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Blog entry by Ccann76 posted 06-16-2017 12:49 PM 732 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well…... I’ve finally decided at the age of 41 to find a hobby. I have no real experience with woodworking, aside from the one project in Wood class in high school, but have always wanted to be able to make most of the wooden items that are bought. I’d also like to gain enough knowledge and experience, for this hobby to become a small side business. Here’s to expanding my horizon!!



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MrFid

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#1 posted 06-16-2017 03:01 PM

Welcome the LJs! This is certainly a good place to spend some time. Lots of people here will happily answer questions you may have on any topic in woodworking. Enjoy!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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Woodbutchery

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#2 posted 06-17-2017 04:02 AM

Early advice….

Figure out a project you want to do and buy the tools to do that project. Use this strategy for slowly building your tool sets.

There is a a lot of practical knowledge that can only be learned by doing. Watch the videos, read, the books, and then realize that planning and purposeful practice will help you to enjoy the hobby for a long time.

Follow ALL the safety rules. Do it from the start. You, your digits, your eyes, and your lungs will thank me later.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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Rick_M

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#3 posted 06-17-2017 07:20 AM

My suggestion is look to classes first, books second, internet/youtube third. The latter is great for quick communication but I am still amazed how much more I learn from books or live classes.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Ccann76

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#4 posted 06-17-2017 05:28 PM

MrFid where in Eastern Mass? I’m originally from North Andover but living in MO since retiring from the Army.


Welcome the LJs! This is certainly a good place to spend some time. Lots of people here will happily answer questions you may have on any topic in woodworking. Enjoy!

- MrFid


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Ccann76

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#5 posted 06-17-2017 05:30 PM

Great advice guys! Thanks!

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