Archives: Woodworking

Building Birdhouses

Nesting boxes for the smaller birds should be made with entrances so small that gray squirrels can’t get in. Sparrows may be kept out of the wrens‘ nesting boxes by making the entrance not over one inch in diameter. They may be discouraged from building in other nesting boxes by taking the eggs, which involves • Read More »

Woodworking, The Ultimate Tranquilizer

Personally, I’m a man of few hobbies and plenty of interests. What I mean by that is I very seldom spend time just playing or tinkering. I guess that’s called being goal oriented. Whatever it’s called, I’ve tried a multitude of diversions like flying, reading, fishing, boating, farming, art, etc. and none ever seemed to • Read More »

Why Are Accurate Woodworking Drawings Needed

A simple drawing will often give you a better idea of an object you are trying to draw and then ultimately build than you can get from any verbal description. Drawing is not only a very ancient form of getting an idea across, but one that is more easily understood by people of all countries • Read More »

Woodworking Plans And What Should Be Included On Them

If you’re looking for a good woodworking plan, there are a few things that need to be considered. 1. Is there a cut sheet and or material list? A cut sheet is the parts of the piece individually noted and dimensioned so that they can be properly fabricated. A material list is a shopping list • Read More »

Beginner projects woodworking: Woodworking Hand Tools

Your introduction to beginner projects woodworking should also include an introduction to the hand tools you will be using. Many of these tools are things that you have probably used in jobs around the house or in other situations. However, it never hurts to get a refresher to ensure that you get a start on • Read More »

Drawing Your Own Woodworking Plans

If you’re like me, I’m constantly finding things to build in my wood shop. Woodworking is one of the most rewarding hobbies I know of, and I can get rid of a weeks worth of stress in one evening in the woodshop. Searching the internet you’ll find a wealth of project plans free to whoever • Read More »