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Are Hammer Heads Hardened?

Do you know the reasoning behind and process of hardening a hammer head? Manufacturers harden a hammer head for strength and durability via tempering processes. In this article, we’ll talk about how a hammer comes to be, how to safely use it, and what the best hammers have in common. By the end of these few thousand words, you’ll be …

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Is it Possible to Oversharpen Woodworking Tools?

There are a few opinions on whether or not you can oversharpen a woodworking tool, so, I decided to take a look at a few of the tools and techniques that woodworkers use. I wanted to see if it was possible to actually over sharpen them. I discovered a few things that even I, as someone who has been working …

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7 Projects for Hand Tool Beginners

The Not-so-typical Guide for Going Old School In the overwhelming world of the woodworking web, it can be difficult for a hand tool beginner to find their way. Perhaps you’re a seasoned power tool user who has decided to go old school. Or maybe you’re a total newcomer to woodworking who has chosen to use hand tools for their unparalleled …

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The Ultimate Guide to Carving Pencil Lead

Is it truly possible to create miniature carvings in pencil lead? Yes, these pencil lead carvings are a real art form! There are a handful of skilled artists who are internationally-known for carving sculptures out of graphite. In fact, pencil lead carving is relatively affordable and only requires a few tools. To explore this new and exciting form of carving, …

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Are There Different Kinds of Chisels?

Chisels are a tool you’ll be using in woodworking a lot. And there are several different kinds of chisels depending on the project you want to work on. But when you’re a beginner-level woodworker, you might be confused by the variety of chisels out there. Not only that, you’re scratching your head over which type of chisel you should use …

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Wood Toys to Make for Kids (w/ downloadable templates)

Wooden toys have remained popular for many years because of their aesthetic and durability. Their minimalist look has also been said to encourage creativity and imagination in children. However, they can be somewhat expensive depending on where you purchase them. But there’s no need to spend large amounts of money on these old-fashioned toys. Most are easy and quick to …

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Common Hand Tool Woodworking Injuries and How to Prevent/Treat Them

While woodworking is a word synonymous with craftsmanship and artistry, there is another side to it that not a lot of people think about. While not typically considered one of the most dangerous jobs, woodworking can have its perils. If you think about what they do, it only makes sense. When using all the sharp tools and machines that can cut through …

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The Ultimate Guide to Woodworking with Children

Intro Every craft person remembers where and when in their life they first encountered their passion. Woodworking is an ancient art form that has touched every corner of the earth. Whether it’s learned at home with a family member or at school with a dedicated teacher, woodworking with hand tools is valuable and beneficial to children in so many ways. …

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10 Woodworking Projects for Kids

Woodworking develops hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, spatial awareness, and muscle development. It also encourages problem-solving and imaginative thinking, and it allows children and parents to engage in fun projects while spending quality time together. Most importantly, passing the art of woodworking down to your children will result in memories you’ll both cherish for years to come. Whether you’re an …

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The Ultimate Guide to Hand Carving

After deciding you want to try your hand at carving, what’s the best way to begin? In this article, we’ll discuss how to get started with hand carving, from the types of wood to choose from and what hand tools to purchase. This guide will show you how to be safe as you carve, what techniques you’ll want to master, …