Woodworking for Beginners


When you are looking for a new hobby or just something to do in your spare time, you should truly consider dwelling in woodworking. Woodworking is the activity of making and crafting any items from wood. When you enjoy crafting and building things, then it is definitely worth to try this activity. It is a fun and enjoyable activity and the outcome can something to be proud of and something that is pleasing and functional. Even though that it is so, tackling this new hobby or project can also be quite challenging, especially for beginners. Here is a little guide with a few tips on woodworking for all the beginners who want to take on this project:

Planning and preparation

preparationThe first step in woodworking is planning. You need to sort out what you need and plan your project from start to finish. Create a list of supplies and then prepare and lay them out before you start. By doing that, when you are doing the project, you will not be interrupted by running out of something in the middle of your work. Preparation is vital when you are just a beginner in woodworking. Make sure you check everything more than once so that your project runs smoothly. Keep your work area clean and organized so that it will be easier for you to do your job and to find the things you need.


Safety is very vital to keep in mind, especially when you are working with these hand or machine tools. Wear protection and always take safety precautions when doing the work. Wear goggles, ear protection, as well as sturdy shoes, and avoid wearing loose clothing.


sanderWhen it comes to woodworking, you will need some tools that will be needed for measuring, cutting, joining, as well as tools for wood finishing, adjustments, and repairs. Regarding measuring or laying out or marking, you will need a tape measure, framing square, folding rule, torpedo bevel, sliding bevel and a combination square or speed square. Regarding cutting, you will need chisels, hand rip saw, coping saw, hand crosscut saw, back saw, miter box, utility knife, and a sharpening stone. When it comes to joining, you will need a claw hammer, hand drill, screwdrivers, and nail set punchers. For finishing, you will need a block or bench plane, set of rasps and files, sanding block, and a good sander to make the finish of your work look good. For adjustments and repairs, you will need clamps, sockets, wrenches, and pliers.


If you are a woodworker who is inexperienced and just starting out, start with a design that is simple and easy to work on. Start with something basic because any project that gets you started will teach you something about woodworking. A birdhouse can be an option because of its simplicity and easiness. Once a simple job is completed, you will have the confidence to tackle on bigger ones. By doing so, you will improve your skills and get better each time.


How to Rate and Choose from a Great Choice of Smokes


Getting the best out of e-cigarettes requires a bit of background knowledge. The following points are the most important to look at whenever you are shipping for e-cigs or their accessories. Follow through to find out how you could rate and choose from a great choice of smokes available online.


Ease of use

Vaping pleasure should come easily from a simple device. Several models concentrate on the purity of vaping and end up giving you only that experience in a hassle-free form. The simplicity of design makes them very attractive. Unfortunately, that alone does not constitute your lifetime companion in the vaping world. Occasionally, switching gears to something more capable than your current choice might be ideal. The simple designs are mostly two pieces that are cylindrical to make them look like a typical two-part e-cig has the battery and the atomizer fused with the disposable cartridge. However, these models are now becoming too old for today’s trends. The advantage of a three-piece design is the ability to change the atomizer without needing to interfere with the tank and vice versa.


Vaping longevity

The ego models are a class of the two-piece e-cigs. They have a larger tank, larger battery and they can push through a whole day. Here, tank capacity and battery size are key. E-cig mods are a different beast altogether. They are the latest generation of modified e-cigs since they allow you to use different tanks for desired longevity benefits.


Ability to change flavors

The two-piece e-cigs do not offer flavor changing options midway during use. The ego style has an option of getting e-liquids and swapping them to use the same battery and other parts. Thus, you can have all you need at one go and no worries about having to get more supplies when you are in the middle of nowhere. E-cig mods like the also come with a great choice of smokes.


Temperature control

Ramping up the voltage on the modern e-cigs transforms the smoking experience. You get more power, and a strong throat hit. The vapor production also increases. Hence, you can move with the mood, changing your throat hit as you wish. The battery mods in e-cigs offer temperature control. You can vary the wattage and voltage to affect the functioning of the atomizer. However, you might have to educate yourself further on the use of mods to avoid novice mistakes that could rob you any enjoyment.


Upgradable firmware

Mods also come with upgradable firmware to address some of their shortcomings while also introducing new abilities such as finer temperate controls and vaping longevity.


Choice of coils

The mods come with factory made coils that can for above Ohm or below Ohm tanks. The standard is the 1-Ohm resistance of electricity. This rating will determine the best aftermarket coil to use with your mod.

As noted above, the newer models of e-cigs are proving much superior to the archaic two-piece e-cig. However, their complexity also comes with new challenges for learning how to take care of the device and using it well. On the other hand, the five points for choosing your e-cig as outlined in this article are still relevant for picking any of your mods.…


Ron Cundiff drinks Red Bull like Homer Simpson swigs beer, so get set for a well-caffeinated presentation. Ron loves challenges, tight deadlines and boosting productivity, but dislikes status meetings, slow drivers and waiting for downloads. Could there be a pattern here? Ron began his programming career at the tender age of 10, when he decided his Commodore 64 games weren’t quite cutting it. He then downloaded technical info from BBS and wrote his own games using sprite graphics. Before joining Microsoft in 2002, Ron designed and implemented a global online commodities exchange system for an ISV. He has also held management and technical leadership positions with a Microsoft partner. His certifications include MCSD, MCSE, MCDBA, MCP+I+SB – and he’s working on extending the list. Ron has led 56 MSDN events to date and participated in over 20 user group meetings throughout Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee.

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2007 Officers Elected – Wednesday, December 27, 2006
At our December meeting we held elections and we would like to welcome our new officers for the year 2007:

Tommy Norman – President

Rachel Twyford – Vice President

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