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#1 posted 04-16-2019 08:32 PM

Hi Boochiee, sounds like you have made a good start. Sounds like you have made a good start on some material options and the right attitude as well. There is lots to learn even if your intention is just to putter around in the basement or garage workshop. If you start off with smaller projects and work your way up to more advanced projects as you gain more skills you will find lots of rewards in this hobby. There is lots of free information around and a site like LumberJocks has many experienced people happy to help you out.

As I mentioned start small and work your way up, mistakes will happen (at least for me anyway ha, ha), better to learn with a small investment than when you have made a big one in materials. You mentioned a butcher block. Here is a plan for a classy little one that will start you on lamination and shaping methods.

If your looking for a larger floor model plan there are lots of plans around and in the various magazines, but such a large lamination process is going to challenge your knowledge and require you make an investment in a large selection of clamps.

Good Luck.

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