Know your wood - Yellow Pine

Yellow pine - Yellow Pine is a very commonly available wood in the whole sale market at byculla bazzar. The pine is imported from various western countries; North America, Germany, Australia and Newzealand. The pine family itself is huge and prices vary from 600/cft to 850/cft. Pine is also commonly used for crates and pallets and the if you ask for pallet wood, this is what you will get. Infact a lot of the so called pine might actually be spruce or fir.

Solid wood, veneer or laminate - Differentiate like a pro

How do we so easily know what is laminated and veneered. I mean, hardly a look and the experienced eye will, dismiss laminates, glance once more at veneered and admire a solid wood piece.

A day at 42B

Woodworking, Carpentry, Teaching, Cleaning, Maintaining and Building. Its all in a day's work at 42B. Non workshop days are also super fun but physically taxing. I'm on my feet for a period of 12 hours. See what a typical non workshop day looks like

Screwing: All you need to know

Screws are one of the main metal fasteners used in woodworking. The other is the humble nail. But screws hold better, stronger and longer, they can also be removed for when the piece needs to be dismantled. But the screw isn't exactly simple. And to buy screws takes a certain lingo. 

Woodworking workbenches for Mumbai

I need to bring you around to the fact that your passion for woodworking, and this holds true for any hobby, must overcome all obstacles. It is possible to work, like me, out of a small 1 bhk in Mumbai. I even take classes in the bedroom. Woodworking classes only. It does require a wee bit of innovation and some logical sense to create a workbench suited to your space, your needs and your context.

Making Frames - Lapped mitre joints

Making Frames - Lapped mitre joints
These joints are a mixture of 2 different classes of joints. If you've been to any of my classes; I will have taught you about a number of classes of joints among these are the butt joint and the lap joint.

Wanna get more organised this new year

Wanna get more organised this new year

These storage bins are stackable and slide into each other. These particular ones are 40 cms square, which is big, so warning, don't make them this big unless you have a big mess.

Material: 2 sheets of 8x4 commercial ply

Tools required: circular saw, hammer, nails, measuring tape and pencils