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Okay, so this is a little lame, but I need to know.

Posted by Brian Tolman on January 9th, 1998 01:43 AM

Basically, it started with a fishing trip....

My daughter and I want a boat. Since the only things that seem to fit the bill for us are "boat kits" I need to brush up on the wood working skills.

After devoring several books on wood-working and boat builing I have come to the conclusion that I need power tools and practice before the big job.

So: I know I need a circular saw and a router. Minimum. My questions are:

1. If I have a table saw (my father in law has an old one that I can have), do I need the circular saw? Both would be best, but my workshop is cramped, at best.

2. Routers: If I can spend less on the circular saw, can I spend the rest on the router? I realize that I will need to have a table router, but can I buy a plunge router for now and then build the table for it (ala - this month's issue of "Wood").

3. Warm Ups: My tentative list is:

a. Bookshelves (router and table saw skills)
b. Closet storage Unit with drawers and doors (cabinitry skills).
c. Carvel-Planked Coffee Table (basic boat building skills)
d. Small Skiff (first small boat)
e. The Boat - only a 14 foot electric semi-dory, but I want to do a good job.

This would take a while to work thru - I have job and this is only a hobby, but I am interested in getting expert opinions

Any thoughts?

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