General Woodworking

Woodworking Joints

Woodworking Joints’ TypesJoinery is the aesthetic mark of fine craftsmanship. Without strong, beautiful joints connecting two pieces of wood together, furniture, toys, and other crafts would be produced from single pieces of wood. Once the woodworking  joint types below have been fully understood and mastered, they can be applied to a multiple variety of projects, to make strong, attractively crafted material.

Basic Butt Joints

The most basic wood joint, this is used when framing walls in stick-frame homes with mechanical fasteners holding the two pieces of stock in place. Click here to learn more about how and when to build a basic butt joint.

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Woodworking with School Aged Students

Five Rules for Setting Up a School Woodshop Centre/Program

1. Remember to start with the easy and slowly move to the more difficult.  There are a variety of tools and equipment that can be purchase specifically designed for children.  The proper sized equipment is much safer for smaller hands and bodies.  For example:

 Grip 9 Piece Children’s Tool Kit Child’s First Tool Set-All Wood  Grip 9 pc Children's Tool Kit
 Grip 53 Piece Children’s Tool Kit for $19.99.  Child’s First Tool Set-All Wood $ 9.75  Grip 9 Piece Children’s Tool Kit for $22.99.


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Woodworking with Children

Children WoodworkingAre you an avid woodworker who would like to enjoy working on a woodworking project with a child?  With this article, learn how to work together with a youngster on exciting building projects, use real plans and real tools!  Remember that all power tools should be used by an adult and all projects should be undertaken with adult supervision.

Before starting a project with a child, have them understand “If you don't know how to use a tool properly, ask someone for help.”  This would generally be thought of as a safety tip, but it can also make the project easier and help with professional type results.

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Vanguard Travel Trailer Rebuild

Last spring we bought a 15 foot 1977 Vanguard travel trailer from a friend at a good price. I knew that it had some water damage when I bought it … that’s the reason it was so cheap. I figured, HEY, how hard could it be to repair water damage in a small travel trailer? It can’t be that much work … right? …

 Travel trailer before rebuild

inside travel trailer

 Inside water damaged travel trailer

Wrong! … The first lesson I learned was that some visual water damage inside a trailer, means there’s a lot of hidden water damage.

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