Q & A
I am a 54-year-old man and I am interested in woodworking and wood turning. Weekends are the only option for me. Where would you recommend a novice like myself start? I have never done any carpentry/woodworking/wood turning, but would like to learn. Would a beginning turners class get me started, or should I take the beginner's router class or other tool classes?
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Taking the Plunge into Professional Woodworking
By Douglas Bittinger
I cannot say that I know anyone who was going through life with no woodworking experience and simply said to themselves "I think I'll become a professional woodworker," signed up for some courses to learn what they needed and then went looking for a job as a woodworker. Not to say it doesn't happen. I just don't know any.
with Alan Noel
Applying finishing materials with a brush can be a very slow and arduous task. It is virtually impossible to get an even coat on large surfaces when using a brush. When it comes to ease of application and total control, spray finishing with either HVLP (high volume, low pressure) or conventional compressed air and suction/gravity feed spray guns is definitely the way to go.
Here are 9 tips for spray finishing:
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