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How to Pick The Right Garden Shed

Gardening is one of the most frolicsome activities. To take it to next level of exhilaration, you require an eminent shed for your playful garden area. A quality shed can endow with perfect breathing space for tools and equipment essential for gardening. It can also look after the equipment from harsh climatic conditions.

How to Begin Turning

Many people look at objects like bowls, vases or pens that have come from the lathe and wonder if and how they could get started in the craft. While the answer is simple, realizing that most turners are self taught, just do it, there are some avenues to consider that will make the whole process easier and more enjoyable.

Selecting the Right Sandpaper for Woodworking Projects

Learn about all the different types of sandpaper, and what purpose they are most recommended for. When you know more about your abrasives, you can achieve enhanced woodworking results!

Handcrafted From Bali: 4 Types of Wood Commonly Used in Indonesian Furniture and Wood Art

A brief article looking at 4 commonly used types of wood in Bali, their strengths and weaknesses, and their applications.With Bali being recognized as the leading exporter of wood carvings, let’s see what materials they use in their wood art.

What Is Wood Turning?

Wood turning has become a very popular form of woodworking in the home shop in recent years. Still, for many people the craft and art of the wood turner remains a mystery. This is a relatively new occurrence in history. In past days almost every community had a wood turner in the same way that they had a blacksmith. Each was necessary to everyday life and each have largely been superseded by cheaply manufactured items of everyday use made of plastic as well as metal and wood.

Turning Bowls On a Lathe

Turning wooden bowls on a lathe is the dream of many woodworkers or for that matter, many crafts people. Still there remains a mystery in the minds of people as to how difficult it must be to go from a log to a bowl in the middle of a small home workshop. Crafts people called wood turners have been doing this for centuries and it can still be done today. In this case, the dream can come true.

Wood Turning Ideas

Where do wood turning ideas come from? All the world is round and as one walks around the woods and dales, ideas abound for those who look. What is needed is some thought as to how to look and how to think so as to find ideas that simmer until a design is cooked. A little experience from another turner can point the way to lots of ideas to make it to the wood lathe.

Beginner Woodturning Projects

Three huge tasks face the beginning woodturner. First is the difficulty in learning to use the new array of tools, most of which are unique to the craft. Second is learning to sharpen those tools, a process similar to and at the same time different from the sharpening of similar tools in the modern workshop. Third is knowing what to turn and why. A good sequence of beginner projects serves to answer all three questions well.

Woodturning: How to Use a Faceplate Safely

Faceplate turning is a particular delight for many woodturners and many beginning woodturners are captivated with making bowls and vases. In addition most lathes come with faceplates at the time of purchase. To encourage enjoyment in not only beginning turning but also in its long term pleasure, safety in the use of this simple tool should be learned easily, quickly and early in the wood turning experience.

What Do You Need to Know About Woodworking Routers

Woodworking routers are versatile tools that can be used for different kinds of work. Fixed base and plunge routers are the two types available in the market. When buying routers there are many things that you need to taken into consideration and these include low vibration, collet size, maximum bit capacity, power of motor, smoothness and ease of operation, quality of accessory fence, ease of bit changes and availability of speed control for large diameter bits.

Why Is Wooden Furniture Preferred Over Plastic Furniture?

The furniture industry, like all others, has undergone many transformations over the years. Materials used for production, where once limited to just a couple of choices, are now available in plenty of ranges. Aesthetics, functionality, lifestyle preferences, strength, weight and many such other factors influence the choice of material used for one’s furniture, whether for residential or commercial purposes.

Tips for Cleaning Log Siding Before Applying the Stain

Thinking about staining or re-staining your log cabin? Here’s some helpful information about preparing log siding before staining it.

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