Woodworking is not just a skill that can be learned over time; it’s an actual art that can be perfected as well!
This woodworking quiz covers a wide-ranging selection of woodworking tools that are meant for every task imaginable – from cutting and carving to measuring and assessing. There are several different aspects of woodworking (such as carpentry, wood carving, and joinery) and these various aspects are not exclusive, so there can be some overlap. Although more complex materials like concrete and steel are used in construction today, lumber and timber are still vital parts of numerous buildings – whether for structural purposes or aesthetic value.
From large tools to small tools, or simple tools to complex tools, every piece of woodworking equipment in this quiz is important in its own way.
While woodworking techniques and tools have evolved as time goes by, the same uses that ancient cultures – specifically the ancient Egyptians and the Ancient Chinese – had for woodworking are still relevant today. These ancient cultures used their primitive but effective woodworking tools to create a variety of things, ranging from shelters, wheels, and carts, to more artistic items like sculptures and even toys.
Are you a creative carpenter? Do you know your levels from your bevels? Then c’mon, let’s name all of the woodworking tools in this quiz!
This tool has a handle with a blade attached by a wing nut. The wing nut can be loosened to allow for the blade to rotate; once the blade is where you want it, just tighten the wing nut to secure the blade.
Although the hack saw was originally created to cut metal, it's a versatile tool used for cutting a variety of materials including wood and plastic.
Remember you'll need a hammer or mallet to hit the chise! This tool is useful for shaping or cutting materials such as wood or metal. Did you know that 'chisel' is also another way to say cheated or swindled?
This knife is one of the best tools to have in your toolbox. Use it to trim shingles, cut vinyl flooring or drywall, scrape out grout and more!
The hammer is another one of the best tools to have in your toolbox. Use it to hang up decor in your home, pull out undesired nails and even build a house!
As the nail goes with the hammer, the screw goes with the screwdriver. Use this tool to remove screws; it comes in the manual form and in an electrical version.
This hand-held tool is small enough to maneuver in one hand and is powered by a person rather than a motor. Why choose this over the larger, motorized planers? The block plane is great for fine planing; use it for those areas for which the motorized plane is too big.
The orbit sander is named for the movements it makes -- small circles as it vibrates against, or sands, wood. Use this tool to make your wood super smooth.
If you've ever considered, or even tried, wearing a pair of plastic, cotton or rubber gloves for woodworking, think again! There's a reason for the leather; it is durable and protects your skin from those sharp tools and splinters.
Speaking of the #1 item on your back-to-school list, let's learn about the history of the pencil. In the mid-1500s, graphite was first used for writing. String was wrapped around these pieces of graphite to make it easier to write with. Germany was the first place to mass produce pencils in the 1600s.
Make sure to have this tool with you, as it will save you from those pesky mis-measurements that create construction catastrophes. For those of you working on extra-large products, this tool comes in the 100-foot size!
This tool is used to cut wood, although with a different blade, it may be used for cutting other materials. It has jagged teeth and is motorized, so make sure to have clothing, fingers and all other body parts away while in use!
Have you ever wondered how wooden signs, cutting boards or decorative items get those straight, smooth lines and edges? The answer is with a router. Use this tool to route out letters, designs and more in wood.
There are so many different types of router bits, which ones will you need? The answer to this depends on your project and the style you desire. Check out the Roman ogee for classical decorating, or the core box for rounded grooves. Whatever style you're going for, there's a router to match.
In a woodworking context, jigsaw is not a game, but it does have a blade that could make those cuts on each puzzle piece! Unlike any other saw, the jigsaw is used for making highly intricate cuts.
What is this tool capable of? The answer to that is arguably endless, so here are a just few things at which the combination square performs well. Use it to lay out joinery, set heights for bits and align your table saw.
The power drill is a popular tool for the garage and woodworking station alike. Use it to get screws into thick pieces of wood, to hang up heavy items, and more!
This is similar to the file tool; the main difference being that the rasp is more coarse. Use it for the same function - to shape wood.
The claw hammer is named for its 'claw' that's used to grip and pull out nails you don't want. These are a very popular tool and can be found at any hardware store in all different sizes and colors.
Just like a nail file, the woodworking file is used to smooth or remove small, unwanted pieces of wood. It's not suggested to interchange the nail file and woodworking file though!
Why use a wooden mallet and not a hammer? The wooden mallet is advantageous when you don't want to disfigure something like a metal hammer would.
The workbench is one of the least complex tools, and yet one of the most useful. Spread out your wood, tools and blueprints on this table to give yourself space to create.
Moisture meters are particularly useful for checking for mold in walls, floors, etc. Put one of these tools up to a suspect surface, and it will tell you how much moisture is in the wood. You're on your way to conquering that nasty mold!
Have you ever wondered what's the liquid inside a level? Usually, it's ethanol. How does that bubble form? A partial amount of ethanol is put inside, which forms the bubble that's used to check if a surface is level.
A nail set, or nail setter, is a tool accompanied by a hammer. It's used to hammer nails to the surface of wood, or even below the surface. It is very small and looks like an icepick.
Outside of the woodworking world, this term is used to describe the metal unit that supports a person's leg. In the shop, this is a tool that's used to measure, and there are all different types. Dial calipers, digital and jenny are a few types.
Did you know that our clamps today are an evolution of history? Ancient clamps have been found in Egyptian tombs, when they were used as an alternative to the screw.
The hand knife is a handy tool that allows for small, precise, controlled cuts. The beauty of this tool is that it provides an easy, quick way to make cuts, since it fits in your pocket and doesn't take much manpower or an electrical outlet.
Despite its name, this tool is not blown away easily like a feather. It's actually used as a safety precaution; it attaches to the side of the table being worked on and keeps dangerous tools, such as saws, in place.
Many people think of metal detectors as gold or coin collectors, but in the shop, this tool is used for finding embedded nails. The handheld metal detector is also frequently used for security in large public venues, airports and schools.
Why is this tool called a horse? It looks like a horse, without the head and tail. This tool is a beam supported by two legs in the front and two in the back. Set a board on it while you're sawing or making cuts on the wood.
Having a toolbox in your woodworking area will keep you organized and working efficiently. And even better, it's transportable. Take it with you on a road trip, to a friend's house, from one side of the house to the other, wherever things need repair.
The shop vac is a mobile vacuum that will make your work space so much cleaner. Use the various attachments to get all the dust, wood pieces and grime out of your creative space.
Use this tool to work on metal objects. Yes, it is that tough! It has abrasive qualities that allow it to buff, polish and sharpen metals.
This tool is useful for making a 45-degree angle cut using a table saw. Remember to wear those safety glasses and earplugs too!
The dado is both the name for a blade and type of cut that's attached to or made with a table saw. Dadoes are grooves or notches in the wood.
The tool storage board is essentially a large pegboard that you can use to hang and organize light-weighted tools. It's especially handy since it allows you to see all your tools at once.
Why would you use a compound miter saw? To make angled cuts, for making a picture frame, or anytime you want to make compound cuts at once.
Safety glasses are always a good idea, especially when working with saws. Keep those wood chips, sawdust and other flying articles out of your eyes with this protective tool.
This type of saw can cut curves in wood, and is predominately used to cut nonuniform shapes. The blade is thin and the size of the entire saw depends on your preference. Some are small enough to sit on a table, others are large and stand on the floor.
Watch out! This type of saw brings more risk than the table saw because its blade is exposed. On a positive note, the radial arm saw has attachments that can allow it to perform different functions, such as sanding and routing.
This large, free-standing tool, also known as a drilling machine, is one of the oldest tools in the world. It started off as a man-powered machine and eventually evolved into a motorized tool in the 1930s.
Use this tool to decrease the thickness of a board and to make the surface of the board smooth. Other names for the surface planer are thickness planer and thicknesser.
Ear plugs do come in handy when using motorized tools, such as the circular saw. They even come in a pair attached by a string, making them easy to keep in your ears, or around your neck.
Don't even think about trying a glue stick or the white school glue on your wood projects! Use wood glue. It's made with your woodworking needs in mind.
Have you ever needed that electrical cord to be just a little longer? Sick of the hassle with short cords? Try an extension cord; it gives you lots of extra length!
Mineral oil can be used as a wood finish, as it gives nourishment and a rich look to the wood being treated. Tung and linseed oils are alternatives to mineral oil.
The leather apron comes in handy not just for keeping your clothes clean, but also for protecting yourself from flying particles, such as wood chips. The tabard is an apron that has both a back and a front - extra clean and extra protection.