While many woods can be used for carving, there are some clear favorites, including Aspen, Basswood, Butternut, Black Walnut, and Oak.[14] Because it has almost no grain and is notably soft, Basswood is particularly popular with beginner carvers. It is used in many lower-cost instruments like guitars and electric basses.[14] Aspen is similarly soft, although slightly harder, and readily available and inexpensive.[14] Butternut has a deeper hue than Basswood and Aspen and has a nice grain that is easy to carve, and thus friendly for beginners. It's also suitable for furniture.[14] While more expensive that Basswood, Aspen, and Butternut, Black Walnut is a popular choice for its rich color and grain.[14] Lastly, Oak is a strong, sturdy, and versatile wood for carving with a defined grain. It's also a popular wood for furniture making.[14]
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.
Softwood is most commonly found in the regions of the world with lower temperatures and is typically less durable, lighter in weight, and more vulnerable to pests and fungal attacks in comparison to hardwoods. They typically have a paler color and a more open grain than hardwoods, which contributes to the tendency of felled softwood to shrink and swell as it dries.[9] Softwoods usually have a lower density, around 25-37lb/cu ft, which can compromise its strength.[9] Density, however, does vary within both softwoods and hardwoods depending on the wood's geographical origin and growth rate. However, the lower density of softwoods also allows it to have a greater strength with lighter weight. In the United States, softwoods are typically cheaper and more readily available and accessible.[9] Most softwoods are suitable for general construction, especially framing, trim, and finish work, and carcassing.[10][9]
Clamping up four mitered corners is tricky. You can buy specialty clamps for this, but I make my own. Here’s how to do it. Start with a long 1×4, as it’s easier (and safer) to clamp for making the angled cuts than a short piece. Mark out the blocks, and then drill a 1-in. diameter hole in the center of each one. The hole prevents the blocks from getting glued to your project. Cut 45-degree angles tangent to the hole, and then cut the blocks free from the long board. We’ll walk you through how to make one for your home shop.

Muy por encima de las nubes del Monte Gargantúa reside una tribu conocida como Stanpar formada por gentes recias que aún reverencian el combate y la guerra como las penúltimas formas de arte. Recuerdan las Guerras Rúnicas de Runaterra y saben que la Liga de Leyendas solo puede reprimir la creciente marea de violencia por un tiempo. Los miembros de la tribu se crían como guerreros disciplinados y empedernidos, por lo que prefieren luchar contra los soldados de noxianos o demacianos solo cuando se ven superados en proporción de diez a uno. Los guerreros Stanpar se entrenan no solo para ser tan letales con las manos como cualquier profesional de las artes marciales, sino también para blandir con fiereza las diversas armas-reliquia de la tribu. Estos tesoros han pasado de generación en generación y han recogido la naturaleza mística de Runaterra en su interior. Estas armas-reliquia se cuentan entre las más peligrosas que existen; así, no es sorprendente que hayan llegado a la Liga de Leyendas de manos de Pantheon. Este guerrero de rostro pétreo es un modelo para su pueblo y su existencia es un himno de glorificación del arte del combate. A Pantheon le resultó ofensivo que la gente de Valoran estableciera una organización en sustitución de la guerra, con supuestos campeones y todo pero sin contar con los Stanpar. Tras pedir la bendición de su tribu y armarse con las reliquias de sus ancestros, ha descendido sobre la Liga para enseñar al mundo lo que es un auténtico guerrero. No le importa contra quién combate, le da igual la pompa o el prestigio de los campeones de la Liga: él vive solo para la gloria austera de la batalla. Mientras respire, Pantheon estará sediento de enemigos que derrotar.
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]
2- Al mismo tiempo y para completar el diseño debo buscar todos los materiales y componentes necesarios, algunos de ellos son difíciles de encontar, o los que encuentro son muy caros... Siempre intento usar materiales con buena relación calida/precio y fáciles de encontar en el mayor número de países posible. Aprovecho mi búsqueda online para compartir los enlaces con vosotros en el foro de la web.
Here’s an easier way to stain or seal chairs, lattice or anything with numerous tight recesses. Pour the stain into a clean, empty spray bottle ($3). Spray the stain onto the project and wipe up the excess with a brush or rag. The sprayer will squirt stain into all those tight, hard-to-reach cracks and joints. — Valrie Schuster. Learn more about staining wood.

Cutting a miter joint that closes up perfectly and maintains a 90 degree angle is really satisfying. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always happen. Here’s a quick fix for a slightly open miter joint; rub the shank of a screwdriver along the miter at a steep angle, from both sides of the joint. Chances are, you’ll be the only one that knows it wasn’t perfect to begin with! Try this amazing miter project!
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.
Pocket screws create a solid, simple-to-make joint. Because of the size and visibility of the hole, it’s usually located in areas that are concealed or rarely seen (though special plugs can be used to fill the holes.) Craig Sommerfeld, founder of The Kreg Tool Company, is credited with popularizing pocket screw joinery in the 1980s. The company today is the leader in creating the jigs, clamps and screws used to create pocket screw joints. Learn how to use a pocket screw jig in woodworking projects.
Al partir de cero en una afición como esta, tiene que haber una fase de acercamiento a la práctica que nos permita descubrir que tan grande es nuestro interés, para luego decidir qué caminos tomar en función de nuestras posibilidades. Y me refiero a las posibilidades económicas (que serán las que sean), recursos disponibles (que dependerán en gran medida de la zona donde vivamos) y las posibilidades que nos de nuestra propia habilidad (que mejorará a medida que adquirimos conocimiento y práctica). Así que creo que el del bricolaje de la madera es un buen comienzo para que poco a poco más gente se anime con la afición a la carpintería y luego muchas de esas personas se animen a recibir clases en cursos realizados por artesanos o en escuelas de carpintería centradas en la enseñanza del trabajo más artesano.
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