Re: Here I Am!

Posted by Kurt Loup on Aug 6, 2004


I'd hold off on the table top bandsaw. I think the money would be better spent on some hand tools. If you don't have any chisels, I'd pick up a few. Two Cherries or the Hirsch brands are two reasonably priced, highly rated chisels. A 1/4", 1/2" and 1" will get you by. You'll need some sharpening stones to keep your blades sharp. A quality 12" combination square is handy to have. When you get the tablesaw, make a crosscut sled to fit it. The sled is more acurate than the miter gauge. Since you don't have a jointer, check out ebay for an older Stanley #5, 6, or 7 plane. Preferably a 7. You can use the plane to joint the edges of boards to be joined for table tops and such. I'm always using my Japanese Ryoba and Dozuki saws. Yellow glue works fine. I use Tight Bond II. I could go on and on. Let me know if you have any other questions. Boatbuilding is cheap compared to making furniture.


In Response to: Re: Here I Am! by FrankP on Aug 6, 2004