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What Type Of Timber Is Used To Make Wooden Picture Frames?

The choices of timber you make when framing your pictures can have a dramatic effect on your end result. Will the frame buckle or join poorly? Choosing a warped or twisted piece of wood will not help you to make a great picture frame. What are the benefits of hardwood versus softwood?

Professional Workbench Plans Let You Do The Job Right

If you are starting out in woodworking, you definitely have to build yourself a workbench that is sturdy and durable. Moreover, workbenches are important as they let you work on multiple projects at a time and helps keep your work place and tools organized. If you do decide to take on this project get yourself a professional set of workbench plans.

3 Simple Steps To Better Sanding

Although seemingly simple, sanding a project is an involved process and can be the difference between an ordinary project and an elite piece of art. Follow these simple steps to accelerate the learning curve, and lay a solid foundation for future sanding excellence.

What Kind Of Chain Saw Should I Buy?

A chain saw is an excellent investment if the homeowner is also a landowner. A chain saw can take the place of a too-heavy axe (not everyone feels like being a lumberjack), or supplant the price of a landscaper. And, if the homeowner has a log-burning stove or fireplace, it’s ideal for providing a continuous firewood supply. But, one might wonder which kinds are the best chain saws for his particular situation.

How To Use Your Wood Working Ideas

All right, you have these wood working ideas in your head, so what to do with them? First off as I have talked  about in past articles, you need very good patterns.

The Bird’s Eye – A Beautiful Anomaly For Woodworkers

There are many different facets to woodworking ranging from the different tools that are used, the different ways in which these tools are employed, and of course, the type of wood that the artisan uses. One of the more interesting variations in woodworking, is a physical deformity of trees known as bird’s eye.

3 Most Requested Furniture Plans by Woodworkers and Consumers

Most of the woodworkers and consumers will always be in search of wood items that are most wanted by the people and are in high demand. To meet the requirements of different consumers, the woodworkers are come up with different plans. Like the businessmen, the professional woodworkers came up with specific plans that can give them more profit that what they have expected.

Making a Handmade Pen – The Process Ensures Success

There a number of ways to make a handcrafted pen, each as different as the artist. But, fundamentally, each ends up with a process that roughly consists of selecting the materials, crafting the pen components, and then final assembly. Here is one process that will work for making a handcrafted wood pen.

Ideal Woodworking Shop

A woodworking shop should have a layout that would promote smooth and efficient work. This can be done through through planning so that the machines and materials required for projects don’t get crowed and cramped up.

How To Build a Tiger Table Using Fine Woodworking

Woodworking has been a passion of mine for over 10 years. Nothing relaxes me more from a hard day at my job, than to go out to the work shop to do some fine wood working. About 2 years ago, my daughter came to me and wanted me to make her a small end table for her birthday. She wanted something special that no one else had. So I set out to make her a “tiger table” as she calls it.

Making a Selfish Case for Sustainable Wood

A lot of attention has been given to the sustainability of our global forests and associated resources. World-wide deforestation can certainly have a negative impact on local economies, global trade and the environment. And while all of these items deserve proper research, I would like to make a case for sustainable wood, from a different perspective – a selfish perspective.

What Are Your Favourite Woodworking Tools?

If you have a bunch of tools in your shed you probably have a favourite one. Is it a plunge saw, a router or is it a set of chisels? My favourite would be my cordless drill. I am a cabinetmaker by trade and my area of expertise leans towards kitchen and flat panel joinery. Cordless drills are a necessity in the kitchen industry. My cordless drill is great, and a little bit fun because it has quick release attachments.

How To Apply A Shellac, Oil, Or Lacquer Finish

For many years, a shellac finish has been favored because it is so easy to apply. Almost any kind of wood can be finished with shellac.

Easy to Make Log Furniture: Three-Legged Log Stool

If you think about it, log furniture is perhaps one of the earliest styles of home furnishings known to man. Odds are, once the cavemen learned how to craft tools for themselves, one of the first items the Misses requested was a new place to sit. And odds are, some of the first forms of furniture ever crafted were three legged log stools. In this article I will go over what most consider the simplest forms of log furniture; The Three-Legged Log Stool.

Start-Up Woodworker

Start-up Woodworker is about how a project is handled and how the beginner has to tackle the various aspects of making something from wood. It describes what is important and where care needs to be taken and also gives an indication on which tools to use.

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