10 Woodworking Basics You Should Ve Learned In Shop Class
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How Wood WorksThe way wood grains work and how to cut the wood properly should've been covered in your shop class.Check out our Wood Movement 101 crash course to learn how moisture affects wood.How to Sharpen ToolsBe it chisels, saws or planes, woodworking basics should include how to sharpen those tools.
Here's how to sharpen a chisel and how to sharpen planes and other tools.Plus, here are some awesome tips on how to use a wood chisel.How to Use a Hand PlaneA hand plane is a great tool for woodworking projects, large and small.
Here are some tips on how to use one.Hold the plane at a slight angle to the wood and plane with the grain of the wood as shown whenever possible.Planing against the grain will cause the blade to catch and tear or splinter the wood.
Check out some of our favorite woodworking tools to add to your toolbox.What's the Reason for Nominal Dimensions?For many of us, the moment we learned that a 2x4 board is actually 1.5 inches x 3.5 inches was simply mind-blowing.
The reason for this apparent contradiction is that the board has been planed down to eliminate irregularities.At one point, many years ago, 2x4s actually were 2 inches x 4 inches, but their rough surfaces made them difficult to stock and handle.
The old terms, such as 2x4 or 4x4, are still used, and are known as the "nominal" size of the board.These nominal sizes are used because they are easier to say and they stick to tradition.Now, thanks to a lawsuit, most big box stores list the nominal and actual sizes of lumber.
If you need help keeping the differences of nominal vs.actual lumber sizes straight, use the charts included in our article: Making Sense of Lumber Sizes.Quick Miter FixCutting a miter joint that closes up perfectly and maintains a 90 degree angle is really satisfying.
Unfortunately, it doesn't always happen.Here's a quick fix for a slightly open miter joint; rub the shank of a screwdriver along the miter at a steep angle, from both sides of the joint.Chances are, you'll be the only one that knows it wasn't perfect to begin with! Try this amazing miter project!Easy Nail Pilot HolesOften when you're nailing small finishing nails into moldings or other projects, the nail will split the wood unless you drill a pilot hole first.
However, tiny drill bits have a habit of breaking after just a couple of uses.So rather than using a drill bit, drill the perfect-sized pilot hole using the nail itself.Simply clip the head off the nail with linemans pliers for thicker nails or wire cutters for thinner nails; then place the headless nail into the drill.
Drill the hole with this nail pilot hole hack, and then drive in a nail.Voila!Check out these other 65 cool tool hacks.How to Glue WoodGluing wood is a basic woodworking task that you should've learned in shop class, but mastering it can be a little different.
Check out our tips on how to glue to wood so you don't get stuck with a mess.How to ClampGluing goes hand-in-hand with clamping, so your shop class should've taught you how to clamp as well.But to ensure your gluing goes well, consult our tips on how to clamp with ease...