Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'confidence'

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Wavering Confidence

01-21-2018 12:13 AM by IantheTinker | 7 comments »

I recently began a project for my parents, they commisssioned me to build them a dvd rack from PureBond birch plywood. It is $45 a sheet, by far the most expensive material I have used, and I must admit that it cut be a little unnerving when trying to make sure I am making accurate cuts. I would hate to waste the material and cost my parents more money. Then there is also the added pressure of building something that is worth being paid for. I typically work with free material, on projects...

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constantly refining your skills

09-25-2009 12:09 PM by 559dustdesigns | 3 comments »

I feel I am getting more confident in my ability to do woodworking. Being able to visualize my projects and have a real concept of what it will take to finish the next step or even the whole project, is very helpful to me. Trying something new that you think may just work perfectly, I have learned so much with this approach. You may surprise yourself. When I’m frustrated with the way things are going, having the ability to set that task aside and complete another part is very helpful. O...

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04-24-2008 05:42 PM by Eric | 8 comments »

Last month, I posted about my adventures in hand-cut veneer. I was pretty proud of myself for how well it turned out; I felt a bit like David fighting Goliath (Goliath being the giant hurdle of working without power tools) and cutting off his big fat head. I got several very positive comments both here and over on my personal blog. The comments made me feel like even though I am still brand new in the craft, that there are already some things I can do well. One comment in particular (from ...

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