5 Woodworking Tips Every Beginner Needs To Know

5 Woodworking Tips Every Beginner Needs To Know

5 Woodworking Tips Every Beginner Needs to Know. Also check out my Top 13 Pocket Hole Tips and Tricks https://youtu.be/a_gfVo2-LX4

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0:00 Intro
0:10 Removing Stripped Screws
1:20 How to get Inside Measurements
2:48 Drilling Without Tear Out
3:50 Cutting Tips and Tricks
5:38 Pocket Holes for Beginners


  1. Ted Puckett on June 14, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Really great tips re the stripped screws and inside measurements. I also have an old relic folding wooden measuring device with the brass piece that slides out. Just get within 4-5 inches , slide it out and there ya go. Your way is awesome as well. Thanks for sharing these. God bless.

  2. Steve Iv on June 14, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Another good idea to get those inside measurements, make yourself a sliding dovetail , and 45 degree the ends, install a thumb screw , use like a telescoping slide, the 45 degree ends allows you to get up nice and tight. Put into position, tighten thumb screw and measure with your tape afterwards for a solid measurement. And your right brother about those pocket holes, they are super strong joinery with a little glue, I believe it was one of your videos that convinced me to use pocket holes, I wasn’t a fan based on the blue plastic brand, but once you did a review on that sweet Messca I was sold and never looked back since. Cheers Matt , awesome job

  3. 731 Woodworks on June 14, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Top 13 Pocket Hole Tips and Tricks: https://youtu.be/a_gfVo2-LX4

  4. Hansang Bae on June 14, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    One thing that’s worth mentioning. For woodworking, I *love* the Fastcap flat-tape. No more fighting with the bend, no more parallex issues. Love it!

  5. MacKenzie LumberMill on June 14, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Great tips Matt, I like the Miter saw blade to get that last smidgen off

  6. David Barnett on June 14, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    AMEN to the bonus information, JESUS is LORD

  7. Patrick Buckley on June 14, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Thank you for being faithful to the Great Commission, brother. Keep it up!

  8. Patrick Gagnon on June 14, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    I Just want to Thank You for the Bonus video. It was heath-felt and I shared it with some people in my church . Again Thank You

  9. Josh Soom on June 14, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Amen brother!! Keep sharing the LOVE OF CHRIST!!

  10. Holliday Woodcrafts on June 14, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    The bonus info is on point.

  11. Justin Darnell FPV on June 14, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Great tips!! I knew there must be an intelligent way to measure the inside of a cabinet 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 thanks for the tips!!

  12. Bryan Harness on June 14, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Actually knew all these tips for once.

  13. Matt Brumm on June 14, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you for spreading the word through the bonus material. It’s always refreshing to see people use their platform to elevate Jesus.

  14. Larry Temres on June 14, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Even better than your building tips are your T-shirts!!

  15. Matt Brodacki on June 14, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    I got a fastcap million dollar stick to hold small pieces close to the miter saw… I only had to pickup one finger at a job site and learned the danger is real.

    He was a skilled carpenter but did a giant job of composite floor prior to a high end built in closet and the blade had worn out and become dangerous without his knowledge. The dull blade ripped a small piece quickly to the side and his finger went with the force of the wood under and he lost a finger :-/.

    Love the content, thanks for sharing!

  16. Bill M on June 14, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    The easiest way is take your oscillating rool and put a Grove into the screw head

  17. James Hargis on June 14, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Nice job with the bonus tip link. You do a great job of spreading the word without being pushing and in your face about it.

  18. Chuck Zechman on June 14, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Best bonus ever!

  19. Don Williams on June 14, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you for your videos I sure enjoy them I love gain knowledge you give to us . God bless your family and everyone

  20. Christopher Hume on June 14, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    I love that flag with the diamond plate brother!!!

  21. Ruben j on June 14, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Nice Shirt!

  22. Holliday Woodcrafts on June 14, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Number 4. Make so much sense but never thought of it thank you

  23. Erick Danielsson on June 14, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks for the tips. and The Story!

  24. tony moore on June 14, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    I’m old school and use a folding rule with the extension that measures another 6", but some people don’t like to carry a rule because they only measure up to 6′ 6".

  25. Michael Lol on June 14, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    How think are the acrylic templates?

  26. Tom M on June 14, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Matt – LOVE the bonus vid!! I watched it this week, at about the mid-point of Lent, and was reminded of the importance of this time in our calendar; preparing these 40 days to remember His ultimate sacrifice and His glorious resurrection. Thank you for that!!!
    PS: the tips are great also!!

  27. ZMac on June 14, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Another good one Matt. I’m still pretty new at this and your tip about sneaking up on cuts is a great one. I think this will help a lot. I get so frustrated when I have these little gaps and have been just cutting another piece. Wish I’d have known it sooner. Thanks for what you do.

  28. Mark Randall on June 14, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Never hit the handle of a screwdriver with a hammer, tool safety 101, use a chisel and wear eye protection.

  29. Travis Bynog on June 14, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Ty for the tip learn a couple of new things but most of all thank you for the extra I really enjoyed The Story I shared it with my Facebook friends and family a long with your tips.

  30. Robert Quint on June 14, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    I always clamp a scrap piece of wood to the back of whatever I’m making a hole in to stop blow out. Works every time and saves having to stop start! Good tips

  31. Shudder Claw on June 14, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Pocket holes are wood workings gateway joint

  32. Karen Bulman on June 14, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Great ideas

  33. Dameon Runnels on June 14, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Awesome, the stripped screw tip was amazing. Never thought of using something rubber.

  34. profcah on June 14, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks Matt. You hit another one out of the park. This is now in my saved list!

  35. Danny D on June 14, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Nice work! Great ideas!

  36. Tim Silva on June 14, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Where do you buy your shirts?

  37. Adam’s Outdoors on June 14, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Hey why don’t you have the delta miter saw anymore ?

  38. pick.manuel on June 14, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    New to the channel but are you a veteran? Currently active duty and I can picture it! Thanks for the tips 🙌

  39. Merlin Satrom on June 14, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks for the bonus!!

  40. Denton Jordan on June 14, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Always coming back for my 👊🏻

  41. Matthew Raymo on June 14, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    When you do your pocket holes do you glue the boards as well?

  42. Chris Screws on June 14, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Awesome bonus material man. Keep up the good work!!

  43. dgbond on June 14, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    The cake is a lie

  44. Sam Estes on June 14, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks man …tips and tricks that actually are usefull…great job

  45. Tools with SoAlz on June 14, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    I love your choice in tools. I am a Ridgid guy myself.

  46. Pat S on June 14, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    The saw blade deflection is definitely something I’ll be using. So simple!

  47. Mike on June 14, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Howdy Mr. 731..

    Nice tips. I sometimes forget that what’s "common" practice to me with woodworking ain’t so common to others new to the trade.

    To add to your "drilling a clean hole" segment….I’ll typically use a sacrificial piece of wood under that piece being drilled. By having that, your tricking Mr. Drillbit into thinking he’s drilling through a thicker board…but AHH HAA!!! Fooled you Mr. Drillbit. No tear out.

    Also, if I’m doing alot of pre-drilling, say, pilot holes, especially in pine, I like to have a paste wax on hand. I’ll dip the bit (after being chucked) into the wax and then begin drilling. Reapply every few holes or so.

    This allows the bit to "glide" through the wood easier and keeps the bit from becoming sticky. As well, a bit of the wax gets in the hole allowing the screw to drive through easier too.

    Thanks for the tips.

  48. Jim Sloan on June 14, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    If I need to pick one to start with would you recommend a sliding miter saw or a table saw. Primarily for making cutting boards and bird houses.

  49. Mellow Guy on June 14, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    For inside measures I cut a short stick a specific length. 5 inches, 10 inches, whatever, but make it exact. Set it against one side, measure over to it from the other side, add the two together.

  50. highest highlights on June 14, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Your my fav woodworking YouTuber 🤗