I feel like I am missing some basic instructions (or brain function) and am having trouble with my very first project. I have been trying to put together the planters with finials and between clamping failures and wood splitting I have destroyed more wood than I care to admit to!
So....I am wondering if anyone can suggest some *super beginner* resources?
Like diagrams with where to clamp what when doing a particular joint. (I'm having trouble with clamping my boards of different thicknesses) I guess I should be able to figure this out or visualize it but I just don't seem to be able to!
Tonight I am going to do some video/YouTube searches, I've already watched the Kreg Jig dvd, and hope that something comes up. I have done some searches and not found anything as rudimentary as I think I need.
Or books? Beginner books that you could suggest?