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Woodworking Education for new woodworkers and lots of free help.

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Rushing is always a recipe for disaster. Instead, stop, take a breather, and then come back to the project with a fresh set of eyes.

How to be a Modern Renaissance Woodworker

Rushing is always a recipe for disaster. Instead, stop, take a breather, and then come back to the project with a fresh set of eyes.

If you don't use your sharpening tools, you might as well not have them at all. Here is how to avoid that problem and actually have sharp tools to use in your woodworking shop.

How to Choose a Sharpening System You Will Actually Use

If you don't use your sharpening tools, you might as well not have them at all. Here is how to avoid that problem and actually have sharp tools to use in your woodworking shop.

As a new woodworker, the cabinet scraper is a game changer. Get used to using this awesome and inexpensive tool early on, and you will save yourself thousands in sandpaper over a lifetime.

13 Great Tips for Using a Wood Scraper

As a new woodworker, the cabinet scraper is a game changer. Get used to using this awesome and inexpensive tool early on, and you will save yourself thousands in sandpaper over a lifetime.

Useful for making jigs, all thread is like a long rod with only bolt threads on it.

Glossary PDF covering over 1,000 terms

Useful for making jigs, all thread is like a long rod with only bolt threads on it.

This is hands down the easiest wood finish to apply for a beginner. It's also a very high end looking finish that you will love to use on your projects. This is what I use on all of my hand made acoustic guitars.

How to Finish Wood with Tru-Oil | Westfarthing Woodworks

Tru-Oil from Birchwood Casey is my absolute favorite wood finish. Not only does it enhance the natural beauty of wood, but it is also extremely easy to apply.

This is how to pick out a project that has a higher chance of success.

How to Pick the Right Beginner Woodworking Project | Westfarthing Woodworks

This is how to pick the right beginner woodworking project. It can be hard to pick a project that is perfect for a beginner. There are a lot of ways to go,

Don't be tempted by hugely elaborate projects. As a beginner, make some beginner and middle level projects before going for the big one.

Woodworking For Beginners Part 2

This is a section from A Beginners Guide to Woodworking: Helping New Woodworkers Make Better Projects, which is available on Amazon. Over the next month, you

When I went to India to teach about making wooden rings, I was happy to learn several lessons myself, and they have made me a better woodworker. They can help you too.

10 Woodworking Lessons I learned in India

This is 10 Woodworking Lessons I Learned in India. I was fortunate enough to travel to India to visit a company that makes wooden jewelry from a specially

Super easy diy woodworking projects, complete with tutorials and all the instruction you need. These make great gifts too. projects beginner projects diy projects for kids projects furniture projects plans projects that sell

20 Easy DIY Woodworking Projects With Tutorials

Are you looking for easy DIY woodworking projects? Well, you are in luck because here are 20 great projects with complete tutorials that you can start making

This is How to Mix Shellac Flakes With a Mixing Chart. Shellac is a really fun woodworking finish that you can mix yourself.

How to Mix Shellac Flakes With Mixing Chart

This is How to Mix Shellac Flakes With a Mixing Chart. Shellac is a really fun woodworking finish that you can mix yourself. I’ll show you just how to do

Are your tools dangerous, or are you? This is the real question, and the faster you take responsibility, the safer you will be.

The Myth That Woodworking Tools are Dangerous | Westfarthing Woodworks

Woodworking tools aren't dangerous, you are, and that's both the problem and the solution all in one. Happy building.

Brad point drill bits are a game changer, and they are a very useful type of drill to have in your shop if you are making larger diameter holes. This guide will show you why.

Why You Should be Using Brad Point Drill Bits

Brad point drill bits are a game changer, and they are a very useful type of drill to have in your shop if you are making larger diameter holes. This guide will show you why.

This is How to Remove a Stripped Allen Screw, the super simple way to get a stripped bolt out of your way and get back to your project.

How to Remove a Stripped Allen Screw

This is How to Remove a Stripped Allen Screw, the super simple way to get a stripped bolt out of your way and get back to your project. I’ll show you exactly

No cut tutorial for making a full sixe growth chart ruler at hime that you will love as a family treasure.

Growth Chart Ruler with Silhouette | Westfarthing Woodworks

No cut tutorial for making a full sixe growth chart ruler at hime that you will love as a family treasure.

This is the best kept secret for making string art with nails that stand perfectly straight. There is also a tutorial for a string art heart to get you started.

The Secret to Making String Art | Westfarthing Woodworks

This is the best kept secret for making string art with nails that stand perfectly straight. There is also a tutorial for a string art heart to get you started. Enjoy.

Your guide to using a wood planer and getting the very most from this underappreciated tool. As a beginner, you might not know the true value of a wood planer, but after this post you will want one.

11 Killer Tips for Using a Wood Planer in Your Shop

The wood planer is the secret weapon in a lot of shops, but for beginners it might not look super useful at first. I'll show you why it's really a great tool to have.Happy building.