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Getting Started Working On Woodworking Projects: How To Get The Ball Rolling

Updated on August 10, 2010

Getting Started Working On Woodworking Projects: How To Get The Ball Rolling

Woodworking, or carpentry as some refer to it, is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. This is a craft that allows you to express your creativity and make things that you can treasure forever. There are a few steps that are important to take if you’re serious about getting started with woodworking projects. Novice woodworkers need to take time and learn about what tools and supplies they need, how to care for them and how to follow projects.

One of the first and most important tasks for you to cover is to choose your woodworking supplies. Now is not the time to save a buck and you should be more concerned with the quality of the pieces that you’re choosing. There are a few basic tools that are required for almost all woodworking projects. A jigsaw is often relied on for woodworking projects.

A jigsaw is a portable hand tool that you can move around freehand, and you use it to cut out larger woodwork pieces. Depending on the blade used a jigsaw can make crosscut, bevel, miter and plunge cuts. There are corded models but most woodworkers opt for the cordless versions because there’s no worry of running over the cord. Once you’ve purchased your tools, you need to learn how to take care of them properly so they’ll last and for your own safety as well.

One of the best things you can buy to clean your tools is a stationary disc or belt sander which is a powerful tool that can get rid of nicks and debris. WD-40 is another must have for keeping your woodworking tools clean. You won’t have to worry about the blade getting stuck and having to force the saw through the wood. Blades should always be kept sharp not only to ensure the most precision with your cuts but also for your own safety.

With it you can rub off stains and rust but also use it as an oiling agent. You’re also going to need to start a collection of woodworking projects. Anyone can get started with woodworking and create beautiful pieces, but these are all important steps to ensure the most success. As soon as you’ve got all your supplies and projects and are ready to go, you’re sure to have a ton of fun.

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