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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.

I could write a whole post on wood species as each species has unique characteristics and traits. But, one of the most common types of wood used in DIY projects and furniture building is pine wood (a softwood). Pine is an affordable and readily available option at your local home improvement store and it comes in many sizes. I highly recommend using pine for beginner woodworking projects. Then, as you improve your skill, try working with some different wood species!


Historically, woodworkers relied upon the woods native to their region, until transportation and trade innovations made more exotic woods available to the craftsman. Woods are typically sorted into three basic types: hardwoods typified by tight grain and derived from broadleaf trees, softwoods from coniferous trees, and man-made materials such as plywood and MDF.


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.


Dentro del mundo de la carpintería podemos encontrar desde trabajos sencillos al alcance de todos, a trabajos más complejos que solo los más expertos pueden desarrollar. Sin embargo, contando con las herramientas necesarias y, sobre todo, la información y los consejos adecuados, cualquier persona que se lo proponga puede llegar a realizar grandes proyectos. Y, por eso, estamos encantados de dar la ...
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.
En está ocasión, y aprovechando restos de madera de palets, vamos a hacernos una sencilla pero práctica y moderna base con ruedas para macetas. Y digo moderna, porque no tiene el típico diseño de listones de madera con las mismas dimensiones (en cuanto al grosor de las mismas). Para dar un toque distinto a la base, he decidido usar listones reciclados de restos de madera de palets, con diferentes ...

Si no encuentras el sofá de tus sueños, ¡deja de buscar! Hoy te enseñamos a hacer uno con tablas de madera que, además, te servirá de cama. ¿Comenzamos? Para hacerlo necesitarás los siguientes materiales y herramientas: - Tablas de madera. - Sierra de calar. - Lija de mano o lijadora eléctrica. - Taladro con punta de destornillador. - tornillos largos especiales para madera. - Cola de carpintero. ...


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
Cedars are strong, aromatic softwoods that are capable of enduring outdoor elements, the most common of which is the Western Red Cedar. Western Red Cedar can sustain wet environments without succumbing to rot, and as a result is commonly used for outdoor projects such as patios, outdoor furniture, and building exteriors. This wood can be easily found at most home centers for a moderate price.[12]
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.

Another important factor to be considered is the durability of the wood, especially in regards to moisture. If the finished project will be exposed to moisture (e.g. outdoor projects) or high humidity or condensation (e.g. in kitchens or bathrooms), then the wood needs to be especially durable in order to prevent rot. Because of their oily qualities, many tropical hardwoods such as teak and mahogany are popular for such applications.[9]
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.
Antes que nada un gran saludo desde Mexico, me volvi fan de su pagina por lo fasinante de sus proyectos, de hecho inicie con el perchero con mesa de arimo, solo que eligi mal la pintura y tender que destruirlo y volver a comenzar de Nuevo.....ahora este proyecto me gusta mucho y estoy seguro que a mi esposa le va a fasinar, Felicidades por su pagina y consejos. adios
Simply soak a washcloth in water and ring it out a bit so it’s not sopping wet. Put the damp washcloth on the affected area. The water will wick through the wood, and that’s fine. Now, with your iron on its highest setting, place it on the damp washcloth over the affected area, and make small movements back and forth and in circles. Press down firmly and continue until your wash cloth is dry. It won’t take long to evaporate. At this point, the wood fibers are absorbing the water and should expand back to where they were originally. Continue this process and repeat by adding more water until the dents rise up to be flush with the rest of the material.
Tired of waiting for finish to dry on one side before finishing the other side? You can purchase standoffs, but it’s also really easy to make them yourself. Simply drive 2-in. drywall screws through 2-in. x 2-in. squares of 3/4-in. thick stock. The screw points will leave a divot in the finish that can be touched up later, but I always let the back side of my project rest on the screws while the finish dries. — Matt Boley. Plus: Check out these 32 other handy hints for frugal shop rats.
Cedars are strong, aromatic softwoods that are capable of enduring outdoor elements, the most common of which is the Western Red Cedar. Western Red Cedar can sustain wet environments without succumbing to rot, and as a result is commonly used for outdoor projects such as patios, outdoor furniture, and building exteriors. This wood can be easily found at most home centers for a moderate price.[12]
En 1 triángulo, que será la matriz de los calados, hay que medir el eje o centro de la hipotenusa, que es el lado más largo y que está opuesto al ángulo recto. En este caso el eje es 27 cm. Desde ese punto trazar 2 líneas hacia los catetos, que son los lados menores y que conforman el ángulo recto. Estas 2 líneas llegarán también al centro de los catetos, formando un cuadrado al interior del triángulo. Medir 6,5 mm a cualquier lado de estas líneas, y hacer una segunda marca. El largo de cada calado tiene que ser 10,5 cm y parte desde la hipotenusa
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.
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.
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.
How do you divide 11-3/8-in. (or any other mathematically difficult number) into equal parts without dividing fractions? Simple. Angle your tape across the workpiece until it reads an easily-divisible dimension and make your marks with the tape angled. For example, say you want to divide an 11-3/8-in. board into three equal parts. Angle the tape until it reads 12-in., and then make marks at “4” and “8”. Plus: More measuring tips and tricks.

Instead of permanently mounting my 6-in. vise to a work-bench, I attached it to scrap plywood so I can clamp it wherever I need it. Stack two pieces of 3/4-in. plywood and screw them together with 1-1/4 in. drywall screws. Mark the vise-mounting holes on the plywood and drill 3/4-in. guide holes through both pieces. Recess the nut by drilling through the bottom sheet with a 1-in. spade bit using the 3/4-in. hole as a guide. Fasten the vise to the plywood with bolts sized to match the vise-mounting holes. If the bolt shafts are too long, cut them off with a hacksaw. — LuAnn Aiu. Plus: Learn how to use vise grips to pull nails.
Los palets han demostrado con creces ser materiales aptos para todo tipo de proyectos, pues es una madera muy fácil de trabajar y, al ser estructuras ideadas como medio de transporte y embalaje, presentan una gran resistencia y flexibilidad. Así, hoy vamos a ver paso a paso para fabricar un somier empleando maderas de palet. Descubriréis que es facilísimo. Los materiales necesarios dependerán del ...
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