So you have a couple of woodworking projects under your belt and you’re ready to take your skills to the next level. Whether you’re looking for a new challenge or you have something a little more difficult in mind, there’s a lot to love about undertaking a new project.

At Long Island Woodworking Supply, we’re proud to be the go-to online tool suppliers that people trust. Shop our full selection of essential woodworking tools today, or keep reading to get a bit of advice about how to tackle an upcoming intermediate project.

A Few Things to Keep in Mind

It’s Okay to Make a Mistake

Even the pros mess up from time to time, and that’s why it’s so important to keep in mind that no matter your skill level, you should plan to make mistakes. Our advice? Buy more wood than you think you’ll need for a project. This ensures that if you miss-cut a piece of wood, you’re still clear. It also allows you to treat everything as a test.

This Is An Opportunity to Learn

Used to making crosscuts on your miter saw? This is a great chance to learn a new skill. In woodworking, there are always multiple ways to get the job done. You could use the miter gauge that came with your tablesaw to give a crosscut a try. Or you could make a jig for your router, use your circular saw, or even do small crosscuts on a bandsaw. Try new things to see what works best for you.

It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect

All too often, once your first couple of woodworking projects are completed, you get the sense that you’re ready to make your next ones perfect. The truth is that no project will ever be perfect. There are areas you’ll be dissatisfied with, flaws in the finish, or misplaced joints. Thankfully, you’re probably the only one who will ever notice. Of course, if it really bothers you, you can always take Steve Ramsey’s advice and put the ugly side against the wall.

Get the Tools You Need for Woodworking

At Long Island Woodworking Supply, we strive to provide our customers with everything they need to succeed. There’s a lot to love about woodworking, and with fast shipping, knowledgeable customer service, and a variety of products to choose from, there’s nothing we’d love more than to set you up for success. Woodworking is a hobby that you can enjoy for a lifetime, and if you consider it an opportunity to continue learning and growing your skills, you’ll find that there’s always something new to master. How cool is that?

Have a question about any of the items you see on our website? We’d be glad to chat with you to make sure you get exactly what you need, so don’t hesitate to contact our team today. And, of course, be sure to keep your eyes on our blog posts, because we have some great stuff in store for you!

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