New to wood working...any help for a newbie?
Hi everyone! For a long time I mainly been a book worm interested mainly in the world of ideas. Recently, however, I have completed college and am now working for a non-profit in Kentucky building and repairing homes for low-income families in the region. This has led me to become extremely interested in what I shall call the physical arts. I am not sure how prepared I am for wood working. I have been building floors, ceilings, decks, railings, and wheel chair ramps. I also have a ready access to a variety of tools.
I really want to be able to make my own chess sets and wooden pens. I think that it would be great to make things such as chess sets and fine wooden pens. I am even considering if it would be good to sell them for charities. I wanted to know if:
a) a beginner like me is in a decent position to start making things such as chess sets and pens
b) if there are any good guides out there for makign such things.
Thank you all very much and I am very happy to have found this site of craftsmen!