Basic "support" tools for first woodworking builds?
I recently bought a kit of power tools, and my very next purchase will be safety glasses.
My first two (expected) projects are some garage shelving - against the wall and hung from ceiling, and eventually a bench+table for my patio. For me, I think this will be quite a challenge but want to use it as a learning experience too.
- I guess I'll need a stud finder for the garage shelving - how do I also ensure I don't end up drilling into wiring?
- I don't have a workbench or sawhorses yet... I was figuring I could start off working on cuts off the ground with mitre saw and circular saw. I guess I still need SOME base/elevation going on - saw some people using cheap foam insulation for a safety cutting base?
- When I am building the vertical support bases and crossmembers for the shelving, I'll need a level - but what size should I be going with? Or do I in fact need multiple levels?
- Similar to above - how do I ensure that my wood is being attached at proper 90 degree angles? This isn't mission critical, but I also want to understand and learn to do it right
- If I'm making multiple same-size cuts to a 2x4 with the mitre, I've heard of bump stops. I imagine I could just use... the wall? Or how would I have a secure bump stop so each piece sliding through would end up same length?
- I guess I should have a proper N95 or some sort of respirator? What a year to try and get a proper mask... what should I be looking for?
- A carpenters/mechanical pencil I guess!?
- - Already have tape measure