Monthly Archives: July 2015

History Of Power Tools – A History Documentary Film

A power tool is a tool that is actuated by an extra power source and system other than the solely manual labour used with hand tools. Tools directly driven by animal power are not normally thought about power tools. Power … Continue reading

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My Workbench as a entry at #TOOLMake15 competition.

Mitch Peacock has a contest #TOOLMake15 for a woodworking shop tool you make yourself, and this is my 3th entry. More details here: http://woodworking.augcampos.pt/projects/shop-tools/workbench-001/

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My Wood Mallet as a entry at #TOOLMake15 competition.

Mitch Peacock has a contest #TOOLMake15 for a woodworking shop tool you make yourself, and this is my 2nd entry. More details here: http://woodworking.augcampos.pt/projects/shop-tools/mallet-001/

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History Of Hand Tools – Documentary Film

History Of Hand Tools – Documentary Film A hand tool is any kind of device that is not a power device– that is, one powered by hand (hands-on labour) rather than by an engine. Some examples of hand tools are … Continue reading

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My Hand Router Plane as a entry at #TOOLMake15 competition.

Mitch Peacock has a contest #TOOLMake15 for a woodworking shop tool you make yourself, and this is my entry. More details here: http://woodworking.augcampos.pt/projects/shop-tools/hand-router-plane-001/

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The ABC of Hand Tools

Nothing Like a Disney cartoon to teach us about hand tools. This is an educational film in two parts. Part one covers metal shop, and part two covers wood shop. Primitive Pete does everything wrong in both environments. He uses … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about Timber – Veneer

Veneer is very thin timber that is cut 3 millimetres or less and used to cover either particle board or MDF to give the surface a wood grain appearance. Strips of this wood are also used to make plywood as … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about Timber – Plywood

Plywood. Plywood is another manufactured board that it is made from layers of solid timber veneer that are usually about 3 millimetres thick. Because it is made in layers it is incredibly strong but also light in weight. The interior … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about Timber – Medium-Density Fibreboard

MDF – Medium-Density Fibreboard MDF  is a manufactured fibreboard similar to particle board (check MDP post). The difference between the two is the size of the particles, particle board is made from larger wood chips and medium density fibreboard is made … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about Timber – Medium-Density Particleboard

MDP – Medium-Density Particleboard. Particle board is a manufactured board that is often used in furniture because it can be made cheaply and is more affordable than solid timber but has a similar look. It is mostly found in furniture that … Continue reading

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