Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
If you have a table saw, a router table and a bandsaw, you can do an awful lot of furniture building. Unless you have unlimited funds, I wouldnt buy any more tools until I had a need for them. Buy them as the need arises.
Also make a large table saw out-feed table which will double as an assembly table. Preferably with a laminated top such as Formica.
You can flatten and prep a glued up table top with a 4 x 24 handheld belt sander. the old heavy porter Cable ones were great. Anything smaller is hard to control when flattening a table top after glue-up.
I also would stay away from dowel jigs, plate joiners, etc. Just learn good joinery.
And most of all, have fun!
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx
Last edited by Tony B; 08-24-2019 at 08:46 AM.