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My First Five Power Tools

I HAVE BEEN a power tool woodworker since day one. I began my journey in the wood shop at the University of Alabama more than 30 years ago. This shop was full of professional grade stationary power tools. The table saw was a large Delta Unisaw, there was a monster size band saw – just massive. The thickness planer was old school; heavy cast iron everywhere and it had a wide, 24-inch capacity. Their power jointer was equally impressive, but I don’t exactly remember how big a board it could take. I had use of this shop twice a week for a full semester, pretty sweet for a beginning woodworker. I made a perfect score as a final grade and the writing table I made in that class now serves as my computer desk. It is interesting to me that this writing table; all these years later, is now the table my hands rest on while I type away at this blog post. So I am a power tool woodworker. I am working to add …