5 Beginner Woodworking Tips I Wish I Knew Sooner
5 Beginner Woodworking Tips I Wish I Knew Sooner
5 Woodworking Tips I Wish I Knew When I Was A Beginner
When I was getting started i thought it would be years until i knew how to build like the pros. I found a few tips over the years that have helped me get better faster, and solve some basic beginner problems.
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Love the jointer hack
Great tips. Really helpful.
When you remove the messing about, jokes and general on camera entertainment, videos like this really highlight just how good of both a craftsman and teacher you are. Would love to see more of these.
AMAZING Keep them coming, Thanks man
Thx for the tips~~~~~
I’ve found that Costco sells blue tape at about half the price of hardware stores.
Very well done. Great job
John, What a great video. Thanks again for these tips. I really enjoy watching your videos. Looking forward to your next build.
Thanks for the great tips. I didnt go through all the comments so this may have been asked already… Does using your sander on wet glue not gum up the paper and or velcro pad under the paper? If it gums up just the paper, I can deal with that but if it gums up the velcro, thats an issue??? Thanks in advance to anyone who answers.
I’d like to hang out with John for a day before my days are over. Such a great guy.
beginers tips, spend a few hundred $ on a jointer, if that doesn’t work spend some more on MDF and a planer.
Sander and glue question. Has this ever damaged your sanding pad? Seems like a great idea, but I’m concerned it will damage my sander.
I do the jointer trick except I label each joint ‘I’ or ‘O’, meaning in and out in reference to the fence. Just easier for me but yes, same concept.
So the tip to using an undersized jointer to face plane a wider board…is to not use a jointer.
Just use your planer. Got it. 🙄
The low angle light is a good tip. Another thing I do is I wipe work down with mineral spirits to give me an idea of what it’ll look like finished. You have to look while it is wet and has a sheen. Plus you’re cleaning your work before you finish it too. Raising the grain, etc. It’s saved me from putting a finish on some work before it was ready.
Thanks for the great tips! Always appreciate you thinking of us and sharing your knowledge. Thank you!
Somebody bought stock in blue tape!
Don’t spend 60 dollars on a dowel jig, it’s just holes in metal, just make your own, I made one about 10 years ago and still use it now
A tip I have found good, with my bad shoulders: think ahead about how you will move around, and how you lift/carry stuff. It can really make a difference both in safety and in how tired you get.
Been woodworking for some time now and I never considered sanding wet glue. I’m still weary Lol but it totally makes sense!
For the joining piece.. I just go to each seam and write I and O on them. I (in) faces the fence, O (out) faces away from fence. Makes it a lot easier to keep your head on straight when there’s a lot of boards and big glue jobs 👌
Great jointer tips
Dude, this was a great 101.
From someone who is very much learning, these tips seem so amazingly helpful!
I’m a new one but wanna challenge you. I think I could somewhat handle my own lol I have faith in me!!!
One of the best woodworking videos I’ve seen in a while! Some legitimately new, helpful stuff. Thank you John!
I’m thinkin you’ve bought shares in BlueTape Inc. 😂
I noticed you have a 49 star American Flag in your shop…pretty unique and old.
3:04 “…and you don’t have to invest in a silly pocket hole jig”
Think I’m missing someone here. Can someone please explain why being able to make plugs replaces the utility of a pocket hole jig? Appreciate you taking the time to do that if you don’t mind. Thank you.
Joining the edges like that is a technique I use when using a joiner plane. If I only have two boards to do, I use the hand plane versus rolling my joiner out and setting it up (small shop). Your blue tape for dovetails though….that’s money right there! I’ve always done them by hand, and my eyes aren’t what they used to be. This will definitely help!
Love the flags on your walls brother.
Still wanna know what happened to Sam and Jordan – did you feed them to a wood chipper?
Outstanding! CA glue and blue tape make life in the shop so much easier!
I’m not a woodworker, but this seems to be an amazing video full of simple but useful tips.
I invented most of these tips.
Great tip @ 15:50 about sanding wood dust into glue to fill gaps. John’s absolutely correct about standard woodworker’s glue (PVA glue) not accepting stain, but if you use hide glue it CAN be stained, unlike regular PVA glue.
This is excellent, John. These were great tips. I love that you showed a piece of Olivier Gomis. That kid is awesome.
Is there a difference betwen bue and green tape
Looking for a professional sander after using the dewalt for years now starting with issues in my hands from the vibration.
Would you recommend the MIRKA?
From the UK
For beginning wood workers…..uhhh….that own Jointers…. lol
Good tips. I’d add one thing on the sanding the glue. That disk is going to get gummed up quickly with glue which will heat cure very quickly, hosing it’s future performance. So either make sure you’re using a sanding disk that is about dead, or know that the disk is going to be compromised, i.e. it’s consumable nature is being realized at an accelerated rate. (ooooh, fancy words!)
Good stuff john.
HELL YEAH !!
Video should have been called "blue tape woodworking tricks" lol….love all you do John!
Very nice sir… That was great work..
That was a great bonus tip for when you have a board that is larger than your jointer. My mind was blown 🤯
Dude that sanding filler tip – youre a magician!
If you can do it by hand. You are doing it the best way it can be done.
That doesn’t mean the fastest or easiest. But if you can do it by hand, then every other way of doing it is easier to implement and understand.
Surfacing. Jointing. Cutting. Dovetails. Mortise and tenon. Whatever it is. If you can do it by hand. Every other way is easier.
Picking lumber is huge. Get the best piece you can find saves you time and energy down the road. It’s always going to be more attractive. It’ll be easier to work with etc. take time. Find the best pieces you can. Whether it’s a stack of pine or walnut. All the same.
The most important things to sort out, dust collection. Figure that out. Whether that’s a mask or a extractor, whatever. Have a plan and keep it clean.
Figuring out how to do everything with joinery. No metal. Once you learn that, everything is easier. That doesn’t me forgo screws all the time. Which is silly with cabinets. But you learn how to cut grooves, dados and whatever else with what you own. You’ll rarely use pocket holes. Or anything involving screws.
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Where did you get the Ron Swanson picture?? It’s awesome
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