New here. Not sure where to start

  • 16 May 2017 9:15 PM
    Message # 4837260
    Anonymous
    Me: OIF 3, route clearance. 100% service connected disability.


    I have no hand tool experience, My wife signed me up for this because I really enjoy making little things in the garage with my table saw.  boxes and the like...keeps me out of trouble.  really helps me get out of my own head.

    I dont own any hand tools, I dont even know where to begin...but the idea of making things without the need of power is intoxicating to me. 

    what would be a good start for tools?  also there is so many videos on this site I don't know where to begin. HELP!


  • 16 May 2017 11:58 PM
    Reply # 4837396 on 4837260

    Welcome:

    Rob has videos for both power and hand tools, but my suggestion is to start with the hand tool basic videos on sharpening and setting up hand planes.

    You can spend many hours just watching those.  Might help you decide on hand tools...

    For me it's the peace and quite of using them, while still being totally caught up in the process, it's an escape from many things. 

    If you are interested in getting into hand tools then I also suggest you send Rob a note via email and get on his list for tools and/or his in person veterans training classes.

    Don't be shy about contacting him directly, he is a great guy, and him and his son work very hard to provide tools to those that needs them. 


    Hope all is well,

    Andy






  • 17 May 2017 1:43 AM
    Reply # 4837465 on 4837396
    Anonymous
    Andy Nichols wrote:

    Welcome:

    Rob has videos for both power and hand tools, but my suggestion is to start with the hand tool basic videos on sharpening and setting up hand planes.

    You can spend many hours just watching those.  Might help you decide on hand tools...

    For me it's the peace and quite of using them, while still being totally caught up in the process, it's an escape from many things. 

    If you are interested in getting into hand tools then I also suggest you send Rob a note via email and get on his list for tools and/or his in person veterans training classes.

    Don't be shy about contacting him directly, he is a great guy, and him and his son work very hard to provide tools to those that needs them. 


    Hope all is well,

    Andy






    Thanks Andy,

    I went ahead and sent him a message inquiring about the info you provided

    Really appreciate it.  The world needs more people like Rob. 


  • 17 May 2017 6:34 PM
    Reply # 4838703 on 4837260

    Anonymous, 

    Welcome welcome welcome. Feel free to ask all the questions you need. Andy made some great suggestions. And feel free to ask any questions on here.watch all the videos on here and on youtube that you can find concerning hand tools. What part of the country are you at? We may already have one of us close to you that can help out.

     

  • 17 May 2017 6:48 PM
    Reply # 4838737 on 4838703
    Anonymous
    Richard Blair wrote:

    Anonymous, 

    Welcome welcome welcome. Feel free to ask all the questions you need. Andy made some great suggestions. And feel free to ask any questions on here.watch all the videos on here and on youtube that you can find concerning hand tools. What part of the country are you at? We may already have one of us close to you that can help out.

     

    lol is my name popping up as Anonymous? 


    My name is Aaron, I live up in Washington State.  Near the border with Canada.  I appreciate the help. 


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