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.
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La gran ventaja de hacer tus propias herramientas es el conocimiento que adquieres sobre cómo funciona la propia herramienta, y los conocimientos que adquieres en carpintería general. Seguramente al terminarla cambiarías cosas, esto siempre pasa, pero esto es lo bueno de hacer tus propios proyectos! Además, como tú eres el autor te será muy fácil llevar el mantenimiento y arreglar futuras averías. Después de años de uso de tus herramientas caseras puede que te interese volver a fabricar alguna de ellas, ese será el momento de poner en práctica tus nuevos conocimientos adquiridos y aplicar las mejoras.

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]
Sanding curves is tricky. Sometimes you need a sanding pad that’s both firm and flexible. A small notepad works great. Just wrap sandpaper around the pad and bend the pad to whatever arc you need. Slip the one end of the sandpaper between the pages to help hold it in place on the pad. Give this a try the next time you’re working on a project that has curves and tough to reach spots.
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!
También debes colocar cinta de pintor o láminas plásticas en las ventilaciones, los tomacorrientes y objetos que no se puedan retirar. Finalmente debes inspeccionar todo el piso en busca de clavos, astillas, o imperfecciones para tenerlas en cuenta a la hora de solucionarlas, en el caso de que haya roturas o filtraciones, es recomendable que las tapes con masilla.
Clamping mitered edges can be a real hassle because they never seems to line up correctly. The easiest way that I’ve found to get around this process is to use painter’s tape as clamps. First set the pieces so that the outer edges are facing up and tape them edge-to-edge. The flip the pieces over so the beveled edges are facing up and glue them together. Complete the process by taping the last two edges together and let sit until completed. The tape removes easily and the glue won’t attach to the tape, making sanding and finishing very simple. Try this tip with this clever project!

Después habrá que crear el soporte, que puede ser para colgarlo o para mantenerlo en pie. Para ello, debes doblar el alambre que teníamos en los materiales en la forma que ves en la imagen superior para poder colocarlo sobre una superficie lisa. En el caso de que prefieras colgarlo, te bastará con que hagas un agujero en la parte superior para luego colocarlo en un cuelgafácil en la pared. ¿A qué ha sido fácil el proceso de personalizar este marco de fotos? ¿Te animas a ponerlo en práctica?


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]
Entre tu blog y el mio hay grandes diferencias en cuanto al contenido. A ti se te ve entusiasmado con el conocimiento de las técnicas, para ti la estética final de tus proyectos de carpintería no se entiende totalmente sin la estética de tu forma de trabajar. Yo disfruto viendo trabajar así porque entiendo el esfuerzo, el conocimiento y la pasión que se hacen necesarios para trabajar de esa manera, pero a la hora de realizar mis proyectos tengo que tirar de mis posibilidades y busco más el resultado final antes de pensar en un trabajo tan perfeccionista (que no he tenido posibilidad de aprender y que no se aprende en cuatro días solo viendo vídeos en internet). Para realizar los proyectos tiro de mis máquinas eléctricas de bricolaje, lo que me obliga a aislarme (gafas, mascarilla y cascos para los oídos) para protegerme de la madera que se defiende lanzándome grandes cantidades de astillas y serrín que se meten y se clavan en los ojos, polvo de madera que me atasca los pulmones y provocando que las máquinas generen ruidos ensordecedores. Mientras, tú necesitas un contacto más directo con la madera, la tratas amablemente, sientes la sutil vibración de las herramientas manuales mientras cortan las fibras acompañadas de un característico sonido, y por lo que veo la madera te responde encantada, encantada en todos los sentidos.
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