As a non-woodworker, I wasn’t sure I could do it…until I did.
Let’s be honest for a minute.
I’m a blacksmith by trade, but I’ve dabbled with woodworking projects over the years.
One of my most prized possessions is a wooden chest that I built a few years ago.
Black walnut. Dovetail joints. Treasure chest top.
It’s something else, isn’t it?
I’m not ashamed to say that there’s 80 hours of work in that box.
And I enjoyed every minute of it.
Expert Guidance and a Clear Plan Make all the Difference
I was lucky enough to have some great teachers show me how to build it.
They walked me through the whole process from jigs to Danish oil to tack cloth.
I Caught the Woodworking Bug
When I have some free time in the shop, I like to tinker with wood.
I’ve built a few boxes over the years, but I keep running into the same problem:
I don’t know what to build and I don’t have good plans.
So what do you do when you need a new woodworking idea and some clear, detailed plans to build it?
You go do an Internet search. At least that’s what I do.
I’d find cool ideas for coffee tables (like this one):
And I’d tinker away here and there whenever I could find a woodworking project that sparked my interest.
But What I Found Next Made All the Difference…
I felt like I’d hit the motherlode.
- More plans than I could use in a lifetime. (Thousands!)
- Clear, detailed instructions. (Easy to follow!)
- Simple enough for a novice woodworker like me.
It’s taken my woodworking game to the next level.
Are you ready to try something like that?
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