"My granddad was really into carpentry, and I remember as a kid, he bought me a little basic toolset with a saw and a tiny drill—I was probably about five or six. I used to mess around and cut up pieces of wood—not really making anything, but I liked to feel like I was doing something." For this UK-based woodworker, a side project to pay for a wedding snowballed into a full-time creative business with four employees.
Homesteader's Guide to Basic Carpentry Skills - Homesteading HQ | Pioneer Settler Learn some basic carpentry skills with this great guide for beginners! #woodworking #beginners http://pioneersettler.com/homesteaders-guide-basic-carpentry-skills/
Building Skills: Carpentry Basics. Whether you’re the new kid on the job site or an old hand, it’s never a bad idea to bone up on basic building skills. Working with wood is a great place to start, so we’ve assembled a handy collection of articles covering the right way to cut plywood, pull stubborn nails, lay out a rafter, hone a chisel and sharpen your handsaw skills.
If you're like me, you may have a great collection of tools, but are missing something so basic it seems almost ridiculous. For me, the missing item is sawhorses. For years I had none, then I found two rickety horses in a dumpster at a construction site. These are sad specimens put together with a thin, stamped sheet metal bracing kit and assembled with roofing nails. I did, after about three years, remove the nails and drive in some screws to firm them up. Every time I throw my 3/4&...