The first item you must consider when just beginning in custom woodworking is what types of undertakings you intend on doing. Are you planning on massive undertakings such as furniture or outdoor gazebos, etc? Or are you honing in on small projects such as birdhouses, decorative figures, small benches, etc. For example, if you’re focusing on small projects you obviously don’t need to go out and buy a large 28″ table saw. And along the same token, if you are building furniture, you won’t find that you are using a tiny hand saw all that often!
3. Always learn about the project before you actually get started. What you can do is to take classes, participate in workshops or pay a visit to your local bookstore and invest yourself in books about how to do it. If you do not know how to do it, you will never get it done.
Most of all, be safe, be creative and HAVE FUN!
The first thing you should be concerned about in your woodworking plans is to see how far the money you have can take you. Frankly, you do not need a jumbo budget to come out with something extraordinary when you want to kick-start your project. The woods, and most especially the tools can be expensive, but I am pretty sure you can make do with the little you have. You can have all the money in the world, and still unable to come out with some inspiring woodworking plans.
6-In order to make your job easier and faster, acquire some precut kits. You can find them in different shapes and sizes.
Also, sometimes you’ll find that you need to set two pieces of wood up on end, but you cannot seem to make them stay that way. So what you can do is to make your own little ‘clamps’, which are really more like placeholders. Essentially you are making a tongue and groove joint, where the stand you make is the tongue, and the board is the groove. Use any left-over wood you have to build the clamps, which I know will be of great help to you.