Working with wood and making objects out of wood is known as the art of woodworking. Woodworking requires a lot of chopping and grinding of wooden logs and planks to get the required article out of it. Woodworking is done both at large scale commercial businesses as well as small scale businesses. But besides being a part of the commercial industry of wooden articles, floorings, etc., woodworking is also done out of interest and hobbies. However, the scale of operation decides the size of the wood working machinery required by the individual or firm.
The first machinery to work with wood was created in England back in the 18th century. Later many new improvements were developed by other parts of the world as well. Initially, these machines were used to make simple items only; it was only after much improvements and a century of efforts that today it is possible to make wooden flooring as well.
How does a woodworking machinery function?
A variety of woodworking machines are used in the woodworking industry daily. Besides in the commercial factories and places, woodworking is also a very popular hobby in North America. Be is a stationary machine or a handheld tool, The design and construction of different machines may vary, but all of the machines work on a similar principle. A stationary machine is a big machine wherein there are different chambers to perform different jobs. As a piece of wood is put in a machine, the first chamber has a blade attached to it to remove the timber, and the next step starts when the timber gets cut into at least two pieces or as required by the article to be made and the size of the log inserted. One single machine has various tools attached to it, to do various tasks, including a shaper to give the required shape, a jointer to join any two pieces as required, and then tools to give finishing to the final product. But such a large wood working machinery would cost a good fortune, and hobbyist and small scale producers cannot afford it, and so there are various power tools that are used to work with the tools. Each power tool is used to perform one or two jobs; for example, we have shapers, jointers, saws etc. As individual tools to perform the tasks using more manual labour.