Woodworking Tools: Knowing beforehand What you Need
Getting creative in your miniature hobby will possibly lead you down the road to building and designing your own doll house creations. So you will need great tools.
Basic hand devices consist of an all-purpose saw; a fretsaw - to cut out windows, doors and such; tenon saw for cutting lengths of wood; junior hacksaw for cutting slates and tiles; needle-nose pliers for getting into small corners; light weight hammer; pin push for applying nails in small locations and a small plane.
A selection of different grade papers will be useful. This way you can have on hand everything needed for dealing with very rough surfaces. Plus the required grades for any finer sanding you will need to do at the completion of projects you are working on. A fine-tooth file will come in handy for smoothing very rough edges.
For furniture making you will need a small razor saw, a Stanley knife and a good exacto knife with a selection of different shaped blades. Always stock plenty of spare blades as well. Just to have sufficient on hand.
This is for cutting exact degree angles in your miniature projects.
This is for making accurate lengths and measurements as well as achieving straight lines. It is also good to note that it can also be an excellent cutting edge.
In this instance we recommend using a small engineer's set-square and a jig designed specifically for miniatures.
Some suggestions would be to have a crafter's self-healing mat, a number of small clamps for holding things together as glues dry, fine bradawl for making small holes, drill with small bits, pair of tweezers for placing small details, hard printer's roller for applying thin coats of paint; modeling devices for marking wet putty and a plastic syringe for applying tiny spots of glue neatly.
While on the Subject of Woodworking Tools, though... Use this handy Scale Calculator to make sure all your patterns are set to any Scale you happen to be working in.Other everyday craft items that will complement your woodworking tool supplies are:
For more information about woodworking tools in general check out this page with its accompanying articles to read.
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