STL248: Best of Shop Talk Live #1

How to Use a Bandsaw to Prepare Wood for Turning

Once a log is found for woodturning, it is necessary to prepare it for the lathe. A bandsaw can make this a safe process, especially for bowl blanks and turning squares.

Woodturning Tools – Save Time By Making Your Own

Woodturning tools fill the specialty store shelves and the woodworking catalogues. However, the time saving aspects of visiting the woodturner’s store or shopping online may fade in the face of making your own tools.

Woodworking Skills: Build Almost Anything

Creating a blueprint and building bespoke furniture or sheds could be an unforgettable experience for most of us. We have all used crayons, pencils and paint brushes during our school days to create some kind of project. In addition we all have a sense of measurement within us. Therefore, we find it quite easy to decide if a piece of furniture is too small or too large when we hear the dimensions. It is also quite easily to identify the types of building materials used in finished structures. Therefore, the first thing we should do is to take an inventory of the skills and knowledge we have.

Woodworking – Tips for Beginners

Woodworking to a beginner can seem overwhelming, complicated and costly. The truth is, it is none of these. In the following article, I talk about beginner tips in woodworking and provide a great resource that will help the beginner create woodworking projects with professional results.

How to Choose The Best Plans For Sheds

Are you wondering how you can use plans for sheds so you build your own backyard shed? There are many different kinds of shed plans available nowadays, but not all of them contain everything they should. There are many different, essential elements that a good set of shed plans should have.

Sash Window Repairs Tips and Guidelines

Regular maintenance and repair is vital for longevity of the wooden sash windows. The simple sash window repairs and replacement can be carried out with the right level of knowledge and the tools. This article provides some simple tips and guidelines.

Learn How to Build a Shed Door Easily

I have seen numerous tutorials on how to build a shed door and thought to myself, why are they over complicating it? Building a shed door is an easy thing to do and should not involve that many steps. There are a few easy tricks that you can do to make it a whole lot easier on yourself.

How to Build a Wooden Playhouse

This article will discuss the basic steps for how to build a wooden playhouse for your kids. Building a wooden playhouse can be enjoyed by your kids after it’s done, but can also be a source of bonding with your kids during the construction process.

Resources for Beginner Woodworkers: Power Tool Safety

Overview of safety tips for beginners using power tools in a woodshop. As a beginner woodworker, you may be eager to get started using an array of power tools to further your creative woodworking abilities. While learning to use them is certainly an exciting endeavor, it is also important to remember that it is a serious responsibility.

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Holiday Craft To Make

This is a great time to start thinking about making a new holiday craft. Pilgrims are fun to make when you already have the pattern at hand. So easy a child can do this!

Creating Magic With Table Woodworking Plans

Getting the best woodworking plans information is necessary if a person wishes to have an easier time completing their first DIY woodworking project. Modern table woodworking plans are extremely easy to follow and implement, because of the all the tools available to the weekend do-it-yourself enthusiast.

All About Mahogany Furniture

  Whichever story you believe, the general consensus amongst historians is that Walter Raleigh was responsible for introducing mahogany into Europe. According to one story, Raleigh had some of his fleet repaired in Trinidad with mahogany planks and upon returning to England the wood used in these repairs was admired for it’s appearance and properties. The second story, and slightly more romantic one, is that Raleigh had a mahogany table made in the West Indies that he gifted to Queen Elizabeth I.

Scroll Saws’ Adaptability on Crafting

Scroll saw is considered a power tool. It is used by craftsmen who are into designing wood or other things in a detailed manner and is a free-hand saw that helps you cut faster and are like fretsaws but only easier to use and is more accurate in producing very detailed cuts. Scroll saw is used by people who are into crafts and handworks.

A Craftsman’s Guide to Great Woodworks

It does not matter whether you are a beginner or an experienced craftsman. You have many things to learn like how to maintain equipment like peerless compressors and other power tools.

How to Make a Cross Cut Sled Tutorial – Wood Shop Project

This is a complete and comprehensive instructional handout on how to build your very own cross cut sled for your table saw. This project is quick, easy and inexpensive, cost was under $30.00. Hope you find this valuable and also there is a video tutorial as well for a more visual approach.

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