Greetings fellow woodworking enthusiasts who are trying to learn what the heck the master craftsman and doing to get their stuff lookin’ so good. Join me on my journey as I progress from basic home owner tools to good old stuff and everything in between. In my world it is possible to love paint as much as wood, power tools as much as antiques and have an arsenal of sewing machines in the basement for good measure.
Sometimes you have to try things the “wrong” way to understand why you should do them the “right” way. Continue reading
The most common thickness of rough lumber is 4/4 (four quarters of an inch) and is meant to be planed down to 3/4″ prior to use. What if you need lots of 1/2″ boards for a project? It sometimes doesn’t occur to us to buy much thicker lumber than we want to end up with and re-saw it down to a more suitable size. Continue reading