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Beginners' tool lists - gleanings from the Porch

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Thanks bugbear. I assume these are for me :)

But I guess it depends on what you think you'll be called to do. For example one of these posts mentions an axe. Handy if you're chopping down trees for timber - nay indispensible - but not so handy here in the city, I'm guessing.

Let me take this up then by asking, what ten tools do you need to

a) make a simple box

b) make a toolbox

c) make a modernist desk such as this one by Eames & Saarinen


Assuming you live in a city somewhere and aren't chopping your own trees.
 

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Evie: I suggest the thing you need most at the moment is a few hours in a decent library.

Robert Wearing's "the essential woodworker" is a small book (by a fine writer) that proceeds from tool sharpening, through basic tool use to making some of the fundemental forms of cabinet making (frames, drawers, panels).

It's very well though out, described and illustrated.

But any library will have a good number of books. Reading (or skimming) will fill in a lot of your knowledge gaps.

And the text of a book is normally a little more "considered" than what you (usually) find on the 'net.

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Yes indeed - I'm off to my local as soon as possible.

I appreciate all your time and hope I'm not being annoying.

evie
 

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:D thanks bugbear the links are useful it interesting to see the differant views if you see anymore let me know :D

martyn
 
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