Here at Sauers & Company Veneers, we are passionate about woodworking, and we want to help woodworkers do their best work and continually develop their skills. If you have been feeling like your woodworking abilities have plateaued, here are three suggestions for how to take your hobby to the next level.
- Invest in High Quality Equipment- In our experience at Sauers & Company Veneers, one of the best things you can do for your woodworking practice is to invest in some high-quality tools and equipment. As you progress in your skills, you will no doubt come to appreciate the real difference between using cheap tools and using the professional-quality versions, and investing in the higher-end tools for yourself will have a noticeable effect on your work. In addition, using high-quality tools will likely renew your enjoyment of woodworking, as they simply feel better in the hand and give you results you can be excited about.
- Try a New Technique- Another way you can take your woodworking to the next level is to try learning a new technique or skill. For instance, you could challenge yourself to complete a project using only hidden joinery, constructing your piece without the aid of nails, brackets, or screws. Alternatively, you could try your hand working with inlay or veneers for a more decorative piece. Our team is happy to recommend projects based on your current skill level, giving you just enough of a challenge to keep you engaged.
- Consult with Other Woodworkers- A third way to take your woodworking to the next level is to seek out other woodworkers and join the community. This can include consulting with or taking classes from experts like ourselves here at Sauers & Company Veneers, as well as simply discussing your projects with other hobbyists. Sharing your passion with others is a great way to stay excited about your craft.