Woodworking

Kerf Splitter

A kerf splitter is a small device that goes behind the blade on a table saw and is used to keep the upward moving rear of the saw blade from catching on the piece of wood. To better understand what a kerf splitter is, we will first provide you with the definition of the word “kerf”.

According to the Webster’s dictionary, a kerf is “a slit or notch made by a saw or cutting torch” or “the width of cut made by a saw or cutting torch”. Now that you know what a kerf is, you should be able to understand what a kerf splitter is after we have explained what its function is in the opening sentence of this article.

Understanding the Terms

Router Woodworking Tips

Many wood routers have adjustable speeds and some are single speed routers. Knowing the maximum manufacturer’s recommended speed for your router bits is a very important safety measure that should never be ignored. Not only is speed a safety concern, it will affect the quality of your work as well.

Most manufacturers have a tech support line or a website with router bit speed information. If your router bit maker doesn’t offer such information, you should consider using a better router bit. In case you are in need of such information however, we will supply you with the most popular ones here:

  • Bits with a diameter of 1 inch should not exceed 24,000 RPM.

Best Trim Molding Woods

crown molding in pine woodWhen cutting your own crown molding and trim molding, there are a lot of different types of wood to choose from. A trim carpenter will make the distinction between two basic grades of trim work; paint grade and stain grade. Basically, the two terms separate into trim joints that can be caulked and joints that cannot, and will determine the dimensional tolerances that must be adhered to by a carpenter. Stain-grade work is finished clear, such that the carpenter needs to create near perfect joinery.

Removing Varnish from Wood

Removing varnish from wood can be a lot of work. In this article we will offer some tips that will make the process as easy as possible. Unfortunately, there is no way to remove varnish from wood quickly and easily. Removing varnish from the wood’s surface takes skill, time and patience. The skill level required for the job is beginner to intermediate. Perhaps patience is required more than skill for this type of project.

Paint Removers

Basement Woodworking Shop

woodworking toolsHave you ever wanted to make your own basement wood working shop? Many of us have considered it, but we have a tendency to procrastinate, don’t we? May we keep putting it off because we just don’t know where to begin. If that’s the case, this article is for you. We will discuss what all is needed and how to arrange everything in your basement, so you can build that woodworking shop that you have always wanted.