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Seven Tips for Selecting the Right Wood for Your Woodturning Project

While wood turning projects are of course made from wood, that is like saying bread is made of flour without knowing if it is wheat, rye or multigrain. Wood varies tremendously and what is good for one project may not be good for another. Her are seven things to look for when choosing wood for your project at the wood lathe.

Woodturning Delights – Beginner Projects And The Gift Box

One of the things which surprises many woodturners is the expression of wonder on the faces of those who see the objects that even a novice turner can make. This, coupled with the need for the beginner to develop new skills allows for a secondary but wonderful joy in woodturning, the building of the woodturner’s gift box.

Talk About Gazebos

Gazebos used to be found more commonly in park grounds and gardens however they are beginning to make an appearance in backyards and subdivisions. These classical structures go back several millennia in the old civilizations of China and Persia. These roofed buildings can provide shade but offer a relatively cool outdoor area to spend time in because they are not enclosed. Gazebos can also be a gorgeous addition to a seaside house or country home in a space that will get lots of sun. This is a fascinating project for every woodworker who desires to tackle a big project because there are quite a lot of choices to customize for these structures.

Safety Tips to Avoid Woodworking Injuries

It’s no coincidence that tens of thousands of men and women in the United States and the rest of the world have gotten hooked onto the woodworking hobby, due to the high level of enjoyment and satisfaction that comes with it. However there is a potential for accidents to occur if you fail to take note of some of the most important safety measures that should be taken. Keep on reading to find out a couple of the simple but effective ways to avoid such disasters.

Are Woodworking Plans Vital To The Success Of A Project?

If you are a beginner in woodworking then you may wonder the extent to which woodworking plans are important to the success of a project. The truth is woodworking plans are very vital if you really want to have fun with this hobby as without detailed instructions from a woodworking plan, you will not be able to avoid the potential frustrations that come with it, especially as a beginner.

Engaging In Woodworking As A New Spare Time Activity

Woodworking is a very popular hobby among both males and females all over the world and the first thing you need to do after deciding to engage in it during your spare time, is to buy some tools that will enhance your projects and then try to gain some expertise to begin your first assignment. A wood working plan will be critical to the success of your initial project as it will give you an idea of which project to select and how to go about it. You should however be cautious in its selection and make sure you choose…

Master Professional Furniture Maker Does Mediocre Woodworking

Yeah, I’ve been a high end cabinetmaker, wood turner, and furniture maker for over 25 years, but I do mediocre work. That’s because 99% of my work is for clients who want simple, down to earth wood projects, with no fluff, no buff, and NO CREATIVITY. Which means menial, bland, practical, boring, MEDIOCRE woodworking.

Basic Instructions on Keter Sheds and Wood Shed Plans

Find a good spot, first and foremost. Make sure that you have enough space in your yard to accommodate the shed that you intend to construct. Take proper measurements for your wood shed plans. This will prevent you from future problems regarding the specific measurement of the base and floor of the wooden shed you will be personally building. Keep in mind that the floor and base must be placed in a well-leveled ground and that the base and floor is initially has four equal sides. Decide whether the floor will be concrete or wood depending on your budget as the cost for these materials for the floor are the same.

Preparing a Piece of Wood for Turning – Faceplate Work

Wood is mounted on a lathe for either spindle or faceplate work. In the case of faceplate turning the orientation of the grain is usually at ninety degrees to the ways of the lathe, or in other words parallel to the wall, not the floor. It generally is held only at the headstock instead of between centers and thus needs to be held securely at one end. This requires some simple preparation.

Five Reasons For Repeating Woodturning Projects

While every piece of woodturning work is a project, the term is more generally used to describe a planned piece of wood turning that has been produced and described by others. It is now to be turned in a different shop by a different person and of course the outcome will be slightly different as well. Here are five reasons for the woodturner to seek out and to turn various projects.

Projects for Woodworking at Home

There are many different types of projects for woodworking around. This is due to the fact that woodwork has been around for a long time and you can make just about anything using the right plans. Below I have included some tips.

Sharpening Woodturning Tools – How Sharp Is Sharp Enough?

Many beginning woodturners and even some experienced ones are confused over the question of sharpening their tools, in particular wondering how sharp a tool needs to be. This tends to be further confused by the tendency for woodworkers to not restrict themselves to only one kind of woodworking. In other words a woodturner may find themselves at the wood lathe one hour and using a hand plane or a wood chisel the next. Now the question becomes whether the lathe tool needs to be as sharp as the hand tool. The answer may lie in considering the type of wood and work each will do.

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