DIY – Gone the Way of the Dodo Bird? Is Woodworking Still Alive?

Woodworking Plans and projects – dead as the horse and buggy?The DIY, or “do it yourself” kind of guy is still out there hidden away in the confines of his wood shop. Woodworking is not only a “macho thing” but a “real art”. Men have been whittling away at wood for millennium. Most men secretly crave to have a woodworking shop in the garage. If they do have their own woodworking shop, big or small, their products range between a hobby and a profession. And the smell of the wood! Just cut into a slab of pine and it quickly transports you into a woodworker’s dream.If a man walks by a woodworking store, department or hardware store with woodworking supplies, he turns into a zombie with plastic in hand to check out the newest tool that will turn his wood-craft into custom woodworking. And I do admit that quality woodworking tools really do make the difference. Quality woodworking tools make the job easier, and can turn a tree into a prized family heirloom. A skilled woodworker with access to a well-equipped workshop can make practically anything designed from wood, to a deck for the house, or a cradle for a new arrival in the family. There are basic tools that can be found in any one of the woodworking shops that abound throughout the world. Woodworking knows no boundaries. Tools range from sanders, saws, jigs, clamps, as well as the mitre saw and table saw. There is even a scroll saw, which gives you creativity and flexibility to perform intricate details. There is always some new and shiny hand tool a woodworker would want.No, woodworking is not a dead art. In fact, with all the modern tools, women are taking an interest in woodworking and woodwork design as well. There are now even websites dedicated to women in woodworking. There are online news magazines devoted to woodworking and newsletters with woodworking tips.Woodworking DVD’S can be extremely helpful regardless of your experience or level of skill. They are an easier way to learn than from books, or manuals. They show you how to complete each stage of woodworking projects. They can tell you what equipment to buy for your project, where to buy your tools, and how maintain them. Woodworking DVD’S and VIDEOS really save you time and money.You can go to Utube and find hundred or thousands of videos giving you ideas, tips and tricks, from how to sharpen a chisel to making tapered table legs. Nowadays, the woodworker has more equipment and information available than ever before. No more dull books and manuals. It can make a woodworkers head spin! There is enough information out there to turn any DIY into a true woodworking professional.Yes, the home base diy is still alive and well, honing his skills in the back yard. And to make things easier for him or her, you can get a great woodworking system all in one resource. Check out the resource box to get more information.