• Gregory Thrasher

Simple Ways to Increase The Quality of Your Woodworking

Updated: Mar 2

Woodworking is a wonderful craft that teaches participants the work and dedication that goes into handcrafted wooden products. While this may seem like a very large task to tackle, it is a rather simple art that takes practice and knowledge to succeed. While learning the basics of woodworking is a great place to start, there are still a few other ways to increase the look quality of your work with mastering several tricks of the trade. These simple tips have helped me and many others increase craftsmanship when starting to take on the trade of Woodworking.

1. Search For Knowledge

This may seem like common sense to most, but it is often overlooked by beginners looking to find a simpler route. Just as the work itself, gathering knowledge o woodworking takes time and patience. Master woodworkers weren't able to become such without reading many books and spending time with the masters that came before them. Today, we have the luxury of having access to infinite information with the tap of a finger. There are many extensive and informative videos and web posts that will teach you the basics of woodworking all the way to expert level trade skills.

2. Learn to Fix Your Mistakes

I have yet come across a job that went exactly the way I anticipated. Every project will offer its own set of obstacles to overcome. Although these hiccups may become less frequent as you gain experience, they still happen no matter how long you have been participating in the craft. The key to success is learning how to fix your mistakes and overcome these obstacles. This can be done by using the abundance of knowledge available. Yes, this may take more time and research, but this is often what makes your work quality better and better.

3. Practice, Practice, Practice

"Practice makes perfect", these are the same words I was told at the beginning of my woodworking journey. There is a reigning principle of practice and learning that runs through the veins of the art of carpentry. Each takes time, but practice more than all. It will take years to get comfortable with the quality of your projects, but do not let this deter you; We all started at the same place and each had to put in our time and dedication to become high-quality woodworkers.

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