3014b7a6ac1ea5739c61e4b209937eb3When sanding, don’t apply too much pressure. Sanding with pressure can cause an unevenness of the surface by gauging into the surface. If you use the right kind of sandpaper with the right grit, then force won’t need to be applied a lot. Sand lightly, using circular movements.

TIPS! Always keep your eyes open for furniture that someone is getting rid of. Many free wooden pieces of furniture can be had free, or dirt cheap.

Make your own reusable sanding blocks with a miter saw. You want a block that fits into you hand perfectly and is appropriate for the job. You don’t have to buy one. Just use some plywood scraps to create some. Cut one scrap for each piece of sandpaper, spray on an adhesive, then apply the sandpaper.

TIPS! Make sure that your wood shop has adequate lighting. Obviously, lighting is necessary so that you can see what you are doing.

There are several basic power tools you should have before starting a woodworking project. Table, circular and jigsaws, as well as a drill and power sander are all must haves. Orbital sanders are great, but really any power sander will do.

TIPS! Before staining, you always want to do a spot test. There may be unforeseen problems, and the results may not be what you had in mind.

As stated earlier in this article, anyone can learn how to work with wood. The key is to learn all the fundamentals then get lots of practice. By implementing the advice and tips you learn here, you’ll be on the road to being a great woodworker.

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