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post #1 of 14 Old 09-04-2018, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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New looking for help

I am just starting to get into wood working and I am looking for any websites that you guys prefer that offer simple instructions to build simple things for beginners like myself. Im somewhat handy with quick fixes around the house, but woodworking is something I would love to learn. Thanks !

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You might try here. We can help you build most anything.
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post #3 of 14 Old 09-05-2018, 01:17 AM
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Paul Sellers has a lot of great videos for beginners.
https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulSellersWoodwork
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Stay away from sites advertising "thousands of free plans". Just use common sense, if it looks ultra sketchy and full of viruses it more than likely is. Whatcha building though mate? We could probably help.



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Thanks everybody! Weeby i decided to start with my work bench and Id like to practice on lap joints and some dowel work so I am looking to replicate this

I will be using powertools
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Workbench and shop items are the best learning projects for new woodworkers. Your choice of lap joints is the best for you - simple and lots of room for learning the tools you have...


Save your cut-offs and use them to practice more advanced joinery. As you progress, accept failures and learn from them by asking folks on this forum for advise. I no longer "frequently" post on this site but I do consider this to be the best... Lots of great folks here with no agendas except too help!

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Workbench and shop items are the best learning projects for new woodworkers. Your choice of lap joints is the best for you - simple and lots of room for learning the tools you have...

I agree with BernieL's suggestion. Better to practice on utility projects instead of "furniture" items. Plus the mistakes on your shop projects will serve as a reminder of what not to do!
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Thanks everybody! Weeby i decided to start with my work bench and Id like to practice on lap joints and some dowel work so I am looking to replicate this https://youtu.be/gM3oCXcyxoA

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That looks like a great project to start with and won't break the bank. Remember to wear safety gear like eye protection and a good dust mask. The fine particles created by many power tools are very dangerous to your lungs. We want you to be an active member for a long time.

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Hi Vasilios and welcome. Im another one of the guys who is new to wood working and Im glad I found this site. The folks here are very helpful with constructive advice and tips to help others out so dont be shy about asking questions.
Another great place to learn is of course YouTube. Theres alot of wood working shows that post on there. The Wood Whisperer, while being a bit commercial, is a good place for newbs to learn a bunch of the basic everyday skills and terminology.
If your any thing like me you will be googling quite a bit just to figure out what some of the terms mean. Any way Good Luck with your bench and I hope you will share some pics of your work as you build it.

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  • Buy the tools you need as you need them.

  • Don't overspend on "lifetime" tools because 6 months from now you might not want them anymore.

  • Learn from experience
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Thanks guys for the help, I finally am ready to start. Last few weeks have been just unreal and hopefully I can finally begin this journey

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Thanks guys for the help, I finally am ready to start. Last few weeks have been just unreal and hopefully I can finally begin this journey
I am a beginner and weekend-warrior and the folks here are very helpful.

You should think about taking a basic woodworking course at a local school if one is offered around you. I took a pretty extensive one last summer and learned a ton. Good luck!
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Post photos as you build...to get the best advise.

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Steve Ramsey has a lot of interesting ww videos, both projects and shop stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...y=steve+ramsey
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