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!
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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!


Más o menos a la misma edad de 18 años empecé a tocar la guitarra. Un poco después pensé que si las guitarras estaban fabricadas con madera, quizás podría hacer alguna. Finalmente me decidí a intentarlo y esto marcó un antes y un después en mi vida laboral. En primer lugar por toda la técnica manual y conocimientos sobre la madera que el oficio de luthier te aporta. Por otro lado, muchas de las herramientas necesarias para este oficio o bien no existían o bien no tenía el dinero suficiente para comprarlas, por lo que decidí fabricarlas yo mismo.
Las nuevas tecnologías y diseños de vanguardia han innovado en todos los aspectos de decoración del hogar; y los topes de cocina no fueron la excepción. Para agregar calidez y originalidad a tu cocina, puedes tomar una tabla de madera para convertirla en el tope de tu desayunador y área de trabajo siempre y cuando la selles y protejas adecuadamente.
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.
My goal this year was to start using my scrap wood for other things than firewood. Well trying to repurpose scrap sure did get the creative juices flowing and I do have to say, this wine holder turned out pretty good for just a stack of warped, and sappy 2x6 cut offs. Go check out our Etsy shop in our bio if you want to make this piece a part of your home. 😉
¿No te ha pasado alguna vez que ante la idea de tener que recoger la mesa de trabajo cuando estás a medias porque llega la hora de comer o cenar has descartado empezar un nuevo proyecto? ¡Estoy segura que sí! Por este motivo, un sueño recurrente de cualquier persona con las manos inquietas es ¡tener un taller! Luminoso, con espacio, materiales ordenados en armarios de cómodo uso, herramientas varias…
With the advances in modern technology and the demands of industry, woodwork as a field has changed. The development of Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Machines, for example, has made us able to mass-produce and reproduce products faster, with less waste, and often more complex in design than ever before. CNC Routers can carve complicated and highly detailed shapes into flat stock, to create signs or art. Rechargeable power tools speed up creation of many projects and require much less body strength than in the past, for example when boring multiple holes. Skilled fine woodworking, however, remains a craft pursued by many. There remains demand for hand crafted work such as furniture and arts, however with rate and cost of production, the cost for consumers is much higher.
Estimado Matias, muchas gracias por escribirnos. Si usted quiere pintar su mueble le recomendamos usar MDF, si se quiere ahorrar este trabajo utilice melamina, eso só tendrá que tapar los cantos. Lo otro importante es si su mueble es para baños o cocina, es mejor que lo haga en melamina, ya que su revestimiento es resistente a la humedad. Si está buscando tener un mueble resistente, que sostenga bastante peso como un estante o librero, le recomendams hacerlo con el MDF. Esperamos que con esto pueda elegir la madera correcta para el mueble que quiere hacer. Saludos
With two varieties, red and white, oak is known to be easy to work with and relatively strong. However, furniture makers often opt for white oak over red oak for its attractive figure and moisture-resistance.[12] Depending on the kind needed, oak can probably be found at a local home center or a lumberyard for a bit pricier than other hardwoods.[12][13]

I use binder clips for a lot of things around the shop, and here’s one that I thought I’d share. When I need to make multiple cuts all the same length, I just clamp my jumbo binder clip to my fence and use a 1/4-in.-thick wood scrap pinched in the clip as a stop. Works like a charm! When it’s not in use, I clamp it to the cord so it’s always nearby. — John Muchow

Some types of wood filler can be hard to get off your hands after they dry, especially if you use your fingers to push it into small cracks and holes. When that happens, I reach for fine grit sandpaper and sand it off my fingers. It’s great for removing dried-on polyurethane glue and canned foam from your hands, too. — Chris James. We’ve got great solutions for removing super glue, too.


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
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]
Hard to determine which stain you need in that bespattered collection of cans? An easy-to-make “stain index,” courtesy of reader Bob Jacek, solves the problem. Section off boards of your favorite woods into squares with masking tape, and apply the different stains across the width of each wood type (pine, oak, birch, etc.). When the stains are dry, brush on lengthwise your regular finishes—polyurethane, water-based polyurethane, oil, orange shellac, etc. You’ll be able to tell how each stain looks with each finish. Label each one. Use both sides of each board, and you’ll have a wooden encyclopedia of stain and finish combinations. Plus: How to stain wood evenly.
Existen otros casos donde uno está obligado a utilizar una pieza de ajuste como es el caso de una cocina en L. para evitar estas piezas es posible desarrollar un módulo de ajuste justo en su esquina central. El módulo se deja separado del muro lateral en unos 20cm y de esta forma si el espacio, una vez construido, queda menor a lo proyectado, serán esos 20 cm de holgura los que asuman la diferencia. Es importante entender que estos espacios “muertos” serán escondidos por la cubierta.
Ubicar el cuadrado en el banco de corte afirmado con prensas, justo en la segunda línea poner una guía de corte (trozo de madera que sobró de la plancha) que también va sujeto con las prensas. Hacer el corte con la fresadora, calzándola justo en la segunda línea, como la fresa mide 13 mm de ancho, rebajará a cada lado de la diagonal 6,5 mm, para dejar 2 triángulos exactamente iguales.
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.

Si eres un aficionado a la carpintería seguro que tiras muchos trozos y virutas de madera que no puedes reutilizar, pero hoy te proponemos una idea muy fácil para aprovechar hasta el más mínimo resquicio de madera. Una arcilla hecha a base de virutas de madera que dará un toque rústico a tus trabajos y que, además podrás usar para relieves. ¿Comenzamos? Para hacerla necesitarás los siguientes mate ...
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