Archive for September 2016

American Wood: understanding types and uses

American wood falls into three broad categories; Hardwood, Softwood, and Tropical Hardwoods. All three types find a use for building purposes. Hardwoods are technically referred to as deciduous trees, which means they shed their leaves annually. Hardwood trees have broad leaves, produce a fruit and are dormant during the winters. Different varieties of hardwood trees…

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Try a Drafting Square

Use a drafting square for more accuracy When you need an accurate square in the 2- to 3-ft. range, your options are limited. Drywall squares are notoriously inaccurate and cumbersome. Carpenter squares involve that nagging hassle of having to hook them onto the edge of your workpiece. If you have a drafting square lying around,…

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No More Glue Stains

Use tape to catch excess glue To prevent stains caused by oozing glue along joints, clamp the pieces together without glue. Put tape on the joint, then cut along it with a sharp blade. Separate the pieces, apply the glue and clamp them together again. The glue will ooze onto the tape, not the wood.…

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Picking The Best Wood Working Tools

When you want to buy new Woodworking Tools, the best choice is to shop online. You can find the best quality tools on the Internet. There were several claims from woodworkers that they are using tools that they have bought online, so far the tools work efficiently with good results. This article will discuss the…

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Some Great Tips For Starting Wood Working Projects

There are various wood working projects going on around the world. If you are also engaged in the wood working business then it is very important for you to plan out a good design that would help you complete the project in a proper manner.You will see that these days various big companies working in…

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1-in. crosscutting stop block

Important table saw safety When you’re crosscutting on a table saw, set the cut length with a block clamped to the fence. Don’t ever use the fence directly to avoid getting a board kicked back right at you. Instead, clamp a block of wood to the fence before the blade. Then the end of the…

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Reusable sanding blocks

Make your own reusable sanding block Here’s how to make your own reusable sanding blocks. Cut six blocks from scrap 3/4-in.plywood for each sandpaper grit you commonly use. Make them 2-1/2 in. x 4-3/4 in. Spray adhesive on both a square of cork tile and each block. Stick a block to the cork and cut…

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