Woodworking
Equipment for Wood Carving
When we have chosen the wood carving as our hobby, we have to select the space for our workshop or studio. Equipment is also as important. In this article you will find some basic requirements which you need to prepare before you start the wood carving.
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How to Prepare the Workshop or Studio

The first thing which we have to do when we decided to choose the wood carving as our hobby is that we have to find a space for it. Find out the tips on how to prepare the space for your workshop or studio.

In wood carving it is possible to improvise by making a small working area in the corner of a living room that is if space is limited. If, on the other hand, you have a room or dry shed that can be used exclusively for carving, so much the better. Unlike stone carving, which creates a great deal of dust, wood carving can be termed a clean craft as the dust is negligible and the wood chips can easily be swept up and burned. It is only when carving is combined with general carpentry and joinery that the complete workshop is absolutely necessary.

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Woodworking Projects
One of the most important things for the novice wood worker who wants to make this a permanent hobby, is to keep your tools clean and in good repair. If you use dull or rusted tools, you work will turn out sloppy and you will most likely not want to continue to fine tune your skills. Orderliness and carefulness, with knowledge and patience, are sure to bring good results, just as a lack of them will bring failure.
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Woodworking Safety
Safety today is a very important aspect in every sphere of life. When it comes to the use of any wood working tool there are a few basic safety measures that have to be complied with. Here are a few of the most important ones:
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Woodworking For Beginners
Woodworking encompasses a broad area of skills, specialties, and applications. Some beginners take on too much too soon or blow their savings on expensive woodworking tools and machines that they don't know how to use and might not ever need. And even some basic techniques can be confusing or easy to do incorrectly. Experienced woodworkers have some simple, but insightful tips to help you get off to a good start.
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Encaustic Art
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which resins and colored pigments are added. This results in a paste like meduim which is applied to a surface such as prepared wood or canvas.
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The Paint Color Chart
Experience has taught us that certain combinations of colors, whether in nature or art, affect the eye and mind agreeably, while others give offense. We call the former "harmonies," the latter "discords."
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How to make your own oil paints
How to make your own oil paintsOil paints are made basically by mixing cold-pressed Linsed oil with pigment or color until a smooth buttery paint is produced. When the oil paint is used and applied to a surface the oil oxidizes or absorbs air and then forms a solid film that binds the pigment to the surface of the painting.
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