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.
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.
El colmo de los colmos, reciclar algo que ya habías reciclado antes ¿hiper reciclaje? si, puede ser... En Madrid esta caja fue mi mesita de noche, podéis verla el post que hice sobre mi cabecero de Cds reciclados, pero al hacer la mudanza no le encontraba un sitio definitivo así que decidí transformarla en una camita para el gato. La cosa es muy fácil, simplemente compré cuatro ruedas rojas para ...
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.
La sierra caladora es una herramienta eléctrica que se utiliza para realizar cortes rectos y curvos sobre madera, fibra de vidrio, plásticos e incluso metales. Las hojas para sierra caladora se diferencian por la cantidad de dientes; a mayor número de dientes por pulgada, más fino y preciso será el corte. Y entre menos dientes más rápido y desbastado será el corte.
Instead of using a container to mix a small amount of epoxy, just make a mixing surface on your workbench using painters tape. Simply lay down strips, overlapping the edges so the epoxy doesn’t get on your bench. When you’re done, peel off the tape and throw it away. This mixing surface will work for more than just epoxy, you can use it for wood glue or any other material you need easy access to while working on a project.
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
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.
Consisten básicamente en hacer lo que tú quieras, cuando tú quieras. No tienen por qué ser trabajos de restauración, pueden ser también trabajos de carpintería, decoración, puedes hacer muebles, objetos de decoración, bisutería… lo que se te ocurra, siempre dentro de las limitaciones de las herramientas de las que disponemos que son muchas pero todavía no podemos fabricar aviones.
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Con buenas herramientas siempre será mas fácil llevar a buen termino las áreas más delicadas, esta eficacia de las herramientas se obtiene a base de cuidado y buen uso, deben desgastarse por el trabajo y no por falta de cuidado . las herramientas representan un dinero invertido y para conservarlas se debe tener presente: las herramientas de filo delicado, por ejemplo: formones, cepillos, etc. Mientras no se usen deben conservar una posición adecuada, tenga cada uno en su caja de herramientas los lugares bien distribuidos.
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.

Sin importar su tamaño, un buen closet, vestier o armario debe construirse pensando específicamente en las necesidades y prendas de sus usuarios, ¿Y quién mejor que tu mismo para saber como quieres tu propio closet? Solicita a tu carpintero que incorpore gavetas, repisas para las carteras, barras a distintas alturas, etc.. Un buen color para la madera también es vital al momento de diseñar el closet.
Set the table saw fence so the blade is centered on the seam, then push the whole thing through the saw. If the board edges are quite bowed or curvy, you may need a second pass. If so, unscrew the cleats, reclamp the boards across the middle center, then screw on the cleats again. The screws ding up the ends of the boards a little, so cut the boards you’re jointing a bit long, then trim 1/2 in. from each end to remove the screw holes.
“I do a lot of finish-sanding freehand, without a sandpaper block, so I can smooth edges and get into nooks and crannies. But the finer grits are usually bonded to thinner paper and, at least for me, the paper is too thin and ends up tearing long before the grit wears out. So I apply duct tape to the back of the sandpaper. The sandpaper is still flexible enough to sand a tight radius and it’s far more durable. You can use this super-strong sandpaper like a shoeshine rag.” — Chuck Merchant
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!
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.

Hace unos días Julio me dejó un extenso comentario con su opinión sobre qué le parece eso de aprender carpintería a base de leer blogs y ver vídeos en internet. Pensé que este es un buen tema para una entrada del blog, así que copio y pego su comentario (espero no te importe Julio) y después dejo mi contestación. Veréis que no estamos de acuerdo en todo, supongo que porque nuestros caminos y nuestro estado del arte no son los mismos. Si no conocéis su blog, en la intimidad de las virutas reveladas (parece que cerró el blog), pasaros por él. Así podréis comparar dos formas distintas de trabajar y decidir si realizamos el mismo trabajo o son cosas distintas.
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