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Best Woodshop Vacuum Systems

By Greg | Dec 23, 2019 | 6 Comments
Best Woodshop Vacuum Systems

Best Woodshop Vacuum Systems In my last post, we looked at the Beginner Woodworking Tool List. Every tool, except for the shop vacuum, is going to make some kind of dust that you need to clean. Maintaining a healthy woodshop environment might be the best first step in evaluating which tools you purchase. As you …

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Beginner Woodworking Tool List

By Greg | Dec 6, 2019 | 4 Comments
beginner woodworking tool list

Beginner Woodworking Tool List Here at, I realized it was time to make a solid list of woodworking tools for beginners. A lot of people are asking, “What tools do I need to start woodworking?” Or, “What are the basic power tools for woodworking?” Of course, you don’t need to purchase all of these …

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Dewalt Cordless Drill Review

By Greg | Nov 16, 2019 | 10 Comments
Dewalt Cordless Drill Review

Dewalt Cordless Drill Review Are you searching for a cordless drill? Finding a cordless drill is the easy part. Deciding which of the hundreds available, it is best for you can be a time and labor-intensive task. Here at, one of our goals is to make getting started easy. No other tool in modern …

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Excellent Beginner Woodworking Projects and Plans—Book Reviews

By Greg | Nov 16, 2018 | 8 Comments
Beginner Woodworking Projects

Beginner Woodworking Projects and Plans Here at How To Get Started Woodworking, I think it is vital to help you find good basic/beginner woodworking projects. After my fiasco with purchasing Ted’s Woodworking Plans, I thought I’d better get some quality information out to you that will be useful. It’s not hard to waste several hours on Google trying to …

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Ted’s Woodworking Plans Review

By Greg | Nov 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
Ted's Woodworking Plans

Ted’s Woodworking Review Ted’s Woodworking Plans has been available as a Digital Product on the Internet for at least five years. If you search the internet, you will find a lot of different views from “this is the greatest” to “this is the worst woodworking scam ever.” My review falls closer to worst ever, but the collection does have …

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7 Types of Drill Bits You Need

By Greg | Oct 25, 2018 | 2 Comments
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7 Types of Drill Bits You Need Portable electric drills, whether corded or cordless, need different types of drill bits and accessories to make them useful. There are seven basic types of drill bits: Twist Drills Brad Point Bits Spade Bits Masonry Bits Forstner Bits Countersink Bits Hole Saws What follows is a list of the …

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Every Woodworker Needs A Portable Electric Drill

By Greg | Oct 23, 2018 | 4 Comments
Portable Electric Drills

Every Woodworker Needs A Portable Electric Drill The first tool we need to talk about is the portable electric drill. I can’t even imagine trying to accomplish any project in woodworking or home repair without a good quality electric hand drill. A drill is invaluable and is the most widely sold and used power-tool on the …

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How To Buy Wood

By Greg | Oct 11, 2018 | 4 Comments
How to buy wood

How To Buy Wood When learning how to get started woodworking, you will soon take the much-anticipated trip to the lumberyard or the specialty hardwood store to buy the stock for your first project. Learning the Lumberyard Lingo Buying wood for the first time can be a daunting experience. I didn’t know there’s an entirely different jargon that goes …

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A Tape Measure for Woodworking?

By Greg | Oct 6, 2018 | 16 Comments
Tape Measure for Woodworking

A Tape Measure For Woodworking? One of the first tools you need to get started woodworking is going to be a good tape measure. There are a lot of measuring devices for woodworking, but most people don’t think of a tape measure for woodworking. Most often, a tape measure is seen as a contractor’s tool or for someone working …

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Basic Woodshop Safety Rules for the beginner woodworker

By Greg | Sep 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
Woodworking Safety for beginners

General Woodworking Safety Rules To keep yourself out of the obituaries or to avoid a nickname like “Lefty.” Please follow these General Safety Rules as you get started woodworking. Woodworking is a fantastic hobby, but it does come with inherent risks. Anytime you use tools that cut wood; common sense tells you that those same tools will cut skin easier. These woodshop safety …

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