When it comes to woodworking these days, there’s always something new to be inspired by. It really is the best time to be a woodworker, because not only are the essential woodworking tools you need easier to get than ever, more and more people are joining this hobby every day. Whether they were inspired by the piece of oak furniture their grandfather made or they saw something in a store and thought, I can make that, the fact is that plenty of people are joining the maker movement.
At Long Island Woodworking Supply, this is incredibly exciting to us! We believe that making things with your own two hands is one of the greatest joys in life. Whether you’ve simply had enough of particle board furniture and you want to make something that will last or you have an idea for a wooden toy to give a young family member, making things by hand offers a joy that nothing else can compare to.
Inspiration Everywhere You Turn
In the past, woodworking inspiration was a little harder to come by. Sure, magazines like Popular Woodworking and Fine Woodworking have been around for decades. And yes, many a woodworker got their start by watching Norm Abram in the New Yankee Workshop or on This Old House.
That’s why it’s so amazing just how many resources are out there today. Thankfully, we still have many of the options mentioned above to draw inspiration from, but now there’s also an entire internet full of projects, plans, and ideas.
From woodworking communities on Pinterest to YouTube to Facebook, it’s never been easier to find something that inspires you to get out in your shop. And, if you read our previous post, you’ll know that we think one of the biggest challenges to overcome is to simply get started. Yes, it’s often intimidating — especially if you’re new to woodworking — but at the end of the day, once you start, it will be hard to stop.
DIY Woodworking Made Easy
With plenty of step-by-step guides and video tutorials, approaching a project isn’t the challenge it once was. Now are we saying that it won’t be challenging? No! But what we are saying is that it’s easier now to overcome those challenges. Rather than getting vague drawn instructions and hoping for the best, you can watch a video of someone completing a difficult task, providing you with confidence to tackle it yourself. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Also better is that it’s easy to buy essential woodworking tools online. In the past, you used to have to head to the local hardware store — or the specialty store if your community was lucky enough to have one — but now you can do your research, read reviews, and order woodworking products online. How wonderful is that?
Whether it’s a Colwood burning kit, a new Timber Wolf bandsaw blade, or a Japanese handsaw, you’ll find just what you need right here at Long Island Woodworking Supply. Take a look around, contact us with any questions, or place your order today. We can’t wait to see what you make this year!