-Always work accurately, patiently and without haste!
-Always work with clean hands and clean tools. Wood soaks up grease and oil and it gets dirty. Unfortunately dirt is very difficult, sometimes even impossible, to remove.
-It is up to you what tools you give to children. Don’t give carving knives to a child whose hands are not strong enough. And don’t involve a child who still plays swords with a hammer in woodwork or else he may get serious injuries. Sooner or later every child is ready for DIY in woodwork. In my case, my elder son started it at the age of 9, while the younger one was only 5-6.
-If you work with children – whether you are their dad, grandpa or other relative – always supervise their work. Children tend to work too fast and superficially, with disillusioning end products as a consequence. Check the cuts and angles they make regularly and, if necessary, correct the mistakes or make them correct them. Thereby you can make sure the end products will be nice and help keep their taste for DIY woodwork.
-Considering that you use sharp hand tools, you should always have sterile bandage and plasters at hand.
Where to work?
-Those who have a workshop have a regular place for woodwork.
-Those who do not have a workshop can work anywhere else: in the garage, on the balcony or the best and most pleasant place is on a foldable workbench in the shade of a big tree in the garden.
What to work with?
-Considering work safety, always work with tools in a perfect condition. It is your interest and responsibility to familiarise with the dangers and work safety rules related to the tools you use.
-If you have tools, you should certainly use these; if you do not, start buying tools step by step. You don’t necessarily have to buy the most expensive ones but consider the price/value ratio in any case.
-Our partners listed on the website can recommend tools to you and have them readily available for you.
-Take care of your tools. If you use them properly and perform the necessary maintenance, they will serve you for decades.
When to start work?
-Often it is the task that determines when to start. You need extensive time for sawing that may take a whole day, while gluing takes much shorter. If you keep your tools together, you don’t lose much time when starting whichever phase of your work.