(Day 53) Stripping Down Old Compressor and fault finding. Maintenance Day

Woodworking Techniques and Tips – Be Careful of What You Sand

I know as a good woodworker you don’t assume anything, correct? You check that your table saw blade is at 90 degrees from the table surface, and you also check your cuts to ensure that they are really square. And if you are building a cabinet, you also recheck that the face frame is square, and that all the corners are at a 90 degree angle. So then why is that when you go to install inset doors on those cabinets that the hinges end up binding?

Fine Art, Metal, and Woodworking – Dollhouse Making at Its Finest

Most furniture is made out of wood, however there are many nontraditional or quirky fun pieces that need a metal material. One fine example is out door barbecues, not only are they a wonderful addition that just makes you dollhouse fun, but they would not be possible without some great metal work.

Woodworking Plans – Choosing the Best Woodworking Plans For Beginners

If you want to succeed, choose your woodworking plan wisely! Do not start your woodwork project till you read this advice! As a beginner woodworker, you are full of passion and enthusiasm (with a touch of intrepidation, maybe). To ensure your passion is grows and is not doused with disappointment, you need to follow the advice of the masters and avoid a few beginner woodworking pitfalls.

The Love of Woodworking

Woodworking has been a popular pastime and a profession for centuries, since the days when people made crude objects from found pieces of wood. In days of yore, men would sit on the porch, relaxing after a hard day’s work, whittling with a treasured pocket knife. Wood has, over the years, become a preferred material for all sorts of possessions, including furniture.

Woodworking Projects – Paint As a Finish

In designing any woodworking project, one of the first things you need to define is how you are going to finish it. The finish will help define the type of wood to be used. You would not want to use an exotic hardwood with a beautiful grain pattern, and then cover it with paint.

Choosing the Proper Finish For Your Woodworking Project

A woodworking project is not completely finished until the topcoat of a finishing project is dry and your piece of art comes to life. If you don’t choose the finishing project very carefully, all your hard work will be captured for years to come.

Drawing Your Own Woodworking Plans

Tips on making woodworking patterns and drawings. This is a timesaver for the busy woodworker.

Wood Carving – How to Make a Gouge Honing Board

When your gouge has lost its razor-sharpness, one way to bring the edges back to pristine condition is to use a gouge honing board. You can easily make it yourself in less than an hour. And it works very fast.

Wood Carving – How to Sharpen Straight Chisels

If you’re going to be a true wood carver, you really should learn how to sharpen your own tools. And straight chisels are the easiest carving tools to sharpen. Once you know how to do it correctly, you could sharpen any other straight-edged tool in your collection.

Wood Carving – Bevels and Cutting Angles

When you know the fundamentals of how cutting angles on beveled edges affect cutting efficiency, you’ll know so much about any cutting tool that you hold in your hand. Simple mistakes can be avoided and you’d be well on your way to becoming a skilled wood carver.

Wood Carving – How to Choose the Right Style

Wood carving is a special craft that’s been around since the days of cavemen. With time, it has become quite an impressive art to behold. It’s also very relaxing, often exhilarating and extremely satisfying. If you decide to become a wood carver, there’ll be several styles to choose from. So how can you know which style is best for you?

Whittling – Whittling Vs Wood Carving

Whittling is the most basic form of wood carving but it is not actually the art of wood carving, as it is done today. If you have no care to rush, you want to take your time and see what happens, whittling could be for you. But if you’d like to see just how skilled you can be, how good you are at bringing out details, wood carving may be just what you’re looking for.

Arts and Craft Movement – It’s Influence on American Woodworking

Woodworkers as a lot are very opinionated people; just ask us. We all know which tools, types of wood and finishing techniques work the best. Ours, of course, and to tell the truth that’s my opinion too. I. I have tools that I love, and those that I don’t, techniques that really work great for me and those that don’t, as well as those I really dislike. But one thing I think all woodworkers can agree on is the look and feel of a finely crafted piece of work.

Starting a Woodworking Hobby and Learning About Woodworking Hardware

Gaining knowledge of woodworking hardware and woodworking tools in paramount when your are considering taking up woodworking as a hobby. Getting the proper instructions when you first start will allow you to build a better foundation to hone your woodworking skills. Woodworking is a very gratifying hobby that you can continue for a lifetime.

Woodworking Catalogs – They Are More Useful Than You Realize

Woodworking Catalogs contain necessary woodworking tools and equipment that you will use to make your wooden projects. You can always search the internet for them as they are readily available online.

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