Wood For Woodworking

By Robert Robillard

The following guest post was written by Marcy Tate.   Marcy is a home improvement blogger at fixyourhome.wordpress.comblog and has been working with carpenters for over a decade. The Different Types of Wood for Woodworking Before beginning woodworking projects, the first step is to pick the right wood for the craft. Start by researching the different…

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Hand Saw Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

Hand Saw Tip – Hand Saw Maintenance There is more to hand saw maintenance than sharpening the teeth.   Keep Hand Saw Rust Free Storing your handsaw in a case or sleeve and keeping it  moisture free is important to keeping the blade sharp and from staining the wood your cutting.   Adding silica gel packets…

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Tips For Using A Drill Press

By Robert Robillard

Using A Drill Press Tips for using a drill press include matching the speed of the drill to the bit being used and matching the drill bit to the material being drilled. Drill press speed depend on lots of things: the type of material being drilled and its hardness the hole size the type hardness…

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Wood Working Pipe Clamp Sizes

By Robert Robillard

Getting More Out Of Your Woodworking Pipe Clamps: In my world of finish carpentry and remodeling pipe clamps are a necessity when building bookcases, mantles and built-ions.  Pipe clamps (sometimes called bar clamps) work by attaching  clamping mechanisms onto a standard size gas pipe.   Wood working pipe clamp sizes  come in  3/4″ pipe and also…

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Drilling To The Correct Depth

By Robert Robillard

Carpenter’s Tip To Drilling Precise Depth Holes When drilling holes in wood or masonry the trick is always ensuring you’ve reached the correct depth. As a carpenter and remodeler there are many times when I find myseld having to drill several holes to exactly the same depth.   Many of my drills have depth gauges, but…

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Use a Test Piece To Avoid Carpentry Mistakes

By Robert Robillard

Carpenter’s Tip – Use a Test Piece for Tight Fitting Parts Practice makes perfect I always say, but so doesn’t test pieces. Whenever I’m doing finish work and I’m making what I call a “money cut,” which is a cut that has to be perfect, I always cut a test piece out of scrap wood. …

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Carpenter’s Tip to Avoid Splitting Wood

By Robert Robillard

Image: http://www.lemurzone.com/rfg/ Carpenter’s Tip – Prevent Split Wood I’ve seen it a thousand times, a well intentioned person is installing a nail at the end of a board and POW the board splits!!! If using conventional nails, watch out at the ends of pieces of wood this ios an area that tends to split easy.…

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Carpenters Tip for Marking Wood

By Robert Robillard

Accurate Pencil Marks When measuring, marking and cutting wood how many times have you made a pencil mark only to go to the saw and forget which side your suppose to cut.  Here is a simple but accurate carpenters tip for marking wood.   Accurate Layout Marks Or worse you cut the wrong side of…

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