Woodworking requires a certain degree of know-how.
Whether it’s deciding on what kind of wood to use for a project, the best method for joining two boards together or building up a perfect finish, the more you know about the process, the easier it is to complete it successfully.
Today, tell us where you get the majority of your woodworking know how. Do you go online or to the library? Do you ask a knowledgeable friend or relative, or do you figure it out through trial and error?
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i would say all of the above. I tend to look for sources all over the place internet, other woodworkers, books from the library, and magazines. I am willing to learn any way i can.
It’s been a combination of books, mags and blogs. But, the majority of the most useful information has been from following The WoodWhisperer for the last 4 or 5 years.
You can read about woodworking all day long (which helps too), but you never really know how to do something until you’ve done it yourself — and probably failed a few times for good measure.
Too bad we could not use multiple answers.
Eh, just trying to figure out where you get the majority of know-how… not every source….
Are you kidding?
Tom’s Workbench is the place to get the know-how !
(ok, your blog & all the others, but yours first !)
Dang… thanks, man!
I also watch a lot of videos online. Most of them come with an article so I checked it as online blogs.
Between that and trial and error!
Definitley all of the above. I started with youtube whcih led me to TWW which led me to you and a host of others. PBS has cut most all shows in our area so internet is the tool I use most for information.
Bill – Welcome aboard… I’m glad you found us! There are a lot of folks out there providing killer woodworking content… we’re glad to have you as part of the team.