There are a number of things you can do to get the job done in your own home with just a few tools. But some of these methods don’t require a shop and the one that’s right for you will depend on the skill level you’ll need and the materials you’ve found or planned to use.
1. Build a workshop
First you’re going to need to build a small workshop. If you plan to make lots of woodworking tools then this is a worthwhile investment. You can find various wooden craft or craft tables or even a wooden lathe for about the same price as a nice working bench and there are many different types to choose from. But if you want to work with wood or have some skills in woodworking then a workshop could do the trick.
A small workshop may fit somewhere around the size of your average woodshop or your apartment kitchen can include enough space for a workshop. Most woodworking materials can also be found in most smaller shops so build two or three workshop rooms or store them in a garage or garage shed and make sure the walls are nice and high.
Build one workspace out of plywood for easy access and then build another one out of a plywood or a plastic sheet to make a simple workshop table. It will also make it easier to remove when you need to change tools. Add two additional rooms which can be wood or plastic panels to create another large work space. Use shelves or a small work table for storage and keep a stack of tools in one of the other three spaces.
2. Use a table saw to chop and shape lumber
A table saw is a really simple tool and does not require an in-depth level and is an excellent way of making furniture for small projects. It’s also cheap. A table saw is also great for building cabinets or any small projects and is great for making a cabinet hinge. A basic table saw will work with other materials like a router bit to cut through wood but most of the time I prefer a table saw over a router. A basic table saw can also be bought at the hardware store and it is much easier. You can build one yourself but I’ll go into more detail about buying a basic table saw in the next post.
If you bought a table saw and don’t have another, go pick that up from your local hardware store and give it a tune up. I’ll show you how to repair it to see if it still makes quality work.
3. Use a table
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