Top 10 Do's and Don'ts for Woodworkers & Makers

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Blog entry by WoodWorkLIFE posted 04-21-2017 03:50 AM 1439 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This had been eating at me for a while, and I had to get it off my chest. I hate talking to the camera, but I hope it comes through. These are some tips about how to be a better member of the community and how to get the most enjoyment out of your shop time.

Send me an “Amen Brother” if you agree, I hope this helps eek just a little more enjoyment out of the craft/hobby.

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-- Rick, Keep your tools sharp and your mind sharper,

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#1 posted 04-21-2017 03:13 PM

Good comments. I for one have always tried to do one thing I have never tried before with each project. I had some epoch failures, but have learned from my mistake. The next time around I know what will or will not work. One thing I really know is you can’t have every cool tool out there. I for one have stopped buying tool for the sake of having that new cool tool and work with what I have. Most of all SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY. Put on those glasses, put on the ear muffs, really use a good respirator. You are right – if it feels wrong it is wrong. Try a different way.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#2 posted 04-21-2017 11:12 PM

Well said!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 04-21-2017 11:26 PM

Amen Brother !


-- I can see the cheese heads from here and it is great.

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#4 posted 04-23-2017 12:33 PM

You’re absolutely right! Carry on. Work/Play safe. Keep a dust collector fed

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 05-14-2017 01:11 PM

Amen! People are at many different levels in their skill. There are dozens of different ways to do things. And, yes, technology has opened up the door to do things different from yesteryear. Like many other industries, technology is making it easier for others to enter and enjoy woodworking without having to necessarily learn from the masters. Nothing wrong with learning from master woodworkers, but not all of us have easy access to these folks. Aspire to be a great woodworker through books, video, clubs, and the masters, but more importantly jump in with the tools you have and start doing it. The best way to learn and motivate yourself. Just be safe.

Thanks for sharing this video!

-- Stephen, Atlanta Georgia,

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