Tag Archives: woodcrafting

Creating Your Own Plans

After you develop into a more seasoned woodworker, you might want to try your hand at creating your own plans. Start with the end in mind. Think about what you want the finished project to look like. If you have any drawing skills, make a sketch of the picture you have in your head. Don’t […] Read more

Tools Used in Woodworking and Woodcrafting

Woodworking or woodcrafting can be a labor of love, but at times it can be just that: a labor. It involves activities such as cutting, drilling, carving, fitting, nailing, screwing, gluing, sanding, staining, finishing, etcetera. But a lot of the labor can be reduced (or at least enjoyed more) by using the right tools for […] Read more

Saws Used in Woodworking and Woodcrafting

As discussed in a previous post, there a times to use hand tools, and times to use power tools. I intend to go more in depth into each of the individual tools mentioned below in future posts, but let me start with a general overview of the many types of saws that exist and some […] Read more

Woodworking Project Ideas

If you’re a homeowner who’s about to embark on a home improvement project, looking to redecorate, or would like to add or replace furniture, but you’re finding it difficult to choose the specific products or materials, then hopefully this post will help spark some creativity. There are a variety of popular woodworking projects Read more

Woodworking as a Business

Ok, so, you love woodworking / woodcrafting, right? You wouldn’t be on this site otherwise. The question is, are you one of the lucky few who get to do what you love for a living? Would you like to be? What if you could turn your passion into profit? What if you could either augment […] Read more

More Tools Used in Woodworking / Woodcrafting

Whether you just want to make some furniture for your own house, or you want to start your own wood products factory, then there are some tools and equipment that will make the process faster, easier, more fun, and produce a better result. In previous articles I’ve discussed both hand tools and power tools for woodworking projects, and Read more

Woodworking Jigs

The quality result of any woodworking or woodcrafting project is entirely dependent upon the precision and skill utilized in executing that project. The slightest error in measuring, cutting, or shaping a piece may ruin the finished product, especially if there are several pieces that are supposed to be identical, but aren’t. Woodworking Read more

Woodworking Patterns

As mentioned in previous posts, woodworking and woodcrafting require precision. One thing that will dramatically help you be more precise is preplanning. Before you even begin, have a good understanding of the raw materials needed, the tools to be used, the amount of time involved, and the goal which is the finished product. Using patterns, Read more

Woodworking Plans

For almost everyone, it’s not enough for a woodworking piece to simply fulfill its intended purpose; it must also be aesthetically pleasing. Indeed, an entire industry revolves around interior design, home decor, landscaping, etcetera. So, a woodworker / woodcrafter must consider not only function but also form when exercising their craft. Read more

Woodworking Projects

You’ll always be more pleased with the results of any woodworking project if you start with proper planning. Below we’ll discuss some of the parts involved with that planning, such as (of course) deciding what exactly you’re trying to accomplish, finding or developing a good set of plans and/or patterns, determining what Read more
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