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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I've been wanting to get into woodworking for a long time now. I mainly just want to pick up some basic skills to fix furniture I might find on FB Marketplace or estate sales. I love history and antiques and vintage aesthetics. I also want to try my hand at decorative carving. I...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Grampa was a carpenter by trade. Knowing I always wanted to learn the skill, the family pass on to me pretty much everything in his shop. Eight years later, I bump into someone at Lowe's who enlightenedr me to exactly what treasures I had in my garden house. Since then, "Santa" added on a new...
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    I’m looking to build something similar to this photo. I like the “X” accent piece but need some help to determine the correct angle. Anyone able to offer some advice to a novice woodworker?
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    I have very little woodworking experience but have been wanting to do a project in an office for a while now. The plan is to build an alcove desk in my office area and combine two workspaces and printer/file cabinet storage into one space. Unfortunately, I want it to be 13' 4.5" long and 30"...
  5. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hi all, It's my very first time giving it a go at a woodworking project (replacing some cabinets in my kitchen) and I am looking for a used table saw hopefully under the $350 range. The thickest I will be cutting is 3/4" birch ply. I found these in my area on CL. I was hoping to get some...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello everyone; I am new to the forum. I've wanted to become a carpenter since early high school, but I have no experience in the field. How can I get into the field without any experience. Most of the carpenter helper jobs that I have seen require at least one year's experience, and I don't...
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    Ok, so I'm a beginner woodworker. I only have a saw, a crayon and some rasps in my arsenal. I've been wanting to buy some beech or oak planks (100x20x2 cm) but they're all made from glued pieces of thinner wood. Do I face any risk of separation between the pieces, or is everything fine? Here's a...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi Everyone! I'm new to this site and overall fairly new to woodworking. I'm designing my first decent workbench and I was hoping to get some feedback from people more experienced than myself. I've attached the Sketchup file for anyone who would like to view it that way and some screenshots as...
  9. 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...
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi, I'm really interested in starting woodworking but it seems that's not so easy to do in the era of coronavirus. I can't get a proper respirator mask anywhere. Do you all have any recommendations about what I might do to get started? Is it enough to just wear a normal relatively tight-fitting...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! My name is Zac from TX and looking to become more experienced with a wide variety of woodworking skills. so far I've Made my own workbench and a pretty decent little cooler/ Table combo. cant wait to get to know everyone!
  12. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hi All! I am new to this forum and a somewhat beginner wood working hobbyist. I was using a job site skill saw table saw for a while and was able to get by... although it was a pain in the butt fence that I had to measure each time and the blade would bog down all the time. But still was able to...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Whats good Ladies and Gents? I have general carpentry skills but I am a total Noob wood worker here!! I wont lie... (New Bee) =o) I am no stranger to large Machinery and the tools of my trade but I wish to learn to work with wood and I hope y'all will have the patients for my noob questions.. =o)
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I'll keep this short and sweet! I've been seriously interested in woodworking for the last couple of years, making small things here and there with no real tools to speck of. However, I finally got my first table saw and an old bandsaw (bandsaw is currently in-op though) so I feel...
  15. Design & Plans
    Hello, i do not know if this is the right place to ask.. but i will do it anyway :) I really want to build a loft bed like the picture (see link) and i REALLY do not know how, is there anyone who can help out with some plans, tips or some experience. I would really like it to look like the...
  16. New Member Introductions
    I am Joyce, from Meridian, Ms. I will be graduating in May with a construction trades certificate. My goal is to build custom furniture and cabinets. This is a totally new career path for me and I am very excited to get started.
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