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Orbital Sander Vs Sheet Sander

Last updated on September 22nd, 2021 at 08:58 amThe Orbital Sander and Sheet Sander are two power machines used to polish surfaces using sandpaper. The process that takes place to bring smooth surfaces is called abrasion. They are complementary tools that help each other in the woodwork industry. They both move an abrasive in a…

Difference Between Jointer and Planer

Last updated on June 11th, 2021 at 11:42 pmMost experienced craftsmen will know that a Jointer and Planer are two different tools that work towards the same goal. It comes down to how you want to use the tool and the place. Both machines use a rotating drum.  They are used to fix the surface…

Milling Machine vs Lathe: What’s the Difference? How They Compare

Last updated on August 4th, 2021 at 02:28 pmWhat is the difference between lathe and mill? The similarity between the Milling machine and Lathe is in how both machines shape and cut materials. They have different machines meant for specific materials and a certain way of running the cutting action. A method of operation, size,…

Wood Lathe vs Metal Lathe: Comparison Beyond the Obvious

Last updated on September 18th, 2021 at 12:18 pmWood lathes and metal lathes are the two most common types of lathes. The main difference between wood lathes and metal lathes lies in what they are designed for. A wood lathe is designed to tackle jobs that involve wooden workpieces. The metal lathe is used on…

CNC Lathe vs Manual Lathe: Reasons to Pick One over the other

Last updated on June 11th, 2021 at 11:51 pmThe CNC lathe and Manual Lathe come with differences in improved features and ease of use. The introduction of CNC has a way of making a wide range of items in a short space of time. Great innovation comes with controlling machines using computers.  However, it does…

How to remove stain from wood without sanding

Last updated on June 12th, 2021 at 12:01 amDo you have a piece of furniture, wooden floors or wood that is stained and you’re wondering how to deal with it without sanding? Whilst sanding is an effective method, it can sometimes damage the wood more than you need to and you wind up in a…

What are typical spindle speeds on wood lathes?

Last updated on June 12th, 2021 at 12:22 amAre you wondering what typical spindle speeds on wood lathes are? What does your digital readout say? These may depend on the size of the bowl. 6-inch bowls typically need speeds of between 1000 and 1 500 Revolutions per minute (RPM). 5-inch bowls require speed ranges of…

How to Sharpen a Power Grip Carving Tool

Last updated on June 9th, 2022 at 10:02 pmSo you want to know how to sharpen a power grip carving tool? This invention relates to a power-operated wood carving tool. It is especially intended for use in carving ornamental designs on the hand gripping portions of gun stocks to make them more attractive and also…