After a bit of hemming and hawing, I’ve decided to get into shimming and sawing. Ok, bad pun. But I am starting up the hobby of woodworking and really am interested in making mission (arts and crafts/ stickly/ amish) style furniture. I took a class at Woodcraft and learned how to make mortise & tenon and dovetail joints, how to plane, how to saw, how to chisel, and all of that basic stuff by hand. It was great, but it’s also a bit lengthy to do so I would like to get more into the power tool side of things.
Right now, I currently have a couple power drills, a dremel set, and a workbench with a vise. I got some chisels as well and a hand plane. But that’s really it.
That said, space is kind of limited. I’ve got a place I can go to have the wood planed in a planer (and I feel pretty confident I can plane the rest by hand.) So what should I buy to complete my shop. My budget isn’t unlimited and while I don’t need top of the line, I’d like it safe (so places like Harbor Freight, while cheap, kinda scare me).
I’m thinking I need a router, a power saw (not sure if that’s a table saw, miter saw, some combo of those, or what), and a dust collection system. Maybe more? I’m not sure what exactly I need. So, please steer me in the right direction.