Step 2: Crafting/Smithing
Crafting is not exactly like the other parts of minecraft. You cannot exactly make up a new tool. But, even though crafting is crafting, it must be learned.
Once you have punched the wood, and made a workbench, It is time for you to make a few tools. I will only be showing you how to make the basic and needed tools and items for now. These are:
Flint and steel
Ingots (Iron, Gold)
Once you have a basic understanding of where the ingredients go for each item, all the other items are quite easy to remember.
These pictures are from the crafting page on the minecraft wiki: