Woodworkers and home Do-it-Yourselfers (DIY-ers) often took up woodworking as a hobby because of a deep appreciation for the craft and sometimes, for the love of the wood itself. That reverence for the wood makes woodworkers conscious of recycling of the wood they use. While offcuts (> 4” or 10 cm) can often find uses … Read more What to do with all that Sawdust?
In the last half century, drywall (also known as Sheetrock, wallboard or plaster board) has replaced plaster/lath as the material used for interior walls. First developed over a century ago,1 drywall consists of gypsum sandwiched between two external layers of paper. The ease of use and installation of drywall didn’t catch on right away, however, … Read more Drywall Repairs—Minor to Major
Ways to Fill Gaps Fine woodworking requires considerable accuracy and finesse, often as much as that which is produced by a machinist. Yet the woodworker, especially the do-it-yourself woodworker, works with equipment which doesn’t have the inherent accuracy of the metalworking mills and lathes the machinist works with. Rather, the woodworker has to bring that … Read more Several Ways to Fill Gaps in Wood