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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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Lathe machine is known as mother tool of all other machines tools.It is widely using for making round/ spherical jobs. One of thereasons of development of modern technology and modern industriesare due to the contribution of this simple machine.Lathe machinesis used for operations like: Turning i.e...
I am sure that people have painted limbs, hung lights, ribbons andother items from tree branches to decorate them for one reason oranother. Make sure that what you put on the tree does not weigh toomuch or otherwise damage the tree due to wind or other conditions.Avoid driving nails into the tree as...
A lathe in a small wood or metal shop has a motor that connects tothe lathe by belt. In a "direct drive" lathe the motor connectsdirectly. I assume that "all gear" means direct drive, no belt. Abelt drive protects the motor from damage and reduces vibration ofthe lathe. In addition, the belt allows...
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...
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 usnaturally think that the robins that make their nests in the mostnatural settings will have better success than those that nest onhouses. Sure enough, once in a while a baby robin crashes to a hardcement...
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...
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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.
A milling machine basically look like a drill press, but with the ability to move the work piece sideways. A lathe clamp and spin the work piece horizontally and use a stationary tool bit to cut and shape the work piece.
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
There is many types of plywood such as standard, degrade crezon andmany more.
The weight of an 8 foot long 2x4 depends entirely on the wood. Asoft wood such as Eastern Pine at 25 percent moisture weighs 2.241pounds per foot. A hardwood such as Yellow Birch will weigh 3.677pounds per foot.
Rosewood is widely used in fine furniture .
Yes, for our science fair project that was our question and cotton absorbs more.
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,...
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 the're...
A person who does this is called a Sculptor.
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 bothstrong 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.
What are the propertiesof Hardwoods? Hardwoods are deciduous and loose their leaves in winter. They are harder than softwoods except Balsa wood. They are a Broadleaved trees which belong to the ' Angiospermae' or flowering plant such as fruits or seeds. They are usually found in more temperate...
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There are many trees in the world that can be considered extremelycommon, such as the quaking aspen, the yellow birch, and the whiteash. However, the tree that is becoming the most common of all isthe Red Alder, because of its ability to grow in damaged soil.
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 the paint is...
This is probably going to start a flamewar, but here goes:\n. \nPorter-Cable 690VS\n. \nFirst, 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.) \n. \nSecond, in all the time it's been...
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...
The medium in a carving would be the substance which is carved. If a piece of granite is carved, the medium is 'granite' (or less specifically 'stone'), similarly for wood or ice. The medium is what carries the carving, which is the material is used to convey the carved design.
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., but...
Sculpting in general. Carving bone and ivory is call scrimshaw.
First, you make your sculpture. (ex. a polar bear or rabbit. Then you stop being lame and go get a real job or do something productive with your life. End of story. stop worrying about gloss.
If you wet soap, it makes it a little softer, and it's great for whittling and squishing.
Advantages: . Large gluing area . Can interlock . Resists being pulled apart . Would hold together even without glue Disadvantages: . If badly made, it is useless . Can be fairly difficult to mark and cut out
An "Adz" (sometimes spelled "adze").
M1 stands for Make One. A relevant link explaining in images how to do so is provided below.
Wood has a huge range of price. Construction lumber is about halfway in cost between cheap 'utility' lumber and the really expensive hardwoods for making furniture.
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
1024 cu ft. (4ft high 8ft wide 32ft long) It does not matter hardwood or softwood. a cord is a cord. A cord is a cord 128 Cubic foot. 4'x4'x8'. Its that simple. height x width x length should = # of cord x 128 cu ft (when stacked). Most of you out there are being scammed. Be wise do the...
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...
The density of hickory wood is .89.
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). This...
A 'chuck key ' is used, there are 2-3 sizes.
It is not going to have enough strength to use for a shelf, it will sag.
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...
People can get fancy but the basic outline (with some tips) goes something like this. 1) Put the nails in the slots and then remove them. It is common for people to cut close to the nail slots either in shaping their car or making holes for weights and for the area to chip when the nails are...
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,...
I am looking for petrified wood byers. I have a large selection of unused, from 1lb. to 50lb. pieces.
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 may need to...
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
Most buildings in an ancient Egyptian city were made of soft claybricks and plaster. The most important public buildings meant tolast forever according to Egyptian thinking were carved in stone.To make a permanent statement of their beliefs and the deeds oftheir most important people they carved...
Obviously it would depend on the stainless grade because stainless is an alloy, so the speed rate would differ slightly depending on your grade. The most important factor would be the type of cutter you use, if you are using Carbide cutting tools, with sufficient coolant you can run it at about 90...
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...
Balsa wood is used very widely in making flying models, because of it's strength and light weight.