25 Woodworking Tips for Beginners

25 Woodworking Tips for Beginners

When I first started out woodworking, I made a bunch of mistakes. And overtime I learned a bunch of tips and tricks to help my woodworking process go a lot smoother.
So here are 25 tips just for you to help with your woodworking success.

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  1. cndjonno on October 20, 2022 at 3:07 am

    Awesome video! FYI there was a very low frequency hum. You may want to through a high pass filter. I can hear it drop in and out during scene changes.

  2. MissBeans on October 20, 2022 at 3:09 am

    Here’s a tip for anyone looking for classes: check at your local community center. Not all the classes are free, but many of them are, and those that aren’t often have very reasonable tuition. You can also look for woodworking clubs and guilds in your area. Some of them have organized classes.
    Also, look and see if there is a FabLab in your area! Fablab is a non-profit makerspace operating around the globe, bringing mini manufacturing capabilites and STEAM education to communities. They typically have full woodshops, as well as sewing rooms, art studio space, and or course, laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC making capabilites.

  3. Jim C. on October 20, 2022 at 3:09 am

    Good job on the video, great ideas for someone who is fairly new to woodworking. And for those of us who have been doing it for a while too! I know I tend to get a little bit lazy at times and end up with a few extra pieces of firewood LOL!

  4. Devin Lutheran on October 20, 2022 at 3:12 am

    These are great tips thanks for sharing πŸ‘

  5. Ronald Hayes on October 20, 2022 at 3:14 am

    πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌGreat tips and for me some reminders.

  6. Keith Lightminder on October 20, 2022 at 3:14 am

    Hello, could you do a video on 20 plus French cleat ideas for a pottery studio. You could do a few repeats and some new ones.
    1. Cubbies for bags
    2. Apron hangars
    3. Small tools
    4. Pencils and markers and small wooden tools
    5. Garrottes and shipikki
    6. Ribs and kidney tools
    7. Throwing bats (disks for the pottery wheel head)
    8. Texture rollers and roulettes
    9. Stamps
    10. Cookie cutters
    11. Bluetooth speakers around room
    12. Party platters for potlucks during long kiln firings
    13. Masks and particulate masks for glaze mixing
    14. 26L Bucket storage
    15. Reference book hold open with a plastic guard for keeping the step by step article from getting splashed with slip. So it can be in front of you as you try a new project- no one wants to wash their hands and dry them every step of the way.
    16. Glaze and coloured slip containers bottles
    17. Test tile library,
    18. Test tile palette a short shelf for up to five test tiles to rest on to see how they look together.
    19. Texture rollers can go in tubes
    20. Packing rolls of bubble wrap for shipping
    21. Inspiration image of the day- put a foam back in a shadow box with a hard board that presses the photocopy of an inspiring pot against the window, you can store 50 behind the front one.
    22. Dowels inclined up to hold kiln furniture accessibly when loading the kiln. They have holes in the middle it works perfectly, 2 meters away from the kiln for fire safety. Stilts, spurts and saddles get their own storage and by length.
    23. Mug display grid. – a hanging shelf grid with each square displaying a mug by a different artist- a photo of the mug on the left side, info about how it was made on the right- artist, year, clay body, firing cone, which kiln, techniques, weight height, who has liked it, used it.
    24. Throwing list for day- three or four pegs to hang a bookmark sideways made of clay saying what is being thrown(it has a centred hole about 1cm ) then on the left is a smaller tile with a number stamped on- 3, 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 77. 98. 112.
    25. Mason stains in little ziplock baggies. On a dowel organized by rainbow with blue at the front.
    26. Orton cone boxes
    27, spray bottles full of water
    28. Soda sprayer
    29. Goggles
    And most tools will get wet so having a 3degree tilt for water to run off will help. Some tools are hot like kiln furniture so it needs hardwood or even a ceramic peg- no plastic for hot stuff.
    30. Extruder plates/extruder dies
    31. Paddles
    32. Sponges all sizes
    33. Dottles
    34. Clearly labelled Slab roller canvases for brown clay , porcelain, low fire and stoneware. This prevents low fire dust exploding the porcelain in the kiln at the higher temperatures.
    35. Storage labeled for wooden slabs for using wire to cut at a controlled height.
    36. Fold out ware board shelves. Like one you did for wood storage
    37. Paint brushes- European hairy side up, Asian, hung from pegs.
    38. Eyewash station
    39. First aid kit for bandaids
    40. Full on first aid kit and book.
    41. Throwing and trimming chucks.
    42. Cottling boards and clamps
    43. YumI or bow harps.
    44. Kiln was cartons
    45. Plaster bat for throwing station- at a 3degree tilt- for wet clay to be quick reclaimed.
    46. Sprigg mold
    47. Surform tool and spare blades.
    48. Sandpaper sorter
    49. Hand wash liquid soap holder and towel
    50. Hand wipe towel holder by throwing station
    51. Cattle syringes for mixing wild clay tests
    52. Drill and big glaze mixing bits
    I’d be happy to answer questions. I think you would draw in more viewers with this woodworker/ potter crossover and you could find a local pottery studio to do a beneficial install for them! It could be a series, one long one. Or you could have the show end with you dropping off the new French clear solution and interact with them to explain it/ ask about it. Love what you are producing and the friendly enthusiastic way you do it. Thank you so much for your work!

  7. Devin Lutheran on October 20, 2022 at 3:15 am

    Can you do a video about how a beginner would go about setting up their shop

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  9. Furkan Ozcan on October 20, 2022 at 3:24 am

    Thanks for this tip collection. Such a convenience compared to taking notes from different videos.

  10. JERRY AVILA on October 20, 2022 at 3:25 am

    Excellent video!!!

  11. Guy H. on October 20, 2022 at 3:25 am

    As for quality tools, go to yard sales. A person can find brands like Makita, de Walt, etc at a fraction of the price. "The reason is my husband passed away and I don’t want them." Sometimes you can equip your whole shop at a yard sale….

  12. VIC Petrishak on October 20, 2022 at 3:28 am

    Chinese tape measures work well if Farm Tolerance is used , 1/4” .

  13. A Rashy on October 20, 2022 at 3:29 am

    Great woodworking tips for beginners! Thanks!

  14. Rom S on October 20, 2022 at 3:34 am

    Thank u for this video

  15. LCJ LCJ on October 20, 2022 at 3:37 am

    Wow. So useful tips

  16. 3rd World Gamer on October 20, 2022 at 3:43 am

    #26 – HAVE FUN!

  17. Merlin Satrom on October 20, 2022 at 3:44 am

    Very helpful and practical tips! Thank you!

  18. seartop112 on October 20, 2022 at 3:52 am


  19. ASS OG on October 20, 2022 at 3:53 am

    The one thing that I disagree with. And this is just something that drives me NUTS.
    Is hanging any hand tools on a wall.
    And I can’t believe everybody does it.

    I can’t stand reaching for a tool, that is hanging on a wall and it’s all dirty and dusty.
    And you know darn well, if a tool is sitting out or hanging on a wall. It’s going to get dirty or dusty.
    So I have ALWAYS kept my hand tools in a drawer or cabinet.
    This way they are ALWAYS clean and ready to use.
    And I don’t get crap all over my hands and or my project.

  20. Anthony Jordan on October 20, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Question I had been forgetting to ask you..
    In your opinion do/would you trust stud finders?
    Thanks in advance & may all be blessed!

  21. lfernand plopsa on October 20, 2022 at 3:56 am

    Do not need a bloody fancy pc building program that takes a lot of time to learn all the different doda’s, just use a piece of paper and pencil and go , did it like that for 40 years and always accurate πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘ and here we have another one with a so called ”small” shop , boy you not even know what small is πŸ€¦β€β™‚πŸ€¦β€β™‚πŸ€¦β€β™‚πŸ€¦β€β™‚πŸ€¦β€β™‚πŸ€¦β€β™‚

  22. Cecil Horsley on October 20, 2022 at 3:58 am

    As always if you find you’ve cut a little to much. Go immediately to Harbor freight and get a board stretcher! Remember to keep a little levity for your mistakes.

  23. Anthony Jordan on October 20, 2022 at 3:59 am


  24. Scott Sachs on October 20, 2022 at 4:01 am

    These are Wonderful tips!! Thank You!!

  25. Larry Paris on October 20, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Well done. Many thanks.

  26. Wolfman on October 20, 2022 at 4:02 am

    Cool Video!!!! Thanks For All The Great Info!!!!

  27. Jim Laudate on October 20, 2022 at 4:05 am

    Excellent information for the new woodworker and, at times, a veteran.

  28. Mark Duggan on October 20, 2022 at 4:05 am

    Great tips as always

  29. Kevin on October 20, 2022 at 4:05 am

    Where’s the PVC?

  30. Habibulla M on October 20, 2022 at 4:06 am

    Very useful tips. I learnt some of these by doing some costly mistakes…