7 Habits of Highly Effective Woodworkers
Powerful lessons for part-time furniture making
Synopsis: Anyone who pursues woodworking as a hobby knows that uninterrupted shop is at a premium. So it’s best to make the most of the hours you have. We tapped into the expertise of our contributing editors to come up with seven tips that will make your woodworking more effective. Surprisingly, the advice we got was not concerned with technique, but with careful planning, tool maintenance, and basic milling operations.
From Fine Woodworking #203
Making furniture isn’t easy, especially if you do it in your spare time. When it comes to complicated tasks like dovetailing a carcase or sanding a big piece, it’s challenging to get consistent results when working in short bursts.
I’ve long thought that if I could make wiser use of my limited shop time, I’d make fewer mistakes, get more done, and build better furniture. To that end, I recently asked our contributing editors…