Table of Contents

Welcome 6

Introduction 8


Setting Up Shop 10

Safety Equipment 12

Tips for Dust Collection 15

General Tips for Shop Tool Maintenance 17

Defining- Hardwoods & Softwoods IB

Buying Lumber 22

Common Hardwoods , 26

Common Softwoods 28

Introduction 31


Tip for Scribing and Laying Out 33

Tricks for Measuring & Layout 34

Drawing Curves & Arcs 35


Choosing & Using Handsaws 37

Band Saw & Jig Saw Blades 38

Cutting with Circular Saws 40

Two Techniques for Making Plunge Cutouts 40

Tips for Making Curved Cutouts 41

Tips for Cutting with a Power Miter Box 42

Resawing Stock on a Band Saw 43

Tips & Techniques for Using Your Table Saw 44

Cutting with Wood Chisels 48

Cutting Project Par ts 50

Making Rip Cuts 52

Rip Cutting with a Circular Saw 54

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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