Woodworking has been said to be the process or the operation to create, make and shape something in a wood or by using a wood. This process was first created by early humans, but, they normally use stones, animal parts and mud as the main things to be needed to create a product. Nowadays, people making and working on a wood uses plenty of woodworking equipment.
These tools are used according to what the user want to do with it. Although some of the tools are expensive, some professionals still buy these because every tool has their corresponding roles and work.
Start with the most important woodworking tools:
The most popular and the most common used tool in woodworking is the hammer particularly, a claw hammer. Primarily, the use of a claw hammer is to drive nails. But in woodworking, this tool is used to hit a chisel to carve something in the wood and also drive nails into the wood. The claw of this hammer is used to remove nails that are submerged in the wood.
The second most important tool in woodworking is the chisel. A chisel is used for woodworking to carve small pieces from the wood. To use this tool, it should be hammered at the top to make an impact at the bottom to make carving to the wood. Being invaluable, a layout square is also used by professionals to work on a wood. A layout square is also called combination square ? a triangle-shaped tool used to measure everything that is used in woodworking.
This tool also has markings used to make easy angles of a mark or cut. The next tool that is being used in woodworking is the saw or the table saw. This tool can be used to cut wood such as cross-cut, miter-cut and even apply edges to the edges of the wood. A level is also an important tool used in this process.
This is used to determine and to know if the wood or any object in woodworking is perfectly straight whether horizontally (level) or vertically (plumb). The types of level that are being used in woodworking are the full-length level and the torpedo level. In finishing a woodworking product, the most important tool to use is the plane. This tool is used to shape, flatten, reduce thickness of, and make the wood smooth by removing the rough piece on it.
An abrasive is also used to finish the work in woods.
This is a tool that is being used by woodworkers to shape and finish a work piece by rubbing the parts to be worn away. To make a smoother finished product, sandpapers are the best tool to use. A sand paper is also known as glass paper. This is not an ordinary paper. It is a heavy paper that contains abrasive material that is attached to its surface.
Using these kinds of tools is very important in woodworking. Every tool has their corresponding uses to make woodworking easier to do. Although, today, most of the tools that are being used by woodworkers are automatic and uses electricity, some old school workers use hand tools in their work. These woodworking tools are more portable and easy to use compared to automatic tools.