Woodworking Tips and Tricks – No. 1

This is the first edition of woodworking tips and tricks. I write so much that sometimes my best work gets buried under new posts. Woodworking tips are one of my most popular topics, and I enjoy sharing them. This is a collection of several of my favorites.

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Woodworking Tips and Tricks FREE PDF

woodworking tips and tricksFor starters, this Free Woodworking Tips PDF will get you going in the right direction. These tips are geared towards beginners, and are fun to read.

Woodworking tips are a huge resource if you are new to the craft. Tips are very helpful. They allow you to consume a large amount of information in a rapid fire manner.

You can really absorb a large amount of woodworking and wood finishing knowledge through reading tips. Most of the time, tips are quick little things that came from trial and error in the shop.

If you can learn some of these lessons without having to pay for the mistakes, then you will be much farther ahead.

Follow the link above and download the free PDF. There is nothing in your way, no email address requirements, and no personal information needed. It is genuinely free, and it will help any beginning woodworker.

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Make a Woodworking Resolution

woodworking tips and tricksMost resolutions are held for the start of the new year. While this can be a great time to make a change, it’s also infrequent.

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There is no reason not to make a woodworking resolution right now and make this the year you learn the most about woodworking.

In Woodworking Resolution, I cover lots of great ways that you can make a plan for your woodworking hobby and take it to the next level. If you read the article, there are many tips and tricks that will get you working more, learning more, and spending more time in the shop.

Making Mistakes and How to Handle Them

woodworking tips and tricksMistakes are going to happen. Get used to it. It never changes. The only difference is that you start making them less and less the more experienced you get.

Woodworking Mistakes is an article about how you should handle mistakes in the shop. Some people lose their mind when something goes wrong. Others feel like failures. Both of these are the wrong way to look at a mistake.

A mistake is a chance to learn, and it’s a great story to tell in the future. If you handle your mistakes well, you can turn them into something of value instead of a complete waste of your time and money.

19 Tips and Tricks I wish I knew When I Started

woodworking tips and tricks19 Things I wish I knew When I Started Woodworking is a very long post. It’s loaded with great advice, tips, and more.

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Sometimes we all wish we knew what we know now at an earlier time. We always think of where we would be now if we had a head start.

The point of this article is to hopefully give a new woodworker a jump on what took me a much longer time to learn myself. The tips that I share are all from personal experience. I love telling about my failures as much as my successes. (The failures are more entertaining anyway.)

My hope is that you get the information before you make the same mistake, and avoid the heartbreak.

Build a Woodworking Library

woodworking tips and tricksBuilding a Woodworking Library is something that you can do without spending a lot of money if you attack the process correctly. It’s also one of the best ways to have a reference that you can draw from in the event that you need some education or inspiration.

The article explains the details more, but the basic process is that you are slowly and surely building and adding to this library.

Focus on places that have discounted or used books, and the price you pay will be far less. If you work on this a few times a year, or when you are in a used book store, you will naturally build a very comprehensive library over time. It will reflect your interests, and change as you move into different types of woodworking.

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If you have any question on Woodworking Tips and Tricks – No. 1, please leave a comment and I will be glad to answer them. Also, please share these great tips on Pinterest! Thank you and happy building.

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