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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.

Woodworker Worries

The article is about the problems woodworkers may encounter when they work in their workshop and how to avoid these. There are also tips for beginners to help them.

Importance of Accurate Measuring in Carpentry

Many pieces of wood have been ruined by not measuring accurately or too hastily. Sometimes when making a frame for a painting I forget to add the width of the molding when calculating the length to saw and thus the piece is useless. This is extremely frustrating and causes much aggravation, especially if the molding is expensive and what is left is not enough to do it over.

Woodworking Technique – Preparing the Surface

One way to fix a dent in wood is to swell crushed wood fibers to their original shape. Turn a household iron to its highest setting and allow it to heat up. Meanwhile, soak a clean cloth in water, fold it over a few times and place it on the dent. Press the tip of the iron against the cloth over the dent, holding it in place until the cloth steams. The steam will swell the wood fibers, lifting out the dent. Add water to the cloth as necessary and avoid leaving the iron on the cloth for too long, which may scorch the wood.

Biscuit Joinery: 10 Tips That Will Make You Better at Biscuit Joinery

Although a relatively new woodworking technique, biscuit joinery is fast becoming one of the most popular wood joinery methods in the industry. Find out how to employ this technique better and how to achieve excellent results with stronger joints.

Biscuit Joinery: What It Is and How to Do It

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 it produces excellent results in less time.

Boat Plans – What You Must Know Before Choosing One

Building your own boat can be cheaper than buying a manufactured boat. It can also be a great hobby for anyone who has some basic carpentry experience and enjoys working with their hands. The Internet is full of boat plans. Many companies sell boat plans for a small price.

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