I loved this video about the tools you need to start.
We all talk about starting with hand tools, me included, but we are in the 21st century as Steve points out and power tools are more common than not.
I also need to remember that not all of us have a garage or workshop where we can use the power tools, so some hand tools are the only choice.
For the beginner woodworking projects you may only need a saw, sandpaper and glue. Of course a hammer and nails are nice, but after you watch this entertaining video you will see what Steve is talking about.