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How To Cut A Mortise AskWoodMan.com In this video I use sharp chisels to square up my mortises. This is the 34thvideo in my complete sharpening series. In this series I will use the following tools and machines: Makita 9820 electric water stone with an after market sharpening jig, Bosch belt sander, Porter Cable belt sander, Mitutoyo combination square, General Sharpening Jig, DMT Diamond Stones, and various chisels, plane irons and scrapers. Allan Little is AskWoodMan™ Follow him on twitter, be a fan on Facebook, or subscribe to his blog! twitter.com facebook.com askwoodman.com
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Belt Sander Tips



George Vondriska shows us some great tips when using the belt sander. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video. For more woodworking videos, please visit www.wwgoa.com!

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This is the eleventhvideo in a detailed series featuring important aspects of finishing, sanding, gluing and clamping a traditional solid wood door. AskWoodman.com Video 11 includes an important sanding tip for all woodworkers. Woodman’s pet peeve? He hates to see machine marks in a finished piece. What’s the best way to avoid that? Sand the sequence. Sanding The Sequence, working through the grits, is a huge time saver. Woodman talks about his sanding theory, different grits, and what sandpapers he considers the best on the market today. He also explains why he doesn’t use random orbital sanders for most sanding work. Woodman believes a half sheet orbital sander does a superior job to achieve flatness and straightness. Sanding with the Festool half sheet sander is a pleasure and is like sanding on autopilot. ______________________________________ Be sure to check out the other videos in the Solid Wood Door Series. The complete series starts with explaining how to build a stunning tung oil based finish using Waterlox Original. It also shows detailed instruction for how to prep the surface, how to glue and clamp mortise and tenon joints using PC7 and various clamps, how to make blow out repairs, and multiple sanding techniques and philosophy. As a bonus, you’ll see my very unique door holding system that spins effortlessly on a rotisserie style mechanism to ensure perfect finish application. ______________________________________ Want to know which tools and products that

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AskWoodMan.com This is the sixthvideo in my complete sharpening series. In this series I will use the following tools and machines: Makita 9820 electric water stone with an after market sharpening jig, Bosch belt sander, Porter Cable belt sander, Mitutoyo combination square, General Sharpening Jig, DMT Diamond Stones, and various chisels, plane irons and scrapers. In this sixth video I take an old chisel and bring it back to life using a 4″ X 24″ belt sander and 120 grit paper. It’s a good idea to grind as much as possible before taking your chisels to the diamond stones. This is a great alternative for those that do not own a Makita 9820-2 Horizontal Wet Wheel. You’ll be amazed how quickly you can get your chisels back to a 25 degree bevel using this technique. The key is to have a light touch and also to keep the chisel steel from overheating. When steel overheats it can weaken and damage your tool. This will affect the hardness properties of your knife, which means it won’t cut as well. This video is just one in the series where Allan Little shows all his sharpening techniques that he has refined in the last 25 plus years to attain the sharpest chisels, plane irons and scrapers. This series will show not only how to hone and sharpen using the diamond stones, but also how to grind on the Makita 9820 course wheel as well as belt sanders. This series ends with chisels, plane irons and scraper demonstrations. ______________________________________ Want to know which tools
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Ken asks…

One or 1.5 Car Garage Woodworking Work shop for Car and Shop?

I have a 1.5 Car concrete block garage. I want to make it into a woodworking shop and also have the option of putting my car inside if need be.
Can you give me any tips on how i would achieve this? I know that i will need to put lockable wheels on almost all my machine tools.
Are there any machine tools that offer a good compromise between size and performance? The table saw would probably be the biggest factor, should i get a contractor table saw?
Please recommend certain models.
Machine Tools I’m looking to get:
Table saw
Miter saw
Jointer
Planer
Dust Collector
Band saw
Drill press
Work bench

Are there any tools that can perform 2 or more functions so that i don’t have to buy more tools? Thanks

Denny answers:

The drill press is about the only tool that you might get by with a reduced size model. For the others get the best you can afford. For the table saw, you might want to read this write up from Wood Magazine.

Http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-tools/reviews/saws/mid-priced-tablesaws/

There is also a video from The New Yankee Workshop on a garage workshop that you might benefit from. It is available at the site below.

Mandy asks…

what supplies do i need to make a woodworking station for my husband?

i want to set up a woodworking station for my husband in our garage as a christmas gift to him next year. we donat have alot of money i was tinking i could find some of the basic tools on craigslist and stuff. But i’m not sure what all to get. i’m thinking a table saw, an electric sander, he already has a drill and idk if he’d have the patience or need for a lathe(sp?) hes not the most artistic man, thats more me. but i kno he likes building things.

so any suggestions on starting a begginner table setting
tools supplies

Denny answers:

The basics for a beginner are:

Sturdy table. Used, stained and scarred would be fine.
Dresser drawer cabinet. Used, stained and scarred is not important.
Table saw.
Jig saw.
Hammer.
Screw driver set.
Orbital sander.
Battery powered screw driver.
Cordless drill with metal bits and wood bits.

The next step up:
Scroll saw.
Drill press (Table top or floor stand)

Leave out the lathe for now. That’s in the third step category. That’s very expensive because of the hand tool collection that is used with the lathe.

I suggest you not bother with supplies. He will have to do a lot of shopping regardless of what you buy. Shopping for wood and screws will be fun for him and you can’t do it without knowing what the first project is.

Mayan

Sandra asks…

what do i need to get started with woodworking?

Alright, well i have been woodworking for 3 years in high school, now i’m looking to continue this as a hobby and maybe later own starting my own business. For right now what kind of tools should i get to get started.
I already have a lot(dad does a lot of home renovation)
Hammers
Drills
squares
table saw
miter saw
jig saw
portable sanders
radial arm saw
router
etc.
but what else would i need, i know i would need a jointer and plainer-what kind? i know grizzly is good but can be pricey.. but what else help me out tell me what i need and what brand would be good

Denny answers:

Head over to: http://www.harborfreight.com/ and have a look around. Inexpensive tools of all kinds and they ARE guaranteed. I’ve been a Licensed Residential Builder for 20 years, and I can tell you you’ll get a lot of satisfaction from your woodworking hobby. There’s lots of tools to need and want, but few of them are really necessary. Plan your shop with tools that will do “double duty” for you, and expand as money allows. A good 10″ compound miter saw is a necessity. SOme saw horses, an 18v cordless drill and a tblesaw. Why BOTH a table saw and a Radial arm? Start with a table saw and learn to make the jigs you need to take advantage of all the uses it can do. I’ve used a drill press for a lathe, as well as using it for a drill. That’s what I mean by “double duty”. Plan what you’ll NEED to complete a project, an start with that. As you grow in the hobby, add to your collection of tools. Good Luck, and enjoy your new hobby!

Mary asks…

What do i need to get started with woodworking?

Alright, well i have been woodworking for 3 years in high school, now i’m looking to continue this as a hobby and maybe later own starting my own business. For right now what kind of tools should i get to get started.
I already have a lot(dad does a lot of home renovation)
Hammers
Drills
squares
table saw
miter saw
jig saw
portable sanders
radial arm saw
router
etc.
but what else would i need, i know i would need a jointer and plainer-what kind? i know grizzly is good but can be pricey.. but what else help me out tell me what i need and what brand would be good

Denny answers:

You left out wood!

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John asks…

where can i get cheap woodworking tools?

Dusty answers:

Good quality tools are not going to be cheap if you buy them new. You might find some good quality used ones at pawn shops, yard sales or flea markets.

George asks…

Buying Woodworking Tools?

Could anybody point me in the right direction with regards to building a workshop. I would like to know which tools I should buy first e.g. a table saw, band saw, etc.

Dusty answers:

Well, this will depend a lot on exactly what you intend to do. And, knowing exactly what you are going to do is not possible, because once you try something else, you need tools for it. For a general wood shop, Id suggest these, in this order,a) 10 inch Tablesaw, contractor style, or cabinet saw, NOT a benchtop model.b) Equally important is a good quality blade for that saw, a combination blade will get you started, look to a freud or forrest blade.c) A miter saw, sliding compound miter is best, check out the Makita LS1013, or Hitachi also makes a good one (and again, another good blade is important). D)Router with 1/2 inch collet, bits to go with it,and if you can afford it, a table mounted router is priceless. E) a bandsaw, Jet Delta and Grizzly all make good ones in the 14 inch models.f)A planer (I have a Ridgid 13 inch planer, its a workhorse).g) a drillpress.h)a good scroll saw, stay away from any of the ones under $200, I really like Dewalt.i)a wood lathe, youll be amazed at the fun this tool will be. J) a disc sander, 12 inch would be nice, and if you can afford it, a combination belt/disc sander is even better,k) a jointer, stay away from benchtop models.l)a thickness sander, the Performax is great. Many of those tools need some type of dust collection, so a dust collector should be one of the top priorities as well.
Some necessities I didnt mention are equally important, like clamps, you never can have to many of them,a good square, straightedge,and tape measure, hand tools like drills, sanders,etc. Most important…. A pair of safety glasses, good old fashioned common sense, and all the other necessary PPE.

Susan asks…

has anyone heard of Reliant woodworking tools? Looking for an owners manual thanx?

Dusty answers:

Http://www.reliantmarkingtools.co.uk/

hope this helps!

Mandy asks…

Hand tools or power tools when learning woodworking?

I am new at making furniture and the books ask that we learn the basic skills by hand but I am finding hand tools to be – on the one hand pure and true to the origins of the craft – but on the other hand – very hard to learn to use comfortable – I am ruining a lot of nice stock and its neatly cut edges and surfaces with my tools – is it worth persisting or is woodwork the realm of power tools now?

Dusty answers:

It will take time to become a good carpenter with either one. Mistakes are part of it. I have told apprentices that any damn fool can do it right the first time but it takes a real craftsman to screw it up and then make it look good. Just don’t get in too big of a hurry. Try what you want to do on some scrap a cheaper stock until you are comfortable with it. Good luck to ya.

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Mark asks…

What are the basic power tools I would need to begin woodworking in my garage?

I currently have a power miter saw and drill. I thought a table saw might be helpfull in cutting large wood pieces. I have looked at nail guns, however the ones I feel comfortable using do not have the capabilities of using large size nails.

Dusty answers:

To keep it to what you asked, the basic, Id say a good quality tablesaw,drillpress (if your current drill is a hand held), a good router (tablemounted is a bonus at this point), a bandsaw,a benchtop planer, a disc sander (at least 9 inch), a scrollsaw,an air compressor, a dust collector, and maybe a lathe and jointer.
Handhelds…a drill (if you dont have one), a random orbit sander,router,circular saw,jig saw,and a biscuit jointer.
Buy the best you can afford, and buy them as you need them, you might find a niche and not need some of the ones mentioned ever.
The most important power tool in any shop is your brain, always work with a clear head, and think through each operation thoroughly before you do it.If it seems unsafe, it probably is.And remember…eyes are valuable, wear good safetyglasses. Enjoy your new hobby!

Richard asks…

Can I use wood board pieces for block prints?

I have a whole lot ( about 100 or so) various pieces of pine wood that was left over from a project at work. They are smooth soft pine, I was wondering if Ic an use these for block printing? I have heard of this, but I tried to print something and it came out looking rather strange, not smooth. I have only made prints with linoleum from the store , is there any different way to use wood for blocks? DO I need to sand it or something first? They are pretty smooth as it is. I would like to use this as it would be worlds cheaper than buying blocks… can I use my lino cutters on the wood or should I use woodworking tools exclusively? Any advice on making blocks with wood would be appreciated. Know any good sites? Thank you so much!

Dusty answers:

Preparation of your wood is absolutely essential. Choose a smooth flat board without knots. Sand 3 times starting with coarse grade, medium grade, then fine grain. Trace your drawing onto the wood then varnish it. After the varnish or shellac dries, smooth over it with steel wool then apply a second coat. Then carve and keep your carving clean. The wood itself becomes a beautiful work of art as well. Now about your wood quality. Pine is soft and has large veins which make it difficult to carve, but you can use it. Keep your tools sharp. Harder smooth grain woods such as cherry are better. I have gotten odds and ends leftover from a specialty lumber yard at a discounted price. You can also use a good grade of plywood. The end grain is the best for printmaking but can cost you more. I love making prints this way but have very little time and have gotten a little rusty on it but hope that this helps. Personally I think you need wood carving tools. I also use a dremel tool but wear goggles.

David asks…

How can I find folks with the same woodworking tool I have?

I bought a Legacy Ornamenatal Mill. I would like to start a club for people with the same model. The company will not share the contact info of their customers. I don’t know how to find others with this tool. If I could we could share tips and tricks. It is a hard tool to learn to use.

Dusty answers:

The best answer I can think of is to start a group on Yahoo! Groups or some other similar site. You can choose to advertise this group on Yahoo and other search engines. This way, if somebody with this same tool is looking for a group, they will find yours. After people join, you can send messages to each other (and post tips and tricks). Good luck!

Lizzie asks…

Any place I can go to learn woodworking in Kansas City?

I want to learn woodworking, but don’t have the tools or space for it. Are there any places I can go in Kansas City (preferably North Kansas City) where I can learn to use tools and build quality wooden stuff (furniture, ect.)?

Dusty answers:

The cheapest deals are at public technical high schools that often have night classes on all kinds of topics. Check with your local community college as that is a good and cheap option.

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How to properly use a machine sander; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on woodworking tools in this free instructional video. Expert: Kevin Mouton Bio: Kevin Mouton has spent the last four years making custom, high end, solid wood and veneer furniture for local and national clients out of a shop in Austin, Texas. Filmmaker: Paul Raila
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John asks…

What tools are used in carpentry?

I am getting starting on a project building bookshelves and desks. Price is really not a concern for me.

Dusty answers:

If price is not a concern,I suggest you hire an experienced carpenter to get you aqainted with the tools you need and how to properly use them.Some power tools are more dangerous than guns.The most commonly used carpentry tool is common sense.Good luck with your projects and be carefull.

Ruth asks…

Wood working or carpentry tools?

My husband is getting in to wood working and carpentry. Nothing extreme, just building a few things for around the house. He has a jigsaw, miter saw, sander, and access to a belt sander and table saw, plus your normal tools. I’m trying to get some Christmas ideas, what else does he need? I don’t want to ask him, of course, because then he’ll know what I’m up to. Can you give me some ideas as to what would be the most beneficial things for him to have? Much appreciated!

Dusty answers:

Given your list, I’d say a router or drill/driver would be a good addition, assuming “your normal tools” include hand tools such as chisels, rasps, planes, measuring tape, square, hammer, nail sets, screwdrivers, nail pullers, clamps (can’t have too many of those), pliers, toolbox, …

Other good options
* $20 single hole Kreg jig (I think it’s called the mini)
* Books or magazines on the subject (Family Handyman, Popular Woodworking, Bob Flexner’s book on wood finishing, etc.)
* Workbench

Lizzie asks…

Would a carpentry business or school let me use their tools?

I need to build a small raft in Wisconsin which will require a screwdriver. I will need only about 3 hours. Is it possible that someone might let me borrow theirs?

Dusty answers:

Go to a dollar store or knock on your neighbor’s door. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t own a screwdriver that wouldn’t let you borrow it. Do you live near Pittsburgh? I have about a dozen of them.

Sandra asks…

Names of carpentry tools and their diagrams ?

especially tools for timber preparation

Dusty answers:

There a dozens. And in timber preparation, which is a specialized craft that differs from country to country, you would find different names in different tradition.
A beginning point in the US would be timber framing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timber_framing and a search on the tools used http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rlz=1R1GGGL_en___US366&biw=765&bih=543&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=Timber+framing+tools&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=
If you mean from logs, then you might look for these books http://www.mikegigi.com/favorite.htm#SEYMOUR

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Making a Boomerang with Power Tools



Using a band saw, routers, pneumatic and finish sander to make a boomerang quickly.
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