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So you have deciced that you would like to learn woodworking?  Woodworking can be an entertaining and rewarding hobby, but it can as well be rather frustrating.  In a world full with mass-produced, badly crafted pieces of furniture, it can be a kick to create an object with your own two hands.

Take a couple of pieces of wood, some tools, and your imagination, and you will be able to build beautiful pieces of furniture.  The possibilities with carpentry are infinite.  Even the most unskilled person can pick up woodworking and produce beautiful objects that can become heirlooms.

Woodworking as a hobby is increasing in popularity – particularly amongst the female population. An Increasing number of women are taking an interest in saws and power drills as they turn out accessaries and furniture for their homes.

The term “woodworking” literally refers to the process of building, making or carving something utilizing wood.  Rather obvious, isn’t it?  But there are all types of pieces that can be constructed using wood – not just furniture!  You can build toys, toy boxes or carved figurines.

It genuinely can become a form of art.

So where and how does an aspiring woodworker start out?  Numerous people profit greatly from taking lessons at a local college or community centre.  Other people prefer to read a book or magazine.  Still others just jump right in.  There’s not one right way to start.  It depends upon how much experience you already have with using the tools essential to woodworking.

Woodworking is not nearly as scaring as it may seem. It's not required to spend a fortune on tools and supplies. Many projects can be done with a minimal investment and a large dose of imagination!

Woodworking is a big spare-time activity, with the amount of active participants estimated by some within the industry at between seven and eleven million. Each of them brings their own set of capabilities and interests that frequently make particular techniques more applicative in their position. As long as the methods chosen are safe and produce the desired results they're right for them.

This website is meant to acquaint you with the basics of woodworking terms, getting started with a stocked workshop, carving out your workspace, and introducing you to a few basal woodworking projects.  We'll focus primarily on constructing pieces of furniture.  Once you master this you will be able to become more in-depth with carving and so forth as you learn to better use your tools.

This isn't a all-inclusive, definitive guidebook, but a good way to get started crafting your own projects and discovering the satisfaction of making your own furniture, toys, and a great deal more!

We’ve enclosed a section on workshop safety, and a few easy projects to get you started!

So let’s commence!