Type L and K copper pipe is acceptable for compressed air applications. Type M is NOT. Type M is usually used in residential homes for the fresh water supply lines. The pressure that a copper pipe can handle is dependent on the temperature and the size of the pipe – for more information, see Table 6, Publication 28E, of the CCBDA. The joints are usually rated for less pressure than the pipe.
You will need tools to hold your work. Most woodworkers use horses, a vice, and a bench hook regularly. You can mount your vice to your workbench so that it’s always easy to access and is securely fastened. A bench hook can be easily built. It’s basically a place where you can press boards up against a straight edge while using hand saws. It has a lip underneath to “hook” it to the workbench so that you can put pressure on the wood that you’re working on.
Push Sticks for your table saw – Highly recommended for novice or experience woodworkers. You can never be too safe and careful.
Tip: Install a tee on the pipe before it transitions to a horizontal run. Have the leg of the tee pointing down. Cap off the end or put a full flow ball valve on the end of the nipple. It will serve a couple of purposes. First, it will help trap debris in the line before it jams your air tools. Second, it will act as a water drain.
With the growing interest in metal working there has been an increase in the availability of both new and used metal lathes on the market. While the techniques of turning metal and wood are different, the machines are similar enough to open a new world of turning for the woodturner as well as give new directions for turners of metal as well.
Wood turners are lathes and can be used for a number of projects when working in a wood shop. Some of the things that they are known for are creating shapes that can be creative and work well. A band saw can help the wood workman to be able to produce the wood that is the right shape and size for the wood lathe.
There are many other tools that help to shape or hold wood. There are many clamps that work well with different types of saws. Hammers, mallets, drills and screwdrivers are commonly used. Chisels, planers, a lathe, and many types of sanders are used in shaping and finishing.
In years past many people would glue down their veneer with contact cement. Unfortunately contact cement has a very unpredictable bond. If the bond see heat it will release its hold. When you apply your veneer you want to make sure that is stays where you glue it. The recommended glue in the industry for a vacuum press is plastic resin glue. This type of glue has a long open time. This means you have a lot more time to assemble your pieces and get them into a vacuum press. Once the glue has cured it has an extremely rigid glue line so you will not have to worry about your bent laminated pieces having any spring back. The glue is also resistant to heat and water. This is great for kitchen cabinets that might be near a dish washer or oven. You will not have to worry about that heat or moisture causing your veneer to lose its bond. This is also good for veneered pieces in your bathrooms as well, your veneer will not be effected by heat or moisture there.
Palm Sander – Very helpful when you are finished building your wood shop project and getting ready to start preparing them for final prep.