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Forum topic by MsDebbieP posted 11-09-2011 10:58 PM 1993 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MsDebbieP

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11-09-2011 10:58 PM

I’m needing your help.

what are some basic woodworking questions??

I’m running out of ideas for “our “Tips & Tricks listing

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)


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#1 posted 11-09-2011 11:22 PM

Sorry the expert in this house of those questions is just put to sleep 1 hour ago :-)

you are doing fine Deppie …. no one expect you to come up with new every week :-)
but don´t dare to skip two in a row …... LOL :-)))))

but it all depend where you come from when you start WW and what you want to build
and how you want to work with handtools or with powertools

but one that strikes me when you working with handtools is how do I see witch way the grain is running

and later for both how do I pick wood for my project so it match

and then there is the all time counting how do I meassurre correct before cutting

Dennis

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#2 posted 11-09-2011 11:29 PM

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#3 posted 11-09-2011 11:34 PM

safety

where do I get plans? I show students how to make their own.

when to finish what part or place first? I say as many others do, you have to plan were to finish and how to finish before your build.

Repairing mistakes or damage.

wood properties including wood movement.

design

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 11-10-2011 12:13 AM

I don’t see anything about sharpening anything. Besides a “how to sharpen” even a what to sharpen” section.

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#5 posted 11-10-2011 01:27 AM

this gives me some lists to get started. Thanks!
(Sharpening: check. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/31707)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 11-10-2011 03:05 AM

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#7 posted 11-10-2011 03:12 AM

Terminology? such as Board feet, perpendicular, kiln dried and so on..
....regional…

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#8 posted 11-10-2011 03:32 AM

I was going to say what devann said. How to buy lumber. How is it sold? What do you ask for? How to act like you’re not an idiot.

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt

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#9 posted 11-10-2011 03:50 AM

How about different tablesaw blades and the advantages and disadvantages of the different types – plywood vs laminate, crosscut vs rip, positive rake vs negative, etc?

Whit

-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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#10 posted 11-10-2011 03:57 AM

to piggy-back, or maybe just echo on devann, a glossary – for terminology – that will be a project all by itself!

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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whit

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#11 posted 11-10-2011 06:44 AM

If you opt to go with the glossary, I can think of a few to add. They’re not SPECIFICALLY related to woodworking but they’re frequently used in my shop. Someone posed the once before . . . George Carlin, I think it was. :)

-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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#12 posted 11-10-2011 11:46 AM

thanks everyone
that should keep me going for a while!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#13 posted 11-24-2011 09:59 PM

How basic is basic. I don’t think you want anything like “this is a picture of a hammer, etc”. There are other woodworking sites that cover basics, from the simplistic basic to the advanced basic. Let’s not go too basic or the more advanced of us will lose interest. I think you are doing just fine now. The content of current threads and their replies should give you insight into the current skill levels of present company. Don’t forget; with the coming holiday season, these sites will fall off as people have better things to do than to read these forums.

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#14 posted 11-25-2011 07:16 PM

I would say measuring and layout are the most basic skills to acquire before anything else. For example, if you mark cross hairs for a drilled hole, how do you know your drill bit is centered exactly. Drill bits have the bad habit of drifting off to one side, especially in soft wood. One tip for layout, is to take all your measurements from one edge; never two opposite edges. This prevents errors from adding up.

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#15 posted 12-12-2011 05:57 PM

cr1 – maybe you could post something at this discussion http://lumberjocks.com/topics/29171

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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