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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, my name is Austin. I live in Wichita Falls, Texas, and have just finally started to get my feet wet in woodworking. I love making stuff so I figured I need to join a forum so I can get better. I already have some questions in regards to my current project. I'm building the wife a...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm just starting to get into woodworking and am mostly going to be working on smaller artistic pieces. I've made some simple things with the help of my dad/grandfather over the years and am looking to get some equipment to do it on my own. I'm renting a house with no garage or shed so...
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi everyone, I'm an absolute beginner with access to a pretty well equipped shop. I want to cut a 1/2'' deep and 3/4'' wide groove in a piece that is about 3/4'' thick and 1.5'' wide. The groove is also very long relative to the piece, going almost its entire length (pic attached). What would...
  4. Wood Finishing
    Hello all! Newbie here. Just got my shop put together/finished last year but have been working for a little over two years. Still very amateur. I made this pipe box for my brother in law last summer and really felt great about how it turned out. It is made from red oak and was finished with...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello all, I recently decided to take up woodworking. And as a first project, I wanted to do an ambrosia maple table. I had the table done by a local wood shop. I figured: If I can learn sanding and finishing it in this project, that would be a good start. I noticed, when I picked it up, that...
  6. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hi, I am looking to get a miter saw. I want a sliding one with a bevel. I am thinking about a 10". My budget is around $200 $250 max. Any recommendations for a beginner miter saw?
  7. Power Tools & Machinery
    I'm new-ish to woodworking, and I'm looking to make a purchase. I already have a good combination miter saw, and a router with a stand. I'm thinking about buying a table saw or a band saw, or both -- a cheaper version of one and a nicer of the other. Looking around, it seems like the advantage...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'll introduce myself my name is luke and ive always had a love for woodworking since i could remember but i had just recently gotten my chance to try it out and with failure i still love every aspect of it. just asking for some help and advice on what to tools to get next as i already have...
  9. Wood Finishing
    Say i was making a bookcase or dog house out of OSM. I have tried to Finnish OSM by sanding and by mixing up some mud, applying it and then sanding before paint. Not really working either. Just discovered my love for woodworking. Shortly after, I discovered how pricey wood can be. My job does...
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