I've dabbled with woodworking on and off for years until just a few years ago I began getting serious about it. Now I have acquired enough tools and equipment to build just about any furniture I want short of highly upholstered stuff. I'm not real good with a needle and thread. Since most hardwoods are pretty pricey most of what I build is made of yellow pine, mostly 2x8s cut down into workable pieces. It's not the best wood on the planet, but pound for pound, dollar for dollar it's tough to beat. From a single 10 foot 2x8, about $4.75 I can build a nice, sturdy dining room chair and a table can be built from 2.. Recently I built a table and 2 chairs to donate to the local furniture bank. Anyway, I've acquired a decent used table saw, used bandsaw, lathe, planer and many other tools through both ebay and craigslist. I have few new tools and equipment, mostly used, but in great shape for cheap. You can buy a pretty nice and expensive plane for a few hundred dollars or a good used Stanley #4 for around $35. They both do the same job. I'm not one for pretty workbenches that make me afraid to get it dirty, but a working bench durable enough that I could work on an engine on it if needed. Mine is built from 2x lumber with tenon and mortise joinery with a laminated top and 10" aprons that double as the inside jaw of the face vise.. None of this is expensive. My income is pretty low so I can't afford to go shopping at the fancy woodworking stores and I'm not wild about harbor freight except for clamps..They have some very good deals on clamps.. I dunno..just curious about what type of woodworking others are doing. What tools and equipment you are using. I can't afford to join the ranks of Festool owners so most of what I own are from a bygone era of affordable and durable tools and equipment.