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When I got started in woodworking I was incredibly confused about

When I got started in woodworking I was incredibly confused about

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When I got started in woodworking I was incredibly confused about choosing wood. In the

When I got started in woodworking I was incredibly confused about choosing wood. In the above video, and in the article below, I share what I've learned ...

Question: For your woodworking projects, should you choose a hardwood lumber like Hard Maple or Lignum Vitae? Or softwood lumber like Southern Yellow Pine ...

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After you learn the basics from this video and article I encourage you to look at the bottom of this article for a list of links, books, and DVDs that will ...

Yes, wood moves when it dries and also with the changes in seasons and location (temperature and humidity). Wood doesn't really get longer (thank goodness) ...

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Even if you are using a beautiful (yet unstable) grain pattern on part of your furniture, it's a good idea to use stable wood on the other parts.

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It's a feature of this type of blade that they hollow out the centre of the flat area. This is incredibly hard steel which helps you get ...

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BOOK: I have found this book to be an incredible guide to choosing different types of wood because it shows beautiful grain patterns & discusses woodworking ...

Translating that to my business - I purchase wood by the "board foot", which is one square foot of lumber 1" thick, or one twelfth of a cubic foot.

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The handle is usually made of wood or plastic and is connected to a metal blade with a thumbscrew or wing nut.

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Similarly, wood expands in the radial and tangential directions, but not really much in the longitudinal direction. In fact, that “3/4” inch” that a ...

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Many craftsmen of the past built the bases of their workbenches with less-expensive pine (softwood) and the tops & vices with hardwoods like beech or maple.

Just use your brain to determine what type of wood you should use on different parts of your furniture.

Markings on this tape perfectly match those on the steel rule, eliminating any error caused by switching between them. Check your tape occasionally to make ...

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Some projects even require a mix of both hardwoods and softwoods, like a violin or a workbench. For example, violin makers use a soft Spruce for the ...

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Entering the church, I was surprised to find something extremely different from the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal, which I had just visited.

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Anyone who has done a wood floor - whether solid hardwood or engineered - has heard that the materials must be delivered and left onsite to “breathe” for a ...

Unless you're set on having a wildly figurative grain pattern on your furniture, you're probably going to want to choose the most stable wood possible; ...

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Select wood with structural integrity, tight grain, small knots , few cup and twist, and no splits.

Instead of making this super long tutorial even longer, I have included detailed step-by-step instructions on how to build the center panel, ...

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In the final step when we get the brackets hooked together, we will tighten the screws so the bed is rock solid!

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I always wanted to design and build a beautiful wood bed that is uniquely ours, and share the simple plan and tutorial with everyone.

IMPORTANT: after all the wood is cut, check the pieces together which have the same length: this will ensure our DIY bed frame is square and all the pieces ...

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It is something which is needed especially when you are working with large pieces of wood where ...

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Instead of making this super long tutorial even longer, I have included detailed step-by-step instructions on how to build the center panel, ...

The key is to leave a tiny gap (even 1/32″ is enough ) between the 1×4 slats to allow room for wood movement. More about wood movement in the DIY headboard ...

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