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The pocket hole jig is a familiar and popular tool to all woodworking enthusiasts. It is a tool used for making pocket hole joints to join wood together. The Kreg Tool Company of Huxley, Iowa revolutionized this indispensable tool with its introduction of the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig. Here is the history behind The Kreg Jig Pocket Hole System, the company and its founder.
Out of pure necessity, Craig Sommerfeld a tool and die maker, created his first tool the “Craig’s Jig” in 1986. This was a single-hole pocket hole jig made from steel and aluminum. Seeing the potential of his tool, Craig founded The Kreg Tool Company and revolutionized pocket hole joinery. Today Kreg Tool is the leader in Pocket Hole Technology with its simple solutions and variations of the pocket hole jig.
In the 90’s numerous new tool innovations and upgrades were made. The Single-drill guide M1 Kreg Jig had been made available and the Two-drill guide M2 Kreg Jig was introduced. Because of the demand the K2 Kreg Jig was also introduced. The DK100 machine was developed for the custom cabinet and furniture shops and the portable Rocket Jig was patented. The Single drill guide Mini Kreg Jig, an entry level tool great for repairs and space constrained applications was brought out in 1998.
The 21st. Century brought automation and diversification to the Kreg product line. The Kreg Jig K2000 ProPack, the second generation Kreg Jig, the Mini Kreg Jig and Rocket Jigs were launched. The DK1100 single-spindle machines and the DK3100 three spindle machine enter the market place. The 4 and 5 spindle DK4100 and DK5100 machines, designed to drill pocket holes in cabinet sides, stairs, and drawer box components, came out a year later. Product diversification was made with the addition of the Precision Miter Gauge, Precision Band Saw Fence, and Precision Trak and Stop Kit all designed to make cutting wood more accurate.
In 2005 the third generation jig or the Kreg K3 Jig and the Kreg Jig K3 master System was introduced. The tool contains the latest in Pocket Hole Technology including interchangeable drill guide design, front side clamping, Face Clamp, Portable Base, Drill Guide Spacer, Spacerdust collection, infinite upright adjustment, material support stop, and Instruction Manual
While pocket hole jigs have been used by the woodworking industry for many years, The Kreg Jig Pocket Hole System has simplified pocket joinery by its history of innovations and consistent improvements.
Want to learn more about the features of the Kreg K3 Jig and the Kreg Pocket Hole System?
This stylus was hand-turned on a lathe from a piece of yellow acrylic. It measures 4 to 4.5 inches long and is of the slimline design. This stylus is designed to be used on iPads or smartphones, to avoid leaving fingerprints or smudges on the screen.
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A gunsmith is trained to build and repair guns and various other varieties of firearms. There’s a lot of specializations throughout field and an interested candidate can pick from among designer, finisher, manufacturer, gun engraver, etc., amongst others. A profitable career in the gunsmithing profession involves mastering an array of skills that can include woodworking, metal engraving, knowledge of mathematics and science, and mechanical expertise. This post aims to list the educational requirements along with other prerequisites to be a gunsmith.
The best gunsmith should have an aptitude for learning technical skills as guns are designed to exacting standards and precise measurements. The gunsmith will typically have an innate interest on the history of guns and their production methods. Many gunsmiths may also be hobbyists or collectors of guns. It is necessary that gunsmiths should know about the importance of handling guns and their accessories safely. Different states have different gun laws and it’s crucial for you to be familiar with the local rules.
Prerequisites for Application
Should you be interested in becoming a gunsmith, a few conditions must be satisfied in order to become enrolled into a gunsmith school. They are:
How to Become a Gunsmith – Training Options
There are many choices to pick with regards to gunsmith training. However, it’s important to be sure that the school and also the course which they offer are accredited by the appropriate authorities.
Gunsmith trade school: These lessons are made available from vocational schools and community colleges. They furnish the most practical hands-on training. The courses are created to teach how to build, customize and repair guns.
Online gunsmith schools: An internet based gunsmith school may be fitting when you experience difficulty in traveling out and learn in a regular school. This course, in this case, is often learned without leaving the premises of your home. These are generally less expensive than regular gunsmith schools. The courses may also be finished in a shorter time as compared to a normal school. However, make sure that the course is a recognized one and it offers subjects which are appealing to you before you enroll into an on-line course.
Gunsmith apprenticeship: It’s smart to be the apprentice of any certified and famous gunsmith. If your real interest is guns, you can discover the trade from experienced hands within a short span of time while getting paid for it. However, you will need to ascertain that the gunsmith you intend to work for has sufficient experience and will give you information that’s both right and relevant in relation to guns, their manufacture and maintenance.
Short-term courses in gunsmith schools: Some institutions offer short-term courses in related subjects throughout the spring and summer months, the time of which varies from a few days to weeks.
Launching a Career As a Gunsmith
Most gunsmith courses (both online and traditional) provide scope for gaining comprehensive knowledge on the subject. However, to launch a rewarding career as a gunsmith, it is necessary that you undergo an apprenticeship under a good gunsmith to discover the tips and tricks and gain in-depth knowledge. A professional gunsmith should also acquire the appropriate licenses including the FFL (federal firearms license) which allows him/her to keep possession of someone else’s firearm for more than a day. Additionally, it is valuable to specialize or focus in a certain area of the subject such as designing, engraving, stockmarking, etc.
Additionally, it is of great value to work for armories and large firearm manufacturers and gain experience. This can help to advance your career or maybe develop your own gunsmith business.
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Obtaining any kind of woodworking job carried out in your residence needs the solutions of an excellent woodworker due to the fact that unless you are competent in woodworking on your own, it is best to simply leave the task to the specialists. Whether you desire a huge residence remodeling task or something smaller sized like producing customized closets, tables and also chairs, repairing your home window, and also points like that, a competent woodworker could do it flawlessly for you.
There is some field of expertise, for instance, there are closet manufacturers as well as various other furniture manufacturers, usually, any type of woodworker could do a suitable task on any type of kind of woodwork or residence renovation. If you still desire to obtain the ideal individual to do a certain work for you, just ask whether they specialize on that kind of job, and also not just striking a couple of nails on a wood board.
Below are a couple of ideas as well as pointers to assist you in discovering a great woodworker for your house job.
If you think the woodworking abilities of whoever did those jobs are really fantastic after that ask your close friend for the get in touch with information about the woodworker. You ought to ask your close friend if he entirely advises the individual. This is one reliable means in locating a dependable woodworker.
A woodworker that does a whole lot of closet production will definitely have a collection of photos of his previous jobs. The exact same with a woodworker that function on decks, pergolas, and also particularly larger jobs like shower room and also cooking area remodelings.
Ask just how long he has actually been using his woodworker solutions. The woodworker that has the many experiences normally is much more experienced in his craft compared to somebody that has actually been doing it for just a year or 2.
After you have actually defined to the professional on exactly how you desire the work to be done, ask him to produce an illustration. If you desire a certain kind of deck, the woodworker needs to be able to make at the very least a harsh draft or illustration of it.
You ought to ask for a quote. You must ask for that the quote needs to be as specific as feasible so you could have an excellent concept on just how much it will certainly all set you back.
There are numerous woodworkers supplying their solutions in any type of offered community or city, yet to discover an excellent woodworker amongst a great deal is not that simple. When you ultimately located one, maintain his call information. You will certainly never ever recognize when you will certainly require his solutions once again.
The art of carving….this is from a letter carrier tray I made about 20 years ago, it is made to fit from 3 projects I made prior to that, please check the links,
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A miter saw is a power tool that is counted in the top 10 power tools in 2020 and it is also useful for the home improvement.
Here, are some tips for using the miter saw that will help you to give the best results from your cuts.
You should wait for the blade to stop spinning fully. Another point to remember is to keep the miter saw’s blade in the downward position. If you pull the blade out from the material while spinning it can be possible that the tooth of the blades can broken or even harm you also.
So, just remember: Do not uplift the blade until it stops. Do the cut, let the trigger to go of and count to ten. It’s not that hard, is it?
While working on the miter saw, you concentrate only on your cuttings and forget the danger zones. To prevent from this, mark the lines with the red colour on the surface and fence of your miter saw. This will indicate you the danger zone and prevent you to avoid mistakes while working on the miter saw.
Besides the cutting, mostly woodworkers perform the repetitive cuts. Some projects such as garden cabinet, outdoor beverage table, DIY dog gate and outdoor coffee table comprises of many repetitive cuts. Despite of measuring each time, you should measure once and set up a stopper.
A stopper is a piece of wood from the scrap. Once the installation of the stopper is done than it would help you to cut multiple pieces of wood of same length.
This will guarantee you provide you the proper pieces along with that it will save you time.
Before the miter saw, there was no tool that can facilitate us to cut on different angles. It was difficult to cut the wood or other material at the angles but it can only possible with this power tool. It can be much easier by placing the block at the required angle.
To build the block, cut the block at 90-degree angle with no tilt. Then rotate the saw at the angle you want and it down.
While making the cuts, your hands can shiver due to which you cannot get the proper and finished cuts. To avoid this, mark the straight line on the blade which help you to get the finish cuts.
Usually on the job site you need to constantly move the miter saw. The mobile stand will help in this way. You can easily adjust the miter saw the way you want. With the movable miter saw the task becomes as easy as eating the pie.
It helps to light the line of thin length across the work piece. It helps you to cut faster and in the exact line of the cut you want.
It is one of the most important tips concerning the safety measures. Once you switch on the miter saw you generally wait for it to have the maximum speed before you make cut on the work piece. Some miter saw make the smooth cut and some will not.
After you have made the cut all you need is to release your hands from the miter saw trigger and make sure to slow down the blade itself. Before the blade actually comes to rest if you lift the blade causes the off cuts fly off the table.
Double tilt saw or double bevel saw is much more useful than a single tilt saw. This make easier to have the bevel cuts. But if a single tilt saw is used with the better blade quality then it can make the good cuts.
Blade with the good positive hook angle of 10 degree make the aggressive cuts on the wood. It is best to keep the angle of the blade up to 10 degree to -5 degree.
Generally, the miter saw table is 18″ wide and some include the wings that extended in nature that is use to add another foot. Add the couple of scrap wood block that matches the saw table height by placing them near the board ends.
If you are working with any woodworking tool, its important to think first on the safety. Always read the instruction carefully and follow them strictly. If you are nor able to understand then contact to pro or watch videos online (YouTube will the best source).
You also need to protect your ears as miter saws makes a loud noise with the hearing protection, and your eyes with safety glasses.
It is believed that now you are much more informed about how we use the miter saw and what the tasks it can perform and what cannot. So, make sure that the miter saw is according to your needs and ensure what tasks you are going to perform with this amazing power tool.
All you need to do is to have a look on the list to know more about the product and best tools at your side. Also make sure that you have the quality product in your collection in affordable amount. This is the tip that can be useful considering the other tools also.
a rework of an image taken last Autumn. Not getting much joy with the camera at the moment. I have had a major computer issue causing the loss of some of my favourite work this year and feeling a little cheesed off as a result. Had a look at some of last years Autumn images to try and rekindle my enthusiasm for the weeks ahead.
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Here’s my first furniture build, a shaker style Book Case, from the book ‘Working Wood 1 & 2" by master craftsman Paul Sellers, I finished this with de-waxed shellac then 3 layers of water based gloss varnish, the wood used is Scandinavian Redwood Pine, I plan on making more of them to build my skills further. This was all made with hand tools only and has housed dado joints for the shelves, tops and bottom and 2 mortice and tenon joints to help stop it from racking, it is designed to be simple elegant and minimal.
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Woodworking to a beginner can seem overwhelming, complicated and costly. From the expense of the woodworking tools and materials to the time needed to go over the plans and blueprints of a project. The truth is, woodworking is not difficult to learn. Once you get the basics down, the rest will fall into place. It does take time to become a skilled woodworker, but if you love building things, then this hobby can be very rewarding.
For those of you who are interested in getting started in woodworking, I am going to provide you with some useful tips that will help you get the most out of your woodworking projects.
Now that you have a few basic beginner woodworking tips, you are well on your way to becoming the woodworker you want to be. Remember, it will take some time to get there, but with a little patience and dedication, you can become the skilled woodworker that you have always dreamed of.