Tools

Wood Lathe and its Use

Email A wood lathe is a machine used to form a piece of wood into a desired shape. A lathe is for projects such as: making bowls, spindles or a vase. A piece of wood is attached to a spinning arm and various tools are used to shape the piece as it spins. History Lathes…

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Description and uses of the Thickness Planer and the jobs it is used for.

Short Description: A thickness planer is used to obtain boards of even thickness which are also completely flat on both sides. The new generation of surface planers replace the old handheld models and are equipped with a planing platform which gives you lumber of uniform thickness using manual or electronic adjustments. A planer cuts wood into the desired thickness, while…

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How to Use a Bandsaw

How to Use a Bandsaw: Essential Bandsaw Tips & Tricks Family Handyman Anyone can figure out how to cut simple curves with a bandsaw. But these tips, from a seasoned bandsaw expert, help you achieve much better results, whether you’re cutting curves or turning logs into lumber. These are the tips our trusted pro swears…

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Wood Clamps

Description of Woods ability to be worked with Wood is a remarkable material. It’s widely available, handsome, and immensely diverse. Many of its varieties are easily shaped in a hundred different ways. Wood is fastened to metal, plastic, or other pieces of wood, using nails or screws. However, just as easily clamped and glued The…

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Table Saws

THE DIFFERENT TABLE SAW TYPES One of the easiest ways to become acquainted with table saws is to learn their basic types. This was a lesson I wasn’t aware of when I started my research, so I had my work cut out for me. First of all, based on their portability, there are two basic…

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How to use a Block Plane

Block Planes Block planes are the workhorses of the shop. Like our Low Angle Bench Planes, these planes all have the blade bevel up. All of our Block planes have the blade bedded at 12°, with the exception of the No. 101 Violin Maker’s Plane, which is bedded at 20°. We grind a 25° bevel…

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Hand Tools For Working Wood

Any craftsman knows the appropriate tool for the project is vital in production a quality end product in a timely manner. Here is a tally of the tools every woodworker should consider owning: Hand tools get their power from your muscles. They’re power tools, but not electrical power. Here is a comprehensive list of hand…

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Woodworking Planer Basics

”; Planes are woodworking tools used for shaping and smoothing. They can also be used to reduce the thickness of a piece of wood by small, gradual increments. Some planes are operated manually, while others (often called planers) are powered by electricity. All planes, whether they’re manual or electric, have a cutting edge (a sharp,…

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Chip Carving!

What Exactly is Chip Carving? Chip Carving Wood Chip Carving is representative of the Chipping Away style; it has a history of use in decorating various wood household objects including furniture, and in creating wholly creative pieces. Although the finished chip carved pieces often display an intricacy and beauty one may think is attainable only…

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