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#1 posted 10-09-2019 05:09 PM

Dust/chip collection – make a plan based on the power tools you plan to have. Warning – its a vortex easily sucked into.

Planer – start using rough or 2s lumber vs expensive box store stuff. With a simple sled can be used to face joint a surface vs pwr jointer.

Hand planes – much better for prepping a surface for finish vs sandpaper and getting surfaces flat. I also use one for jointing edges vs a power jointer, owner’s choice. Used is best value and wont find on amazon. Another vortex…

Clamps – determine type/length based on type/size of projects.

A few chisels, paring for trimming, mortice if you plan to do m&t joinery.

Determine what type of joinery you will do and research the tools needed.

Do you plan to do dovetails and how?

- OSU55

I don’t know if I am advanced enough for the above…I am still at the stage when all my joins involve screws or nails :-) and the “wood” is MDF prticle boards melamine of plywood. I am not sure if I will ever go past this stage, I would like to be able to get those cool modern finishes I often see on the modern or contemporary cabinets but … I guess even for pros that is a challenge, it is probably an industrial process

What is 2s lumber?

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