I want to learn more on woodworking

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  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jun 11, 2018
    Im old, so I’ll suggest your local library. As well, there are probably a hundred sites on Google.
    Find a carpenter or furniture maker in your area and ask if you can watch. See if you can find the name of the high school or VocEd Shop teacher and ask for advice.
    See if your HD or Lowe’s is offering classes (they do).
    Our town Historical group often as classes about restoration.
    A wonderful goal. Good luck, have fun, and buy a SawzAll

  • Janice Janice on Jun 11, 2018
    Mirian, you can do a google search or a search on youtube.com and many results will show up. You can start by learning about the basic tools and then perhaps do a simple project to get the feel of using the tools and measuring, sanding, etc. Mostly you learn by doing.

    • Judith Judith on Jul 01, 2020

      While YouTube is great for finding information on woodworking and how to start your first project—finding simple to follow, step-by-step woodworking plans is something I rarely find in YouTube videos.

      If anyone is looking for dimensional plans that lay out the entire process of a project—piece by piece and step-by-step—I highly recommend Ted’s Woodworking Guide that consist of 16,000 woodworking plans. Here's a link to his site.

      It’s an excellent guide with thousands of plans that go into detail about how to complete various projects.

      I believe it costs around $60-70, but the content within is well worth the price.

      Me and my hubby can't recommend it enough. Good luck! 🙂

  • Franklinrawley Franklinrawley on Jun 11, 2018
    I dont know if your high school offers vocational or not, but that would be a great first choice. you may want to check with your county extension service. they have some great contacts.

  • William William on Jun 11, 2018
    The internet has a lot of sites. Google woodworking sites, free woodworking plans, Youtube videos, etc. Library is a good source. some even rent DVD's.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Jun 11, 2018
    You could start with a basic wood working course at a community college... or volunteer at Habitat for Humanity.... make contacts and find someone who is willing to teach you the basics...AND... start shopping Craig's list and looking for the tools you will need... a joiner, planer, table saw, compound miter saw, drill press, etc.... some times you can find good stuff at great prices... one thing to start with is a Kreg jig... online at Kreg.com or at Lowe's... I have noticed that ALL of the Tv DIY carpenters use them.

  • Ybu33597654 Ybu33597654 on Jun 11, 2018
    Would love to learn how