Elements of Fine Woodworking

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For an aspiring woodworker, it can be difficult to overcome the beginning hurdles of the craft to ascend to the level of master. However, by utilizing a few clever woodworking ideas, any craftsman can improve the quality of their finished product.

Of course, observing the classic cliche “measure twice, cut once” is always relevant. It is crucial for a cabinet to have fully and properly squared doors and drawer fronts if the installation is to be at all possible. Furthermore, joints need to remain gap-free while each panel is assuredly firm and unable to rattle. It can be best to make use of space balls in a tricky situation.

The least glamorous aspect of woodworking is definitely the sanding. Though tediously monotonous, this pre-finishing step requires constant diligence and an informed, planned out, approach. A skilled woodworker engages a minimum of three sanding stages, beginning with a rough sanding of all panels, followed by a wide-belt sander where necessary, and finishing with a random orbit sander.

If you have an interest in learning more about woodworking, contact Schutte Lumber Co. or visit our blog today.

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