We didn’t see much woodworking craftsmanship in Hackaday, which may not be surprising. After all, this is a plastic and metal community, if any.But this does not mean that you will never encounter a situation where you need to cut or shape a dead tree according to your wishes, so we appreciate it [Eric Strebel] Demonstrate some tips and best practices for using this extremely versatile building material.
The first video assumes that you are new to wood and discusses topics such as the different types of wood you might find in a hobby shop, the correct sanding technique, and the difference between cutting along the grain and cutting backwards. Some different cutting tools you can use are also included, from the humble hobby knife to band saws. as always, [Eric] In the video, he added tips and tricks from his extensive professional experience, such as using some glue and some sawdust to fill in any gaps left by uneven seams.
In the second video, things start to get more advanced. [Eric] It demonstrates how to create a custom laminate and how to use enough steam and clamping pressure to permanently bend wood into any shape. By combining these new technologies with the basic concepts introduced in the first video, surprisingly complex shapes can be formed with minimal effort.
[Eric] Before putting together a series of similar videos about the use of acrylic, this material can be said to be more familiar to Hackaday readers. But no matter what material you use, the takeaway information in this series is clear: get the right tools, learn the technology, and the professional results are in your grasp.