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If you are just getting started with woodworking these are some basic measuring and marking tools that you should own.
Having a measuring tape handy helps you take measures on the fly. Measuring tapes are available in “Imperial” format or “Standard”/metric version. Typical lengths are 16, 25 and 30 feet.
Always keep at least one good ruler in your workshop. You will use a ruler for a wide range of tasks, like plan drawing, measuring of material, table saw wing alignment and surface regularity check, among other things. It’s always better to invest in a steel ruler.
If you are just getting started with woodworking, buying a combination square is an excellent investment.
A combination square will help you measure 90° and 45° angles, determine flatness, measure the center of a circular bar and mark the work surface.
A classic combination square consists of: 1) a square head and 2) a steel ruler. By sliding the square head along the steel ruler, it is possible to depth gauge or transfer dimensions.
A framing square (also called steel square or carpenter’s square) is also another useful tool to own. It is made of steel and consists of 2 arms: a long arm and a short arm meeting at 90°.
Having a framing square will allow you to measure any construction design that you need. Typically, framing squares can be found with a 24 inch blade and a 16 inch tongue. There are also smaller ones but they come without the framing tables.
The marking gauge is used to mark out lines before cutting. It allows you to draw a line parallel to a reference edge. Generally, the marking gauge consists of a beam, headstock, pen, pin, wheel and knife.
The scratch awl is basically a steel spike with a sharp tip. It etches a shallow groove on the wood that you can follow when using a hand saw or a chisel.
Using a sliding bevel, wood cutting will be much, much easier and smoother. The sliding bevel is basically a gauge that allows you to set and transfer angles. It consists of a handle, usually made of wood or plastic, connected to an adjustable metal blade.
The Drawknife cutting tool is classically used by chair makers. It usually consists of an 8-12 inch long straight blade and perpendicular handles at each end.
The Froe (also called lathe axe and splitting knife) is a tool used for riveting or splitting. The froe has an 8-12 inch long straight blade and a perpendicular handle at its end.
The Scorp is a drawknife with an almost completely circular blade. Very handy to hollow out bowls and similar objects.
The Utility Knife is a knife with has a retractable blade that is sheathed inside a metal handle. Available in all sorts of sizes, the utility knife is used in woodworking to cut all types of materials.
The dial gauge is a caliper with a dial readout in the hundredths or thousandths of an inch. You can use it to measure the depth of a hole. It’s an ideal tool to use for precision measurements from cylindrical tenons and mortises.
The Moxon is now functionally complete. A couple potential (likely) additions: a shelf projecting from the rear jaw to aid in dovetail layout (scribing pins from tails or vice versa) and (perhaps) a large chamfer on the top front edge to allow for angled (in pitch) saw cuts, useful when cutting to a line.
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Woodworking machines were first developed in England in the late 18th century. Later on several machineries were developed in North America. These were mainly developed to manufacture furniture. It was later used to manufacture wagons and carts. In the course of time, different types of machines were developed to manufacture wheels, axles and yokes.
Types of Woodworking Machines
Woodworking is one of the most widely known profession and hobby of people all over the world. Most of the workers have a huge array of tools to work. Majority of the tools function on the basis of a similar principle which includes a blade to remove pieces of timber and a spinning knife to cut timber into two or more pieces. Some of the most important types of tools include the shapers, jointers, band saws, routers, planers and table saws.
Saws and drills: Power tools such as saws and drills are also used by workers to manufacture various items. Different types of saws are used according to the type of projects. Large table saws are used to cut large pieces of timber and small handheld jigsaws are used for small projects. Large table saws are rapid, safe and cuts large pieces in a neat manner. Handheld saber and circular saws are also used by most of the workers for domestic and industrial purposes. This is the good tool of woodworking machines.
Routers: Another woodworking machine includes the router which is a power tool that is mainly used to cut various intricate patterns, designs and circles in timber. Routers are safe and convenient to use compared to saws as it includes an enclosed blade system.
Chisels: One of the most integral parts of these machines includes the chisels. Chisels are available in different sizes and varieties for different purposes. It is used with hammers to cut or carve timber. Chisels need to be sharpened periodically so that it remains sharp and crisp.
Planers: It is mainly used to flatten the top of the boards to precise thicknesses. Planers are available in different ranges which include portable models.
Shapers: These machines are mainly used to cut profiles into timber. Different types of cutters are fixed to the shapers to obtain various shapes. Shapers are mainly used to manufacture various accents for furniture, crown moldings and so forth.
Ways to Utilize Woodworking Machines
To obtain sculpted effect on the projects, it is ideal to use chisels of various sizes and hammers. Sharp chisels are quite useful in removing large slices from any type of timber.
Carving knives are also used to carve pictures and images. Wood cutters are also used to cut timber into different sizes. Power sanders and sanding wheels are used to polish pieces of timber. Different types of power engravers are also used to obtain intricate patterns on furniture and other materials. It is important to use these tools carefully to avoid accidents and injuries.
Apart from these tools and machines, various other types of machines are available quite easily from the online stores at attractive price rates. Different types of machines are available to manufacture and design furniture.
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What is a wood dowel you ask? It might look like a simple wooden peg, and to be quite honest – it is. But, like many other tools that appear to be altogether insignificant on the surface, dowel rods have undeniably changed history.
Today, they are used to hold everything from boats to bookshelves together, but they also lay claim to a much deeper historical significance. The wooden dowel has been used for centuries to hold our things together, and for better or for worse – it’s the things we’re surrounded with that have carried us as a people throughout history. Read on to learn more about the wooden dowel and how an altogether invisible and seemingly innocuous tool is more significance than we think.
A Piece of Wood, a Piece of History
The word dowel comes from the Middle English equivalent of doule, meaning “part of a wheel” which also seems to have its origin in the Middle Low German for dovel, for “plug.” Despite being an arguably mundane tool, wood dowels have been used in a variety of ways throughout history – earning them a place in the metaphorical “hall of fame” when it comes to tools and technologies that have continued to remain useful throughout the centuries.
690 AD: A traveler visits a famous shrine in at Ise in Japan and recounts the tradition of building shrines every 20 years according to specific ancient beliefs calling for use of dowel pegs and interlocking joints instead of nails.
1000: Leif Ericson rowed and sailed across the North Atlantic, from Norway to Newfoundland in a Viking ship that was sturdily constructed with overlapping planks held together with wooden dowels and iron nails.
1394: Master mason Henry Yevele rebuilds Westminster Hall, including a 660 Ton hammerbeam roof. This roof was unsupported from below, and was held aloft solely through the industrious use of wooden dowels.
1509: Reports reach the west about ships from Southeast Asia that are constructed of tropical wood and wood dowels with the capability of sailing as far as the eastern tip of Africa – enabling the trade of the “Ming Dynasty” vases and glassware we hear about today.
1641: When a Dutch fleet was sunk in the Sargasso Sea, the survivors created lifeboats using wooden dowels, and recounted how their capsized ships failed when the wooden nails and spikes holding them together disintegrated. After this, the Dutch King built a ship that was made entirely out of wood, fully incorporating hardwood dowels.
1954: A ship was discovered in Egypt held together entirely by dowel rods – indicating the use of dowels throughout history.
As you can see, dowels have been used throughout history to hold our world together. Take a look around. How do you take advantage of this piece of history every day?
Woodcraft is very well known in Indonesia since centuries ago even it become part of Indonesian history. Having wide and far territory brings Indonesia in various kinds of woodcraft that are uniquely to each region.
Woodcraft is a skill, which works on wood to create useful and gorgeous woodworking. Woodwork can be such as sculpture, handicraft or carved furniture. Many regions in Indonesia are known as woodcraft producer such as in Java with Jepara which known as carved furniture producer or in Papua which known with Asmat sculpture that has primitive style.
A good many those are inspire woodcraft, such as art, culture, invasion from other country also religion spreading. Indonesia is rich in history of acculturation, which can be seen, in its woodcraft all over the country. Take note for Jepara, Demak and other city in northern coastal area of Java, they have many inspiration from India, China or Middle East culture. It is happened as of the foreigner whose come to these cities harbor thus many merchant freighters is stop by or even settle at there. As a result, Indonesian woodcraft is rich in decoration style.
Indonesian woodcraft is well known in wide world which not only for its beauty for also its quality. Such as gebyog; a traditional wood carving usually place inside the house to divided room from other, is made from best quality of wood. It may made from teak or other wood like mahogany which great for craft and its price rather inexpensive than teak.
A shipmate turns a new spindle for the tall ship Pathfinder, one of the Toronto brigantines. Toronto, Canada
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