Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Woodworking Plans and Information for the Beginner

If you are looking for a new hobby to occupy your free time woodworking is an excellent choice. The list of projects that you can come up with is almost endless. It is a great outlet for your creativity with the satisfaction that you will experience in the design and construction of something you can be proud. Many people who are interested in woodworking will focus on creating functional pieces that will add beauty to their homes, while others will find that they want to take it to the next step and start bringing their creations to craft shows and local flea markets and create a residual income. In both cases, the first step is to find some woodworking plans and information that spark your interest and creativity.
Woodworking Plans and Information for the Beginner

Equipped with the right plan you will have a list of materials needed for the project, the tools and equipment needed and assembly instructions complete with easy to follow diagrams. One note is that when you are using equipment for the first time, it is very important to understand how to use it properly to prevent injuries and to make sure that your projects come out right. You can talk to the store where you buy the particular piece of equipment, go online to the manufacturer's website or talk to a friend who has some experience.

If you are new to woodworking it may seem a piece and think it would be easy to do when in fact that may or may not be the case. You want to start with simple projects. This allows you to get your feet wet in reading levels, as well as to learn the use of both hand tools and power that you will be using, as you do.

A good starting point is to build a workbench for you. The reason for this is twofold. How to find more projects to work you are going to need a strong stable surface to do this and secondly it is a project relatively inexpensive. If you make a mistake you will not waste a lot of money to fix it. You will find that this piece will get a lot of use.

Other projects are ideal for the beginner would be a picnic table, a bird house or a garden chair. These will be familiar with the techniques of woodworking varies you need to move to more advanced projects, such as a double bed, a small table covered bamboo or any other piece that adds beauty to your home.

A good resource that you can use is online forums. There are a number of these on the internet that can give valuable information if you are just starting out. Many people are more than happy to share their knowledge with you and you can learn a lot from them. I started in woodworking after buying my first home because there was little money to give it. I wish that when the internet was around as he would the learning curve faster and cheaper.

In conclusion, after completing some simple projects, you will find that you will be looking at a piece somewhere and say to yourself "I can do better." At this point they are only limited by your creativity and ingenuity.
Review from Chris Boylan, Honolulu, Hawaii Followed your plans to a "T" and now I'm happy to say I'm a proud owner of a 10x15 shed. Finally done it! Ted personally guide me through some difficult parts of the shed. Thanks mate!!
Seth Hall, Burleson, TX Having just purchased the a positioner system for my router table, I needed some initial small projects to practice on... these plans are fabulous, easy to read and understand... gives detailed instructions making it easy to learn the techniques required to advance to more intricate projects. I would recommend it to anyone.
Karl Foley, Compton, California Writing you here to say that this is one of the best collection of plans I've seen. I'm on my 4th day and have already build a few wooden toys for my daughter. It's a great feeling knowing you made something by hand. It's always fun to show off your craftsmanship, and ladies love it too!
Eddy LeBlanc, Wesley Chapel, Florida I downloaded your plans 2 days ago and had to come back just to say that, it's just like what you said in the video. There is enough variety of projects in here, big and small, intricate and simple, and you can pick out new ones every month as you progress in your woodworking abilities. To anyone reading this, watch the video and download Ted's plans!