Understanding the

Tools Used for



Woodworking And Tools Go Hand In Hand!
Douglas Taylor

There has never been a better time to get started in the woodworking
hobby. Information is everywhere with woodworking how to books and
magazines. Add the Internet into all of this and you
have a lot of choices to learn from.

One thing that trips up people just starting in the woodworking hobby
is woodworking and tools. Beginners never know what they need. Some
people go overboard and buy everything in site while others make do
with what they have around the house.

No matter what your first project will be there are some general
woodworking tools you cannot do without. You don't need the latest and
greatest tools when you are starting out. It is not practical to go out
and buy two thousand dollars worth of power tools to build a birdhouse.
Here are a few tools you will need for almost any project you can dream

A good workbench
While a workbench cannot be classified as a tool it is hard to get much
done without one. It does not matter whether you build it yourself or
buy it ready to go the needs are the same. Your workbench needs to be
heavy and stable so you can pound away on your project if you choose
to. Some benches come with goodies such as a vise or tool tray. These
extras are nice but you can do without them.

A saw or two
No matter what type of woodworking you are doing you will have to cut
wood to the correct length. Don't skimp when you make this purchase. A
high quality handsaw will do the trick when you are getting started.
There are many different saws out there. Look for a good blade and a
comfortable handle. Start out with a backsaw for fine work and a rip
saw for general cutting.

The ability to drill holes in your woodworking is essential. This handy
tool will do double duty as a sander or electric screwdriver if needed.
The cordless drill is truly a fantastic invention. You can take it
wherever you go. I do not know how to get along without this device.

Drill bits
It is hard to drill holes without a bit to go with your drill. Get the
best you can afford. The better ones work better and will last longer.

Sanding is a job most people do not like to do. An electric sander
makes this job much more tolerable. There are many variations on this
tool but a good finish sander will make your projects shine.

Measuring device
You cannot build much without some way to measure your wood. This is
the most important tool you can own, you can saw all day long but if
the pieces are not the right size it matters little. Get a high quality
ruler and your projects will thank you many times over.

Safety Devices
Woodworking and tools can be dangerous. Always use the proper caution
and wear safety glasses. The most important safety device you have is
common sense.

There are many more general woodworking tools available that you will
need as your woodworking journey continues but these should get you
started. Add as you go and try not to buy tools that will not help get
the project you are working on done.

For more woodworking tips try visiting http://www.woodwork-guide.com/
where you will find tips, advice and resources about topics such as
hobby woodworking

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