There is more information than ever available and it is easy to get caught up in it trying to figure out the best way to sharpen a plane blade, join two pieces of wood, or apply the perfect finish.
The thing is, you’re not the same as everybody else. Just because all your woodworking friends make their projects out of mahogany doesn’t mean you should as well. You have to decide what makes sense to you. The best techniques for you are the ones that work for you and the only way to realize what they are is to try them – not to simply read about them.
Go have some fun in the shop. Experiment and discover first hand what works for you and what doesn’t. Woodworking should be fun. Don’t overthink it.