We recently put out a survey to find out a bit more about our sites users. We asked what level each user considered themselves and what projects they have made, if any.
The feedback was really useful as it gave us an insight into how our users defined ‘beginner’, ‘intermediate’ and ‘advanced’. There was such a huge range of ability within each category that we thought it would be useful to clarify our definitions:
Beginner– Early on in their woodworking journey, has little or no experience using tools. May not have a workbench. Has built little or no projects.
Intermediate– Has experience using a small collection of tools (5-10), can make the 3 main woodworking joints (mortise and tenon, dovetail and housing dado). May have built a few small projects equivalent to the dovetail box and hanging wall shelf. May have a workbench.
Advanced– Has experience using a full collection of tools, can make projects the same level as a workbench and a dining table. Most probably have a workbench.
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Research and Content Creator for Common Woodworking