How To Get Started Woodworking


Welcome To How To Get Started Woodworking

Where woodworking for beginners is made easy.

We provide the information you need to get started properly. Woodworking tools and woodworking projects are a big part of our focus.

Woodworking is a very satisfying skill, and we want to show you the many fun things to build with wood and give you the help you need.

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Beginner Woodworking Tool List

By Greg | December 6, 2019

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

Dewalt Cordless Drill Review

By Greg | November 16, 2019

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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Beginner Woodworking Projects

Excellent Beginner Woodworking Projects and Plans—Book Reviews

By Greg | November 16, 2018

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

Ted’s Woodworking Plans Review

By Greg | November 14, 2018

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 | October 25, 2018

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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Portable Electric Drills

Every Woodworker Needs A Portable Electric Drill

By Greg | October 23, 2018

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

How To Buy Wood

By Greg | October 11, 2018

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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Tape Measure for Woodworking

A Tape Measure for Woodworking?

By Greg | October 6, 2018

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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Woodworking Safety for beginners

Basic Woodshop Safety Rules for the beginner woodworker

By Greg | September 23, 2018

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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How To Get Started Woodworking

By Greg | September 14, 2018

How to Get Started Woodworking. Woodworking is one of the best hobbies around, and it will provide a lifetime of enjoyment, but for beginners, getting started can be frustrating. Please use this guide and get the basics you need for a smooth start. Many people get started woodworking because they see a wooden piece of …

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