Category - Woodworking

Screwdriver 101

The screwdriver is one of the most common tools used by carpenters. It is easy to use, especially in detaching or removing screws. The main parts include the tip or the head, and the handle is used to grip the...

Router as a Tool in Woodworking

Woodworking was already one of the activities that ancient man engaged in during primitive times. Various woodcrafts, such as weapons and furniture, were created by our ancestors with the use of crude tools. Today, it...

Robert Lyminge

Carpentry and architecture are designing and construction skills for buildings and other structures, primarily to provide shelter. These skills are gained through vast experience and knowledge. Some architects and...

Planning and Building an Outdoor Deck

One of the all-time favourite home do-it-yourself projects is building an outdoor deck. Decks are relatively simple structures, but building a deck requires careful planning. Here are the steps on how to build an...

Origin of the Hand Saw

The origin of the handsaw goes back to at least 1450 BCE, the year that one example, which was found in an Egyptian crypt, was dated to. Hand saws, which are also called panel saws, are used in woodworking and carpentry...

Norm “New Yankee” Abram

Born in Rhode Island in 1950, Norm “New Yankee” Abram is a TV broadcaster and master carpenter. He is an American carpenter recognised for his work on PBS television programmes: “The New Yankee Workshop and...

Matthew Banckes

One of the most significant and well-known people in the history of Carpentry is Matthew Banckes. Banckes became a master of many carpentry-related organisations. In 1683, he became the Master Carpenter in the royal...

Making a Built-in Dresser

Cabinet making, or cabinetry, is a way of utilising several skills to make cabinets and furniture. It involves skills and procedures as well as tools for furnishings. A built-in cabinet is designed for a specific...

In Just a Snap

In order for a carpenter to furnish his work, he needs to make use of a tool such as the chalk line. A chalk line is a small tool that is used to mark a long and straight line across a surface by snapping a string...