I am just getting started in woodworking and made a great buy on a
bunch of used power and hand tools. Problem is that there are no
manuals. Most of the tools are Craftsman but only 2 of them have model
These are the ones that I have no model number for:
Craftsman 8" 3 speed 1/3 HP drill press
Craftsman 10" Electronic radial arm saw
Craftsman 16" variable speed scroll saw. Says 5" plain end blade holder
on the label.
Any help in finding the model numbers would be much appreciated.
If anyone has some suggestions on a book for beginners or suggestions
on learning to use these tools properly it would be a big help. Thanks.
Got any ideas of something you might like to make? Basic furniture,
cabinets, bookshelves, toys?
I can recommend a few books, but can narrow it down with more info.
Here's a very good overall book on machines:
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"Wood" magazine is a decent read when starting out, that doesn't get
too simple too quickly as you gain experience. "Popular Woodworking"
is also worth looking into. "Fine Woodworking" is fantastic, but
true beginners can find it daunting.
Introductory classes offered though local adult ed, woodworking
schools, and the Woodcraft retail chain (woodcraft.com) are also a
great way to get _safely_ started. If you can post your general
locality (ex:// Southern New Hampshire, Florida Panhandle...), perhaps
you'll get some leads.
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