Archive for the 'Woodworking' Category

Woodworking Plans Make the Project

December 18th, 2006

So think you’d like to build a bathroom cabinet. Perhaps a new curio for the front room is in order. You even recognize how nice it would be to make a captain’s bed with a full set of drawers underneath and a headboard that holds books. If you have big plans for building something out of wood, then make sure you have the right woodworking plans and patterns so that you can do it like the professionals. Continue Reading »

The Right Woodworking Jigs for Any Job

December 18th, 2006

The average do-it-yourself homeowner has only had to experience once cutting or drilling without a jig to know the value of a good woodworking jig. It makes for a frustrating experience when holes get drilled too deeply or picture frame moulding doesn’t square up during the final gluing and nailing stages. Then, of course, there have been the disastrous routing or dovetail cuts that just don’t measure up in the end. The solution to this and any woodworking problem is to have the right jig available. Continue Reading »

Preparing the Lumber for Your Woodworking Project

December 18th, 2006

Wood varies greatly in color and figure – even wood of the same species and boards from the same tree. You need to pay attention to how boards look when you’re putting then next to one another in a project. Otherwise, you may end up with color and figure differences that will detract from the appearance and be difficult to disguise with a finish. Continue Reading »

Build a Dollhouse

December 18th, 2006

Here’s how to build a dollhouse for your daughter even if you are not handy with wood.  You can really show your daughter that you love her by making her something with your own hands. Continue Reading »

Tools for a Perfect Workshop

December 18th, 2006

A well equipped work shop is the first step to making sure you are ready and able for any do-it-yourself home improvement project. With a few basic workhorses, you can saw, nail, sand, shape and sharpen the way the pros do it. Continue Reading »

Build Your Own Garage Workbench

December 18th, 2006

A garage workbench is an essential piece of equipment in any home workshop. A workbench will allow you to complete projects easily and with greater accuracy. A variety of pre made workbenches are available to fit your needs. If you prefer, you can make your own workbench, either with a kit or from a plan. Continue Reading »

Boat Building Tips

December 18th, 2006

To get a good boat, you must first start with a good design. Fortunately, or unfortunately, the collection of designs available is immense.

In years gone by, choosing a boat design to build was limited to what you could get your hands on through local boat yards or designers. With the Internet, the whole world plus a huge archive of older designs is now at your finger tips. Continue Reading »

Do-It-Yourself Woodwork Projects

December 18th, 2006

Creating your own woodwork projects is an enjoyable past time that takes some skill, patience and creativity. If you are new to woodworking, rest assured that with each completed project, your skill level increases. The key to improvement lies in choosing appropriate jobs that match your skill level. Even if you consider yourself a beginner, many fun and creative woodwork projects can be tackled. Continue Reading »

Computer Desk Plans

December 18th, 2006

For a dedicated do it yourselfer, nothing brings more satisfaction than a well completed project. Building your own desk for your computer is a project worth contemplating if this is your hobby. A simple search on the Internet will bring in many computer desk plans to plan this project around. These plans come with parts lists and tools needed to make your planning of the project easier. The prices vary from no cost to a high of less than fifty dollars for the computer desk plans. You will be able to find computer desk plans in your local craft and hobby store as well. Continue Reading »

Using Biscuit Joiner Power Tools

December 18th, 2006

These power tools are mainly used to plunge-cut the slots for wooden biscuits that strengthen and align joints. Whether you’re at the wood working shop or the job site, biscuit joiners are one of the most indispensable for mitered window casings, face frames, cabinet carcasses and more. Continue Reading »

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