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This is home for anyone who wants to create and build with wood.

Woodworking is one of the most fulfilling past times anyone can pursue. From the first smell of fresh-cut lumber to the satisfaction of constructing your first projects, each step of the process is challenging and exciting.

Become a Woodworker!

We offer valuable information and resources for beginning woodworkers that will help you make the most of your first steps into the “woodworking forest.”

There are a lot of questions that come up when beginning woodworking; our blog posts are loaded with advice, tips, and reviews to help you get started fast.

Come with me, and discover all the fantastic things you can do with wood.

Do you have any questions? Just ask in the comments section or send an email, and I’ll do my best to get you an answer, usually within 24 hours.



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Best Woodshop Vacuum Systems

Best Woodshop Vacuum Systems

By Greg | December 23, 2019

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 | 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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