Best Ways To Cut Plywood Clean And Straight Every Time

I know that it’s a pretty basic and straightforward topic. But still there are some tips that are worth sharing when working with plywood. Being a little more informed about the different variety available as well as techniques for handling plywood helps in making better building decisions. How to cut a large plywood sheet First thing to keep in mind, and you know this but it still worth repeating, plywood is heavy. A full board is both heavy and cumbersome to carry. So take care when moving the sheets. There are some simple appliances you can use to assist you […]

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9 Great To Use Woodworking Joints (Image Instructions)

This post talks about some of the very popular woodworking joints that you are apt to use in your projects. But everyone knows that gluing is just as important part of joinery. So before we begin with the joints, here is a very useful tip regarding gluing two pieces of wood.  You know how the glue can spill and squeeze out of the joints with you press the wood pieces together, right? It can be difficult to remove and a potential hazard to your finish. Using this tip you can avoid this problem all together. Put the two pieces of […]

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7 Very Useful And Easy To Make Woodworking Jigs

Jigs are accessories that make the woodworking task at hand easier. There are many kinds of jigs that make using a tool faster, easier and safer. For example, a jig to make ‘dovetails’ will help you to do the job much faster using your hand tools.  In this post we will look at some commonly used and popular woodworking jigs. Push Sticks. Push sticks are an amazingly simple jig that you can make and a superbly useful one. Push sticks are what you use to feed the wood into a saw specially when nearing the edge of the board. Push sticks […]

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Right Techniques To Measure, Mark AND Cut Wood

“Measure Twice Cut Once” – How To Measure Your Wood Projects Wrong with measurements is one of the most common reasons a wood project can go wrong. Hence the well known saying – “Measure twice, cut once.” It applies to all craftwork that involves cutting and assembling, eg. Sewing.   In this post we will look at the different ways you can measure your wood projects and which method to use when for the most accurate results.  Many start out with not allotting enough importance to this part of woodworking. But they soon realize that even small errors in measurements […]

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How To Use Choose Wood, Veneer, Plywood and MDF

In this post we would like to introduce you in great detail to the most important element of your woodwork that is, wood. We will talk about hardwood, softwood, plywood and veneer. We will also discuss other sheet goods. Sheet goods were created through brilliant innovation. And they have made life much easier for the woodworker in many situations. Not to mention the fact that they have made woodcrafts cost friendly, just when they were becoming unaffordable for many people. More on that later. (A) Two Types of Wood – Hardwood and Softwood. Broadly speaking, we have two kinds of […]

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10 Resources To Improve Woodworking Knowledge and Skill

As an artist it’s great to keep getting new waves of inspiration, ideas and to continue to learn new things. Being a woodworker puts you in this unique place where the torrent of joy, excitement and fulfilment through this amazing art continues its unbidden flow through many fountains and sources. We want to talk about a few such resources in this post. These resources help you stay in step and increase your knowledge of the woodworking craft. Online woodworking forums Online forums are places specially created for the purpose of people interaction and communication. All the content on forums is […]

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7 Things That Usually Go Wrong In A Woodshop And How To Fix Them

Going too fast. This is something that almost every woodworker learns from experience. Almost every woodworker has at some point of time spoilt a project at a crucial stage because he was going too fast and not paying enough careful attention to what he was doing. It’s almost the same principle as measuring twice and cutting once. Whenever you are at a crucial building stage of a project, slowdown, take a measure of your affairs, ascertain how you are going to proceed from there and only then move. Remember that while you may want to hurry along, it may actually […]

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10 Must-Have Safety Habits For Every Woodworker

In this post we will talk about that essential habits that all woodworkers must embibe in their work routine to make their working environment safe, or in other words avoiding an accident. Accidents in woodshop can be a very serious business. And you want to do everything to avoid them. Go slow Speed is perhaps the biggest culprit for accidents all around. Being in a hurry can make you forget an important step, cause damage to your project and more importantly cause an injury to you. Also results are also typically better, the cuts more neat and accurate, and your […]

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How To Cut Enormous Costs On Wood, Tools and Woodworking Supplies

How to save enormous sums of money on woodworking tools, wood and other materials… You will be surprised at how much more money you can make for yourself if you cut down costs. When we say cut down costs we never imply compromising on quality. That just won’t do & will harm your business more probably in the long run. These are some effective areas where you can cut down costs: Raw materials Tools Time & technique Wood is your single large cost in woodworking. If you are a hobbyist and your need for wood is not too high, you […]

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7 Safety Standards You Should Follow In A Woodshop

Safety protocols for being safe and avoiding injury in a woodshop. I cannot over emphasise the importance of being safe in a woodshop. Woodworking power tools have an enormous potential for inflicting life changing injuries. The incidents that occur in a woodshop are almost never the fault of the machine. They are mostly the result of human error and carelessness. The first step is to read the user manual that comes with the power tool very carefully. Even if you feel that certain procedures are over the top adhere to them very carefully. They are meant to keep you safe. […]

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