WOODWORKING

Woodworking is the process or activity where items are skillfully made from wood. These processes can be furniture making, carvings, woodturning and even carpentry joinery. Modern technology advancements and industry demands have changed woodwork field. For example, with computer aided (Numeric Controlled) machines, mass production of woodwork products can be accomplished at a very fast pace and can even involve very complex shapes.

 

Computer aided woodwork also leads to little if no wastage at all and can even be used to curve out very complicated arts and designs on flat wood stocks. Rechargeable tools speed up power creation; hence a lot of products can be produced with less effort and time. Unlike the past when a lot of energy and time was consumed, computer aided woodwork saves the previous cumbersome and boring woodworking experience.

 

Nonetheless, skilled woodworking is both an art and science; there is always the imperative need for skilled and fine woodworking in furniture and other crafts. No one tolerates shaggy wood crafts. Fine woodwork pieces can amount to lots of money, depending on the type of art and the workmanship involved.

 

Important safety precautions for woodworking

 

When crosscutting upon a table saw, it is advisable to set the length to be cut with the aid of a ‘fence’ clamped block. It is advised not to directly use the fence as it may get kicked back to the user, leading serious body injuries.The procedure is to initially clamp a wood block before switching on the cutting blade.In addition, when cutting wood pieces using electric saws, it is recommended to use stair lay out jacks. These tools can be used in a variety of ways and can be clamped onto the carpenter’s square to ascertain the wood elevations and marking of other notches.

 

While working on woodworks, it is also recommended use tape instead of glue where temporary joinery is needed. Glues applied along joints often cause stains due to excessive oozing, so pieces can be clamped together using tape instead of glue. Tape can be applied on separate wood pieces, clamped together and then glue applied. In this case, it’s only the tape that will stain since glue will ooze on the tape and not wood, thereafter, the tape can be peeled off after the glue has dried.