Join Date: May 2009
Location: Eastern Shore of MD
I started like you. Needed some things and was on a tight budget. My first workbench was one of those big elec. co. spools with a scrap of ply on top. All my tools fit in a drywall bucket ( old jig saw and old circ saw). The bucket increased to 2 or 3 and a tool box and a miter saw so I built a 4 X 8 closed in work table and stored my tools in that and worked on the 4x8 surface. Then came the happy day when I got my 12X18 shed/shop. Nirvana. No more packing up every day. No more only being able to work in nice weather. When I'm tired I don't even have to pack or clean anything. I can just walk away and lock the door. It is thanks to groups like this and their patience with all my 'dumb blonde' questions that allowed me to practice this hobby that I love. I'm telling you this long, boring story so you won't feel alone and know that many/most of us started out just like you. Hang in there. It is well worth it!
pic on left is my 4x8 table/storage, the other is my shop