Sometimes when we want to DIY some woodworkings, we should begin with simple projects. A good woodworking plan is important too, thus you can save your money, time and avoid mistakes.
A simple project has straight sizes and shapes . The hot-pad example above is more difficult if it were round. Table saws and miter saws are designed to make straight cuts. Straight cuts on such saws are simple to achieve because the witnessed reduces the factor associated with human error. You push the button, and the saw itself make the cut straight. A curved cut, in contrast, requires skill and patience and is much more difficult. The difficulty is increased if people cut out several identical curved pieces.
A hassle-free project has simple joints . In the butcher block hot mat example above, I said not wearing running shoes could still be considered moderately easy. That’s because most of the joints are butt joint capsules. Butt joints are simply fastening two pieces of wood together. It’s the simplest way to do it, but it is also the weakest.
A hassle-free project has non-critical proportions . When building a magnificent furniture piece, an error in measurement as few as 1/32 of an inch can produce a flaw in the finished product that is unacceptable because it might glare at you each time you see it. In contrast, when building a bird house an error as large as 1/8 of an inch isn’t that critical. The bird house are going to be in a tree where you can’t notice very well, and the birds won’t even see.
A simple project has a non-critical process . When creating a house, one of the most difficult woodworking projects, the contractor is particularly concerned that everything gets completed in the right order. It’s fundamental. For example, the electrician does his wiring first then the drywall hanger begins. On the other hand, with a bird house you can actually build the roof first.
Wood projects make excellent merchandise, you know. You may give your wife a lovely present by making her a box where she can store her diamond jewelry. Anything you make will give rise to you increasing your experience and gaining invaluable experience. And that’s what it’s all about.