The aim of the exercises is to encourage you to practise basic skills which you will come across in several of our courses. This is a great place to start if certain tools are new to you and you haven’t used them before. For the Angled Cuts exercise, the only tools you need is the saw, sliding bevel and the square. If you have all of these and a woodworkers knife, you can do the Crosscut and Ripcut exercise. For the Round Rod exercise, the only tool you need is a plane. So depending on your tool collection, there should be several exercises you can get started with.
In some cases, adding just one more tool to your collection will allow you to have a go at several more exercises within the library, it is worth checking the tool list on each exercise before. These exercises will equip you with the skills you need to complete some of the courses. A great way to get started in woodworking for beginners.