Woodworking can be so much fun. You may wonder where to start. Don’t worry, just take it step by step. This article will help.
Use pre-stain conditioners if you’re going to stain the wood. Using a pre-conditioner will help you avoid blotches when staining. Also, it will create a smooth texture upon completion.
Make your own reusable sanding blocks. Use your scrap pieces of 3/4″ plywood and cut as many blocks as you need for the sandpaper grits you use the most. They should be about 4.75″ x 2.5″. Spray adhesive on your blocks and also the cork square tile. Put one piece of cork on each block and line it up flush. Spray adhesive on a sheet of sandpaper, and stick it to each block of cork, facing down. Finally, trim the sandpaper and label each block.
Gel stains are the new big thing for staining furniture and other wood projects that need staining. Gel stains adhere to wood better, while liquid stains run a lot more. Gel stains are much thicker so they give more consistent coverage.
A stair gauge is a great tool to keep in your shop. Commonly used to scribe stair jacks, it can also be used to attach to your carpenter’s square. This will make them into guides for a circular saw. You can have straight cuts every single time when you use that square.
A golf tee is a wonderful fix for wiggling hinges. You need to remove both the door itself and the individual hinges from the total door frame. Then, locate each screw hole put a golf tee in each one, tapping gently. Cut the golf tee off flush with the surface and put the door back on the hinges. A golf gee thus provides the screw with something it can grab.
You may not be an expert woodworker, but the advice here should help you become better. Always seek ways to gain a greater understanding of woodworking, and hopefully you will enjoy the many new projects that you create in the future. See what all you can create!