Woodworking for Beginners Handbook: The ...

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Once an experienced Woodworker said to me, “There is no scrap wood, just pieces which have not met the right hand”.

Back in the days when I was starting with Wood Craft, I was desperately looking for the go-to guide about the processes and the tools involved.

Woodworking is a vast subject with many branches or sub-genres of this craft like Cabinet Making, Wood Carving, Joinery, Carpentry, and Woodturning.

The online content was information overload and not presented in a sequential manner. The books I referred were either focused on a few processes or assumed that I had the necessary information. Also, I found that most of the books were a little aged.

There are two ways of learning; one is learning from subject matter experts who have years of experience, and then there are people who are just a few steps ahead of you in their journey.

I am the second one, five years into this hobby, and still learning from the experts.

I still remember the initial doubts I had and the tips which helped me.

This book is for people who are in their first lap (0-3 years) of the wood-crafting journey and want to have a holistic idea of processes, tools, and need help in their initial projects.

I have included ample photographs of realistic projects of beginners explaining the process and standard operating procedure while starting.

In the last chapter, Appendix: I have provided a glossary of woodworking terms, the list of online resources available for free patterns, tips, and techniques.

Below is the flow of the information provided in the book:

  • Introduction: The history and details of various branches of woodworking
  • All about the wood: How to choose them; Hardwood, Softwood, Plywood, MDF all explained
  • Woodworking tools: Hand and Power tool explained with best practices
  • Processes and Techniques: The complete workflow of the woodworking process along with a detailed explanation of the usage of each tool
  • Safety and Best Practices: This topic is highlighted throughout the book, and best practices with   regards to hand and power tools explained in detail
  • Gluing and Finishing
  • 10 starter projects with step by step instructions
  • Glossary of woodworking tools, souces for downloading the free plan
  • Also, you can download my additional   bonus booklet with additional plans for more projects

So, what are you waiting for? As said  in the woodworking community:

Measure Twice and Cut Once and let’s start the journey.

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