Woodworking for Seniors
Woodworking can be a fun project for seniors.
You have the experience and you have the time to create your own hand crafted items for your home and garden.
This is a skilled craft that many seniors enjoy but it takes patience to make quality products that range from tool benches, sheds and outdoor furniture to gazebos, wainscotting, and maybe even some fun items for your grandchildren.
The kids love whirlygigs, dollhouses and go carts. All of these items and more can be within reach of your abilities with the right tools.
There are thousands of plans and ideas for you to be creative and not run out of projects to accomplish.
You can make home improvements by adding a deck or improving the trim in each room.
Childrens furniture is easy to make and they love the kid sizes.
Landscaping and vegetable gardens can be framed or boxes made to hold plants and vegetables.
Seniors need to make sure their wood working tools are in good shape and not rusted. A basic bench is usable when you begin.
Later you can pick the best bench plan that will hold scroll and table saws as well as many other tabletop tools including drill presses, sanders and grinders.
Before you begin, you will need safety precautions in place. Some of these tools or saws can be very dangerous. One mistake is too many.
You will need to wear a mask and goggles when you are cutting wood.
Read all operating instructions and have good lighting.
No children should be present when a saw in active.
And always be prepared with a first aid kit and help if you have an accident.
You can improve your table saw to make it easy to use and perform better.
Wax the table with a coat or two of Renaissance Wax or car wax after cleaning the table from dust.
A spray of top coat of Top-Cote or CRC Table-Guard will help reduce the friction and help to reduce rusting on metal surfaces..
Other suggestions are to create an auxiliary fence to the miter gauge.
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Whatever woodworking project you choose to make, you pride will show through in the quality of your work.
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