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Old 02-03-2015, 04:53 PM   #1
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I got a few new power tools this xmas and really want to try some projects! Does this look like something a novice could do? I mean, I’m a little more skilled than a complete novice, but yeah…. http://stories.madcards.com/3120/198...odworkwebVideo

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That is a great project for a novice + to do.

What is good about it is your going to be making a face frame which is one of the most common things you make. I made one on Sunday...cabinet for one of the bathrooms. In fact, I had the face frame, sides and bottom glued and clamped in about 1.5 hours. I spent more time rounding up wood (tried to use up some scrap pieces I had)

Two tools you will need for something like that....

Pocket Hole cutter - For the face frames

Biscuit Cutter - To join the plywood sides to the face frame.

What's really neat about pocket holes, you can build your face frame, assemble it, then take it apart to apply glue.
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Honestly, I did not watch the entire video. I have watched more than one person come into my shop having never done anything at all. From what I have witnessed, it is not the final product, it is the education involved in doing the project. By all means, give it a go.
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Looks like it's going to be a woodworking Saturday. I can't wait to get started. Thanks guys for the reassurance.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:36 AM   #7
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what power tools do you have? what hand tools do you have?

the answer is,........ yes as long as you have the right set of power and/or hand tools.

i have a plethora of tools, however, one thing i dont have is a nice big flat table to work on. many times a big flat work table is needed so things can lay flat while you do the work, etc.
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This kid from the neighborhood came over and made a router sled he mounted to a wooden table in my shop, he used it to make the top of my table perfectly flat. Then he stain and polyed it. I now have a real nice big flat surface to work off.
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Go FOR IT.... Don't expect perfection first time out and get discouraged.... that's how we all learned.....

No one was born knowing how to accomplish anything.... experience and study teaches.

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There is another saying/ truth: If you can build a good/perfect box, you can build anything.

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