18 things every beginning woodworker should know

18 things every beginning woodworker should know


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  1. Frohdo Sieber

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Well if youre gonna spraypaint your project grids beyond 220 will be useful

  2. Michael D. Post

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    1 thing it took me a while to learn, is to make good plans, and to take my time…Like my father always said, "Do it right or do it twice" & and like the old saying goes…"measure twice, Cut once".–its easy to wast a lot of time, money, and wood, trying to rush…

  3. kevin Roberts

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I have made lots of mistakes. Keeping the mistakes and working with them adds to the experience. Blunders become scrap wood though. With the help of you and others, I’m avoiding the blunders.

    Your best statement applies to everything. “It’s really about getting in the reps.”

    I’m off to continue planing my bowed panel. Less than 1/8” and it will be ready to sand.

  4. kevin Roberts

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I can only learn three or four things so I will have to watch this six or eight times at least.

    A thousand thanks!

  5. Tony Dockery

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I like to collect the mundane hand tools that inventors are putting out everyday, a lot of them are very useful and cheap. PLUS a good inventory of hand tools will last forever and comes in handy when your not near a power tool. For example hand saws of all sizes are very useful, I use them all the time for fine controlled cuts or flush cuts, also hammers of all sizes are useful as hell I keep hammers all over the wall along with sand paper and hand chisels in all parts of my small, very small shop. Now I do love my power tools but room is scarce for the ones you want but dont really need. Hand tools never let you down once you master their use. As for mistakes I have worked along the side of master carpenters and they make boo boos all the time and they cuss and throw their hammers at the ground just like all of us lol. But they overcome the emotional part of it and get on with fixing the goof and get the job done. The life of a carpenter is a busy one and a learning experience on every job. Nothing is ever cut and dried and for someone to say so is laughable and has never walked the walk lol. I am not a master carpenter but I do know a lot and I enjoy it more now that I have retired. When I was building high rise buildings(apts/hotels/office) as a carpenter our nicknames by other crafts was wood butchers and this was on every job I worked at.. It was universal. Something would need a fix or adjustment and the boss would call for some wood butchers to come fix it. Some got mad, some wore it with pride…I just laughed lol,.

  6. hot dog

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    dude, if you're a pro carpenter, even if you only earn 6usd/hour BUY A FESTOOL SCREWDRIVER INSTEAD OF RYOBI

  7. lauren coll

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Love the sense of humor !

  8. Richard Taylor

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Excellent & cuts through so much of the piffle that puts people off even trying to make stuff. More power to you Steve.

  9. NicRR05

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Start small/simple. Completing a project is so rewarding & will help you build confidence & drive to grown into complex projects.

  10. T Dee

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    This video made me decide to try my hand at wood working again. Thank you!

  11. Edie Babe

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    You are AwesomeSauce thanks for the encouragement and shooting from the hip.

  12. It's me A.W.

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Dude I love you man. I am not a word worker but have here and there experience since I was, well about the time I started walking. I’m 42 now. Both my grandfathers were carpenters but of course I went my own way. Over the past few years I find myself building things and making things. I digress. The only reason I am commented is to say thank you for “permission” to do things my way. In a world constantly in the public eye and people show boating so much it is refreshing to watch you and your practical way of going about things. Thank you

  13. Nick Brannon

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I have a huge collection of tools now, but I didn't always. I just buy as neeeded and select the quality of tool based on how much I think I'll use it. For example, my drill and impact driver are dewalt, but my tile saw which I have only used once was a $100 Skil brand. Tools are awesome, but everyone has their own trade off between time savings, convenience, and budget. Humans have been making amazing things with hand tools for a long time if that's your jam.

  14. Rose A

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks for the video, it gave me that extra boost I needed to get started. You're like the Bill Nye of Woodworking. 🙂

  15. Roughdraft214

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Right on Steve! I cant emphasize 2 things enough, that building something yourself does not make it cheap and my home shop mantra is make do without it build it myself, when it comes to special tools.

  16. Peter Day

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks you made me feel a lot better

  17. Fire of Jagz

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    The sandpaper one is actually really true. I professionally make home interiors, I don't work a lot with solid wood but I do work with veneer. We only sand veneer up to 240 grit with a rotational sander and lightly top it off by hand with 120 grit to make the lacquer hold better.

  18. Doubird28

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Thank you so much for all your videos. I am a woman in my fifties and have always loved tools but I get just what I will use and usually at a cheaper price.I just love building things. And like you said, even though the things I make are not perfect, I am always proud of making something from scratch. I love to learn and I have gotten alot of good information from your videos.

  19. Jay Aeecee

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    For me it was learning how to cut a straight line.

  20. Timothy Eldridge

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    This video is EXCELLENT!

  21. chicox37

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Pine, pine, pine and pallets.

  22. Boo Boo

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Great video. I've been woodworking for 40 years and everything you say is too true. One thing bothering me though is that wall cabinet behind you. The doors need adjusting. Call me anal, but crooked doors just drive me crazy 🙂

  23. Philip Tran

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    thank you for everything you do…. you have gave birth to another wood worker hobbyist….. AKA me!

  24. shadowdrinker83

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I really love your vibe and easy going approach!! It's so encouraging!!

  25. Sunny Gill

    March 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    How do you get SketchUP for free. I can only get a 30 day trial for free.

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