What Kind of Woodworker Do You Want to Be?
If you want to get into woodworking as a profession or even a full-time hobby, you will need to focus on woodworking skills that are appropriate to both your needs and your talents. The first decision you will need to make is between carpentry and fine woodworking.Hard or Soft: What Wood Do You Use?
If you have wood projects in mind then you know that you will need a lot of tools and motivation to complete it! It’s so often when it comes to working with large projects, we end up beginning it successfully and not completing it for another month. With the proper knowledge you can complete your project as fast as you began.Safety Tips for Woodworking
Any experienced woodworker will tell you the first rule in the shop is safety. Here is a beginner’s guide to safety considerations before starting any woodworking projects.The Ten Commandments Of The Wood Shop
While keeping the rules of the Wood Shop is a serious matter, we hereby offer The Ten Commandments Of The Wood Shop, a lighter take on some common wood shop rules. Go ahead… print them up and post them around your shop, and please stay off the ponies.African Wooden Carvings and African Tribal Masks
The country of Kenya boasts some of the most skilled producers of African wooden carvings and African tribal masks in the world. The wood carving industry in Kenya is large, with an estimated 60,000 people depending on it for their primary source of income. African tribal masks are one-of-kind works of art, having unique, meaningful characteristics. One West African tribe that is known for upholding this sacred tradition is the Maasai people out of Kenya. For the Maasai tribe of Kenya, the age-old practice of wearing the African tribal masks is what allows them to connect to the souls of their long dead ancestors.