How to Use Woodworking Tools

There is a wealth of traditional and power woodworking tools at your disposal and you must use the right one for the right job. Almost every traditional hand tool has a power version as well. Carving knives are used for carve figurines and shapes from softer woods such as pine and fir. Harder woods can be carved with knives as many old timers still do. However, carving knives work better for sma...


How do I care for my fine woodworking tools?

In as far as maintenance is concerned woodworking tools are similar to kitchen knives. Regular use causes wear and tear and the tools that are supposed to be sharp to be effective, become dull and ineffective. A dull tool means that a saw takes more time to cut wood so does drilling a hole with a dull drill. Caring for woodworking tools involves keeping them sharp and in good condition. There ar...


How to Rip Wood on a Table Saw

One of the most common things that you will be required to do when working with wood is to rip or cut wood along the grain. Set the distance between the saw fence and blade to the width of the finished piece you want. Ensure that there is nothing anywhere near the blade and turn on the table saw. Place the work piece onto the face of the saw in front of the blade, with the right side against the...


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