Newbie to woodworking


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I am a newbie. I got a router and table for christmas and want to start making some things. My wife needs a bookshelf. (small one) DO you know of any plans over the internet?
I also would like to make some cabinets for the garage and a towel cabinet (or whatever you call it) to go over the toielet in a bathroom.
Would it look right to use small width wood glued togther to form a wider board for these projects? I have acess to unfinished oak wood flooring from a manuafcturer that is tongue and groved and everything. WOuld that work for any of these projects?
Also, being a newbie, what would the router be good for doing in these projects? I know it can be used for rabit joints, but what else would it be good for on these projects?
Thanks for your advice!
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Probably. Glued up strips can work fine on shelving.

Edge shaping. Beads, triple beads, ogees, bull noses, etc... can go a long way on shelves.
Barry
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stryped (in snipped-for-privacy@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com) said:
A suggestion you didn't ask for:
It'd be worthwhile to enroll in an adult ed woodworking class with the aim of maximizing your satisfaction and learning to use your tools safely. One of the benefits will be a knowledge of what tools do which jobs well.
-- Morris Dovey DeSoto Solar DeSoto, Iowa USA http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/solar.html
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Morris Dovey wrote:

Yep. A router can really get away from you if you don't use it correctly, esp. if it's table-mounted, and if you don't have the bit properly seated, a lot can go wrong. Before you turn it on you'd better know how to use it.
Your router is one of the least understood and most useful tools in a shop.
- Saul

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Oak flooring is different widths on the top and bottom of each board the top is wider to make sure the top fits tight. Its very hard to glue flat.

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What do you have against archiving your posts? Part of the usefulness of this group is the abilty to search the archives for relevant information in the future.

Maybe. There are a bazillion plans on the internet. Probably not a lot for shelves since they are basically a straight board. Do some looking or email JT on this newsgroup and ask for help. He is more than happy to do searches for strangers.

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WHo is JT? How do I contact him?
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Pick up a copy of 'The New Roter Handbook' At a local lumber dealer or bookstore. You won't believe the things that can be done with a router. Bugs
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Oops! Fingers running ahead of brain! "The New Router Handbook". Bugs
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Tue, Jan 3, 2006, 5:23am (EST-3) snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (stryped) dazedly asketh: WHo is JT? How do I contact him?
He's an urban myth. You don't.
JOAT You'll never get anywhere if you believe what you "hear". What do you "know"? - Granny Weatherwax
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Tue, Jan 3, 2006, 5:02am (EST+5) snipped-for-privacy@earthlinknospam.net (FrankKetchum) did wrongly advise: <snip> Do some looking or email JT on this newsgroup and ask for help. He is more than happy to do searches for strangers.
What Frank MEANT to say was, do some searches on google, and/or check the rec.woodworking archives, and under NO circumstances e-mail me. Rather, to e-mail Frank himself, at each and every opportunity, for any, and all, minor questions you may have, whether they are related to woodworking or not. Ask him to lend you some money for tools while you are at it, or to send you some of h is old ones, he'll probably be happy to pay for shipping too. Just remember, don't e-mail me, I'll e-mail you. Hold your breath.
JOAT You'll never get anywhere if you believe what you "hear". What do you "know"? - Granny Weatherwax
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I found out the hard way that router bits are like rabbits in they seem to multiply rapidly. Plan NOW to store and identify them before they roll around in the bottom of a drawer bouncing off of each other!

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Plans?! Who needs plans? Just make a couple up and down things and then put in a cross thing and - viola - you've got yourself a book shelf.
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Owen Lowe
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Fly-by-Night CC wrote:

We don't need no steenking plans.
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Mortimer Schnerd, RN

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Do yourself a favor. STOP now! Do not take up woodworking as a hobby. It starts off with just buying a router. Then you need a orbital sander, followed by a router table, table saw, band saw, belt sander, drill press, dust collector, jointer etc. In just a couple of years you will be broke, your credit cards will be charged beyond their maximum, and you won't have space to park a car in your garage.
If you take my advice, you can use the money that you will save and furnish your house with ethan allen furniture twice over. And think of all the weekend football games you will be able to watch.
This is the reality of woodworking. However, if you choose to join the club...welcome.
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I'd get a couple of woodworking books to start - one of my favorites that has several plans (including a basic bookshelf) is called "The Complete Book of Woodworking: Detailed Plans for More Than 40 Fabulous Projects" - good intro to wood, tools, techniques, finishes, and plans. Then look more into books specifically on whatever topics you're interested in - finishing, routers, furniture, cabinets, etc. With your router, you'll want quality bits - if they cost less than about $5 each when new, they're definitely not quality. In my opinion, some good bits on the low end of the "nice bits" range are MLCS bits - mlcswoodworking.com - they have free shipping on everything and great customer service. After you figure out which bits you use most, get some good ones (MLCS Katana line, Whiteside, Amana, etc.), that should cost $20-$50 or more each. Good luck and have fun, Andy
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Amen!!!!!
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Do yourself a favor. STOP now! Do not take up woodworking as a hobby. It starts off with just buying a router. Then you need a orbital sander, followed by a router table, table saw, band saw, belt sander, drill press, dust collector, jointer etc. In just a couple of years you will be broke, your credit cards will be charged beyond their maximum, and you won't have space to park a car in your garage.
If you take my advice, you can use the money that you will save and furnish your house with ethan allen furniture twice over. And think of all the weekend football games you will be able to watch.
This is the reality of woodworking. However, if you choose to join the club...welcome.
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Do yourself a favor. STOP now! Do not take up woodworking as a hobby. It starts off with just buying a router. Then you need a orbital sander, followed by a router table, table saw, band saw, belt sander, drill press, dust collector, jointer etc. In just a couple of years you will be broke, your credit cards will be charged beyond their maximum, and you won't have space to park a car in your garage.
If you take my advice, you can use the money that you will save and furnish your house with ethan allen furniture twice over. And think of all the weekend football games you will be able to watch.
This is the reality of woodworking. However, if you choose to join the club...welcome.
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wrote:

If you're going to multi-post, shouldn't you be doing it as Agent Smith?
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