Woodworking is probably one of the best hobbies around. You master it, and it will be the most rewarding. In this article, I'm going to share with you a few woodworking secrets and tricks I've accumulated over the last years. Those tricks will help a beginner woodworker with the general glitches and minor frustrations most of the beginners would encounter. Are you ready? Let's start …
Use Assembly Blocks
One of the first things that actually everyone will use, involves the assembly of wood pieces. Imagine you have started a rather ambitious project and are right now at the point where all the things should be put together. How are you holding all those items in position at the same time? The way to work around this dilemma by using assembly blocks.
They could take a little effort to create, but they hold pieces very good in position. They look as tiny square blocks made from medium density fiber wood or even plywood. Just make some intersecting grooves into a block of wood and there you have the 1st assembly block. How simple is that!
In fact you could just go into a shop and buy assembly blocks, but why not create it a project to make your own? It's definitely more affordable and more rewarding. They are really helpful when putting pieces together.
Easy Is Best.
You are simply starting out, so do not make a try to put together probably the most complex project that you can think of. Begin with something that will be easy, sort of a box, or else a shelf. Do not feel bad that your 1st project is not overly complicated, because nobody ever created a full size deck on the 1st try.
You cut and assemble all of your parts separately, but at some point you will need to apply stain to the wood. This must to be done BEFORE you actually put the woodworking project together. Because if you set the items as one first and then stain, you'll find quickly that you have just created areas that are hard or maybe not at all to stain. This is a bad situation that could end in a scrapped project. Worse yet, you might end up using excess stain to your project. Though, if this will happen, dab it up with a wash cloth.
Be Sure You Have All The Right Tools And Funds Before Beginning A Project
One thing that happens to many individuals is that they will start a new woodworking project and once they are halfway done they understand that they do not have a particular tool that's needed or they might not have the funds to buy all the materials needed. Remember that it is a fun hobby used to relax, do not let it stress you out due to cash, just stay with projects within your price range.
As you can see, there are many more woodworking suggestions out there. Naturally you will find your own way during this fantastic hobby, however keep these tricks in your mind, as they come from experience.
Source by Mike Pitt