Start woodworking today! This tutorial + video provides an introduction to woodworking and the tools necessary to begin woodworking. Woodworking is a broad subject but this tutorial explains the essentials. An inexpensive first set of tools is introduced and how to use them. Woodworking terminology is described along with important concepts to guide you through woodworking.
A relatively simple woodworking project is included. The project involves building a tool you will use in your future woodworking projects! Woodworking is an excellent outlet to channel your creativity. This tutorial will motivate you to start your woodworking journey and build your first project!
After completing tutorial, invest in WoodSkills comprehensive Woodworking Course to further your woodworking education and continue your woodworking journey.
Norman maintains a blog of ongoing projects in his studio at Pirollo Design Blog as well as having written and published four books in the past year. Some of the books and magazines where authors furniture, work methods and philosophy have been featured:
HackSpace Magazine – Make With Wood April 2020
Woodworking: From Design To Making (New Art Press)
The Wood Artist: Creating Art Through Wood (New Art Press)
From Hi-Tech to Lo-Tech: A Woodworker’s Journey (NAP)
Start Your Own Woodworking Business (New Art Press)
Rooted: Contemporary Studio Furniture (Schiffer)
IDS15 (Studio North)
Canadian Woodworking magazine Jan. 2015
Our Homes magazine Fall 2014
IDS14 (Studio North)
NICHE Magazine Winter 2013
Fine Woodworking Magazine 4 Bench Jigs for Handplanes
Fine Woodworking Magazine Essential Shopmade Jigs
Wood Art Today 2 (Schiffer Books)
500 Cabinets ( Lark Books)
Studio Furniture: Today’s Leading Woodworkers (Schiffer)
Canadian Interiors Design Source Guide
Ottawa Life magazine (Profile,work) 2012
Panoram Italia magazine
Our Homes magazine