General Processes - Working with Wood
Make sure all parts given to you are 'square'. That means the edges are 90 degressto each other before you start marking out.
(After you got your raw materials)
all parts with
for sawing and trimming with a
, markthe centres of
to be drilled with an 'x'. Mark out all thepositions for screws and/nails nails.
If you have screws or nails in your joints, work out the correct length, type of head, and the diamter & depth of the pilot holes to drill. Also make sure that youdo not screw or nail too close to the edge of the wood.
2) Drill all the
If dowels are required, make sure you check that the diameter of the dowelsmatches the diameter of the drill bit. To check if the fit nicely, try it on a piece of waste wood.
If you require a flat hole, use a
instead of a
If you require a large hole and not even the
can create it, consider using a
3) Trim (concave or convex)
(if wood is thin) or
(for straight cut). For external curves, the
Circular Sanding Machin
e may be used.
Dry Assembly (to test if parts fit)
all your parts, check that they are OK. If not ok, modify or re-do.
Don't join them with PVA and nails yet or screws yet!
Finishing (Part 1 of 2: Sanding Preparation)
surfaces and edges smooth using
(aka sand paper).
If you are joining edges, you MUST NOT sand the edges to be joined! It will notfit after that.