New Guy from Connecticut - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 01-09-2009, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5
View Valkyrie Rider's Photo Album My Photos
New Guy from Connecticut

Hi all!
I am new to wanting to get into woodworking. I'm currently in the building trades (I do plumbing/heating) and have been trained in other building trades too. I first went through a welding program, then got an electrical license, now I'm about to get my plumbing license.

Woodworking has always been an interest of mine, and even though I've done little stuff here and there, I now REALLY want to learn how to do it. I'd LOVE to build my own kitchen cabinets although I think I may start by making new doors for my existing cabinets.

I have MANY hand tools, but my serious tools are very lacking. I have no table saw or any other "big" tools. For hand held power tools I have circular saw, router, random orbit, belt sander, power planer, dremel, miter saw, a VERY small and cheap band saw, a few drills/drivers etc.

I think my next purchase is going to be a decent table saw. I like what I read so far about the new granite topped Ridgid that is out.... but have also been checking Craigslist for cabinet saws and good contractor saws as well as a deal on a decent bandsaw and jointer.

I think I'll learn a lot here as I read though all the posts! I know I have a LOT to learn!!
Valkyrie Rider is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 01-10-2009, 07:29 AM
red
Papa Red
 
red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Denver NC
Posts: 1,165
View red's Photo Album My Photos
Welcome to the forum. I grew up in CT, spent 40+ years (somers then granby simsbury area) there then moved south. I am looking to pick up that new table saw also from Rigid. It won't be at HD until late February. Red

Red
red is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 01-10-2009, 01:00 PM
Nobody
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NOT TEXAS!
Posts: 1,237
View BHOFM's Photo Album My Photos
Just what we need,,

One more damn Yankee!


Welcome to the madhouse.

We are here to help best we can.


BHOFM is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 Old 01-10-2009, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5
View Valkyrie Rider's Photo Album My Photos
I am actually from PA.... yes... still a yankee..... but to a lesser degree!
Valkyrie Rider is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 01-10-2009, 03:00 PM
Senior Member
 
firehawkmph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Near Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 5,026
View firehawkmph's Photo Album My Photos
NG,
Welcome to the forum.
Mike Hawkins
firehawkmph is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 01-10-2009, 06:54 PM
Nobody
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NOT TEXAS!
Posts: 1,237
View BHOFM's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Valkyrie Rider View Post
I am actually from PA.... yes... still a yankee..... but to a lesser degree!



Never heard of such a thing, you is or you ain't!

Just funn'ing you know.


BHOFM is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 01-10-2009, 09:35 PM
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 23
View larry's Photo Album My Photos
Dear new guy my advice,don't buy all the tools at once, but buy the best you can. Cheap tools are just that cheap tools. I would buy the best tablesaw first and add from there.
larry is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello From A VERY Wet Connecticut! Jdurg New Member Introductions 4 09-12-2008 09:11 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome