One of the most versatile and heavily used power tools in the home wood shop, would have to be the router. These tools are capable of so many things, you could spend an enormous amount of time learning their full potential. From cutting dado’s, to making moldings, to making raised panel doors, these tools, equipped with the proper bit, can accomplish a whole host of wood working tasks.
There are a number of things to consider when buying a router. The first thing to consider would be deciding if you plan on owning more than one of these modern marvels. In most professional wood shops, dedicated routers are common. This simply means cutters, or bits, as they’re commonly called are left in the router, and set to perform a certain function. These routers are not used for anything else, as once they are adjusted for a specific task, they are used only for that. It might be to rabbit the back edge of cabinets, to allow the back panel to sit in this recess, or one set up with a commonly used edging bit. The advantage of this is the time saved in changing bits and adjusting it.
Obviously, a home wood shop isn’t as likely to own ten or more routers, but having more than one is a very good idea. If you want to have one installed into a router table, it is very convenient to have a dedicated one. Typically, you would want a plunge router for this, and one with sufficient power to handle larger cutter sets, such as raised panel cutters, for making cabinet doors. Trying to use one of these large bits in a hand held router would be quite dangerous.
Knowing router safety is imperative, as these tools, while considered relatively safe, can do a lot of damage. Using the proper feed direction, whether using a hand held router, or a router table, is important. This isn’t a big of a safety factor in a hand held router, as it is with a router table, but it is still quite important.
With a router table, feeding a board into a spinning router bit, in the same direction that the bit is turning, is likely to end up with the board being pulled out of your hands, and shot like a missile across your shop. If it were to hit someone, there is a very strong chance it would be fatal.
The feed direction in a hand held router is left to right, and in a router table, is right to left. The feed direction is opposite, since the router is held in the opposite position.
Eye protection is a must, and a mask for the dust is highly recommended. If your router has a vacuum port, it helps considerably to use it. One tool that will fill the air with dust very quickly is the router.
Some routers have a toggle type switch, so it is important to verify it is in the off position, before plugging it in. It is also important to hold a router with both hands when turning it on, as the torque in these tools can cause you to lose control of it, or have it come into contact with your body. Therefore it is best to have the router held flat onto the work surface, with the bit not coming into contact with the board, and then turning it on. Then gently bring it into contact with the work piece.
Getting the best results with a router is dependent upon a few things. First is the sharpness of the bit. Next would be the feed rate. Moving the router too slow will result in burn marks on the board. Moving the router too fast, will not only put unnecessary strain on the motor, bit it will result in a poor cut. It will either be wavy, or will have tear out. The best feed rate will take some experimenting, and it will be different for various woods, and also for different router bits.
The learning curve for using a router is relatively small for the basics uses, but with all the possibilities these tools provide, you can spend a considerable amount of time mastering them.
Written by: Lee A Jesberger
Jesberger has owned of a high end General Contracting business for thirty years. He also owns and operates a custom Cabinet and Furniture business. He has written many woodworking articles, in addition to being the inventor of the Ezee-Feed, infeed/outfeed systems for woodworking machines, which is patent pending.
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Wood has heated our homes since the time of our early forefathers till this modern age. Wood has been an important source of heat even to this modern age. Benjamin Franklin introduced the first major improvement in wood heating. Up till his invention, most home used the fireplace to heat the home and do the major portion of cooking. I am sure most of you have seen pictures of pioneer women with the kettle of food hanging over an open flame in a fireplace. Benjamin Franklin made a stove using cast iron, and utilizing two doors in front to swing open to fuel the fire and still resemble a fireplace. The stove now had the cast iron to heat up and radiate heat, while at the same time he could control the combustion air to the fire.
These first generation wood stove and wood inserts heated many of our homes for many years. People loved their fireplace because not only was it a fantastic heat source, the fireplaces also added beauty to the home. However, these wood stoves and wood inserts were only about 30% efficient. They also had a very high particle emissions. These emissions actually are health hazards as irritants to many people. This is why the first generation wood stoves and wood inserts are now illegal to be sold.
The new generation of wood stoves and wood inserts all have efficiencies of about 60-70%. Not only are they more efficient, the new generation stoves also have lower emission rate. The catalyst to this would be the EPA or Environment Protection Agency or EPA. The EPA is the agency that was given the task of monitoring stove emissions. They came up with a standard that all stove manufacturer had to adhere to. This standard was similar to those implemented in the automobile industry. It became illegal for any hearth dealers and installers to sell or install stoves that do not pass these standards. As the manufacturer designed to meet this standard, they inevitable found that re-burning the smoke emitted by the stove, greatly decreased the amount particles. The added benefit to this was that by re-burning the smoke, they also increased the efficiency of the stove.
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At present,through sorting, rejecting and crushing, many salvaged materials in the construction waste can be reused as the renewable resources. Scrap steel, scrap iron，scrap wire and other metals can be processed for all kinds of steel products by sorting, concentrating and resmelting. The abandoned wood can be manufactured for artificial wood. Bricks, stone and concrete can replace the sand to masonry mortar, plastering mortar and making concrete cushion after crushing, also can be used for making the building materials such as paving brick, lattice brick, building blocks.
Because the construction waste is piled up together, and the worksite is limited, what’s more, the traffic is also not convenient. So Hongxing company mobile crushing plant is the best choice for the construction waste disposal. Firstly, this equipment integrates the move, crush and screen. Moreover, it can finish the multiple-stage crushing for the large materials. In addition, portable crushing plant is convenient, flexible and strong in mobility, and the space required is small, so it can save a large construction capital. Raw Materials can be broken at the locale without being transported again and also can be moved with the promotional exploitation of the raw material, which saves a large number of transport costs. Flexible configuration can install the mobile crushing plant that meet the crushing requirements for construction waste.
It is the necessarily trendy tendency that the construction waste regenerative technology in China has certain technological base. No matter the research in the lab or the application in the market, it has a certain achievement.
Henan Hongxinghas almostbeen founded for 20 years. It develops professionally stone making machine , construction waste disposal equipment, mobile crushing plant and so on. Especially, it is good at manufacturing crushing equipment. Hongxing Company has passed ISO9000 quality management system certification. Its sand making machine has also passed the detection by the national mining machinery quality supervision inspection center. All the 15 measurement indicators correspond with the national standard. In 2004, it established the largest civil manufactured sand production line,the PP series portable crushing and screening plants deliver to Russia successfully. In 2009, Hongxing Machinery construction waste disposal equipment was accepted by the MOST in Dujiang Weir, Sichuan province. Face to so many glories and so great achievements, Hongxing people always respond with the modest smile. This low-key style make Hongxing Machinery develop steadily. In many international brands, Hxjq Machinery shows itself in crushing and screening industry with its good reputation and perfect quality.
From the single crushing equipment production at the beginning to the development of whole set of equipment at present, Hxjq Machinery insists on the development ideal that concentration, profession and absorption. It devotes to the field of crushing and screening equipment, especially the innovation of large crawler crushing and screening equipment, and tries to reach the professional level of crushing equipment industry.
The crushing equipment industry has broad space for development in China. “Don’t seek for perfection, but pursue profession” is the business ideal for Hongxing Machinery all the time. Meanwhile, it is also the motto in Hongxing people’s heart.
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With more and more people trying to look out for the future of our environment, we see a growing trend in folk art (art that is made from recycling or reusing other existing materials). Of this, we see a lot of reclaimed wood art. There are many beautiful things that can be crafted from reclaimed wood as well as other recycled materials. It takes a truly artistic mind to look at what many people would consider to be trash and turn it into something special and beautiful.
We have many of these items for sale on our website and it makes us feel great to be able to offer products that are not only beautiful and unique but good for the environment and the future of our earth. We’re proud to offer products from artists such as these who take advantage of an opportunity to help our earth and create such amazing pieces of artwork.
What is reclaimed wood?
So what do we mean by “reclaimed wood”? Reclaimed wood refers to wood which has been salvaged from the forest to help make way for new growth. Often it is pieces that were deemed “unusable” by other sources. Instead of trashing this wood or leading to deforestation, the wood is salvaged and used for something else.
“Recycled wood” is another term that is sometimes used for reclaimed wood or sometimes used to refer to wood that has been used for something else previously and instead of being thrown out, is now used to create something else. Refurbishing wood furniture or turning furniture pieces into décor or art is one way to use recycled wood in art.
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Many of our products over at Unique Décor Online are made from reclaimed wood or other recycled materials. These make home décor or gift items that you can truly feel good about giving because you know you are doing your part to protect our environment. Imagine how good it would feel to give a gift like this or to purchase a clock or other home décor item to display in your home. This is truly art that makes a difference!
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Wood heaters are having a come-back, and with good reason too. Convective wood heaters, those that not only give off heat from the flames and coals (like a common fireplace does) but that also heats up itself and gives off even more heat (like a combustion stove, for example) are the most energy efficient when it comes to heating up a room or a larger area.
If you live in an area where it is easy to gather firewood and you have a suitable location to store it in where it won’t get damp or wet, then you may want to look into the possibility of using a wood heater. Popular wood heater choices are the pot-belly stove and combustion stoves. Combustion stoves can do far more than just heat a room, but they also make very good ovens and stove tops, and can even be used to heat up a hot water cylinder. You can leave them on all night, just stoking them up again in the morning and adding more wood. Usually a fan is used to help circulate the warm air around the room.
A simple wood heater can be found, that is a standalone fireplace type, which is used solely to generate heat. They’re often made from cast iron and have a clear glass front, and sometimes a flue going up from them. They heat up nicely, and if they have a fan system installed they can generate and circulate heat around a room quite nicely.
The wood stove heater is, as its name implies, a combination wood heater and stove. The slow burning combustion stove, mentioned above, is perhaps the most economical and the more efficient type. They include not only hot plates on top of the stove, and the necessary fire cabinet itself, but they also have an oven that works very well for all baking needs.
If you’re interested in looking into this, I’d suggest you talk to someone who uses this type of heating and find out the pro’s and con’s and whether they seem like they’d be useful for you. Of course, one pro when it comes to wood heating is that you can have it all winter long, even if there’s no electricity! They also give a room a nice, warm, homey atmosphere which is one of the things I like best about them.
Bob Hander, home improvement enthusiast, enjoys passing on knowledge on wood heaters and the wood stove heater.
Have you ever considered building your own shed? It is a massive undertaking and before selecting your shed plans and attempting to begin the construction phase you need to ask yourself some serious questions.
First and foremost, what are the requirements of the shed? Will it be housing a car, garden tools or have you decided you just need a private space to escape to occasionally. With this simple question answered you should be able to get an idea of the least the size of the shed you are after and then you can begin researching the shed plans available to determine the style you are after. Make sure you think about access to the shed, does it require roller doors or hinged doors, will it be a powered shed or do you need to rely on natural light? In many areas your local council may need to approve a permanent structure being built on your property and this is quite often driven by the size of the new construction. There may also be a requirement to submit your shed plans to your local governing body for approval prior to starting.
Secondly, positioning of the shed. Determining where to begin construction of your shed will rely on a number of different factors. The following is not an exhaustive list but should get you thinking. Is access to the shed by vehicles require?. This is not just for storage of cars but also will there be a need for you to transport heavy equipment or materials to and from the shed. If your shed is to be powered it should be positioned where cabling can be run to it. The same applies if you want other services such as water or gas. Does the area have adequate drainage or will your shed be flooded by the first rain storm? If you are planning on making a bit of noise in your shed you should attempt to locate it in an area that will have a minimal disturbance for you neighbours. If the area has trees, are their root systems likely to affect your shed in the future? You should also make sure that your shed will not be blocking light to existing gardens or houses. If you are considering a concrete slab, will cement trucks have access to pour the base or will they have to use booms to get it over the top of another structure? Once your shed plans have been picked and your area has been earmarked then the following needs to be considered.
Materials. Any shed plans you follow will almost certainly have recommendations on specific wood types to use during construction. A bit of research about the types of wood available in your area will prove invaluable as the shed plans you have may be from someone in Australia who recommends using Jarrah, a wood which is specific to a certain area and may be unavailable or at least very expensive to purchase in your locale. Speak with lumber yards about suitable replacements ensuring that your decision isn’t purely money driven as this will be a structure you want to stand the test of time. Also think about the type of finish you would like. If your shed plans state that bricks will be required around the framing then your hands are tied with the exception of choosing the color. If on the other hand you are thinking of painting your shed, do you really need to use that perfectly finished hardwood, noting it’s grain will be forever hidden under layers of paint.
The final thing you should take into account is the financial cost. Whilst you may want space to hold four cars, does your budget allow for that? Whilst it isn’t necessary for you to purchase all of the materials required in one big hit, it should be taken into account what the total final cost is and a realistic view should be taken as to whether it is within your budget. If your selected shed plans do not include an estimate for material costs then, again, consult your local lumber yard with resource list in hand to get an idea of the total cost.
These are some of the bigger issues you will need to consider when sourcing your shed plans prior to commencing your project. There are a number of other factors which may affect you individually, the important thing is to carefully plan out your exact requirements before proceeding. Once the decision is made, ensure that your shed plans come from a source that will guide you through the process from start to finish, explaining each step in detail as with a project this size, the last thing you want is to be left out in the rain.
Although it can be daunting, woodworking will provide you with years of enjoyment if you persevere and hone your skills. To take the headache out of your initial and future projects, ensure you get hold of detailed, step by step woodworking plans.
Through a comparative analysis on the development of construction wood & wooden sets mfg. industry in 31 provincial regions and 20 major cities in visualized form of data map, the report provides key data and concise analyses on the construction wood & wooden sets mfg. industry in China, a list of top 20 enterprises in the sector as well as the comparison on investment environment in top 10 hot regions. In addition, the report truly reflects the position of foreign enterprises in construction wood & wooden sets mfg. industry across China based on a comprehensive comparison of operating conditions among different enterprise types.
This report is based on Chinese industry classification (Industrial Classification For National Economic Activities, GB/T 4754-2002).
Additionally, by original creation of ZEEFER Industry Distribution Index, the report directly shows the difference in various regions of Mainland China in terms of construction wood & wooden sets mfg. industry, providing an important reference for investors’ selection of target regions to make investment.
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It is an indicator through aggregate weighted computation based on the three authority statistics of enterprise numbers, sales revenue and profit by region and corporate ownership, and in accordance with the regional distribution of leading enterprises inside the sector. Through horizontal comparison on the construction wood & wooden sets mfg. industry development in different provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions, the ZEEFER Industry Distribution Index is specially designed to truly reflect the conditions of regional distribution for the construction wood & wooden sets mfg. industry, providing a quantitative, visual and reliable reference for relevant users to make decisions. The ZEEFER Industry Distribution Index adopts a hundred mark system. For a certain region, the higher the score, the higher the distribution concentration in this region and the industry position of the region shall be more important.
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There are still many places that use the burning of wood for heat and to fuel the wood burning stoves that are sometimes used for the cooking of foods.
Wood cabins, mountain top cabins or even houses in certain area might not be connected to gas or might not be able to heat themselves electrically and so it is this type of product that remains a valid source for cooking and energy. However, as one might expect, the stores where such items can be purchased have diminished radically.
In order to find good, safe wood burning stoves the individual has got to take it upon him/her to do some digging. The fact that there are fewer places where these stoves can be purchased from should however not be used to despair. Instead, one simply has to consider a simple fact: the online environment is often times a very good source of niche products. The wood stoves must also fulfill a number of different roles such as cooking, heating and even defrosting.
The materials and the design of the stove has got to take into consideration a way in which it will exhaust and the way in which it will keep the room clear of dangerous fumes. Some stoves are smaller while others will occupy a larger area and therefore the individual has got to make sure they have the right space to accommodate the stove in.
There are no better ways to do this than to actually measure one’s kitchen/space where the stove will be placed and then take it upon themselves to make the most out of that space in terms of fitting. Overall, the space has got to permit the individuals to move freely around the stove and the stove to be utilized without burning oneself.
Another important aspect for stove safety and good functioning is that one has the right stove pipe and these can be purchased with the stove or separately. The pipe is the means by which the stove gases will be exhausted. Thus, the integrity of the stove pipe is essential. One should never attempt to use the stove unless the pipe is in good order, clean and its interior is also clear of any debris.
Another type of stoves is the fireplace stoves which are generally providing both a space for preparation of foods as well as a space for heating. The advantage of these stoves is that they can fit very well in rustic spaces as well as in other modern places with an air of rustic. Some even purchase small scale stoves for the decorative elements that they provide and therefore are capable of endowing a space with more than just heat.
When choosing a stove for decoration it is still important to know if it will fit the space and if you ever plan to use it don’t forget to use an exhaust tube. Also, some models can be fitted with gas burners but never do it without proper supervision as the perils of an explosion or of carbon monoxide build-up are not to be taken lightly.
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When people talk of building materials, wood, concrete, and metal usually come to mind. There are plenty of wood materials, and nearly any kind of wood can be used for building houses. Smaller objects—tools, weapons and instruments—are sometimes taken for granted, and people do not pause to wonder what they are made of. Sometimes, when they need repairs or replacement for some appliances, tools, or furniture, they are not sure what they are seeking. Among metals, iron and steel are commonly used for construction. Iron is a very strong material that has been used for weaponry, tool-making, and housing since the Iron Age. Iron is also stronger and more easily accessible than bronze, which was the primary metallurgic material in some parts of the world. Steel, an iron alloy, is also used for making shelter and transportation. However, there are also other construction materials that have their various uses, but are usually put aside in favor of iron, steel, or wood. It is good to know that these materials, unlike iron and its alloys, are not susceptible to rusting. Many of these, however, are not typically used for major constructions, but for aesthetic purposes and tool-making. Brass, for example, is an alloy of copper and zinc. It is sometimes confused with bronze, which has a similar color and consistency. Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin, but copper can be cast with phosphorus, aluminum, or manganese and still be called “bronze.” Brass and bronze are relatively resistant to tarnishing. Because of its malleability, brass can easily be molded into different shapes and sizes. Many brass suppliers provide the metal in sheets, tubes, and blocks. Brass is normally used for musical instruments, some architectural structures, and even jewelry. Brass is used for making wind instruments like trumpets and tubas. Organ pipes may also be made of brass if not copper, silver, or iron. Instrument makers get their materials from their brass suppliers who also deliver their supplies to furniture and appliance makers that mold kitchenware, bathroom handrails, clock pendulums, and radiator cores. These suppliers also find customers among artists who use media other than paint or wood in their works, like an artificial tree with brass leaves sprouting out of a brass tube for instance. Brass is malleable, but resistant to tarnishing. It is good for molding into various objects.
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If you have wood fences in your property, then its feasible that you have the most appealing premises in the community. It is also feasible that your premises is the envy of your neighbors. This is because wood fences are extremely attractive and interesting. There are many styles and designs that exist with regards to wood fences. This might be the material that may have a wide variety of appearances. But apart from the looks, wood fences are preferred by a lot of people due to its toughness. Wood is quite sturdy that it can last for many years particularly when it is taken care of. It can provide good protection and security for a home. There are numerous sources of these wood fences like the fence Brisbane companies. Besides wood, fence Brisbane companies also provide other materials for their fences like metal and aluminum.
Many people would decide to install or develop their own wood fences simply to commit mistakes that may even extend their agony in the endeavor to have a very good fence. In installing wood fences, it is important that you know the right steps to adopt to ensure that installation will come out perfectly. Here are a few of the very common mistakes done by many people when creating fences that are made from wood.
Many people would make holes that won’t have enough spaces. They believe that closer holes will result to more durable fences. Well, wood will be needing farther holes from one another so that the wood fence panels may have the right deepness as to how the panels will probably be planted. It is better to have a minimum of eight feet apart so that the fences could have sufficient space to stand on its own.
Some individuals also dedicate the mistake of digging the fence panels not deep enough. In order to have durable wood fences, the panels should be dug very seriously in the ground. The correct depth could cause secure fences. When you have dug the panels correctly at the correct depth, you are sure enough that the panels will not easily be moved or eliminated. This would give great protection to the property.
It is also common that people wouldn’t normally allow the fences and its posts dry up. Many people think that once they have dug out the fences, it may already be used. It is important that you permit the panels to dry just before moving the fences. The posts and panels will not be able to stabilize if you carry on moving the fences. It is best to avoid moving the fences for the whole day so it can dry out first and become stable in its place.
Many people feel that repainting the panels will get the fences become stronger. Remember that over time, the root or bottom part of the fence will get rotten and decayed. It is better if you’re able to have the whole fence repaired in the event its bottom has corroded severely. The reason being painting will never solve the matter. It may only give safety to the parts which were re-painted. If you’d like your fences to last very long, make sure that you prevent these blunders.