"Helping woodworkers online for 20 years"

娇妻与老外欲乱小说Welcome toSawdustmaking 101, it is my hope that this site willhelp novices better understand the fundamentals ofwoodworking.

It is not necessary tospend a fortune on tools to enjoy this hobby, manyprojects can be done with a minimum investment.

I have included linksto two valuable resources, a Glossarywith basic definitions of the terms commonly used inwoodworking and an online reprint of Carpentry for Boys, a bookwritten for woodworking apprentices in 1914.

Frank Campbell

Getting Started

Try to select projects you feelcapable of doing but will also offer a bit of achallenge so you continue to gain additional skills,many simple plans can be found on the Projectspage. Softwoods such as pine or spruce are goodwoods to practice with, when you become moreconfident move on to the more exotic woods.

Making shop fixtures and jigs is agreat way to hone your skills, many of them can bemade from used or recycled material, our Shop Jigsand Fixtures page has a lot of handy ideas.

Add tools as you need them, alwaysbuy the best tool you can afford. There is usuallymore than one way to accomplish the same result,tools are often a matter of preference thannecessity. Consider buying used tools, the buildquality of older tools is often superior to many ofthe new tools on today's market.

I haveincluded sections on handtools and power toolswith basic information on using them along withlinks to suppliers that can supply you withfurther information on specific brands. Anypurchase from those links helps keep this siteonline.

Never forget how dangerous a powertool can be, if you have any hesitation as to thesafety of a situation stop and check out youroptions.

If it doesn'tfeel good don't do it.

If you are looking for more plansand ideas check my other site: Absolutely Free Plans

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CarpentryFor Boys by J.S. Zerme, M.E. - online reprint

A 1914 book which treats,in a most practical and fascinating mannerall subjects pertaining to the "King ofTrades"; showing the care and use of tools;drawing; designing; and the laying out ofwork. The principles involved in thebuilding of various kinds of structures, andthe rudiments of architecture. It containsover two hundred and fifty illustrationsmade especially for this work, and includesalso a complete glossary of the technicalterms used in the art. The mostcomprehensive volume on this subject everpublished for boys.
Note: By "boys" he refers to apprentices.


Basic Tool Chest

With only the tools listed below many projectscan be built and general household repairs made. Starting
out using hand tools will give one a better understanding of thecharacteristics of wood before moving on
to power tools.


Power Tools

Never forget howdangerous a power tool can be, always do youresearch before using a tool you are not familiarwith. Read the manual, if you don't have a manualcheck online for information on using the tool.

Information, safety tips andaccessories.

Informationand safety tips on using a radial arm saw.

Information and safety tipsabout band saws and accessories for them.


Informationand safety tips on using a radial arm saw.

Information and safety tipsabout circular saws.

Information and safety tipsabout routers and accessories for them.

Information about CNC routers.

Information and safety tipsabout sanders

Information and safety tipsabout drill presses

Information and safety tipsabout scroll saws.


Information on Dust Collectors,Shop Vacuums and Air Filtration Units.

Information and safety tipsabout shapers.

Information on corded andcordless drills and accessories.

Information and safety tipsabout table saws and accessories for them.


Information on corded andcordless jig saws.

Information andsafety tips on using a thickness planer.

Information and safety tips onusing a jointer.

Information and safetytips on using a wood lathe.

Informationand safety tips on Miter Saws

Work Area

Whether your work area isa dedicated shop or a temporary cleared space inthe basement or garage safety has to be thenumber one concern. A clean shop is a safe shop,spend a few minutes at the end of the daypicking up and sweeping the floor. This notonly cleans your surroundings, it alsoclears your mind, the solution to that problem youhad earlier may suddenly appear.

If you must use an extensioncord try to run it overhead and drop it down atthe machine so you are not tripping over it. Planto have a place for everything and everything init's place.

Organize your time so you aredoing the complicated parts of the project at thebeginning of your work session while your mind isfresh. If you work all day at your job and thenspend several hours in your shop you will get"silly tired", this is when mistakes are made andaccidents happen.

Most importantly enjoy your shoptime, often it is the journey, not the destination thatgives you the most satisfaction.

Joiners Bench

- Plans for awork bench from the early 1900's.


- Howaccidents happen.


- Handy Reference Charts

ShopJigs and Fixtures

- Shop jigs,fixtures and info to aid building yourprojects.

Building your own workbench isan excellent way to improve yourwoodworking skills.

Browsethrough the free workbench and routertable plans

at AbsolutelyFreePlans.com

Woodworking Clip Art

This is aselection of public domain artwork thatcould be used for Yard Art or Scroll Sawingwith a bit of modification.Each image is on a squared backgroud to makethem easy to transfer to your project.

- Birds


- Cattle

- Christmas

- Dogs

- Fowl

- Flowers

- Horses


Free Vintage Plans

Reprintsfrom 1912 Popular Mechanics Handbooks, includesmaterial list and design drawings, limitedinstructions. Free plans for book racks,buffets, tables, chairs, piano benches, desksand more.

HowTo's for the Projects, this also is datedinformation:

For many more freeproject plans and shop jigs visit:


AboutJoints 101

These are dated pages taken froma book written in the early 1900's, fewpower tools are mentioned, but a gold minefor hand tool use.

BridalJoints ? DovetailJoints ? DowelJoint ? Glued Joint? HalfLap Joints ? HingedJoint ? Joints forCurved Work ? MitreJoints ? Mortiseand Tenon Joints ? PuzzleJoints ? Scarf Joints? ShuttingJoint ? Tonguedand Grooved Joints ? MiscellaneousJoints

AWoodworkers Bench Notes covers several popularjoints and the power tools to makethem.

About Nails 101

What is a "2 d" and more.

About Screws &Screwdrivers

Choices of styles of heads andslots

A Course in Woodturning

An edited reprint of a 1919school shop text book.

Bearings 101

Kinds of bearings andunderstanding the number system ofbearings.

Breadboard Ends

How to trim a panelwith breadboard ends.

Cabinet Scrapers 101

How to use andsharpen a cabinet scraper

Characteristics OfCommonly Used Wood

Color, Density,Grain, Machinability, Finishing &Uses.

CuttingInside Corners

How to cutnotches, rectangles and circles out of apanel

Dados 101

Types of dadosand how they are made.

Drawer in a Table Apron

How to install a drawer in atable top apron.

Drawer Construction Basics

How build a basic drawer.

Drawinga Large Curve

What to do when acompass is impractical.

Electric Motors

The basics of universalelectric motors.


Different kinds of finishingproducts.

Glossaryof Woodworking Terms

Commonterms and what they mean.

History's 40 Chairs

Descriptionsof the basic 40 chair stylesthroughout history.

Hardwood 101

Characteristics and propertiesof common hardwood trees.

LayingOut An Ellipse

Two Simple Methods.

Lumber Dimensions andTerminology

Calculatingboard feet etc.

KeepingIt Square

Howto build and measure square corners.

Makingand Mounting Shelves

Methodsand tips for shelving.

Measuring Tools 101

AboutSteel Rules, Tape Measures and Calipers

RaisedPanel Doors 101

The basicsof  making raised panel doors.

Softwood 101

Characteristics and propertiesof common softwood trees.

TypesOf Wood

Common materials used inbuilding projects.

Usinga Coping Saw

Theuse of, and how to make jigs for acoping saw.

Using a Kreg Jig

How to use handy butt jointjig.

Selectinga Power Saw

Coversthe advantages and disadvantages of thevarious power saws available.

Tablemaking 101

What to knowabout making a table before you start thebuild.

Wood Glues

Properties of common woodglues

Workbenches 101

Tips on building a workbench

About Me

I havebeen involved one way or another withwoodworking for the last six decades, it beganwhen I was about ten years old, my father built mea jigsaw by modifying an old Briggs and Strattonengine. Looking back I don't believe it cost himanything more than the price of a few weldingrods to give me hours of entertainment cuttingdoodads out of applebox wood. The last three have been limited dueto health reasons but I still do small projectswhen necessary.

I waslucky enough to grow up on a farm so I learnedfrom a very young age how to improvise to get ajob done. I have owned several businesses overthe years ranging from making toys to customfireplace mantels for luxury home builders.


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