Do you want to create beautiful art based in wood? There’s not a lot of information out there about good woodworking, which is why this article is here to help you out. If woodworking is something you want to work with, keep the following tips in mind.
Be safety conscious when working with wood. Be sure to follow all safety directions when using power tools. Always keep the tool guards on, since they are there to keep you safe. You do not want to start a woodworking project and end up in the hospital.
Reusable sanding blocks made by yourself will save money. Cut six blocks from any 3/4″ plywood you have, for each sandpaper grit you regularly use. They should be about 4.75″ x 2.5″. Spray adhesive is what you use on both the blocks and cork tile square. Apply the cork to the block and use a utility knife to cut the cork flush with the block. Apply a bit of adhesive to a sheet of sandpaper and place it onto the cork blocks facing down. Finally you can cut the sandpaper so it’s flush with the cork and then you can label each block.
Don’t use your fingers to guide your cutting. Use a piece of wood to assist you in pushing the cut through. This helps you keep every finger, which are required for doing future woodworking.
A handy tool for every woodworking shop is a stair gauge. Commonly used to scribe stair jacks, it can also be used to attach to your carpenter’s square. This adds a very practical element to your project that can save time and money. This square will make sure your cuts are straight each time.
With this knowledge at the ready, you can tackle any wood project now. If you practice, you will get better every time. Put the tips found in this piece to good use.