Like many, I've had an interest in woodworking for quite some time, but I did not think about getting into the hobby until I saw a few videos on line of people making cutting boards. I've been pricing out a few new cutting boards and the idea of being able to make my own fascinate me. My favorite how-to video is the one done by the Wood Whisperer. So, I would like to try my hand at making one. I have very little experience, but I don't mind diving in and seeing what happens. I currently have a 12'' Dewalt chop saw and a 10'' table saw (not a great table saw. It is a portable Ridgid I bought off of Craig's list a few years ago. It probably needs a new blade.)
So, my first question is what other tools do I need to begin a project like this? I know I will need some sort of plane but right now I'm not willing to drop the cash for a power one. My head is spinning a little with all of the different types of planes. From watching the video, I will also need an orbital sander and a few scrapers. Any advice on what to buy and where would be most appreciated.
My next question is about a work table. Right now I don't have one. I've found some nice DIY table plans online, but I'm hesitant to start a large project like that without a little more experience. I did find this table on Amazon that looked promising. "Windsor Design Workbench with 4 Drawers" What do you think?
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