Planning ahead with wood working tools for your first DIY project

This short introductory but motivational note for DIY beginners helps begin the process of proper planning for what stages of the first project are likely to follow until the final completion of the building of the wood-based item. One of the first stages of planning entails the selection of your most appropriate and suitable selection of wood working tools. The suggestion is to only source tools that you will need at this stage.

There is no need to expend additional expenditure on extra tools which you neither have use for or don’t yet know how to apply them or operate them. If you are that ambitious – this is a good thing, nothing wrong with having ambition – it is suggested that you build up your tool collection slowly but surely, a few tools at a time. Getting a drum sander will be a overhead at this point. This should be happening as your woodworking skills improve over time. As you improve, your inventory will grow naturally.

Because you are working from home, you might not yet have the available space to work smartly and efficiently. You might still be clearing your garage area to convert it into a workshop and storage unit. While you are still planning this, your wood retailer can help you prepare your woodcuts in the meantime. So, there will be tools that you can eliminate at this stage too while they cut, rip, crosscut, join and plane your wood for immediate use at home.

It’s also been said that sourcing these tasks out to your specialist retailer helps you drive down preparation costs in the long run. There is, of course, no additional expenditure for wasted tools not likely to be used. Also, wood cuts are smaller and easier to be transported, even by yourself in your own truck.