Beginners Woodworking Videos

Best Results for Woodworking with OAK Wood

Once you have worked with less expensive woods, a natural progression is to purchase more expensive woods and many people select Oak because it is readily available and of all the exotic woods, it is one of the better-priced woods ... and of course Oak projects look great when they are finished.

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In North America, there are basically 2 kinds of Oak that you will be able to choose from Red Oak or White Oak. Most wood stores will have Red Oak, but not all will have White Oak as it is often a tiny bit more expensive, and most people who are choosing flooring or wood for furniture  choose Red Oak.

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3 Ways to Edge Joint Wood Without a Jointer

Edge jointing wood is one of the most important things that woodworkers will do. Without straight flat edges to work with the rest of the project will be difficult at best to bring together and may not even come together if the joints cannot align with one another. Further, if you are gluing narrower boards together to make the wider board, edge jointing is critical to get matching edges.

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In ideal shops, we use a machine called a "jointer" to do this task, or if working without machinery a hand plane is used, but there are other alternatives, and some of these may even be used by advanced woodworkers in special situations  ...   

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Getting the Most from Cheap Tools

There is nothing more frustrating than once you begin to get confident with woodworking tools you find that many of the tools you have are slowing you down and in some cases causing your work to un-even or off the square. Welcome to woodworking!  where not everything is as perfect as we would like it to be. One of the challenges of learning woodworking is learning about tools as we go along, and finding out that in most cases "yes" good quality tools can often save us time.

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But many of us don't necessarily have funds available to just go out and buy the best quality tools so we need to figure out how to make the less expensive tools we have already purchased ... work better for us. The first step in the process is understanding that cheaper tools often require more time and effort in order to get good results from them. But there are some shortcuts along the way ...  

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Best Results for Woodworking with Pine Wood

The one thing that every woodworker has in common is what woods to use, and for those who are new to the hobby and often working on a limited budget because of ... maybe some investment in tools ... is the cost of wood. And one of the more common woods that new woodworkers will select is pine for a number of reasons.

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Pine is easy to find almost everywhere, it's fairly economical, often quite flat, light to handle, and easy to work with because of the softness of the wood and it can be transformed into many looks with stains and dyes, but Pine has one drawback ...

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