If you have to pick up long lengths of wood from the lumberyard, throw a spring clamp in the back of your vehicle. Use the clamp to attach the warning flag to the end of the protruding lumber. The clamp’s easy to slip on and off, and you won’t have to fuss around with staples, nails or string. — Steve Parker. Plus: Learn more about how to transport large items in your truck.
4- Finalmente por fin puedo dedicarme a la construcción del proyecto, aunque al tener que grabar vídeo al mismo tiempo esto se vuelve mucho más laborioso! Al igual que cuando estoy modelando en el ordenador, con un poco de suerte todo funcionará a la primera. En más de una ocasión he tenido que tirar tableros y horas de trabajo para volver a empezar la fabricación porque algo ha fallado, algunos problemas son imperceptibles hasta finalizada la construcción...
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
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
Figure out a simple setup for your woodworking space. You don’t need a fancy and expensive workshop or garage to start woodworking. In fact, we’ve never had a workshop or garage (though I do dream of having one haha). In our current town home, we always setup a temporary workshop table in our backyard with a pair of sawhorses and a plywood board from the home improvement store.

Hardwoods, botanically known as angiosperms, are deciduous and shed their leaves annually with temperature changes.[8] Softwoods come from trees botanically known as gymnosperms, which are coniferous, cone-bearing, and stay green year round.[8] Although a general pattern, softwoods are not necessarily always “softer” than hardwoods, and vice versa.[9]
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.
Iron-on edge-banding is a quick way to cover up an edge on plywood. Trimming the excess, however, is tricky. I’ve tried edge-banding trimmers, but I find the results are unpredictable. With the trimmers I’ve tried, it wasn’t easy to change the direction of the cut to suit the grain direction of the edge-banding. If you’re cutting against the grain, you’re likely to tear out a chunk of your new edge-banding. Instead, I use a wide, sharp chisel. This way, I can read the grain direction and trim accordingly. Angle the chisel slightly and go slow, raising the back corner of the chisel just enough so that it doesn’t dig into the plywood veneer. Smooth the corner with a sanding block after trimming. Check out this amazing edge band veneering project!

There is significant evidence of advanced woodworking in ancient Egypt.[1] Woodworking is depicted in many extant ancient Egyptian drawings, and a considerable amount of ancient Egyptian furniture (such as stools, chairs, tables, beds, chests) has been preserved. Tombs represent a large collection of these artefacts and the inner coffins found in the tombs were also made of wood. The metal used by the Egyptians for woodworking tools was originally copper and eventually, after 2000 BC bronze as ironworking was unknown until much later.[2]


Estimado Servando, gracias por escribirnos. Nos alegra saber que tenemos seguidores desde tan lejos y que se están aventurando a realizar nuestros proyectos. Quizás no es necesario destruir el perchero, depende del tipo de pintura que eligió puede haber una solución para que no tenga que volver a empezar. Deseamos que el mueble en obra pueda llevarlo a cabo sin novedad. Saludos cordiales a México y éxito.
La sierra caladora es una herramienta eléctrica que se utiliza para realizar cortes rectos y curvos sobre madera, fibra de vidrio, plásticos e incluso metales. Las hojas para sierra caladora se diferencian por la cantidad de dientes; a mayor número de dientes por pulgada, más fino y preciso será el corte. Y entre menos dientes más rápido y desbastado será el corte.

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.
Often times at first glance a board looks straight and the fact that it is actually bowed or has some warping isn’t always obvious. So the trick to knowing for sure, is to hold the board up towards your face, with the other end on the ground, and look at it at a downward angle (as shown in the below photo). This method will allow you to see if it is bowing at all.

No creo que se puedan comparar las aficiones. Para el fútbol, el esquí, el ciclismo… mentalmente nos hacemos la idea de que será diversión desde el primer momento y no buscas un buen resultado inmediato. En carpintería la idea mental es que es necesario aprender, concentrarse en lo que se hace, usar las máquinas y herramientas metidos en el taller… todo nos hace pensar en "trabajo" y no en diversión. Aún por encima muchas veces el fin es el resultado, no el proceso de fabricación, y si no se llega rápido a algo satisfactorio nos frustramos y se abandona la afición en lugar de intentar aprender. Además en España yo diría que hay cultura de grupo y por lo tanto se busca practicar las aficiones con los amigos o hacer nuevos amigos. De todas formas estoy seguro de que hay más aficionados a la carpintería de los que pensamos, pero como estamos "escondidos" en nuestros talleres, si no tenemos amigos con la misma afición la única ventana que tenemos por la que se nos ve es la del ordenador.
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