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    Obviously new

    Hi everyone. My name is Fred from Arizona...

    I've always had an interested in woodworking and have built many things. Mainly out of plywood, until more recently. I decided to get some structured training thru community college and have since fell in love with woodworking. My class just ended last week so I'm bummed since I don't have the money to buy a full wood shop, tho I have recently purchased several tools which allows me to do quite a bit of working without having to wait until the fall semester.
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    Re: Obviously new

    Welcome aboard!

    How'd you happen to find us?

    What name can we call ya?

    Glad to have you around - would love to see what you've done so far!
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    Re: Obviously new

    Welcome Fred,
    Purchasing tools is a great experience. Finding quality tools at good prices takes some time but is a rewarding facet of the hobby.
    bmorto
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    Re: Obviously new

    Quote Originally Posted by Beamer View Post
    Welcome aboard!

    How'd you happen to find us?

    What name can we call ya?

    Glad to have you around - would love to see what you've done so far!
    Just googled it and happen across it. Glad I did.

    I guess that would help huh? Fred or Smooth...either way. In school I did a step stool, a few wood turned pens and started 2 pretty decent size projects (small bar out of alder and guitar display case out of red oak). I will post some pics later.
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    Re: Obviously new

    Sounds cool, fred! Nice to meet you!

    Looking forward to the pics!

    I take it you play guitar? I built my first guitar a few years ago and have been starting to feel the itch to make another one lately. Huge music fan
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    Re: Obviously new

    Wish I did. I tried to learn a few years ago and didn't feel I was getting any better. Figured I was too old to learn.

    I was lucky enough to have a country artist sign.
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    Re: Obviously new

    Hi Fred - Welcome to the forum.

    So the wood bug bit ya.

    We all suffer that same thing here.

    Having a full blown woodworking shop is a nice to have but there is a LOT one can do with a smaller shop.

    A nice hand saw can do a really lot of stuff, as can a hand plane, and a mallet and chisel.

    In our world of "easy" - electricity - and premade plans we sometimes miss out on the pleasure of the "swoosh" of a well tuned hand plane.

    Also - I Lie-Neilson $200 hand plane is not the only place to get GREAT performance from a hand plane. My 1929 Stanley Bailey #3 hand plane was acquired on EBAY for $35.00 including shipping. Mallets and Chisels and saws can be found on E?BAY, and Craigslist and yard sales.

    Most of fill our shops with tools a little at a time - over years of collecting.

    Birthdays, Christmas, Gift cards, and a savings account all help.

    It's a great hobby - Welcome Aboard.
    Art and Creativity - Collide with the Functionality of CNC - priceless
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    Re: Obviously new

    Welcome the the forum, Fred from Arizona.

    "I'm bummed since I don't have the money to buy a full wood shop"

    I don't think any of us went about it like that anyway. It takes awhile to figure out what ya want, let alone get it.

    My advice is get what ya need as you need it. Do some research, then buy the best you can afford.
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    I'm a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have.
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    Re: Obviously new

    Welcome to the forum Fred

    I've made a few plywood projects and more than a few pens too
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