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Location: Linn Creek, MO
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Hello, my name is Patty, i live in Missouri. I am a newbie woodworker so i am still l learning about woodworking. I have a small shop that I am setting up right now. I don't have power yet so i have to use extension cords. Hopefully i can afford power within six months or so. I have several tools but my favorite is the band saw and scroll saw. I am just starting to learn how to use them however I absolutely love the idea of making beautiful band saw boxes and puzzle boxes. I also really like hand carved dove tails. I just think they are beautiful and hand carved makes them special. I also enjoy making wood signs with my router.

Some of my goals are to learn quickly so I can start attending craft fairs n festivals by March. I would like to place boxes in local stores for sale within the next 2 months. I hope the puzzle boxes and band saw boxes and wood signs available for my neighbors and friends as soon as Christmas.

I hope to make enough money from my hobby to pay for itself and upgrading some of my tools and eventually do this full time.

II am eager to learn and have little experience so if anyone has helpful hints or tricks of the trade or how to for a newbie like me please share

-- Patty Schenewerk ,

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#1 posted 11-04-2014 11:22 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks Patty , you will find a ton of information here and many people that will help guide you thru your woodworking trips.
Just use the Search bar to locate any type of project or tool your looking to learn and you will get all the information you can use and then some.

Have Fun and Work Safe.

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#2 posted 11-14-2014 02:08 PM

Patty – Welcome to LJ

I can truly appreciate your wanting to get off the ground and making stuff. Just gotta say, do not push the equipment too hard, get the “feel” of it for the wood you are using. I have a relative that was in a bit of hurry and pushed some wood into a bandsaw blade. It started slow, then found a soft spot in the wood and it fed very quickly. He ended up running the blade straight up the middle of his thumb. Resawing your thumb is really not recommended.

One rule of thumb that I use – keep your hands and fingers at least 3” from a moving blade. If you must have your hands closer, reduce your speed or rate of cut to at least 60% for every inch closer and think before you do anything. Basically, if your fingers are within an inch, you are not feeding the wood into any blade. At any point, the saw can kick the wood, putting your fingers at risk.

When a bandsaw blade is moving, you may not see the teeth of the blade but they will find you, count on it.

If your brain tells you that what you are doing is stupid – it is absolutely correct – listen to it. If your brain isn’t telling you this, have the proper medical supplies near the saw, you will need them.

Be safe, always!

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#3 posted 11-14-2014 02:23 PM

Another thing to be very mindful of – bandsaw blades are not hard blades. Where you think the blade is may not be where it really is, they can move from side to side. So, watch where your fingers are at all times in relation to where the blade is.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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