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17 July 2018

16 July 2018 Started In Woodworking

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Also, I would recommend watching some of the best woodworkers on YouTube. First, I recommend the Wood Whisperer https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKp44bWWZIiOPShPN_ytShw

Marc Spagnolo is an exceptional woodworker and a perfectionist in every project. He is very advanced, but his skills are a joy to watch and learn. Steve Ramsey on his channel Woodworking for Mere Mortals 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBB7sYb14uBtk8UqSQYc9-w provides some basic and creative projects for beginning woodworkers. Finally, James Hamilton’s channel, Stumpy Nubs’s   

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCstwpLSByklww1YojZN-KiQ provides great tips and jigs for any skill level. There are many other woodworking channels, but these provide a good starting point. And last but not least, purchase a subscription to Woodsmith magazine http://www.woodsmith.com/. It is worth every penny. Then order the DVDs of the Woodsmith Shop television shows http://www.woodsmith.com/woodsmith-shop-dvds.php. They provide detailed demonstrations of techniques and finished projects. Included with the DVDs are a complete set of thorough plans for every project on the show. They usually have a deal to get several seasons for a reduced price.

If you don’t have any of these tools, and you have to buy everything new it will cost about $1,000.00 to get completely set up, but watch for used tools to save some money. Just make sure you are getting a good deal and not someone’s piece of junk. Also, I’ve provided links to the tools I’ve listed, and I selected what I believe to be the best quality tools for the price. In many cases, there are higher quality tools that are very expensive. You may want to consider these precision tools later as you advance in the craft. I can guarantee if you invest in a few good quality tools it will be worth it, and you’ll be improving your skills daily.

If you have a home store near you, everything can be purchased in one trip. If not, the Amazon links I’ve provided will get you the tools you need.

  1. Circular Saw with a combination blade
  2. Jig Saw
  3. Plunge Router with a set of basic bits -- I recommend one with a ½” shank. This will be the most expensive single purchase. If you are not prepared to invest in a plunge router you can purchase a compact router or fixed-based router for less.
  4. Drill with a set of brad point bits & Driver
  5. Random Orbit Sander
  6. Set of Chisels
  7. Wooden Mallet
  8. Block Plane
  9. Smoothing Plane
  10. Set of Screw Drivers
  11. Hand Saw
  12. Combination Square
  13. Tape Measure
  14. Sandpaper various grits
  15. Hammer
  16. Clamps
  17. Safety Equipment (googles, ear protection and half mask respirator)

Get your build on!

 

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