Making Shelves And Larger Projects For Woodworking

Making Shelves And Larger Projects For Woodworking

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Making Shelves And Larger Projects For Woodworking
I get the question a lot lately about cutting dado?s and grooves for larger projects such as shelves. If you are a beginner woodworker, you spend a lot of time just trying to figure out which tool you need to build the project you are interested in. It?s nice if you have someone there with you to ask your questions to, but it does not always work that way. If you go to a website to purchase the tools, you probably will not be able to speak to someone knowledgeable about how t...
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I get the question a lot lately about cutting dado?s and grooves for larger projects such as shelves. If you are a beginner woodworker, you spend a lot of time just trying to figure out which tool you need to build the project you are interested in. It?s nice if you have someone there with you to ask your questions to, but it does not always work that way. If you go to a website to purchase the tools, you probably will not be able to speak to someone knowledgeable about how to make a part or cut a certain type of joint. The one question I get asked about a lot pertains to router tables. A lot of people want to use the table to cut the larger grooves to hold the horizontal shelf portion for a book case. Usually these items are longer, averaging about 72 inches in length. Most router tables are only about 30 to 35? long.

The problem you run into is that the project is longer than the table and you cannot support the work piece. This is a common problem, so you?re not alone. Unless you work in a cabinet shop, you are going to have to figure out a way to support your work piece. You can always go out and by a roller stand for the support. I recommend setting up some sort of bench stand. Even boxes that help hold your work piece have worked. The whole idea is to make something work and then take it apart. Again this is very common.

Cutting the grooves is left best to two different tools. The first is the table saw. You really need to have a dado blade set up in the table saw to do a decent job that will not take you all day. The table saw allows you to cut the grooves in one or two passes. Again because the pieces are larger you will have to fashion some sort of support. The other tool you can use is a handheld router. You will need an edge guide for this method. An edge guide is a nice tool that is basically a straight edge with a clamp built into each end. You can even substitute a straight piece of wood if you do not have an edge guide. You will want to install a straight bit into your router and line up the edge of the cutter with a line you have drawn on your project. Next clamp down your edge guide so that your routers base plate will move along the cut line as you have it drawn. It only takes one complete cut before you will be flying through this type of joint. The time is spent in the setup and in figuring out how you want to make the cut. Make sure you only take the stock out in small bites so as not to bog down the router. This is better for the tool and for your router bits.

“It started With Grandpa” K&K Woodworking (photos)

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“It started With Grandpa” K&K Woodworking (photos)
… a farmer and took up woodworking as a hobby in the … coaxed his granddaughter into giving woodworking a try and she fell …
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Woodworking: Keys For Spoting Quality Lumber

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Woodworking: Keys For Spoting Quality Lumber
Choosing the perfect wood is the most important and the primary task before starting on a wood work. You cannot entrust the task of choosing on any other person because it is you who knows what is to be done with the wood.
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Woodworking With Your Kids

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Woodworking With Your Kids
Some families watch television, others like to play sports. But you are a woodsman and your child loves to copy you! So how can you safely include your children in your woodworking activities? It?s simple. Before letting your child touch any of your woodworking tools, you must have a safety talk with them. Let them know which tools they are able to touch, such as the hammer, nails and other non sharp and non electrical items. You don?t ever want your young child to operate a ...
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Woodworking Tools – A Detailed Guide

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Woodworking Tools – A Detailed Guide
Woodworking is a popular and relaxing hobby. When you get started, you will need a variety of woodworking tools. You don?t need to spend a fortune to get started. By purchasing what you can used and shopping for discount tools you can build your collection without spending a fortune.
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Woodworking Jigs That Guide With Precision

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Woodworking Jigs That Guide With Precision
The average do-it-yourself homeowner has only had to experience once cutting or drilling without a jig to know the value of a good woodworking jig. It makes for a frustrating experience when holes get drilled too deeply or picture frame moulding doesn?t square up during the final gluing and nailing stages. Then, of course, there have been the disastrous routing or dovetail cuts that just don?t measure up in the end. The solution to this and any woodworking problem is to have ...
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Word Working

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Word Working
Wood working is a method of building, carving or making something using wood. Wooden products are seen everywhere these days. If you want to enhance the appearance of a room in your home, then there is no doubt you can find something made of wood. It requires a great amount of skill to make quality […]
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Wood Working Online Traning

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Wood Working Online Traning
Wood working includes making furniture, decorative wooden articles, etc. Moreover, wood working also involves making structures as houses, bridges, etc. Thus, wood working is not simple job. It requires a lot of creativity, imagination and precision. Moreover, it also involves the activities as cutting, processing wood. There are tools available for this but even with […]
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Various Tools Used For Wood Working

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Various Tools Used For Wood Working
Woodworking is a laborious job; this is because the activities as processing wood, cutting, fitting, etc, are involved in wood working. Therefore it is important to use right wood working tools which help to reduce the required labor and make wood working much more convenient. The wood working tools are simple wood working supplies as […]
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Wood Working Supplies

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Wood Working Supplies
Wood working requires different things as the raw materials as the timber, supplies, skills etc. The wood working supplies too, are among important assets of a wood worker. Most of these supplies last through out life and they therefore are dear to the wood worker. The wood working supplies are the things i.e. the tools […]
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Wood Working Shows

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Wood Working Shows
Wood working is not just making furniture and other useful products from wood. It is also an art, which involves a lot of artistic skill. Which includes creativity and precision and wood working shows provide a stage to display this art. They are a great thing for the artistic wood workers and the visitors also. […]
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