If you are like me then you probably have been grooming a dream inside you to begin wood crafting as early as possible. I have looked at all the lovely intricate woodwork projects on sale for so longingly that I knew that the day I quit my desk job, it will only be to follow my passion for carpentry!
Why didn’t I pursue it immediately?
To tell you honestly, carpentry and intricate woodworking was always a dream. But I doubted if I could make a living out of it. Youth must have been the right time to have invested in it but I was really scared. Additionally, the tools that I read about those days in the Sawinery’s Comparison gave me jitters. Not one of them was affordable!
Today, I know I have to follow my heart and these five tips to begin my wood workshop. So are we ready?
- Designing the place:
We will need to first figure out where the wood workshop needs to be set up. I have a garage with two car parking facility and that is where I intend to start mine. My car can stand in the front porch.
- The basic tools:
We will need the basic tools, to begin with, like say for instance the handyman’s tools that are a must, a bench work table, a bench press, drills and bits of various sizes, saw, circular saw, etc. are on my list as of now.
I have realized one thing and that is one does not have to get all the tools at one go. Because the price may not exactly be reasonable for someone who is just starting out, a prudent carpenter will see to adding more tools in his workshop with time and more commission orders.
- Air supply as in good ventilation, air conditioning or a heater system and good lighting is absolutely essential in a woodworking place. So, if they are not done yet, it is time you think about
- A water dispenser for drinking water has to be checked from the day you begin working in your heaven.
- Adequate storage is something that you will need to mull over. The heavier tools have to be stored on the floor or on sturdier work benches, preferably bolted for safety. The lighter power tools and hand tools can be taken or stored in plastic or wood caddies that you can either pin to the walls or to a storage drawer.