Concerns continue to be raised by beginning DIY men and women about whether they will successfully make the transition from beginner to basic wood worker. They also want to know whether they will eventually make the cut to a bespoke cabinet maker with their wood working tools. But like all successful enterprises at birth, novices must first learn to crawl before they can walk. And let this short motivational guide remind new DIY men and women that there will never be a need to run.
Working with wood skillfully takes time to master in the beginning. As a skilled practitioner later on you will still be taking your time, carefully applying finite and intricate precision to well-measured joints. The other concern has raised confusion before. Here, let us clear up the difference between beginner’s tools and the basic set. As a beginner, you will always be told upfront what to prioritize by way of your first small collection of tools.
The basic tool set applies to everyone, from the practiced DIY project man or woman to the master cabinet maker. They are using a select set of tools which applies to their regular building practices. These can also change over time as projects evolve. But as a beginner, the process is rewarding. The implication given previously was that the steps in growth as a wood worker are both straightforward and hierarchical.
There are only benefits to be gained from learning every craft from scratch. Recommended standard steps will be adapted as the new wood worker advances his or her own skills. What works for one may not necessarily apply to the other. Wood working is a creative process and no artistic talisman will be working in the same fashion. Watch how quickly you adapt from making boxes to building your own furniture.