Starting at Woodworking


Start woodworking today! This tutorial + videos (2) provide an introduction to woodworking and the tools necessary to begin woodworking. Woodworking is a broad subject but this tutorial explains the essentials. An inexpensive first set of tools is introduced and how to use them. Woodworking terminology is described along with important concepts to guide you through woodworking.

A relatively simple woodworking project is included. The project involves building a tool you will use in your future woodworking projects! Woodworking is an excellent outlet to channel your creativity. This tutorial will motivate you to start your woodworking journey and build your first project!

After completing this tutorial, invest in the WoodSkills comprehensive Woodworking Course to further your woodworking education and continue your woodworking journey. 

Smoothing board with a handplane

Learn from a woodworking expert. Norman Pirollo has been woodworking for over 25 years, his work has been published in magazines and books. As well, he has launched four woodworking businesses. Norman is the author of the From Hi-Tech to Lo-Tech: A Woodworker's Journey book, chronicling his exciting journey into woodworking. Most recently, Norman has written Woodworking: From Design To Making