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6 Simple Woodworking Tips

These tips are for anyone who is thinking about doing their own woodworking project themselves.

Whether you’re considering building a deck, making a bird house, building shelves, a coffee table, chairs, you name it…

It’s easier than you might think and very satisfying!

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Here are the 6 simple woodworking tips to make your life easier

Tip #1: Become obsessed with learning more about woodworking.

If you buy books or custom plans, you’ll keep getting better every day as you learn from others who have successfully done many thousands of projects before you.

And especially if you are just starting out then there is a possibility that there are some things that seem really hard.

Simple woodworking tips may seem obvious but once you know about them you can work on your projects without making mistakes or taking a long time to finish.

With the right woodworking tips you can improve your woodworking skills and projects.

The first step is to make sure that you are sufficiently prepared and have read through all the instructions properly.

Have all your tools on hand as well to minimize mistakes.

Tip #2: Make sure that you have the right measurements.

Measurements are everything in woodworking.

Some people feel they can estimate or line things up without a precise measurement but when it comes to having that professional look and feel, even a couple of millimetres difference can be huge.

Without the right measurements you can end up with something that doesn't fit together properly.

Marking your wood before cutting is important to make sure you have the right size pieces.

But what if you have a very dark wood that needs to be cut?

Can't tell where you made your markings no matter how dark and thick you make them?

One of the woodworking tips that will easily solve this matter is to use a white pencil.

You can buy this from an art supply shop or use soapstone that is used in metalwork.

Tip #3: Aim for a clean finish every time.

Using putty and wood fillers to close an annoying gap between miter joints is messy and unnecessary.

One of the handy woodworking tips to use is to the edge of a screwdriver to round the edges so that the gap is disguised.

This works for small gaps and is very easy and fast to do.

Tip #4: Have a bunch of ziploc bags on hand.

Have lots of metal objects lying around?

Easy clean up is just a magnet away. Put a magnet into a plastic bag or Ziploc bag and let the magnet attract all the metal bits.

Then invert plastic so that the metal pieces are safely inside the bag and the magnet on the outside.

Perfect to pick up nails that have scattered.

Tip #5: If using plywood, cut across the length.

Plywood is cheap but is flimsy and can be frustrating to work with.

One important tip is to cut across the length of the wood.

It will chip when you cut across the width.

Cut along the length and the wood will not splinter.

You can also score the cut line with a utility knife to make cutting easier.

Tip #6: Don’t make your own custom plans from scratch

There are thousands of step-by-step woodworking plans out there. So don’t try to reinvent the wheel.

It’s easier to build a proven plan, or to customise from a preexisting plan, than to start from nothing and create something.

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