We’ve all been there — whether you have a couple projects under your belt or you’ve been enjoying woodworking for years, you just get stuck. It happens to everyone, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating. Sometimes you just can’t seem to find the motivation to get started. Other times, you’re not quite sure what the next step is.
Whatever the case may be, at Long Island Woodworking Supply, our goal is to provide all levels of woodworkers with the woodworking equipment they need. Of course, we also love providing advice and inspiration to help you keep moving in the right direction. So what is it that’s keeping you from your next project? And what can you do to push forward? We have a few tips in today’s post, so keep reading to learn more.
Seek Your Inspiration
No matter where you are in your woodworking journey, one of the best things you can do is to continue seeking inspiration. In other words, if you’ve mastered one particular art of the craft and you’re starting to feel bored, move onto something new. As times change, so do our tastes, and that’s why it’s so important to never find yourself without something that excites you.
Tired of making birdhouses? Try the next one with dovetails. Are you over making picture frames for friends and family? Consider building shelves for a closet. Frustrated with woodworking in general? Take up welding to combine the two by making a beautiful wooden table with DIY legs. The point is this — if you’re willing to challenge yourself, there’s always something new to try.
One of the biggest problems many woodworkers face is feeling bored. Our advice? The more you can fuel your interest, the better off you’ll be. Whether that means picking up a woodworking book, subscribing to a YouTube channel, or getting a subscription to a new magazine, there are plenty of great ways to keep learning.
We’ll Be There to Help Along the Way
There’s no doubt that it can be tough to overcome periods of disinterest, but if you keep searching and keep finding things that inspire you, you’ll reignite a love for the best hobby in the world. After all, you were drawn to woodworking in the first place because it offers the ability to craft something beautiful and meaningful with your own two hands. What greater gift is there than that?
Whether you need a new tool for your workshop to kickstart your next project or you want to try something totally different (you could always give one of our Colwood woodburning kits a try!), we think you’ll find that we’re more than just online tool suppliers. We’re passionate woodworkers ourselves and we know firsthand the joy that the craft can bring if you’re willing to put time, energy, and effort into it. Without a doubt, it’s among the most rewarding challenges on earth.
Shop our full selection of products today and stay tuned for more blog posts in the future.