• Myths About Woodworking

    Here at Long Island Woodworking Supply, we are proud to offer woodturning and woodburning tools and accessories to woodworkers all across the country. When many people think of woodworkers, they might imagine a Ron Swanson-type character, a grizzled man of the woods who enjoys making things by hand. However, you never know if that college student who always has his face in his phone is paying his tuition by making woodturned furniture, or if that millionaire in the big house down the road has a special room where she practices pyrography on the weekends. There is no right or wrong...

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  • What Is Moisture Content And Why Does It Matter

    If you have ever tried to make a campfire with wet wood, you were likely greeted by a bunch of smoke and non-existent flames. We all know that wet wood doesn’t catch fire. But making a fire isn’t the only time you have to worry about moisture levels in wood. All wood has some level of moisture in it, even when it hasn’t been sitting out in the rain. The level of moisture has an impact on the final result for a few reasons. Before we get into specifics about how moisture levels will affect a final product, let’s learn...

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  • Learn About Sharpening Your Woodturning Tools

    Let’s pretend it’s Thanksgiving. The turkey has been resting out of the oven while the mashed potatoes and green bean casserole are finishing. It’s finally time to carve the turkey, which is an all-important job that has been bestowed upon you. The whole family gathers around and watches as you press a knife into this beautiful golden bird. But, you forget to sharpen your knife! What should have been smooth, beautiful slices of turkey worthy of your niece's Instagram is now jagged, ugly slices. Thankfully, that’s the worst thing that happened when you forgot to sharpen your turkey carving knife!...

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  • 5 Items You Have At Home That You Can Turn Into Pyrography Art

    Pyrography is one of the most amazing art forms because anyone can do it without spending a bunch of money. Even high-quality pyrography pens don’t have to cost a fortune. Perhaps one of the best reasons to explore pyrography is because you will always have something on hand that you can give to a friend, relative, or spouse when you suddenly realize a special event is coming up. There’s something so special about making a gift by hand, and having the right equipment is key to a beautiful finished product. While many people imagine a skilled woodburner sitting down with...

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  • Safety First: Important Safety Tips For Woodworkers

    When it comes to “arts and crafts,” woodworking might be one of the more dangerous options, perhaps only second to forging swords. Like most things in life, accidents happen when woodworkers don’t take proper safety precautions. In today’s blog, we are going to go over some basic woodworking safety tips. These safety tips mainly concern working with machinery, such as power saws and lathes, but can be used for non-mechanical woodworking as well. Safety Tips For Using Woodworking Tools Have A Mentor Let’s say you’ve seen some cool woodturning videos on YouTube and you think, “That looks fun, I could...

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