Tips

Wood Shop Layout Tips

12 Shop Layout Tips January 16, 2014 I consider it part of my job to answer emails from my fellow woodworkers. Guild members or not, everyone receives a response. Occasionally, I get a question that requires a very detailed answer and that answer in and of itself would make for a decent blog post. That…

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Take Your Hobby to a Business with Teds Woodworking

”; This is a superb concept as long as you might have the time to make the projects within your spare time or you might have just been created redundant or lost your job.The very first factor you are going to need to look into will be the competition inside your location. If there is…

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3 Important Elements Your Woodworking Bench Should Have

Woodworking bench is a must in any woodworking project. It is designed to assist you in preparing and assembling as well as completing your work. To make your work much easier, your woodworking bench must have a few important elements. Continue reading to find out about the elements. Whether you are buying or making your…

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On Developing Your Woodworking Talents

If you want to get into woodworking as a profession or even a full-time hobby, you will need to focus on woodworking skills that are appropriate to both your needs and your talents. The first decision you will need to make is between carpentry and fine woodworking. After quite a few years as a professional…

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Forward-facing hacksaw teeth

Install the blade on a hacksaw so the teeth face forward. The saws are designed so the blade will cut when it’s pushed (the forward stroke) rather than when pulled. Some blades have an arrow that shows the correct installation (the arrow points toward the handle). Install the blade so it’s tight in the saw…

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“On the level” table saw

You’ve finally got your table saw on a mobile base so it’s easy to pull out and put away on the weekend. Finish the job by finding a level spot on the floor that’s also convenient for sawing boards without obstruction. Mark the wheel positions with bright-colored duct tape and now you can roll the…

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Clamp and Hot Glue

Hot glue holds small stuff better than clamps When you have to cut, shape, file, sand or finish something small, reach for your hot glue gun and glue the piece to a pedestal stick. The hot glue will hold just about anything as well as or better than any clamp ever could—if using a clamp…

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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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