Fine woodworking without a full shop, advice?
March 14, 2012 8:31 AM Subscribe
I want to do some fine woodworking to build a portfolio to apply for jobs in furniture shops. But I don't have a fully equipped shop to do this in, what kind of projects should I be looking to do and what tools do I need?
posted by Bengston to sports, hobbies, & recreation (20 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
What are some small fine woodworking projects I can do in my ~200 sq/ft studio space without access to a larger shop with a table saw, etc?
I am actually fairly knowledgable about woodworking and have a considerably large set of tools, but they aren't really for doing the kind of high-end work I would like to get a job doing. In the past I have always done more functional carpentry using 2x4s and plywood, now I would like to get a better handle on the finer aspects of woodworking so that I can build furniture for myself, and hopefully for money. Honestly, I don't really know where to start and I don't think I am going to have much success trying to build something like a table with a circular saw...
Any advice as to helpful tools, books, websites, tutorials, etc. would be greatly appreciated.