The easiest way to get started in woodworking, you must decide as to what you want to do in terms of projects and where your shop will be located. Most people when starting out will set up shop in the basement or the garage. I would recommend the garage because of the dust and noise generated in a woodworking shop. Also, the overhead door will give you more room, making it easier to sweep up debris and transport larger items you might make. Once the location has been determined, there are some basic things that should be taken care of. Your very first project should be basic but a solid workbench with a vice on one end. This will be the main assembly area of your projects. To start out, keep things within your budget until you can see fit to invest more.
Grow your shop as you grow your skill.
A shop without tools is impossible to complete projects. There are some basic tools when starting up woodworking.
Power tools are a must in a woodworking shop to provide accuracy with your projects. Once again expand your shop as you see fit. Some of the power tools for starting up are:-
Down the road, as you increase your knowledge and skill, you may want to invest in more equipment. Some of these may be:-
In doing so, this will mean a larger investment, perhaps a larger work area and definitely a larger commitment.
Every now and then you may be able to find some well-used tools. You may want to check out garage sales or even estate sales. In many cases, these tools were purchased new and have been used very little. This can mean big savings to set up your woodworking shop.
Good luck in your new shop and enjoy the easiest way to get started in woodworking!