So your finding an interest in woodworking and would like to learn more about the craft. Woodworking is a wonderful hobby for some and career craft for others. Hopefully this is the beginning of a wonderful new adventure for you. There is a lot of great information on the Internet. This is a blessing but could also pose problems for beginners because of information overload. Hopefully we can offer some guidance to make your journey much faster and more enjoyable.
You and I both know that the Internet is filled with great information on thousands of topics. We also both know that the opposite is true as well. When beginning to learn about woodworking, you are surely going to be looking for information on DIY (Do It Yourself) woodworking plan. It’s extremely important that you check on the accuracy of the plans. There are some plans out there on the market that are simply not correct. Individuals have put out plans simply to sell them without actually building from the plans. Make sure that your DIY woodworking plans are coming from a reliable source. There is nothing worse that starting out on a woodworking project only to find out the plans are incorrect. Save yourself the time and the headache by doing some research first.
There are of course woodworking magazines available at your local news stand or you can subscribe online. The market is pretty big and there are several to choose from. There are online magazines as well, but some people prefer to have the paper in hand. Plus the magazines may come in handy with one of your projects. There are also forums for woodworking online. Simply do a search for woodworking forums and you’ll find a ton of stuff to sift through. The only problem with that is that you’ll have a Ton of Stuff to Sift through. Again keep a sharp eye out for suspect plans because you never know what the source might be.
When starting out with some DIY woodworking plans, one thing to consider would be to start with the simplest plans possible. Plans where you can use tools that you most likely already have sitting around the garage. A few simple projects and some early success is sure to keep you motivated. There have been many a hopeful woodworker that simply take on too much at the outset and then decide that this just isn’t for them. Unless your were born with hammer in your hand you’ll have to practice and work at it just like with anything else. It’s also extremely important for safety reasons as well. As you advance in your skill level you will be working with more complicated DIY plans and using more dangerous tools. Start slow and work your way up from there. Please learn as much as you can about your new tools before you actually start using them. It can be very tempting to go 100 miles an hour out of the gate, but you don’t want to go losing any fingers. Trust me on that one.
So take some time to review enough information online. You’ll surely find some great resources for quality woodworking plans for rookies. Some of the sites may also offer you some great deals on tools or other things you may need. If you start slow and stay consistent with your efforts you could be designing your own furniture in the not too distant future. Best of luck.