En este taller queremos demostrar que podemos cambiar la funcionalidad de los materiales, darles otra vida, aumentar sus posibilidades. Partiendo de un material que sirve para decorar suelos exteriores y jardines, como es el césped artificial, nosotros haremos una estupenda banqueta para colocar en la cocina, la habitación, el salón o el baño. En el taller aprenderemos a tapizar con césped artificial, en este caso una banqueta, pero la misma técnica se puede aplicar para cualquier otro mueble u objeto de decoración. Además, te enseñaremos a tratar y pintar la madera o a barnizarla, a tu gusto. Por supuesto durante el taller se sirven bebidas frías, café o té, buena conversación, buena música y risas, muchas risas. Todos los participantes se llevarán a su casa una bonita banqueta para poder hacer un picnic muy especial en cualquier rincón de sus casas. En el precio indicado están incluidos todos los materiales salvo la banqueta pero si quieres te podemos proporcionar una (+15 €).
Cutting sandpaper is a quick way to dull your scissors or utility knife blade. Instead, I fastened a hacksaw blade to the edge of my workbench. I slipped a washer behind the blade at each of the mounting holes so a sheet of sandpaper to easily slides in behind the blade. I fold the paper where I want to cut, just as a reference. — Kim Boley. Try some of these storage solutions!
There are many factors to consider when deciding what type of wood to use for a project. One of the most important is the workability of the wood: the way in which it responds when worked by hand or tools, the quality of the grain, and how it responds to adhesives and finishes.[9] When the workability of wood is high, it offers a lower resistance when cutting and has a diminished blunting effect on tools.[9] Highly workable wood is easier to manipulate into desired forms. If the wood grain is straight and even, it will be much easier to create strong and durable glued joints. Additionally, it will help protect the wood from splitting when nailed or screwed.[9] Coarse grains require a lengthy process of filing and rubbing down the grain to produce a smooth result.[9]
Hacer una guitarra no es fácil, es un trabajo de mucha precisión por lo que debes ser muy paciente y minucioso. Como no podía acceder a cursos de formación me dediqué a leer varios libros sobre la materia, buscar mucha información en internet y pasar por multitud de "prueba/error". Para mucha gente todo este tiempo y trabajo no era rentable, y tenían razón si solo lo miras desde un punto de vista económico, trabajaba demasiado y apenas ganaba dinero. Ni antes ni ahora me arrepiento lo más mínimo.
Sanding concave molding doesn’t have to be difficult. Find a deep socket that fits the contour of your molding. Wrap a piece of sand- paper around the socket and hold it in place with your fingers. Your sanding will be uniform and the delicate edges of the molding won’t round over. — Eric and Cheryl Weltlich. In this video, Travis talks about his favorite sanding tips.
The progenitors of Chinese woodworking are considered to be Lu Ban (魯班) and his wife Lady Yun, from the Spring and Autumn period (771 to 476 BC). Lu Ban is said to have introduced the plane, chalk-line, and other tools to China. His teachings were supposedly left behind in the book Lu Ban Jing (魯班經, "Manuscript of Lu Ban"). Despite this, it is believed that the text was written some 1500 years after his death. This book is filled largely with descriptions of dimensions for use in building various items such as flower pots, tables, altars, etc., and also contains extensive instructions concerning Feng Shui. It mentions almost nothing of the intricate glue-less and nail-less joinery for which Chinese furniture was so famous.
Short scraps of hardwood are too good to throw away but hard to store neatly. So I bought a 4-ft. tube form made for concrete footings, cut it in half (the cardboard-like material cuts easily) and set the tubes on end. I tack the tubes to a wall or a bench leg so they don’t fall over. With the wood scraps stored upright, it’s easy to find a piece just the right length. Tube forms are available in various diameters for $5 and up at home centers. — Bill Wells. Here’s another brilliant use for these concrete forms.
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!
Set the table saw fence so the blade is centered on the seam, then push the whole thing through the saw. If the board edges are quite bowed or curvy, you may need a second pass. If so, unscrew the cleats, reclamp the boards across the middle center, then screw on the cleats again. The screws ding up the ends of the boards a little, so cut the boards you’re jointing a bit long, then trim 1/2 in. from each end to remove the screw holes.
I’m 91 years old, but I still enjoy spending time in the wood shop. I like to make wooden toys and give them to my great-grandkids and charity groups. One trick I’ve learned over the years is to use emery boards—the kind for filing fingernails— to sand small parts. Emery boards come in different sizes, and some are more abrasive than others, so I keep an assortment on hand. — Joe Aboussleman

I could write a whole post on wood species as each species has unique characteristics and traits. But, one of the most common types of wood used in DIY projects and furniture building is pine wood (a softwood). Pine is an affordable and readily available option at your local home improvement store and it comes in many sizes. I highly recommend using pine for beginner woodworking projects. Then, as you improve your skill, try working with some different wood species!

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


En este taller queremos demostrar que podemos cambiar la funcionalidad de los materiales, darles otra vida, aumentar sus posibilidades. Partiendo de un material que sirve para decorar suelos exteriores y jardines, como es el césped artificial, nosotros haremos una estupenda banqueta para colocar en la cocina, la habitación, el salón o el baño. En el taller aprenderemos a tapizar con césped artificial, en este caso una banqueta, pero la misma técnica se puede aplicar para cualquier otro mueble u objeto de decoración. Además, te enseñaremos a tratar y pintar la madera o a barnizarla, a tu gusto. Por supuesto durante el taller se sirven bebidas frías, café o té, buena conversación, buena música y risas, muchas risas. Todos los participantes se llevarán a su casa una bonita banqueta para poder hacer un picnic muy especial en cualquier rincón de sus casas. En el precio indicado están incluidos todos los materiales salvo la banqueta pero si quieres te podemos proporcionar una (+15 €).

Particleboard is a manufactured wood product composed of sawdust, wood chips or wood shavings mixed with a resin. This concoction is layered, compressed, subjected to heat and cut to shape, resulting in a sheet material that can be used for a variety of things. It’s often used as shelving or as an underlayment for carpet. Plastic laminate may be applied to both sides to create a product that can be used to create everything from furniture to cabinets to wall paneling. Head into IKEA and you’ll find acres of particleboard.
A while back, I reached for my two containers of epoxy and noticed that the resin in one container had crystallized exactly like honey that’s been in the cupboard too long. The solution is exactly the same too: Set the container in a bowl of hot tap water. After about 15 minutes, I emptied the container and refilled it with hot water. After about a half hour, the epoxy regained its normal consistency. Good as new! — Ken Holte
Finally, as I shared in my post last week on how I learned woodworking, I learned how to use power tools by watching YouTube videos and then just trying them out for myself. I highly recommend this method to learn how to use your power tools. There are lots of videos on specific models of tools too. So, watch a few how-to videos and very importantly, review the tool manual and safety guide for your own tools. Then, go ahead and try the tool out yourself and start using it!

I could write a whole post on wood species as each species has unique characteristics and traits. But, one of the most common types of wood used in DIY projects and furniture building is pine wood (a softwood). Pine is an affordable and readily available option at your local home improvement store and it comes in many sizes. I highly recommend using pine for beginner woodworking projects. Then, as you improve your skill, try working with some different wood species!
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
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.
Instead of using a container to mix a small amount of epoxy, just make a mixing surface on your workbench using painters tape. Simply lay down strips, overlapping the edges so the epoxy doesn’t get on your bench. When you’re done, peel off the tape and throw it away. This mixing surface will work for more than just epoxy, you can use it for wood glue or any other material you need easy access to while working on a project.
Como puedes ver en mis vídeos, no son necesarias demasiadas ni costosas herramientas eléctricas para realizar tus propios proyectos. Lo indispensable en tu taller será una caladora, una sierra circular y una fresadora. Cualquiera de las tres herramientas servirán para acoplar a tu primera sierra de mesa. Lo ideal es desarrollar un rápido y sencillo sistema de anclaje y desanclaje a la sierra de mesa para de ese modo poder seguir utilizándolas como portátiles en pocos segundos. Además de esto, deberíamos contar con un atornillador a batería, una lijadora y un aspirador.

Finding affordable lumber has always been a mainstay for woodworkers, and when you tie our dwindling natural resources into the conversation the time is right to look at milling your own lumber. This seven-part weekly video series takes you through how to find lumber, how to operate a sawmill, details on types of sawing methods, stickering and drying and ultimately advice on using a mill as part of a business. Learn what you need to know to understand Milling Your Own Lumber.
En este magazine queremos inspirarte a realizar tu primer proyecto DIY, mostrándote 15 ideas de muebles de madera. Si tienes las herramientas y algo de experiencia, los podrás realizar desde cero, pero no te desanimes, con la ayuda de un carpintero de confianza o en las tiendas con servicio de corte de tableros, podrás tener las piezas cortadas para sólo realizar el armado en casa. Anímate a emprender el reto de fabricar y crear algo por ti mismo. ¡Manos a la obra!
Carpintería es el nombre del oficio y del taller o lugar donde se trabaja la madera y sus derivados con el objetivo de cambiar su forma física para crear objetos útiles al desarrollo humano como pueden ser muebles para el hogar, marcos de puertas, juguetes, escritorios de trabajo, etc. Carpintero es la persona cuyo oficio es el trabajo en la madera, ya sea para la construcción (puertas, ventanas, etc.) como en mobiliario.

1- Desarrollar mentalmente el proyecto y asegurarme de que es viable. Una vez tengo el boceto en mi mente, debo modelarlo en un programa Cad. Esto requiere de incontables horas sentado delante de un ordenador... Con suerte conseguiré un diseño funcional a la primera, de no ser así habré malgastado horas de trabajo y tendré que volver a empezar con el diseño. Siempre intento desarrollar diseños compactos, funcionales, económicos y que sean lo más fáciles de cortar y montar posible. Uno de los factores más positivos de usar tableros contrachapados es que no necesitas tanta herraminta comparado con usar madera maciza.


Hace unos días Julio me dejó un extenso comentario con su opinión sobre qué le parece eso de aprender carpintería a base de leer blogs y ver vídeos en internet. Pensé que este es un buen tema para una entrada del blog, así que copio y pego su comentario (espero no te importe Julio) y después dejo mi contestación. Veréis que no estamos de acuerdo en todo, supongo que porque nuestros caminos y nuest ...
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