If you’re a musician, you clearly need to own the musical instrument you play in order to get better. Likewise, if you’re a woodworker, you need to own a jointer to be able to accomplish projects easily and get the results you want.
In case you didn’t know, jointers are stationary power tools that come with cutting blades. They’re tailored to flatten and smoothen any piece of equipment, especially wood. They make wood pieces ready for any DIY or home improvement project. You can even make perfect cabinets or speaker covers for your music studio with a jointer.
Raw lumber and jointers
Raw lumber has rough and irregular surfaces that call for jointers. Working with raw wood is difficult and could cause splinters to get stuck in your skin. Jointers smoothens and flattens raw lumber so that you can join the wood edges and surfaces to make a joint. This is why they’re called jointers.
Because the jointer is the first tool that will face raw lumber, it’s essential to place it near the lumber rack to eliminate the need to carry heavy wood across the working area. It could be positioned directly below the overhead wood rack or shelving. Bear in mind that you need several feet of distance on one end of your jointer because huge pieces of wood will be passed over it.
Jointers have an adjustable fence and a protective guard. As a user, you shouldn’t disregard these safety features. They keep your hands far from the cutterhead—the cutting blades that are too strong they could separate your arms from your body (yikes). The heights of the blades can be modified with wheels which are mounted on the end-feed table. Most jointers also have wheels that lower or raise the blade by 1/64-inch for every revolution.
When using a jointer, ensure that you utilize the push pads to keep your hands away from the cutterhead.
If you’re a beginner, here’s an instructional video on how to use a jointer:
Classical music is not exactly fodder for every day conversation, at least for most people. But it still retains its share of following. Many who may not be into the classical genre also has a lingering awareness of what it is about. Music in general has beneficial effects on people. And listening to classical pieces can have some amazing benefits to anyone. Here are just some of them.
Boosts brainpower – A study conducted on university students showed that having a classical music as background during lectures helped in improving test scores. Those who did had better test scores compared with other students who listened to lectures in silence.
Provides stress relief – Research also reveals that classical music helps in relaxation. It can help in relieving stress even if you are not actively listening to the music. So the next time you feel anxious or stressed out, you may want to listen to some of the classical pieces that you have.
Lowers blood pressure – Another study shows that individuals who listened to classical music had post-systolic blood pressure than those who either listened to no music or other genres.
Combats depression – According to a study in Mexico, some classical pieces that include works by Mozart helps in fighting depression. Those who took part in the music therapy group showed significant improvements throughout the eight-week program. Some of the types of classical music seen to have beneficial effects in dealing with depression include some baroque works.
Unleashes creativity – Classical music can be instrumental in getting your creative juices flowing. If you feel stuck or uninspired, you may want to listen to the works of the classical geniuses who produced the masterpieces you can still enjoy today. Some of the benefits you can enjoy include improved clarity and focus. It can also help you relax which can enhance your ability to tap into your creativity.