Showing posts with label Woodworking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Woodworking. Show all posts

Friday, February 2, 2018

Various Tools Used For WOOD WORKING

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Woodworking is a laborious job; this is because the activities as processing wood, cutting, fitting, etc, are involved in woodworking. Therefore it is important to use right woodworking tools which help to reduce the required labor and make woodworking much more convenient.

The woodworking tools are simple woodworking supplies as a hammer, saw, etc, which are small and operated manually. However, apart from woodworking tools woodworking machines also are available for facilitating your projects. 

The difference between woodworking machines and woodworking tools is that woodworking tools are simple, small, and cheap. As they are small, they are usually portable and have to be operated by holding them in hands. They are used for simple woodworking operations jobs as cutting, fitting different pieces of wood in order to make any type of wood workpiece. On the other hand, the woodworking machines are large and are usually costly. They are used for the activities as the processing of wood and even creating new wooden artistic objects.

There are several woodworking tools used these days. The most commonly used among them is a saw. There are different types of saws such as Japanese saws, dovetail saws, cross cut saws, Tenon saws, bow saws, chainsaws, etc. They are used for cutting. However, before cutting the wood, it is to be marked with woodworking tools such as markers and majoring tools. 

The tools for measuring tapes, squares, rules, etc are required for measuring and the woodworking tools as marking gauges, knives awls, play a very crucial part in marking marks before cutting. Marking is very crucial part of woodworking. This is where the skills of the woodworkers come into the picture.

Then the third most common woodworking tools are hammers. The hammers are required to fix nails with which the different pieces of wood are fixed together to make the workpiece. Apart from nails, screws also are commonly used for fixing the different parts of the workpiece.  For using screws, we first need to drill holes in the wood. The drilling machines are the tools for this purpose.

Then the next important categories of woodworking tools are the chisels, scrapers and carving tools. They are required for a number of small activities involved in woodworking. 

The finishing of the wood workpieces also is an important part of woodworking. There are some woodworking tools used for finishing also. The wood planes are used for smoothening and regularizing the surface. Scrappers and polishers as sandpapers, steel wool, and other abrasives also are useful for smoothening of the surface.



For additional support for fixing the different parts, the workpiece together wax or adhesives are applied along with the nails and screws. The workpiece is also generally colored polished with varnishes, colors etc. therefore the woodworking tools like brushes or sprayers also are required.

These are only among some of the common woodworking tools that every woodworker should have. All the above-mentioned tools are cheap and therefore even the non-commercial woodworker too may have them in his collection of woodworking tools. 



Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Wood Working Machines

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Wood has been used to make different articles since long. Today it is used for different purposes as furniture, decorative articles, and many other purposes. The popularity of wood is because it is easily available and can be cut easily for making different articles. The woodworking machines are the tools, which make cutting and woodworking even more easy and convenient. 

The woodworking machines are woodworking tools that are driven by a motor, which works on electricity or oil. They can be divided into two types as the ones, which are used for the smaller scale woodworking, and the others are for the large-scale woodworking. They are used for cutting, polishing smoothening, drilling of wood.  The nail guns are useful for fixing the different parts together. 

The small-scale woodworking machines are mainly used today for making artistic articles, or furniture in small workshops, etc. the capacity of these machines is low. They may be further subdivided according to the mode of use. The two types are the handheld woodworking machines and the fixed woodworking machines. 

Some examples of handheld small-scale woodworking machines are biscuit joiner, chainsaw jigsaw, electric drill, domino jointer, nail gun, rotary tool, etc. Some examples of the fixed small-scale woodworking machines are the drill press, band saw, drum sander, jointer, bench grinder, combination machine, wood lathe, table saw, thicknesser, spindle molder, etc. 

Thus, small-scale woodworking machines are available for all the tasks involved in woodworking. They are small sized and of lower capacity. Therefore, they are cheap and affordable to the people who want to set up a furniture repair shop or small workshop for wooden furniture and articles. 

The large-scale woodworking machines are the machines, which are large and have a very large capacity. They are generally used in the factories which manufacture process timber to produce plywood, flat wooden panels, rods, etc which are assembled together to make furniture or used for other purposes. They are also used in factories, which manufactures furniture or wooden articles on a very large scale. Due to their large size and high prices, they are not used by the small-scale woodworkers. 



Some of the examples of large-scale woodworking machines are the double end tenor, panel-dividing machines, machines for processing the edges of panels, machines used for boring or preparing holes in wooden pieces, assembling machines, etc. 

The woodworking machines have a number of advantages. The woodworking machines for each task in woodworking are available. Moreover, there is also a lot of variety in their capacity. Because of this, they are available in different sizes and prices. So everybody can choose according to his need and convenience. One more advantage is that their parts around replaceable.

They are simple to use. Thus, they make the artistic and skilled job of woodworking very simple. Improvements are taking place constantly their capacities, ability, are constantly improving. 



Thursday, December 21, 2017

Wood Working

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Woodworking is a method of building, carving or making something using wood. Wooden products are seen everywhere these days. If you want to enhance the appearance of a room in your home,  then there is no doubt you can find something made of wood.

It requires a great amount of skill to make quality handmade wooden products.

Basically wood is of 3 types. They are hardwoods that are obtained from deciduous trees, man-made materials that include plywood and softwoods that are obtained from evergreen trees. There are many woodworkers who have made a mark in woodworking by building some of the finest architecture, furniture. Some of the popular woodworkers of all times are Alvar Aalto, Norm Abram, and John Boson. 

Today woodworking tools are used most commonly to make furniture in the house. You will also see a variety of woodworking tools at construction sites. Most woodworking tools are power driven. Some of the common woodworking tools that are commonly used on construction sites are chainsaws, nail guns, rotary tools, routers, biscuit jointer, and sanders. 

For inserting a nail into the wood you should use a nail gun. A woodworking tool is used for cutting polishing, carving, sanding and for many other applications. Without these woodworking tools, you simply cannot make a wood product. All these tools are easily available in the market.

Before operating these tools you should have good knowledge about how to use these tools. If you don’t have proper knowledge, could cause you injury and the end result will look funny. Generally, skilled workers such as carpenters, train for years to a high standard to handle tools efficiently enough to produce quality products.

These tools are commonly used to make products such as cabinets, chairs, dining tables. And the better quality of wood used and top craftsmanship, you can expect the price to match!