Samurai Barber Caddy

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I just cut all the kids hair in our home, so I needed to up my barber caddy game to help keep my hair razor and scissors organized. In my latest woodworking project for this barber caddy I used Edge Grain Fir as well as Oak Splines, I then added to the miters for extra strength. For this project build, I freehand carved a pattern in the top wood and bottom wooden panels with the die grinder to finish things off – Enjoy!

Importance of Having Detailed Shed Plans

It’s hard to put something together if you don’t have the right blueprints. Boards might be cut wrong or a size might be off. When you put them together, the building won’t be proportional or it won’t be stable. A person could end up making a lot of mistakes if they don’t have the proper shed plans.

Woodworking Tools: Rasps

Even though rasps closely resemble files, they’re very different beasts. Instead of single rows of teeth cut into the metal surface at an angle, rasps have tiny individual teeth in parallel rows. And unlike the smooth, almost planing action of a file, a rasp is designed to virtually tear out chucks of wood. This makes them very aggressive, and a rasp in the hands of a seasoned user can remove a lot of material in no time flat. That’s why rasps are reserved solely for roughing-out work that will eventually be smoothed with files, scrapers, or sandpaper.

Using A Jack Plane

Once your jack plane or jointer plane is well tuned, there’s one more thing to do before you use it: You need to adjust it to match the type of cut you’re making. I’m not talking about depth of cut here, but the position of both the cap iron and the frog.

Shoulder Planes

After a good jack plane and a low-angle block plane, the next plane I’d suggest a beginning woodworker purchase is a quality shoulder plane. Shoulder planes excel at trimming and fine-tuning joints. They’re great for trimming rabbets, shoulders, tenons, dadoes, and grooves. This is the tool to reach for when a joint just doesn’t fit right and needs a “tweak” or two to get that perfect fit.

Essential Tools You Need for Your Woodworking Hobby or Business

Ready to get started with woodworking, but not sure what tools you need? Whether you’re interested in working with wood as an enjoyable hobby or looking to develop a rewarding career, having the right tools is an essential first step to any project. Here are the basic tools that every beginning carpenter should have and know how to use properly.

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