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. 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.
Fir, also known as Douglas Fir, is very inexpensive and common at local home centers. It has a characteristic straight, pronounced grain with a red-brown tint. However, its grain pattern is relatively plain and it does not stain well, so Fir is commonly used when the finished product will be painted. While commonly used for building, this softwood would also be suitable for furniture-making as well.
Commonly used woodworking tools included axes, adzes, chisels, pull saws, and bow drills. Mortise and tenon joints are attested from the earliest Predynastic period. These joints were strengthened using pegs, dowels and leather or cord lashings. Animal glue came to be used only in the New Kingdom period. Ancient Egyptians invented the art of veneering and used varnishes for finishing, though the composition of these varnishes is unknown. Although different native acacias were used, as was the wood from the local sycamore and tamarisk trees, deforestation in the Nile valley resulted in the need for the importation of wood, notably cedar, but also Aleppo pine, boxwood and oak, starting from the Second Dynasty.
Popular and easy to work with, cherry is in high demand for its reddish-brown color and ease of staining and finishing. Cherry likely won’t be at the local home center, but should be at a lumberyard for a somewhat expensive price. This hardwood is a very common material for furniture, and is resistant to normal wear-and-tear, but it is best for indoor pieces.
Los nichos y espacios muertos bajo la escalera pueden tener una cara completamente distinta con un mueble que se diseñe adaptándose a cada centímetro del área en cuestión. La propuesta de la arquitecto Andrea Stortoni fusiona la escalera con el mueble de madera maciza bajo la escalera utilizado para albergar el televisor, una idea práctica y genial para hacer en casa.
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A board is considered “quarter-sawn” when the growth rings run, more or less, perpendicular to the face of the board. Quarter-sawn boards generally have straight grain and are less prone to shrinkage, compared to other boards. These factors don’t come into play with the 2x4s you use to frame a closet—but it does with the shelves and cabinetry you put into that closet; you want those boards to remain straight, flat and stable.
For many of us, the moment we learned that a 2×4 board is actually 1.5 inches x 3.5 inches was simply mind-blowing. The reason for this apparent contradiction is that the board has been planed down to eliminate irregularities. At one point, many years ago, 2x4s actually were 2 inches x 4 inches, but their rough surfaces made them difficult to stock and handle. The old terms, such as 2×4 or 4×4, are still used, and are known as the “nominal” size of the board. These nominal sizes are used because they are easier to say and they stick to tradition. Now, thanks to a lawsuit, most big box stores list the nominal and actual sizes of lumber.
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Along with stone, clay and animal parts, wood was one of the first materials worked by early humans. Microwear analysis of the Mousterian stone tools used by the Neanderthals show that many were used to work wood. The development of civilization was closely tied to the development of increasingly greater degrees of skill in working these materials.
Creo que básicamente existen dos razones para fabricar tus propias herramientas. Una de ellas puede ser simplemente por diversión... con esto quiero decir que no hace falta más razón para realizar proyectos que la necesidad que nace de uno mismo para hacerlo, sin ninguna otra pretensión. De este modo uno no valora el tiempo invertido o la viabilidad y rentabilidad de un proyecto, y poco se puede cuestionar al respecto pues depende de las inquietudes de cada persona.
My planer blasts shavings all over the shop floor. I decided to make my own dust chute from 4-in. PVC sewer pipe (which has thinner walls than regular Schedule 40 pipe) and a couple caps. I cut a slit in the pipe and used a heat gun to soften the plastic. That allowed me to open the slit. (Heating PVC releases fumes; ventilation is critical.) I then drilled holes in the flap and screwed it to the planer housing. Finally, I cut a 2-1/2- in. hole in one of the end caps to accept my shop vacuum hose. Works great! — Luis Arce. Here’s what else you can do with PVC pipe.
While trying to trace an exact copy of the throat plate for my table saw, I came up with this nifty technique using an ordinary pencil. I just shaved my pencil into a half-pencil by carefully grinding it on my belt sander. The flat edge enables my modified pencil to ride straight up along the edge of the template. It also works great for marking and then shaping inlays for my woodworking projects. — Tim Reese. How to cut circles with a band saw.
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!
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.