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You must have discovered the wonderful hobby of woodworking if you’re here.

Woodworking, as you must have already known, is a fulfilling craft that lets you create something out of what can be construed as nothing. There are easy projects for beginners which you can finish quickly, and there are more complicated ones, like in any industry.

A slab can become a sculpture you can put on your shelf for everyone to admire or a keepsake to gift to people you care about, and bigger pieces can be turned into furniture, which besides being a source of pride also lets you save your money in the same way that planting your vegetables would. But to get there, you must start somewhere.

What exactly are you getting yourself into?

What are the basic tools that a fledgling woodworker has to start with?

When should you take the jump and eventually get yourself a table saw?

Don’t fret—we’ve got resources you can peruse. Need your obligatory introduction to woodworking? We have your back.

Want to know which tools to invest in, perhaps the accessories that are necessary for everyone practicing the craft? You don’t need to be looking elsewhere.

Maybe you need a little more convincing before getting into woodworking. We get it—it is nothing short of a commitment, after all. But for woodworkers who have practiced long enough, it is also more than just a hobby.

The advantages of woodworking

Some elders have found a lifelong love in the craft, and others who have found kindred spirits by working alongside each other in community centers even when they have started the craft later in life.

We have talked to those who have found healing in woodworking, because being productive while doing something you like has immeasurable effects on esteem and rebuilding one’s life, as is the case with PTSD survivors who are now full-blooded craftsmen… and women.

No, woodworking isn’t as exclusive to men as some people may think even though the numbers still show that there are more practicing males. It is a hobby that sees no gender, or status in life and there are many woodworking women. Even woodworking kits for youth are available nowadays, to teach woodworking to kids.

Those who fall within the spectrum of autism also found a way to connect to others through their scroll saws and their plies of wood, and then some more with an accomplishment as big as a business dedicated to the craft.

Even if you’re a lurker who has long progressed beyond the newbie belt, we have something for you here.

There are tips to apply to your work, which for some reason may be entirely new to you, as well as our guides through the different kinds of saws and product reviews.

Ever wondered what miter saw, chainsaw or bandsaw is the best or at least ideal for your work?

Maybe you need reminders here and there to be safe while working with your tools. And then some inspirational people have used their expertise to network with other hobbyists, making woodworking more than just a solitary activity.

So stay, look around and enjoy going through the basics, the tools, and the stories. We’ll have even more going forward, so stay tuned.

Woodworking Painting 101

Woodworking Painting 101

Anyone can paint a piece of woodwork. Very few, however, know how to accomplish this task with a professional quality outcome. This quick guide will detail the steps required to paint any piece of the woodwork the right way. The golden rule of painting is that quality counts. In other words, you get what you pay for. ...

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Must Have Tools for Woodworking

Must Have Tools for Woodworking

Okay, so I just got back from the Kansas City Renaissance Fair. I saw this post here for a topic of must-have tools for woodworking. Instead of going into the modern-day hammer, drill and such I've decided to go a bit old school. What are some must-have woodworking tools for old-style woodworking projects or even for ...

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Woodcraft Review

Woodcraft Review

As woodworking experts, we know how difficult it is to find a legitimate source where you can get all the tools and plans you need for your projects. And if you’re not careful, you may even find yourself being ripped off or scammed. One of the most popular sources out there is Woodcraft, but is it really a ...

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Wood Profits Review

Wood Profits Review

Starting your woodworking business is a great decision, but it can be extremely difficult to start up without the right tools and skills. Thankfully, our team of experts has read and put together this Wood Profits review to help you get started with your woodworking business and make it profitable without so many ...

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Setting Up a Small Woodworking Shop in a Garage

Setting Up a Small Woodworking Shop in a Garage

It’s pretty exciting to set up a woodworking shop right in your garage. You have to prep the space, make sure everything is safe, and you need your woodworking tools as well. You may have a long to-do list on this one, so it can be frustrating if you don’t know where to start. So, we’ve created this guide to get ...

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7 Amazing 1 Sheet Plywood Projects

7 Amazing 1 Sheet Plywood Projects

Plywood is widely-available in home hardware stores and home centers. While a single-sheet plywood is useful for a ton of projects, some are more complex than others to be a called a DIY. We don’t want to waste your time with those, so we’ve listed the easiest yet most useful items you can create with just a single ...

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What is the Best 8×12 Shed Plan?

What is the Best 8×12 Shed Plan?

Purchasing a shed plan can be very challenging. This is because of the numerous fake dealers who claim to sell genuine products and end up delivering low quality shed plans or plans with inaccurate dimensions.Our teams of experts have evaluated the best 8x12 shed plans so you can start building. Reviews of the ...

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Top 100 Quick & Cool Woodworking Projects for Beginners

Top 100 Quick & Cool Woodworking Projects for Beginners

Based on our research and reviews, here are the easiest woodworking projects for beginners: Many people get too cocky when it comes to DIYs—they take on huge projects too early and they end up failing or hiring a professional to do it instead. Non-reliable sources may be at fault when they provide “beginner ...

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What is the Best 12×16 Gambrel Shed Plan?

What is the Best 12×16 Gambrel Shed Plan?

Constructing a shed accurately and with minimal expenses can be challenging without the right shed plan. What’s more, the numerous shed plans out there makes it even more difficult to make the best choice.Therefore, our team of experts has come up with the reviews of the 12x16 Gambrel Shed Plans to give you the best ...

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23 Wood Projects That Sell

23 Wood Projects That Sell

Who knew woodworking could be a fun and stimulating hobby as well as make you money at the same time? A lot of you may be thinking that’s a given, but even beginners and novice woodworkers can find a project someone may want to purchase. We’re going to preface this article by saying woodworking projects that sell ...

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Woodprix Review

Woodprix Review

Most of us have heard of email scams and phone scams as ploys to gain more money, but who knew that woodworking has now become a victim of scamming too? You may have heard of Woodprix, but read our review first before you hand them your hard-earned money. PROS Professional looking ...

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Teds Woodworking Review

Teds Woodworking Review

Ted’s Woodworking is a real blow to the community of woodworking lovers. For the price, it may seem too good to be true. Unfortunately, we are here to inform you that it really is no good at all, not only for the buyers but for the advertisers as well. PROS Instant Access ...

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Ryan Shed Plans Review

Ryan Shed Plans Review

The numerous woodwork services out there make it difficult to pick a shed plan. The number of fake service providers also do not make the process any easier. However, Ryan Shed Plans has stood the test of time in satisfying their customers’ desire to create something handmade. Our team has come up with this Ryan Shed ...

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Top 9 Fun Woodworking Projects for Kids

Top 9 Fun Woodworking Projects for Kids

Woodworking is a fun and educational activity that your kids could enjoy. However, if you’re not careful, some activities can be harmful to them – especially if tools are involved. So, we’ve put together these best wood projects for kids. They’re safe, child-friendly, and helps develop a lot of essential skills as ...

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15 Most Profitable Woodworking Projects to Build and Sell

15 Most Profitable Woodworking Projects to Build and Sell

Not all woodworking projects can turn in a profit. There are those that are just attractive to the eye but customers aren’t willing to pay for. Based on our years of experience in the industry, here are the most profitable woodworking  projects to build and sell, leaving no effort wasted on your part. 15 Worthwhile ...

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13 Creative and Easy Scrap Wood Projects

13 Creative and Easy Scrap Wood Projects

All that scrap wood leftover from your other wood projects can take up a lot of space, but just tossing them away is wasteful.You can actually reuse and recycle your scrap wood and turn them into new yet useful items. To give you some ideas, we've compiled some of the best scrap wood project ideas below. 13 ...

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Woodworkers Guild of America (WWGOA) Review (2020)

Woodworkers Guild of America (WWGOA) Review (2020)

An online woodworking resource can be great place of support, guidance, and  learning for any woodworker. Still, it can also be a total waste of time and money if you end up joining the wrong group or website.Woodworkers Guild of America (WWGOA) is one of the well-known woodworking online resources ...

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What is The Best Woodworking Book In 2020?

What is The Best Woodworking Book In 2020?

Picking up a random woodworking book on the shelf could do you more harm than good. There’s a chance that the projects are too advanced, the lessons are difficult, or there’s a lack of illustrations.To help you find a book that's tailored to your needs, we’ve reviewed some of the best woodworking books in 2020 below. ...

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Green Living – Toxins in Your Woodwork

Green Living – Toxins in Your Woodwork

Many people who are not involved with the green living movement do not realize just how many toxins are contained within many common household items. From the paint on the walls to the pillows you sleep with, they are everywhere. Now, these are not particularly massive risks to the health of everyone in your family ...

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How to Use a Woodworking Router

How to Use a Woodworking Router

a woodworking router is a bit intimidating if you’re not familiar with its proper use, but once you know more about some tips on how to properly use it, then you will be able to do amazing things with it. The number one rule in using a router is to go slowly and take shallow passes. Making large passes is a cause for ...

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How to Bevel Wood

How to Bevel Wood

The majority of wood carving is done by using various types of wood cutting tools. Wood tools all have one bevel at the least (some have more). The bevel is known as the sloped surface that extends off the edge. However, there is much more to the bevel than just being a sloped surface. The bevel is a cutting angle ...

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How to Sharpen a Plane Iron

How to Sharpen a Plane Iron

One of the most familiar hand tools to most woodworkers is the plane. While there are several types of planes, all of them work on the same principle. The bottom of the plane is a flat surface with a slot in it. The plane iron or blade extends through this slot just enough to allow the plane to shave small amounts of ...

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Woodworking for the Elderly

Woodworking for the Elderly

With older men and women, especially seniors, suitable activities can sometimes seem so scarce. We don’t want them to just spend their daily life alone in their rooms, without any engaging activity or a social group they could mingle with. It’s vital for seniors to enjoy their lives through a fun activity that cannot ...

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Journey Beyond the Spectrum to a Woodworking Success

Journey Beyond the Spectrum to a Woodworking Success

The Autism Spectrum Disorder, more commonly called as ASD of Autism, is a condition that could have wide-ranging symptoms for people. Difficulties in social interaction, communication, and focus on certain interests can limit people with autism and may further lead to behavioral challenges. But this isn’t the case ...

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Millennials’ Pride of Doing Things On Their Own

Millennials’ Pride of Doing Things On Their Own

Gone are the days when crafts and DIYs are viewed as old-age hobbies. The younger generation now has a thing for DIYs that they made it their own by adding in their tech-savviness and entrepreneurism. The crafting industry has been reported to be majorly composed of young adults, indicating how the millennials are ...

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Interview with 4 Woodworking Women

Interview with 4 Woodworking Women

Men dominated the woodworking industry for a long time. In the past few decades, more and more women are deciding to take this road—some as a hobby, while others are becoming professional woodworkers. One of the reasons lies in the increasing popularity of DIY and maker culture. More and more people are rediscovering ...

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