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“THE ART OF WOODWORKING : WORKSHOP GUIDE WORKING GREEN WOOD 1 Wear sleet toed work boots and # hard hat whan fel 4 Wee, awed loose cloth ig that could Cath i limbs «= Wear eye protection when spt ‘th ron wis wont a siedgehanner *# Keep chainsaws sharp and in od ‘working con ton WORKING GLEN WOOD ‘Green woodworking shops are often set ‘up in sheds, outbldings, o outdoors ‘Space is required fora workbench with face and tal vises and a shaving hove. Plan on sufficient storage space Tor hand tools, and a dadieated sharpening ae. A ‘wood stove i useful for heating the shop In winter and drying stock. Natura ght Ing is important ‘senone wooo ‘Since considerable amount of humidity tnd condensed water is goneatid in steam ‘bending locate your shop in an outbud ‘ng 0" 2 vertlated extension tothe SAFETY TPS ‘bene WOO0 Always operate propane ‘aor Wo reduce the fe “shen working with exotic woods, woo ‘sreaprator the sawdust ay cause an ‘aerpe reaction «+ Always vse heavy wore gloves when handing seamed wood “WS FOR SETTING UP A SHOP ‘main shop, Wood steamers should never ‘be used tdoors ¥ they are gropanetired ‘wide selection of clamps % exsentiah Provide plenty of storage space for 1m ‘vor, sheet materials, and assorted bend. Ing forms. Natural and antici Wghting fe nooded Yor finishing bent pieces “cARVING ‘Because ofthe smal scale ofthe work space fs nat a central requirement for @ Carving shop. It possTbie, situate a cor Ing bench near a north facing window to (rovde indivect light. Asa substitute, (ie 9 desk lamp. Store sharpening tools Together, sat up a dedicated sharpening ‘= Cut away fom your body and heap your ‘hands behind the cutting ede veNEEHING store solvents and chemical finishes ‘iv well mated, dark glass containers ‘108 a one nd of your bench oF cn a Separate tabie vonecnins You wil require at least one wide work {able with adequate room to cut, glue tnd lay veneer, as wel as sufficient stor fag space for specialized veneer tools ‘Depending on the seale of your work, ts ‘a good idea to have mare than one veneer ‘ress, Ventilation 1s important to prevent ‘Gust particles from getting under your ener, ‘Store yergers ina coo, dry area, ‘Stack the sheets in mall, fat bundles weighted and covered wit a dust sheet {o prevent fading trom exposure to ight FINISHING TIPS. ‘TPE oF nish TYPE OF PROIECT “een wood ‘ertwood ‘carvings Veneers Varnish ‘Stools and chairs ‘Bent pieces or laminates of highly Outdoor carvings Rely used after drying figured or exotic hardwood where (marine varnish) ratural grain is tobe featured Lacquer ‘Stools and chars ‘Bent pieces or laminates of highly Sealer on carvings Fine or rare veneers ater orying tigured or exotic hardwood where tobe painted where natural grain natural grain is tobe featured ‘is to be featured ‘Stains Rarely used Rarely used Light colored wood Rarely used ‘its Tuned projects (bowls, Bent pieces where natal gran Highly detaled reliet__All wands, but especial Utensils, and fol han- 1s tobe featured corchip carvings Iy naturaly oly ones es) ao applied to mk ‘ike teak, rosewood, painted stools and chairs, ‘mahogany, and walnut French Rarely used ‘Any work where 2 high ‘Carvings in dark woods Any work where a polish ‘los finish is desired vith pronounced grain as. high-gloss finish is ‘wel as those with broad jp” desired ‘shapes and fow details Paste wax ‘Over painted surfaces Often applied over ‘All work except painted Often applied over lacquered surfaces casings lacquered veneers Paint Mik paint tpicaly «Mik paint typically used with —_Wilfe carvings and Rarely sed tused.on steals and Windsor chairs; other paints _—_achitectural work chairs sometimes used with bent ‘plywood laminations Pewee iH a ww ass mw uw Ww wow THE ART OF WOODWORKING MASTER WOODWORKER