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Tips for Beginner Woodworkers

Posted by Jordan Snider on Oct 14, 2019 5:00:31 AM

Exploring woodworking?  Interested in creating your own wood project and need some guidance or tips.  The Spruce Crafts shares some things to consider before you get started:

  1. The first thing you need to do is to understand all the safety protocols for the different materials, tools, and equipment you will be using.  Purchase whatever safety equipment you will need. Then read and implement all the safety precautions that come with each item.
  2. Understand the use for each of the 10 hand tools and practice using them and always be cautious around sharp tools:

a. Hammer

b. Layout square

c. Tape measure

d. Utility knife

e. Chisels

f. Level

g. Screwdrivers

h. Sliding bevel

i. Nail sets

j. Block plane

3.  Understand the use for each of the 7 power tools and practice using them and always be cautious around sharp tools:

a.  Circular saw

b.  Jigsaw

c.  Power drill

d. Random orbital sander

e.  Table saw

f.  Compound Miter Saw

g.  Sander

Learning to work with wood, opens a gateway to creativity - wood projects encompass a variety of uses.  Find your passion.  Always be safety conscious.


For full article:  Getting Started in Woodworking

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