Have you ever felt frustrated when watching a project video on YouTube? It all starts out simply enough. You’re following along with a woodworker you’ve enjoyed for awhile and thinking to yourself, “Yep, I can do that.” Suddenly, the project that seemed perfectly within your grasp disappears as the next step includes using a laser cutter to make super precise cuts and intricate designs.

Or maybe you’ve felt too overwhelmed to even begin because the latest issue of your woodworking magazine showed up and it seems like every project requires tools that are well outside of your budget. 

The good news? The best woodworking tools are always the ones you have. What do we mean by that? Keep reading to find out.

The Best Woodworking Tools Are the Ones You Have

We’ll let you in on a little secret — you don’t have to have the fanciest, newest, most expensive equipment to create projects that you and your loved ones will enjoy for many years to come. At Long Island Woodworking Supply, we’re proud to be the online tool suppliers that offer a vast selection of tools that are perfect for any project. In other words, we want to encourage our readers to get out in their shops and make do with what they have. Does that mean you’ll never need to buy another tool again? Unfortunately not, but it does mean that with a little creativity and some drive, you’re capable of more than you think you are.

For many, it’s easy to get caught up in a game of deciding which tool is next, which shop upgrade to prioritize, or which layout is right for you. At the end of the day, the truth is that sometimes we spend more time thinking about these things than we do actually spending time on woodworking. The point is this — there’s more than one way to complete any task, so no matter what you’re working on, with a little thought, you can get the job done with what you have.

Of course, different and better tools make the work easier, but you don’t have to have a table saw, a bandsaw, and a planer to build an heirloom quality table. You can do it (with a bit more work) with a jigsaw and a random orbit sander. Any project is within your grasp if you treat it as an obstacle to overcome rather than an immovable mountain.

Take Your Woodworking to the Next Level

At Long Island Woodworking Supply, our mission is to provide a variety of tools for DIY woodworking enthusiasts. From lathe chisels to woodburning kits to adhesives, there’s something for everyone. Best of all, we offer fast shipping and friendly customer service. Have a question about a product? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

Take a look at the woodworking supplies we offer, pick a project, and come up with a plan for how you’ll get started on it today. We think you’ll be so glad that you did.

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