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Using a Belt Sander – What You Need to Know

If you conducted a poll of 100 woodworkers and asked them this question…”Do you enjoy sanding?” invariably, ninety-nine out of a hundred (there’s always one) would agree that sanding is one of the most disagreeable tasks in the workshop. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil. That’s exactly why the belt sander was invented.

What Is Shellac and How Do I Use It?

What is shellac? It’s probably not what you think. Sure, it’s a finish that is applied to wood to give it added beauty and protection. You probably know that. But, what is it made from? The answer may surprise you; shellac is made from bug secretions.

How to Make Wood Look Antique

Creating an antique finish is simply a method of duplicating the aging process. The years of wear must show on the surface. But it must be done correctly if it is to be believable. Otherwise your project is going to look like junk. There’s a big difference between distressed–and destroyed.

Few Simple Tips For Woodworking Projects

Woodworking could be a rather difficult task if you are not an expert. However, you do not need to be a qualified carpenter to do simple household woodworking projects, or just carry it as a hobby.

Toy Woodworking Plans And Ideas For You

Woodworking is a fun activity for people who want to do something interesting yet productive in their free time. It is not only cheap, but also rewarding in terms of the craft additions you can make in your household. Woodworking is not as complex as it seems. In fact, numerous people start with some basic tools, and a lot of enthusiasm, and manage to do wonders.

Preparing a Piece of Wood For Turning – Spindles

There are two main types of woodturning, spindle and faceplate. Each requires a different approach to wood preparation for mounting on a lathe. Spindles may fall into two different categories but the approaches are similar.

Ready the Band Saw for Wood Turning

After the wood lathe itself, one of the most used tools in the wood turning workshop is the band saw. For many wood turners, after the lathe and the grinder have been bought and set up, the band saw is the next purchase for large machinery. A few simple steps make it a better tool for wood turners and other woodworkers.

The Band Saw – Four Things a Woodturner Should Look For When Purchasing

In essence, the band saw is a very basic machine. The blade, a toothed band of steel with teeth, moves around two wheels and material to be cut is pushed into the blade. However, there are many machines and variations on the market. There are four things a woodturner should look for when buying a band saw.

Woodturners And The Grinder: What Is This Wheel Dressing All About?

One of the things that woodturners are told to do with their grinders is to keep the wheels dressed to produce good edges on the tools. However, there seems to be a lot of confusion over a simple process.

Five Glues For Woodturners – Answering At Least Five Different Needs

The hardware and speciality stores abound with adhesives of all sorts these days. Confusion can easily beset the woodturner buyer unless the needs are known for the glues. Thankfully five different and readily accessible glues are all that is needed for ninety-nine percent of woodturning requirements.

Woodworking Project Ideas: The Perfect Finish

No matter how carefully you follow each step of your step by step woodworking projects, your finished woodworking piece won’t truly reach its potential unless you give it a beautiful, appropriate finish. What is “Finishing”?

Woodcraft, Is it an Art?

On the frontier of the old west and in Europe woodcraft has been passed down through time. From simple whittling of a stick to constructing furniture, wood workers have given modern civilization beautiful objects of art. Modern crafters in this profession have plenty of designs to choose from or they create their own.

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