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Woodworking Hobbies and Crafts

Everyone loves to be creative in one form or another. Many achieve great pleasure from working with wood. And it is not only the men who are fast becoming high achievers from working with a variety woodcrafts.

Some make a niche from writing signs on natural wood from the trees and burning there messages with an engraving kit.  While some make toys, other could make a child's kitchen and chair set or even household furniture for their homes.

No matter what you do I am sure you will need some of the following tools to achieve this type of hobby.

Wood Planers

Use these to remove the outer roughness of both old and used timbers. Old timbers may have cuts, cracks and splits in the timber which need to be removed. A Planer will dress the timber and make it look as good as new again.

Black and Decker 4 inch Planer

This little Black and Decker 5.2 amp planer gives you versatility and the required power that you need to smooth the roughest of materials. This tool is built to last longer. This 7698K comes with an edge guide, vacuum adapter, hex wrench, kit box and dust bag to keep your workshop cleaner. Plus it is also covered by a 2-year warranty.

Woodworking Routers

These are fantastic to put edgings and patterns on coffee tables or any type of furniture or crafted product. Like everything there are many brands available.

Bosch PR20EVSNK Colt Installers Kit 5.7 Amp 1-Horsepower Fixed Base Variable Speed Router with 4 Assorted Bases and Edge Guide

This Router is great for the professional woodworker. The kit is supplied with all the required tools for rounding, planks, mortising cutting slots and dovetails. Great for the DIY woodworking enthusiasts and comes with a carry case and wrenches.

Other woodworking tools

Drills- All wood working crafted work will require the use of a drill from time to time whether it is use to pre-drill the holes for inserting the doweling or simply drilling holes this is a must have tool.

Woodworking Fret Saws- can be used for cutting out shapes a variety of shapes those little fiddly items to the larger project for your home. 

Woodworking Sanders- These are mainly used to dress up the timbers before staining, polishing and generally smoothing all types of timbers.

Woodworking Benches-This can be a very expensive item, or you may purchase a basic bench then buy add-ons as you progress in your woodworking techniques

Ways to find article to make

If you are thinking of including woodworking as your next hobby then why not visit the local woodworking exhibits that each city holds from time to time.

Check with your local library for more books on finding ideas to make wonderful different wood objects. You will be surprised just how many things you can learn to make for your self or your home.

Suggestions for Easy Wodworking Projects to Make

Many of the woodworking magazines that you will find in your newsagents will often have patterns and instructions on how to make them.

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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Great Hub Eileen. Hubby likes all these gizmos.


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Thanks ethel, Yes I think all men need a hobby and have a little shed in there back yard. Actually thats just given me an idea. thanks.


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

Eileen: I think you and your husband are real go-getters and do-it-yourselfers!!! The article is great, very informative.


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

support med, I suppose after so many years together we have always tried to do different things its sort of like a challenge to learn new things.


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John Cain 6 years ago from Dayton, Texas

A lot of good stuff.


kasaulihotels 6 years ago

i have seen this hub and i found this hub is very informatic for us

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