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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.

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.

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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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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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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Top 100 Easiest Woodworking Projects for Beginners

Top 100 Easiest Woodworking Projects for Beginners

Woodworking can be pretty intimidating, especially for people who don’t have a clue on when to use a chainsaw or which wood to use. Carpentry techniques and power tools are sometimes really complicated, too. Not all experts started their woodworking journey already knowing what a jigsaw is for and how it is different ...

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The 10 Best Woodworking Books

The 10 Best Woodworking Books

As an apprentice furniture maker, I read everything I could get my hands on. After twenty years of reading woodworking books, here are the ten best. List of booksThe Fine Art of Cabinetmaking by James Krenov.When I first read this book, I kept putting it down to go stare at my woodpile to see if I had ...

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