If you are thinking about trying woodworking for the first time, then you are in the right spot. We are going to cover some of the most important tips to follow when trying woodworking for the first time.
Keeping it Simple
The first tip is arguably the most important, keep your woodworking plans as simple as possible to start. While it is natural to want to take on larger projects, you should take a slow and steady approach. Easy woodworking plans are widely available online at sites like JoineryPlans, which has more than 25,000 wood project plans.
Preparing Your Workspace
After you have selected the woodworking plans you want to use for the project, you will need to prepare your workspace. While the wood project plans will cover everything you will need to do from start to finish, you will need to provide the building materials, tools, and a safe workspace. The space you work from should be clear of debris, level, and well ventilated if you are going to be painting/staining the wood after you complete the project.
Taking Accurate Measurements
Something that you will need to do is make sure you have good quality measuring tools like a tape measure and a square so you can ensure accurate measurements. The majority of joinery plans will give you exact measurements and while the joinery plans may have some margin of error built into them, you have to get your measurements as accurate as possible for proper assembly.
Wearing Suitable Safety Gear
You will be working with tools and wood, so there is always a risk of injury to your eyes from flying wood particles and other debris. When purchasing your project supplies, be sure to pick up high quality protective eyewear for you and anyone else who will be working with you on the woodworking project.
Using the Best Possible Tools
Along with having high quality protective wear, you should make it a top-priority to have the best tools possible to do the job. If your saws are not sharp enough, it could damage the wood during cutting, making it difficult to assemble the finished product. Along with inefficient cuts, the blade on the saw could break posing a safety risk to you and everyone around you. To reduce the risk, be sure to use the best quality saws available.