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I wish someone had told me that when I started!

5 overlooked tips for new (and experienced) woodworkers

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Simply upgrading the blade that
came with your power tools can
spare years of frustration and save
piles of wood from unnecessary

Recently, I asked my Facebook followers to think back to their woodworking beginnings to answer this question: What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you early in your woodworking journey that would have saved you hassle and frustration?

I imagined I would hear about perfecting handsaw techniques, or crafting tight-fitting joints -- perhaps wisdom about the importance of buying premium tools. But as the replies rolled in, I got a completely different sense. The things people really wished they'd learned at the start were simple and, for the most part, free. So although the advice aims at brand-new woodworkers, it serves as a wise reminder for all of us.

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tommandkay wrote:

I also wish I had learned early on to take my time. My earliest projects were very slam bang, get it done and get it done quickly. I learned later that it's the journey not the destination; to take time, enjoy the work. In the end, there is more satisfaction, and usually a better project.

9/26/2014 12:17:16 AM Report Abuse

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