Essential Woodworking Tools for Beginners: A wishlist! ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Essential Woodworking Tools for Beginners: A wishlist!


Essential Woodworking Tools for Beginners:  A wishlist! on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Now that I'm done with sharing my woodworking projects, from the first to the last one, I'm thinking about how my X-leg stools need to be finished and all the future projects I want to make.  Just one problem... I don't have a wood shop!

Most likely I will take another class so I can have access to the tools, but I also want to start putting together a shop of my own.  So, being the overly organized appropriately prepared person that I am, I put together a list of tools as recommended by both experts and friends.

I included links to each item as a reference, with some of the more highly rated or popular brands represented.  However, if any of you have advice or experience with a particular tool that you just have to recommend, please let me know!


Safety Items & Measuring Tools
Essential Woodworking Tools for Beginners:  A wishlist! on Diane's Vintage Zest!

  1. Hearing protection
  2. Face shield or safety glasses
  3. Dust mask or respirator
  4. Framing square or Combination square
  5. Trusty pencil!


Power Tools
Essential Woodworking Tools for Beginners:  A wishlist! on Diane's Vintage Zest!

  1. Circular Saw (7 1/4")
  2. Jig Saw
  3. Table Saw
  4. Compound Miter Saw
  5. Router with a Bit Set and optional Table
  6. Random Orbit Sander



Joining Tools
Essential Woodworking Tools for Beginners:  A wishlist! on Diane's Vintage Zest!

  1. Bar Clamps or Pipe Clamps (2-3' and 2-5' min.
  2. Bench Vise or clamp
  3. C-Clamps
  4. Corner or Right Angle Clamp
  5. Brad Nailer (nail gun)
  6. Heavy Duty Staple Gun


Even More!
Essential Woodworking Tools for Beginners:  A wishlist! on Diane's Vintage Zest!

  1. Drill (3/8" variable speed) & (Twist drill bits (1/16-3/8"), Spade-shaped drill bits, Brad-point drill bits)
  2. Doweling jig
  3. Kreg jig
  4. Screwdrivers (straight, Phillips)
  5. Pliers (Slip-joint, needle-nose)
  6. Diagonal cutters
  7. Utility knife
  8. Hammer
  9. Rubber mallet


Someday
Essential Woodworking Tools for Beginners:  A wishlist! on Diane's Vintage Zest!

  1. Handscrew clamps
  2. Shop vacuum
  3. Drill Press
  4. Dado set
  5. Band Saw


So, obviously this is the ultimate list of tools, with everything anyone could possibly want.  I am pretty much starting from scratch, with a few exceptions.  So that's a pretty big hint for my friends and family who know my birthday is coming up...  ;)

Let me know if you have any suggestions, recommendations, or comments on the tools I've shared.  I'd love to hear them!


Happy shopping!



Essential Woodworking Tools for Beginners:  A wishlist! on Diane's Vintage Zest!



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5 comments:

  1. This is a great informational post!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  2. Great list of tools! Woodworking is something I probably cannot multitask at without losing a finger! :)

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  3. All these tools are so intimidating!

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  4. I wouldn't multitask either, so I'm lucky to still have all 10! :)

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  5. Great post - lots of fabulous information!

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