Woodworking tips 1

Just started a woodworking class.

  • get some basic tools – rule, set square, tenon saw (more teeth per inch = finer cut), marking gauge, chisel
  • a bench hook is great – and you can make one
  • measure twice, cut once
  • take your time, let the tool do the work
  • mark the wood you are going to remove, and cut on the waste side of the line you’ve marked – you can always take more off, but you cant put it back.
  • a saw can make a mess of your fingers – treat it like a big sharp chefs knife – keep your fingers away from the blade: tenon sawing
    more tenon sawing
  • rub a candle (never oil) on the side of the saw if it squeaks and sticks in the wood.
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