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Topic 8 of 23: Woodworking

Wed, May 17, 2000 (15:13) | Marcia (MarciaH)
Carving, box-making, and whatever creative uses of wood which you enjoy.
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 Topic 8 of 23 [crafts]: Woodworking
 Response 1 of 4: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May 17, 2000 (15:16) * 12 lines 
Woodworking Tip of the Day - Materials List

Making a good materials list can save you a lot of
heartache on a project. For each part, list the number of
similar pieces that you will make, their thickness, width,
and length, and the joints or other operations you will
perform on them. You can use this list to figure out how
much wood to buy, allowing for waste, and to help you do
all your stock preparation. Then use it to plan an
efficient order of joinery.

 Topic 8 of 23 [crafts]: Woodworking
 Response 2 of 4: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun  1, 2000 (19:20) * 11 lines 
Duplex Nails

Duplex, or double-headed, nails can be extremely handy for
temporary carpentry type projects. These nails have a
second head, about 1/4-inch below the normal one. When you
drive it, the outer head remains above the surface, making
it easy to remove. For example, if you were making a box to
use as a fuming cabinet for oak, you could put it together
out of two-by-fours and duplex nails, and then quickly take
it apart when you are finished.

 Topic 8 of 23 [crafts]: Woodworking
 Response 3 of 4: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun  1, 2000 (19:24) * 1 lines 
To the above suggestion my house male said it was a lousy one. Put the temporary structure together using Grabber screws

 Topic 8 of 23 [crafts]: Woodworking
 Response 4 of 4: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun  1, 2000 (19:27) * 12 lines 
Sawing At An Angle

If you are planning to handsaw a piece at an angle, it is
generally best to clamp it diagonally, so that the
direction you need to cut is either straight vertical or
horizontal. That way you will be able to stick with your
familiar cutting motion, and get a straighter result. If
possible, try to clamp the work so that when you finish the
cut, your saw blade won't end up near the bench. But do
keep your cut as near to the jaws as possible, to reduce

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