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Women in Woodworking

My husband Ken, is a serious woodworker... he's actually a carpenter, by trade, who just loves spending hours out in the workshop involved in a continual parade of projects.
Women in Woodworking


The History of Woodturning

The history of woodturning shows that this classic woodworking art was practiced thousands of years ago. It is the process of building, making or carving something by the use of wood. There were two significant historic civilizations that used woodworking; the Chinese and the Egyptians. Woodworking is evident on the works made by both civilizations. Egyptians had drawings and pieces of furniture that have been preserved in tombs. It was also found that the coffins in the tombs were wood turned.
The History of Woodturning


Different Types of Wood Used in Woodworking

Many different types of wood are used in woodworking, from common softwoods to rare and exotic hardwoods. When you're selecting wood for your woodworking project, think about your budget and what you want to accomplish.
Different Types of Wood Used in Woodworking


How To Choose the Right Type of Craft Paint for Wood Crafts

The kind of paint that is best suited for painting on wood surface such as pine wood, poplar or birch would be an acrylic type of paint. You can purchase this paint at a large craft chain such as Michael's or AC Moore. These types of craft stores have an isle filled with different brands of acrylic paints to choose from. So which do you choose?
How To Choose the Right Type of Craft Paint for Wood Crafts


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