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#1 posted 12-12-2011 01:05 AM

Just try making something square – once you get that down everything else is easy!

Welcome to LJs. It looks as if you’ve got a great set of tools started. The suggestions above are good ones. I got hooked when I made a few simple toys for my nephews it was all downhill from there.

You might want to look at the books with “weekend” projects. They are generally very basic yet give you the chance to try new things. I wouldn’t start with anything big. It’s expensive and you may get discouraged. Start small and go from there. Also I’d suggest looking at some classes at your local Woodcraft or Rocklers. There are also several woodworking schools that have weekend classes.

Good luck and welcome to the fold of sawdust makers. :-)

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