Saturday, March 13, 2010

Beginning Woodworking Projects: Start Small

When starting with woodworking at home, it is easy to become overwhelmed at the possibilities.  I know I was there at one time.  In this post, I would like to give you some suggestions for beginning woodworking projects.   These projects are relatively simple and can be completed in a few hours, with limited tools.

One option is to purchase pre-made kits.  These kits include everything you need; all you have to do is put together the pieces and finish it however you would like.  These kits include instructions, so it takes all of the guesswork out of what you need to do.  They also offer a valuable lesson in finishing.  Finishing tends to be a weak point for many new woodworkers.  Since everything is laid out, and assembly time is minimal, you will be able to devote more time to finishing and getting used to that process.  I believe no matter how much work you actually put into a piece, if it's not finished well, it's no good.

Another direction you can take as a beginner with woodworking projects is wood carving.  The basic tools for this are carving wood and a carving knife.  You can actually find the wood to carve in your own backyard!  You can learn to carve such things as walking sticks.  Carving is one of those areas I believe is very open to creativity and style.  Each piece you create with carving is unique, and you can add your personal touch.

So that's a few beginning woodworking projects you can get started on with little money and limited resources.  I hope this aspires you to begin to take action, so you can become the woodworker you want to become.

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