Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: bay area, nor-cal
Thank you to everyone for your time spent. As mentioned above, I now see how important it is (and how involved it is) to have sharp tools and some basic necessities. Gonna take a lil break now to earn some money to pay for / build some much needed upgrades and to develop an entry level sharpening technique.
After watching some vids and reading some forums on this wonderful site, I can feel that overwhelming feeling coming over me and am now fending off that urge to become discouraged, which I refuse to let happen. So, instead it's time for me to step back and regroup.
I plan on returning to this thread a much more capable monkey :)
In the meantime, I'll continue to check back for any new and helpful posts.
You guys (and girls?) rock!!!
P.S. One last question for now, any tricks on avoiding burn scars when cutting Oak on the chopsaw?