There are 5 basic woodworking machines
You will need these in order of purchase:
10" Tablesaw, either a contractor saw on a stand or a cabinet type saw which is more expensive but more powerful.
6" or wider jointer. The jointer makes straight edges which are necessary for the safe use on the tablesaw. It will also make flat surfaces on a board which are also necessary for safe operation on the tablesaw. Having square edges that are straight and flat surfaces will allow you to make precise well fitting joints.
13" or wider thickness planer. Using rough saw lumber and planing it to you desired thickness will save money and make for better joinery. You don't want to make a jewelry box out of 3/4" thick material, so planing it to a 3/8" thickness will be necessary. You will also want to resaw thicker boards into thinner ones to save material.....
14" or taller bandsaw. This is the best machine for resawing thicker boards into thinner one and is a very versatile tool for woodworking with curved material and for making tenons for furniture easily and safely.
2 HP or larger router mounted in a table for making profiles on the edges of boards or making raised panels for doors. You can also use the router freehand for working with long edges. Templates make duplicating parts much easier.
Of course you will need several saw blades for the table saw and bandsaw, router bits for your profiles, some good hand planes and chisels AND a sturdy workbench with a woodworking vise. Marking tools and measuring tools will insure accurate joinery. :smile3:
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Last edited by woodnthings; 04-21-2016 at 04:46 AM.