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Posted on Ambitious newbie wants to start woodworking

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#1 posted 12-11-2009 03:37 PM

Chris, I am still new to woodworking and learning more and more each day. Like you, I had no experience in woodworking, but watched New Yankee Workshop and Woodworks with David Marks, and thought, “I can do that!” I got my self a cheap table saw (not the best place to start) and built an end table with few more tools than you currently have. I think the best advise was already stated, watch some wood working shows (the internet is great for this, like The Wood Whisperer) read some material, but most of all just get to the wood and try. Try making some joints with smaller pieces, glue some boards together to see how strong a glue joint is, try making some different cuts with a handsaw, etc. Best advice – don’t be afraid to make some mistakes! Get any wood you can to practice with and go to town!

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