Sanding the inside of a hole or curved surface can be difficult. To simplify that task, insert a 1/4 x 3-in. bolt into the pilot hole of a hole-saw cutout. Secure the bolt with a washer and nut. Using a hacksaw, cut a 1/4-in. deep slot in line with the bolt. Cut a piece of adhesive-backed sandpaper so that you can slide one end into the slot, wrap it around the cutout, and slide the other end back into the slot. Chuck the bolt into a drill, and you now have a homemade drum sander. — E.R. Comstock. How to Sand Wood Faster
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.
Not happy with the selection of sanding blocks at the hardware store, I made a few of my own from hardwood scraps left over from a woodworking project. I cut each one to 3/4 in. x 1-1/2 in. x 4-1/2 in.—which is just the right size to wrap a quarter sheet of sandpaper around. And the “kerf” cut helps hold the sandpaper in place until I’m ready to change it. —Tim Olaerts. Here are 41 more genius sanding tips you need to know.

En origen una de las principales manufacturas de la carpintería eran las puertas y ventanas. Con la aparición de nuevos materiales, las puertas y ventanas de madera se han ido sustituyendo por las de aluminio y/o PVC, especializandose antiguos carpinteros de madera en la realización de estas especialidades que son conocidas también como carpintería: "Carpintería de aluminio" y "Carpintería de PVC".
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!
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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
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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