The rubber cushion on my old palm sander was wearing thin around the edges. Because of its age, I couldn’t find a replacement pad. As I was drinking my beverage with a foam can cover around it, I realized I could cut the foam to fit the sander and glue it on. I peeled off the old pad, cleaned the metal base and attached the foam with contact cement. Works for clamp-on as well as stick-on sanding squares! You can find can covers at discount and convenience stores. — Allen J. Muldoon
Hardwoods are separated into two categories, temperate and tropical hardwoods, depending on their origin. Temperate hardwoods are found in the regions between the tropics and poles, and are of particular interest to wood workers for their cost-effective aesthetic appeal and sustainable sources.[9] Tropical hardwoods are found within the equatorial belt, including Africa, Asia, and South America. Hardwoods flaunt a higher density, around 65lb/cu ft as a result of slower growing rates and is more stable when drying.[9] As a result of its high density, hardwoods are typically heavier than softwoods but can also be more brittle.[9] While there are an abundant number of hardwood species, only 200 are common enough and pliable enough to be used for woodworking.[11] Hardwoods have a wide variety of properties, making it easy to find a hardwood to suit nearly any purpose, but they are especially suitable for outdoor use due to their strength and resilience to rot and decay.[9] The coloring of hardwoods ranges from light to very dark, making it especially versatile for aesthetic purposes. However, because hardwoods are more closely grained, they are typically harder to work than softwoods. They are also harder to acquire in the United States and, as a result, are more expensive.[9]
Not happy with the selection of sanding blocks at the hardware store, I made a few of my own from hardwood scraps left over from a woodworking project. I cut each one to 3/4 in. x 1-1/2 in. x 4-1/2 in.—which is just the right size to wrap a quarter sheet of sandpaper around. And the “kerf” cut helps hold the sandpaper in place until I’m ready to change it. —Tim Olaerts. Here are 41 more genius sanding tips you need to know.
Afrormosia Alder Andiroba Anigre Ash Apple Aspen Avodire Balsa Beech Bilinga Birch African Blackwood Australian Blackwood Boxwood Bubinga Camphor Cedrela Cherry Chestnut Cocobolo Cumaru Ebony Elm Eucalyptus Hazel Hickory Hornbeam Idigbo Imbuia Ipê Iroko Jarra Jelutong Lignum vitae Linden (lime, basswood) Merbau Mahogany (American, African) Maple Meranti Oak Padauk Pear Plum Poplar Purpleheart Ovankol Ramin Red Quebracho Rosewood Rubberwood Sapele Teak Totara Utile Walnut Wenge Willow Zebrano

With strength, sturdiness, and durability, maple is a common material for furniture for the bedroom and even china cabinets. Maple is moisture-resistant and frequently displays stand-out swirls in the wood grain, an aesthetically pleasing differentiator from other hardwoods. While most commonly a lighter color, maple also can take stains and paint well.[13]

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En está ocasión, y aprovechando restos de madera de palets, vamos a hacernos una sencilla pero práctica y moderna base con ruedas para macetas. Y digo moderna, porque no tiene el típico diseño de listones de madera con las mismas dimensiones (en cuanto al grosor de las mismas). Para dar un toque distinto a la base, he decidido usar listones reciclados de restos de madera de palets, con diferentes ...

Para el caso de las torres se recomienda trabajar con la misma profundidad de las bases, idealmente 60cm. En el caso de considerar un horno en la torre, esta debe tener 60cm exactos de profundidad. Es importante entender que el calor del horno se debe liberar generando una abertura de 10cm en la trasera hasta el techo de esta. Actualmente existen hornos que no requieren esta abertura por lo que siempre es importante revisar las especificaciones de cada artefacto antes de considerar el diseño del módulo.
Historically, woodworkers relied upon the woods native to their region, until transportation and trade innovations made more exotic woods available to the craftsman. Woods are typically sorted into three basic types: hardwoods typified by tight grain and derived from broadleaf trees, softwoods from coniferous trees, and man-made materials such as plywood and MDF.
Here’s a nifty tip—with a nifty tip—from faithful reader Don Ayers: Fill snap-capped sports water bottles with glue and stick them upside down in a hunk of 2×6. Now you don’t have to wait for the glue to run into the neck of the bottle, and the cap will control glue flow (and never get lost!). To holster the glue dispensers, cut holes in the base with a spade bit that’s a smidgen larger than the cap’s diameter.
Finally, properly preparing your wood surface is super important. It will make a huge difference when it comes times to stain, paint, or finish your wood. There are a lot of tips for wood surface preparation, but sanding the wood is one of the most important steps. And I find it really helpful to do the bulk of my sanding before I start ripping (cutting) and building with my wood since it’s still in whole pieces. You can check out my simple tips for how to sand wood in my how to stain wood tutorial, which is also good to reference if you need to learn how to stain too!
Es importante, que utilices las herramientas para pulir madera al menos en tres manos de lijado, siempre utilizando desde la lija más gruesa a la más fina, es decir, debes lijar toda la habitación con la lija más gruesa, luego vuelves a lijar toda la superficie con la lija mediana y finalmente repites el proceso con la lija más fina. Los sócalos y terminaciones, deben lijarse a mano con lijas finas.
No se puede realizar ningún trabajo por pequeño que sea sino se cuenta al menos con un mínimo de herramientas. Existe en el mercado una gran variedad de herramientas de un mismo tipo para cada trabajo. Sin embargo el aficionado debe sacar el mejor partido posible a una herramienta para realizar varios trabajos, porque sería absurdo que tenga que equiparse con todas las variedades de: Martillo, formón, alicates, taladro, etc. Como máximo y para trabajos muy específicos deberá completar su equipo con una herramienta especializada para este tipo de trabajo, porque en ese caso la adquisición quedará justificada por el rendimiento específico que esta le proporcionará. Independientemente de cualquier herramienta especializada el aficionado precisará de un equipo mínimo a cuyos elementos deberásacar el mayor provecho. A continuación se describen las herramientas básicas para poder realizar trabajos de carpintería
Cutting a miter joint that closes up perfectly and maintains a 90 degree angle is really satisfying. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always happen. Here’s a quick fix for a slightly open miter joint; rub the shank of a screwdriver along the miter at a steep angle, from both sides of the joint. Chances are, you’ll be the only one that knows it wasn’t perfect to begin with! Try this amazing miter project!
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Hemos trabajado creando cientos de cursos y demostraciones, hemos ayudado a decenas de fabricantes y empresas del comercio a divulgar el conocimiento brico, hemos hecho radio y televisión… y con todo ello, hemos tenido la suerte de poder reunir a un grupo de excelentes formadores, que son estupendos profesionales en su campo y grandes aficionados a muchos de estos temas.
This simple jig makes laying out circles a breeze. Drill a 1/8-in. hole through every inch mark on a ruler or yard-stick. To draw a circle, place a pin through the number “1” into the center of your board. Add 1 in. to the radius of the circle you wish to draw, and insert a pencil into this number. Using the pin as a pivot, rotate the pencil to mark the circle. — Edwin Constantino. How to Cut Curves in Wood
Among early finds of wooden tools are the worked sticks from Kalambo Falls, Clacton-on-Sea and Lehringen. The spears from Schöningen (Germany) provide some of the first examples of wooden hunting gear. Flint tools were used for carving. Since Neolithic times, carved wooden vessels are known, for example, from the Linear Pottery culture wells at Kückhofen and Eythra.
KHIEM NGUYEN (Age 28, Austin, TX): Inspired by midcentury modern and Japanese design, Nguyen is a true craftsman. His passion for crafting began with photography and led to him becoming an open major in art school so he could "get (his) hands into everything." After college, Nguyen and his fiancée moved to Austin, where they began A & K Woodworking & Design, specializing in furniture and wood crafts.
I mix a lot of epoxy in small batches, but I’ve seldom had the right size container on hand. I solved this problem by drilling 1-1/2-in. holes in 2×4 scraps with a Forstner bit. The resulting shallow “cups” allow easy mixing without the risk of spilling. When the holes are used up, I just make a new mixing board. — Bill Wells. Save your takeout utensils to use in the shop!
Sumando todo lo anterior llegué a un momento de mi vida en el que tenía los conocimientos necesarios para hacer mis propios diseños asistidos por ordenador, sabía usar herramientas Cnc y necesitaba herramientas personalizadas para mi trabajo de luthier. Después de automatizar varios procesos para la construcción de guitarras y hacer varias herramientas, como por ejemplo una Cnc casera, un buen día me decidí a fabricar mi propia sierra de mesa para mejorar el equipamiento de mi pequeño taller. Las que encontraba en el mercado o bien no se ajustaban a mis necesidades de equipamiento y espacio o bien eran demasiado caras. Ten en cuenta que por esa época trabajaba en una habitación/taller de tan solo 15 metros cuadrados que puedes ver en este artículo, por lo que debía optimizar el espacio todo lo posible.

Any serious woodworker knows that square and flat Any serious woodworker knows that square and flat stock is the key to producing fine work so it’s time to skip the hand tools and graduate to the JJ-6HHDX 6 in. long bed jointer. This beast boasts a helical insert cutter head with staggered carbide inserts yet runs quietly and ...  More + Product Details Close
También debes tener en cuenta el espacio con el que cuentas, quizás tengas que compartir espacio en tu garaje con tu coche o con otras herramientas. En este caso te recomiendo empezar por el Workshop Portable, es mucho más compacto y se puede plegar y guardar cuando no lo necesites. También podrás transportarlo fácilmente a cualquier otro lugar donde necesites una sierra de mesa.
Esto depende un poco de la zona donde uno vive. Primero porque puede que no seas capaz de encontrar ciertos materiales o tableros, y también por la climatología de tu zona. Realmente puedes usar casi cualquier tablero para fabricar estos diseños, aunque como es lógico con ciertos materiales conseguirás herramientas o muebles más estables y duraderos. Si vas a cambiar de material, mejor usar uno con el mismo grosor. De ese modo las medidas de todas las piezas serán iguales a las de los planos. Si cambias de grosor, seguramente tendrás que variar la dimensión de alguna pieza para adaptarla al nuevo grosor del tablero. Puedes recalcular las nuevas dimensiones modificando el modelo 3D de SketchUp que incluyen mis planos, aunque si no tienes conocimientos del programa será un poco difícil.
Finally, properly preparing your wood surface is super important. It will make a huge difference when it comes times to stain, paint, or finish your wood. There are a lot of tips for wood surface preparation, but sanding the wood is one of the most important steps. And I find it really helpful to do the bulk of my sanding before I start ripping (cutting) and building with my wood since it’s still in whole pieces. You can check out my simple tips for how to sand wood in my how to stain wood tutorial, which is also good to reference if you need to learn how to stain too!
Los muebles modulares son excelentes para ordenar espacios pequeños y optimizar cada centímetro cuadrado disponible. El mueble de madera que vemos en la imagen no son solo repisas, su diseño se extiende y adapta al perímetro de la nevera, siendo una pieza elaborada totalmente a la medida y de manera funciona, convirtiéndose además en un objeto decorativo para el ambiente.