets did turn out nice and we have really enjoyed them.

Good luck on your projects. If you decide to buy a good table saw, it will most likely outlast your lifetime. I bought the 3hp Grizzly 1023 several years ago and it purrs like a kitten.
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Welcome here MJC to this friendly WW forum, where there is always room for one more, and you get to choose how to make your sawdust. Enjoy your stay, keep us posted at to your progress/projects, and be safe.
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Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you have a long list of projects to build. We have a small sofa table that is about four feet long and about a foot wide (not going upstairs to measure- too lazy). It was made by a Mennonite shop- all work done by hand tools.
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