You know I have tools around the house but, I kind of want to get in the woodworking. How would you suggest I get started? What tools should I purchase?
It’s an interesting question and it kind of depends on how you’re gonna approach woodworking. There are purists and all of them use hand tools. They don’t use any electric power tools for woodworking. So if you’re a purist what you’re going to be looking to purchase very very different from people like me. Because I don’t just rely on hand tools I like but I also like power tools. Decide are you going to be a purist and just use hand tools or are you going to use a combination of pan tools and power tools? And don’t jump into it headstrong because woodworking tools are really expensive.
Let me give you an example. I have a dovetail saw and I use it for cutting dovetails and it’s made by Veritas. And what I will tell you is this saw cost I think like seventy dollars. So can you see it gets pricey that’s just one saw and that’s why it makes sense to move very slowly in terms of purchasing tools. Sometimes it’s not so much what you own but it’s the knowledge in your head that shows you what you need to do. You can get great results with you know some inexpensive tools if you just know what to do.