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post #1 of 6 Old 11-16-2018, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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I have very little knowledge on woodworking. I'm in my first year of owning a house. So of course I'd like to try and save money and take on a few projects of my own. Hopefully you guys can help me along the way.
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post #2 of 6 Old 11-16-2018, 01:17 PM
where's my table saw?
 
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Yes, of course we can!

You will want to set aside a portion of the house or garage to have a workbench and store your tools and machines.... when you get them.
You will need a good light overhead and an outlet or two to plug them in on a separate circuit. Dust may be a problem so a shop vac will be on your must have list. A dust collection system may come later when things get going. A table saw is a good place to start BUT they have a learning curve. You can't just jump in a start sawing stuff without a good handle on how the saw operates and the forces involved when the blade enters the work.

You Tube is a good source for how to set up machines, how to use them and for using handtools. What you can't figure out, we will try to help.
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The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Congratulations on your decision to go the DIY route. You'll save $ and have the satisfaction of doing it yourself. It's either pay somebody else or do-it-yourself. In addition to saving $ you'll have the satisfaction of doing it yourself.
Plenty of help from this site and many others on the internet. Lots of youtube videos too. Buy tools as you need them and buy the best you can afford. The right tool(s) for a particular job will make it go much easier. Know your limitations and realize that some things are better left to pros.
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post #4 of 6 Old 11-16-2018, 04:23 PM
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welcome aboard as well - and also congrats on your new digs.

yes, you will find that a lot of simple jobs around the house can be
done yourself . . . . when in doubt, ASK !!!
when asking for guidance on any forum, provide as much information
as possible as well as good clear photos - that will get you the best feedback.

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there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks.
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Without someone experienced showing you the ropes just take your time and be careful. Woodworking tools can bite.
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Cricket runs WoodworkingTalk, this website. She recently mentioned a website for do-it-yourselfers. I just learned about it the other day. I do not participate there, but it may be something that interests you:

https://www.diychatroom.com
https://www.diychatroom.com/articles/about-us/
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