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Ancient Art Of Woodworking

Nov 14, 2007
Woodworking is a craft that has been done for centuries. It is literally taking pieces of wood and combining them to create something unique. You can do this by either designing your own plan or following a design template that will help give you step by step instruction.

Being a novice at woodworking it is highly recommended that for your first couple of projects that you use a pre-made template. It will walk through each step giving you clear and concise instructions. This will also keep you from getting frustrated and throwing in the towel before you even finish your first project.

Once you have chosen a template you need to decide what type of wood you want use. Different woods are good for different projects. For example if you just want to paint your project then using pine is a good choice, it will not do well with stains however because it is too soft and will absorb the stain unevenly.

For the projects you would like to stain, using what is referred to as hardwood, is a good choice. Maple and oak are two examples of hardwoods. Which one you chose is up to the look you are looking for. Oak has a coarse grain so you will see lots of grain giving you nice variations in the stain. Maple on the other hand is not as grainy and the stain will be more even.

Now that you have your plan and your wood you will need some tools. Here are a few of the very basics. You will need a table saw, a screw gun, a sander, and if you have it in your budget a chop saw is very handy. These are only the very basics needed to get started. Once you decide you like woodworking there are tons of tools you can add to your collection.

Your table saw will be used to cut your longer cuts. A screw gun is used to assemble your projects correctly, with screws. A vibrating sander is a must have, it will save you hours of sanding by hand. A chop saw is great to have if you can afford to get it right off the bat, you use this to make your shorter cuts and it is great for mitered cuts.

Make sure you have the necessary supplies on hand. You will need wood glue, lots of clean rags, safety goggles, and several different grits of sand paper. These supplies will help you assemble your project, and get you through the finishing stage.

So there you have the basics of woodworking. It is a great hobby that you can begin at any age. There is no greater satisfaction then standing back after finishing your project and knowing that you built it.
About the Author
Alex Olson is a professional journalist. Being interested in woodworking, she wrote some articles where she shares her oppinion and gives some pieces of advice on how to work with wood and much more.
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