Would you like to learn a new practical skill? Woodworking is a centuries old skill regaining popularity recently due to its eco-friendly properties. There are many different techniques that fall within the woodworking category. These include woodcarving, whittling, wood turning, pyrography (wood burning), scroll sawing and wood mosaic.
Woodworking is a great hobby because you can create anything from spoons and toys to furniture. It is a skill you can continually develop and pass down through generations. Enjoy a sense of satisfaction by building something with your own hands.
Once you have mastered the basics, let your creative energy flow to create all sorts of amazing wood projects.
Try one of these beginner friendly woodworking projects:
You can find more beginner projects with instructables.com
Get whittling on the porch with these wood-working eBooks:
- Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop by Nick Offerman
- Guerilla Furniture Design: How to build lean, modern furniture with salvaged materials by Will Holman
To get started, download the ePlatform and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Free tips, tricks and tools advice with these eMagazines:
- Woodworker’s Journal
- Woodcraft magazine
- Popular woodworking
- Australian Wood Review
To get started using free eMagazines download the Libby app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
On the tools? Listen on the go with these woody podcasts:
- Wood Talk: a woodworking show for modern woodworkers and makers. Join Marc Spagnuolo, Shannon Rogers, and Matt Cremona for a light-hearted look at the latest news, tips, and tricks from the world of woodworking.
- Shop talk live: Fine Woodworking magazine editors and contributors answer questions and share woodworking tips and techniques.
Go local with these Sunshine Coast clubs
Caloundra Woodworking Club invites you to visit the club rooms and meet members. Ladies afternoons are held Wednesdays 12.30pm to 4.00pm.
Visit local Men’s Shed calendars for woodworking groups:
Read about ten awesome woodworking projects for every skill level with full plans, materials and tools list from The Popular Mechanics magazine.
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