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Importance of Having Detailed Shed Plans

It’s hard to put something together if you don’t have the right blueprints. Boards might be cut wrong or a size might be off. When you put them together, the building won’t be proportional or it won’t be stable. A person could end up making a lot of mistakes if they don’t have the proper shed plans.

Woodworking Tools: Rasps

Even though rasps closely resemble files, they’re very different beasts. Instead of single rows of teeth cut into the metal surface at an angle, rasps have tiny individual teeth in parallel rows. And unlike the smooth, almost planing action of a file, a rasp is designed to virtually tear out chucks of wood. This makes them very aggressive, and a rasp in the hands of a seasoned user can remove a lot of material in no time flat. That’s why rasps are reserved solely for roughing-out work that will eventually be smoothed with files, scrapers, or sandpaper.

Using A Jack Plane

Once your jack plane or jointer plane is well tuned, there’s one more thing to do before you use it: You need to adjust it to match the type of cut you’re making. I’m not talking about depth of cut here, but the position of both the cap iron and the frog.

Shoulder Planes

After a good jack plane and a low-angle block plane, the next plane I’d suggest a beginning woodworker purchase is a quality shoulder plane. Shoulder planes excel at trimming and fine-tuning joints. They’re great for trimming rabbets, shoulders, tenons, dadoes, and grooves. This is the tool to reach for when a joint just doesn’t fit right and needs a “tweak” or two to get that perfect fit.

Essential Tools You Need for Your Woodworking Hobby or Business

Ready to get started with woodworking, but not sure what tools you need? Whether you’re interested in working with wood as an enjoyable hobby or looking to develop a rewarding career, having the right tools is an essential first step to any project. Here are the basic tools that every beginning carpenter should have and know how to use properly.

Woodworking Equipment Auctions: Tips for Finding Profit

  Woodworking equipment auctions can yield significant savings, but you have to be careful about how you approach the purchase. Unlike buying a machine from the sale floor, buying one from a public sale requires you alone to determine what is a good deal. If you can do this, buying such industrial grade tools at such a sale is a great idea.

Wood Furniture Plans – 5 Essential Tips On How To Build Beautiful Wood Furniture

Are you looking for wood furniture plans in order to build a beautiful piece of wood furniture which you and your family and friends will adore its look and feel, and at same time it will be a long lasting and useful piece of furniture? Then what you need is careful planning and a clear step-by-step understanding in order to ensure that the final product is exactly how you want it.

Woodworking Hammers

I use hammers regularly in my woodworking projects. I’ll pick one up to drive in wood pegs, tap parts together, and drive chisels (with my Japanese hammer). In addition to my favorite Japanese hammer, I use a couple of different weights of claw hammers, two sizes of Warrington hammer for driving in brads, and a ball-peen hammer for metalworking.

The Best Treehouse Plans

When it comes to planning a Treehouse then you must be sure that the best Treehouse plans are followed if you want to get the best out of your Treehouse. Treehouse designs vary hugely, depending on what exactly you require of the Treehouse itself. One the domain of the children, it has been adapted to suit many adult themes such as a treehouse office or perhaps a Treehouse outdoor space for the adults to go to with their friends for an evening cocktail. How to build a Treehouse is a question that more and more people are asking.

Woodworking: Common Methods of Wood Joinery

Wood joinery is one of the most common applications of woodworking. Accordingly, there are just about as many ways to join two workpieces as there are workpieces to join. Discover the most common wood joinery methods and which applications they compliment best.

Sharpening Edged Tools

The sharpening method described here has served me well for years. I use waterstones and start with a medium grit and work my way up to my finest stone, which leaves a mirror finish. I prefer to both flatten the back and then hone the edge with one grit before advancing to the next.

Sharpening Scrapers

The magic behind a scraper is the burr. This burr is a tiny metal edge that’s rolled or “burnished” with a special tool called a burnisher.

Sharpening Saws

I’ve always found sharpening a saw very rewarding. It’s a fairly straightforward job that takes less than half an hour and produces immediate results.

Restoring Old Hand Tools

I love to bring an old hand tool back to life. I often scrounge auctions and yard sales, looking for likely candidates. As long as the castings are sound and the tool is in reasonable condition (and dirt cheap), I’ll adopt it and bring it home. Keep in mind that I’m interested in using the took so I’ll often do more to it than a collector would. Most tool collectors are interested in preserving the tool’s patina, and that’s fine. But the once-over I give a tool would put most collectors in shock.

How to Produce an Edge-to-Edge Biscuit Joint

Although a relatively new woodworking technique, biscuit joinery is fast becoming one of the most popular wood joinery methods in the industry. Find out why woodworkers love this technique how to produce one of the most common wood joints in less time with excellent results.

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