May 21, 2016
Basically focusing on furniture with new wood working tools
What is both interesting and encouraging about most DIY projects with wood is that they remain focused on the home. It reminds one of the good old pioneering days when men and women pretty much had to survive on their own and make do with the natural resources that surrounded them. Then wood was in abundance but tools were not always easy to come by. Today it is the other way around where making furniture with the right wood working tools is concerned.
While for reasons to do with sustainability the challenge of finding the right wood remains, finding long-lasting and suitable tools is a lot easier because they are in abundance. But new users may still have a hard time deciding what to begin with. All we can do for now is offer a little encouragement by simply suggesting a short list to begin with. Go online and learn more extensively how these tools are applied to each process of furniture making.
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Every beginner should begin life as a DIY wood worker with the hand saw. Learning how to do straight and cross-cuts with this tool is a best practice for advancing skills and knowledge of the furniture making processes. In the beginning, even as a beginner, proper planning is essential. Begin life as a furniture maker without your tape measure and combination square, even an awl, and you will soon see where that leaves you.
You will also need a thickness planer. This is used for efficiently straightening edges of rough-cuts. Encouragingly, just so long as you follow the beginner’s steps in place, you will quickly graduate to using a circular saw and router. This saw is a versatile instrument while the router allows for more industrious processes which still allow for precision among practiced wood workers.