HomeSkills: Carpentry: An Introduction to Sawing, Drilling, by Editors of Cool Springs Press

By Editors of Cool Springs Press

As a part of our accomplished HomeSkills DIY sequence, HomeSkills: Carpentry teaches you the basic ability of woodworking. At the center of each precise handyperson is the power to paintings with wooden. in the house, the storage, or the yard, the ability of carpentry will end up beneficial time and time again—it is the final word foundational craft of the do-it-yourselfer. With HomeSkills: Carpentry, we invite you to embark on development your DIY skillset through instructing you the fundamentals of woodworking. You’ll find out how to gather your starter toolbox and small workshop, and we’ll express you the ropes on utilizing these basic instruments that might stay staples on your building arsenal good into the long run. ultimately, we’ll offer you step by step directions for attaining essentially the most universal domestic carpentry tasks: development your individual workbench or setup desk, striking a door, construction an inside stud wall, operating with plywood and sheet items, and a rating of different functional initiatives. observed through 350 certain images, purposely set at a discount rate, and sponsored by way of the popular attractiveness of Cool Springs Press, this one-stop how-to e-book could have you good in your solution to changing into a bona fide domestic wood worker. And, dare we are saying it, you simply may need a great time getting there. Check out our 5 different HomeSkills publications on deck construction, landscaping, plumbing, tiling, and wiring.

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Indd 51 (Text) (Ray) (Fogra 39)Job:04-30427 Title:MBI-HomeSkills Carpentry #175 Dtp:225 Page:51 4/10/13 4:26 PM 4/10/13 4:24 PM using a Table saw to rip sheet Goods A table saw is a good choice for making clean, accurate cuts in plywood. Generally, it will produce better results than a circular saw. However, full-sized sheets of plywood can be unwieldly to handle and hard to lift up onto the saw table. The safest approach for cutting up large sheets is to cut them into smaller pieces first with a circular saw.

The guide’s flat edge ensures that any cuts made with it will be flat as well. BuilDinG a s Tr aiGhTeDGe GuiDe 1 2 3 1 Apply carpenter’s glue to the bottom of the 3⁄4" plywood cleat, then position the cleat on the 1⁄4" plywood base, 3" from one edge. Clamp the pieces together until the glue dries. 2 Position the circular saw with its wide foot tight against the 3⁄4" plywood cleat on the wide side of the plywood. Cut away the excess portion of the plywood base with a single pass of the saw to create a square, flat edge.

Align the blocks with the saw fence and clamp them to the workbench. 2 Position the adjustable fence to support the workpiece, then tighten the fence clamp. Option: Consider building a cutting table with a recessed area the same depth as the saw bed. The table will support longer stock, eliminating the need for support arms. Option: Rent or buy a portable power miter saw table for extensive cutting of long stock. Or, use a portable workbench and a roller-type support stand to support your saw and workpieces.

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