Long time woodworking enthusiasts. There is no better way to share the craft then to share it with others. The best way to learn a craft is to teach it to others. Therefore, taking the time to teach others the beautiful world of wood working is a passion.
A love of woodworking does not start at birth. You have to be able to see the beauty of wood and want to turn it into something that is even more beautiful. Sometimes this may begin with a birdhouse that you build with your parents help as a child. Other times, it may not begin until you are grown and want to build cabinets or something for your home. Regardless of when you discover that you have a love of wood and building; there seems to be a natural progression of wood working, which begins with your first finished project. From there, the sky is your only limit beyond discovering the tools that work best for you.
Beginner Wood Working
Most people start off easy. They start with a hammer, a few nails, a screwdriver, a measuring tape, and perhaps a saw. They practice their cuts, they may use wood burners or Dremel. They may have stain or paint so that bring out the true beauty of their finished product. Whether creating a bird house, a simple shelf, or a toy to play with; it ignites a love of woodworking that will not fade. Then, they must decide whether they want to stick with the basics or invest in power tools and a shop where they can work on even more projects.
The Intermediate Wood Worker
As someone who has had practice with woodworking, your projects will increase in complexity as well as size. You may create cabinets with doors, jewelry boxes, and other things that take a variety of cuts and a lot of time to assemble. This also means that you will want more powerful tools to help you get the projects completed. Jigsaws, electric drills, staple guns, sanders, air hammers, and other tools will be on your purchase list; if you havenât already purchased them all. Your goal will be to create things that people want for you to build for them. All of these tools will take practice if you want to be able to use them effectively, but most are simple to figure out.
Professional Level Woodworking
A professional woodworker is someone that is good enough with all their tools to make money off their projects. They may build houses and a variety of very large projects, as well as smaller projects that are done very well. They may create things that other people cannot imagine making, perhaps wooden statues and other stuff. They may be craft projects that awe others or closet shelves that are accurately measured out. They are the extreme woodworkers. They have practiced how to cut with a table saw and have mastered their cuts. They can cut with jigsaws and have a working knowledge of all tools within their shop. Many will have also upgraded their tools so that they would be able to do more with them.
Once you reach this level in woodworking, you can create anything that you want to create. You can take on projects that most people would think were too difficult and you can make a career out of doing what you love the most