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Wood Crafts

Parent Category: Arts and Crafts
Questions dealing with wood, woodworking, tools, (power/hand) projects, glues, fasteners, finishes, etc. Some examples: How do I build a birdhouse?; What kind of wood do I use for a picnic table?; or What is a good weatherproof glue?

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A lathe in a small wood or metal shop has a motor that connects to  the lathe by belt. In a "direct drive" lathe the motor connects  directly. I assume that "all gear" means direct drive, no belt. A  belt drive protects the motor from damage and reduces vibration of  the lathe. In addition, the...
mallet -has a large wooden head pencil used for drawing marking and also drawing hammer- used for driving nails paintbrush used for painting Craft Knife The craft knife is an essential tool for many projects, from the scrapbook to model planes or dollhouse furniture. Knives must be razor sharp...
To change the position of a piece of wood
What's the difference between an Informant and an paid informant
Yes cedar is a very easy wood to work with as it is quite soft thus easy to shape. Very good for external work due to its properties; used internally it makes a nice feature because of the colour and grain structure. All-ways use sharp tools as with all timber
    How to Make a Robin Nest Box      Robins build nests in trees or on other structures. Some of us  naturally think that the robins that make their nests in the most  natural settings will have better success than those that nest on  houses. Sure enough, once in a while a baby...
It mainly depends on the tree(s) you have at your disposal, I used to simply get a couple of old 4ft boards, and nail them to to branches running side by side with a small gap inbetween, i would strongly advise that the edge of the plank is in conjunction with the edge of the tree. The canopy gave a...
Try this site: Your info will be on page 2.   * www.solarnavigator.net
  It is a hardwood and heavy
Woodworking can be very satisfying both as a profession as well as a hobby. A person gets to express there creativity and ingenuity while creating items that can be one of a kind. The first thing that is needed in order to do this is a well done plan which includes a list of materials as well a the...
Balsa wood is very soft and floats very well -- a great wood for making model boats and other models as well.
  If you mean Metasequoia it is a deciduous conifer. It is commonly called the Dawn Redwood. It was only rediscovered in China in 1941.
Do you mean what can soft wood be used for. Here are some uses. Roof trusses/ floor joist/ ceiling joist/ stud partitions/ timber flooring/ wall strapping/ linning boards internal finnishing. ect
The weight of an 8 foot long 2x4 depends entirely on the wood. A  soft wood such as Eastern Pine at 25 percent moisture weighs 2.241  pounds per foot. A hardwood such as Yellow Birch will weigh 3.677  pounds per foot.
take a long time and use a LOT of glue. But don't try sitting on it, you'll probably go right through
Woah, that's a loaded question. What are you building? How much money you have? I'll assume its custom Cabinets and Furniture, and your loaded with $$Stationary tools:Table Saw, Jointer, Planner, Band Saw, Radial Arm Saw,Mitre, Saw, Shaper, Edge Sander, Pocket screw cutter and Face Frame table, wide...
Yes, pine is fine, but for a longer lasting bird house I would recommend Cedar, it stands up to the elements much better. Good-Luck!I would not recommend pine or ceder for parrots
Usually with paint thinner or mineral spirits, (for oil-based) for water-based, soap an water, look on the container for clean up instructions.
Gopher Wood is only mentioned in the Bible one time and is actually lighter than Balasm Wood. Gopher Wood was able to absorbe bituminum/pitch very well as Noah pitched the ark within and without to seal the water out of the ark from the flood. Man cannot find it today because many things were...
Yes, Alder is a hardwood.
  I have answered a few popsicle building questions, it sounds like you have access to ton's of them. There are many sites on how to build bridges, but to help you the most, may I suggest checking your area for: (wood working clubs or assocations), these people love to work with wood and share...
Sapelle is a very hard wood ;in the past i have used this wood for stairs. The timber is dark reddish in colour ;your tools and cutters must be very sharp ; This timber is also very heavy.
depends on the species, in general firs are a good balance of both  strong and flexible
The size varies as do the shapes, you can get these types of sticks at hobby stores in large packs and in different sizes. You can build most anything with them, a builder of homes, bridges, decks, boats, or of anything using wood uses lumber, you would have to down-size using the popsicle sticks,...
To stop doors, for one. Also, they are used to cut, all blades are simply very sharp wedges.
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  == Answer ==   Sure it can it will just have to be thinned down enough to be sprayed. Read the can for the recommended thinner to be used. One down side to this though is that you will be wasting a lot of the paint due to the over spray. Also sometimes a second coat will needed because...
  This is probably going to start a flamewar, but here goes:     Porter-Cable 690VS     First, it's a very good machine. No one will contest that. This machine is every woodworker's either first or second choice in a router. (For me it's my first choice.)     Second, in all...
It could mean several things for various aspects in woodworking, in cabinet making you have to analyze how to layout the many panels on your substrate so you leave the least amount of scrap-wood, (the leftover, unusable wood from the sheet of substrate). In wood turning, you have to analyze how you...
http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/2103/3727.pdf    This is the closest thing I've seen, Good Luck!
Pine is the most common softwood used in construction framing ,decking ,trim and some flooring Cedar is another.... but pricey
The carving was started on Oct 4, 1927 and "completed" on October 31, 1941. The full carving as it was originally designed was never fully completed.
  Regular or average Mahogany vs. select has several things to consider, grain (stright or random), soundness of the wood, tone of the wood, you also must consider the purpose its intended for when seeking select wood, for Guitars you might want book matched, crotch, curly, flame, quilted etc.,...
Sculpting in general. Carving bone and ivory is call scrimshaw.
Advantages: Large gluing areaCan interlockResists being pulled apartWould hold together even without glue Disadvantages:If badly made, it is uselessCan be fairly difficult to mark and cut out
An "Adz" (sometimes spelled "adze").
He is the secont from the right, beside George Washington.
It's not made of wood, it's made of parchment that is usually some type of animal skin. Here is a link to how they are made: http://www.chabad.org/library/howto/wizard_cdo/aid/339590/jewish/How-is-it-Made.htm
all the wood strength has the gone because it was sawed.
You can make them out regular matches first take the sulphir of the matches and scratch off some of the striker you will get powder then turn the sulphir in to powder the mix the two add a little bit of water make it into a paste then the sticks that you scratch the sulphir from put the paste on...
it depends what u do to it ;)
First of all, its called a "confirmat" screw", other names are cabinet connecting screw, joint screw, and to a lessor degree a furniture screw. They are designed for "ONLY" particle board, medium density fiberboard (MDF), and melamine board, they must use a pilot hole made by a (one or 2 piece) step...
A woodworking vice is a must woodworkers tool, it clamps wood so you can work on your wood work project without having to worry about holding your wood while you are trying to work on it.
  Any wood considered to be hardwood works well. Some examples are Oak, Mahogany, Maple, Cherry. Think flooring woods.
There are many types of caulking, your best bet is to check the label for clean-up and /or suggestions, also many manufactures have webb-sites or hot lines to call for help or questions.
  The best way is to have a stud finder, once you find the studs anchor your cabinets with woodscrews, make sure your screw is at least 1 inch into the stud, use several screws (the number of screws is dependent on the weight).
Many different types of wood are used in organ building, depending on the organ-builder and what part of the instrument is under consideration. Wood pipes are usually made of white pine, though oak and other woods are used. Knot-free quarter-sawn white pine is probably the closest thing to a ...
  Any line drawing can be converted to an iron - on transfer pattern by photocopying it. Just place the photocopy face down on the wood and iron away. Since photocopies are made using heat to transfer toner onto paper, heat will also remove it and transfer it to wood (or almost anything else)....
They are usually made of wood.
I guess I don't understand what you mean by "dried out", if your craft wood has a finish on it, strip it, if it has never been used that's good, if its solid wood you want the moisture in the wood very low, (8% moisture content or less) if its manufactured craft wood (plywood) that has a bow or warp...
A thin piece of wood used to cover a roof is a shingle.
I belive sodium silicate can be used to fireproof wood and your ugly face >:-D
The mixture of tiny particles of sawdust and vapors (from lacquer and other finishing products) can accumulate within the volume of the shop rather quickly when working on a project. The particles in the space at a high enough concentration can effect respiratory function because you're inhaling...
  Visit your local crafts store and see what interests you, then ask a sales person if instructions are available and/or where you might get them. Good-Luck!
Larger canoes required time and work, although all the materials were ready and available from the surroundings. The task involves: gathering the bark and root lashings, carving the man boards and laminating the prow pieces, bending and lashing the gunwales and inserting the hand-carved thwarts,...
  French polish I believe is a mixture of alcohol and shellac, used on turnings of wood.    Answer   French polishing is a technique that uses a soft cloth wrapped around a buffing pad. The pad is quickly and firmly pushed and lifted over the wood, creating a fast buffing action....
You can use any surface you think suitable for art painting.
Soft wood is wood that is soft and is a light type of wood although some people think it is drift wood but it is not.Softwood is the wood from conifers.The wood is soft
If you're cutting the wood to make a Pentagon form with a chop saw the degree you're looking for is "36 degrees". Other info on the 5-sided REGULAR Pentagon (all equal sides/all equal angles) are: center angle is 72 degrees, (what is a center angle?) miter angle is 54 degrees (to form a regular...
All wood is renewable as long as young trees are left to grow.
The type of tree and seed makes it hardwood or softwood. - In very general terms , most trees that have protected seeds (like an acorn) are hardwoods. Trees that drop unprotected seeds on the ground, like conifers, are softwoods.
Hobby Lobby is a good source for purchasing a Victorian Doll House.  Most of Hobby Lobby's doll houses have to be assembled and painted,  but they are fun to build and are authentic to scale.
they crafted furniture and household items. they made every thing out of wood as in the name woodworker.
I have researched "Glues for marble", this is professional glue for granite and marble, follow the directions and it will work great for your purpose. I have used all kinds of glues and found that designer glues (formulated for a specific material) work best for the types of materials they were...
depends where you go and what type of wood
  I believe you answered your own question, just souvenirs, but I have a feeling you want to know what the're worth, if so ask the question again in the category of collectibles. As far as what does the Man & Woman symbolize, The reuniting of our War Hero's to the're loved ones at home.
its actually very simple. first create a base with glue by making it anyway you want but remember it needs to be sturdy. i personally i create an open box and then make a run way down the center. secondly create the main tower by lining up the balsa wood side by side and gluing it together, i use a...
  Check your spelling or complete name of "KTS" and what kind of woodshaping, (hand tool, machine or machine tool, kits, or single tool.)
There are many types of materials that can be used, you must consider how stable you want it to be, will it be handled, played with, or for display purposes. Materials you could use: plaster, polymer or model clay, styrofoam, etc., styrofoam would be the cheapest to build with, using knives ...
Just use cardboard and paper towel rolls and glue. That's how I made mine. But if you want to make a cool one, use Legos. My friend did that and it turned out awesome!!!
An engine lathe can be a gap bed lathe. The term "gap bed" refers to a lathe where a section of the bed next to the head stock is removable to enable the machining of large outside diameter work pieces.
  feeding bar mechanism used to make the bar self forward motion when the collet chuck is opened and by using weight at the end of the machine we make sure that the bar is loaded to feed forward all the time
Woodstock brand chimes are made in a variety of materials, as you can see in the attached link. Brass, copper, aluminum and bamboo materials all appear on this page of Woodstock chimes.
so it looks nicee :D x
pine,fir,spruce,cedar,balsam
From a Popsicle, or arts and crafts shops sell them in quantity.
You're local Wal-Mart or craft store should carry them. If not, ask an associate for help on where you may be able to buy them (:
  please tel me why must aligment lathe machince   aligment lathe mechince
After each stage shaving his head and the bottom of the students' revolt as much as we take this difference of shaving error to show us.
they worked with wood and created houses, boards, tools, furniture, and barels
First, pick the length of sword you want, (24" to 30" is common), width is next, for a wood sword I recommend 2", the thickness of the sword should be around 1/2", now concider the "Tang", that's the cross piece at the handle, you can try a 5" piece and mount it 5" from the handle end, (use screws,...
Rot-Resistant Woods A few years ago, redwood was a big no-no for anyone who cared about the environment because venerable old-growth trees were laying down their lives to become lawn furniture. Today, redwood is a renewable resource, as millions of redwood seedlings are replanted every year-about...
Its made out of juice and ice