This simple jig makes laying out circles a breeze. Drill a 1/8-in. hole through every inch mark on a ruler or yard-stick. To draw a circle, place a pin through the number “1” into the center of your board. Add 1 in. to the radius of the circle you wish to draw, and insert a pencil into this number. Using the pin as a pivot, rotate the pencil to mark the circle. — Edwin Constantino. How to Cut Curves in Wood

There is significant evidence of advanced woodworking in ancient Egypt.[1] Woodworking is depicted in many extant ancient Egyptian drawings, and a considerable amount of ancient Egyptian furniture (such as stools, chairs, tables, beds, chests) has been preserved. Tombs represent a large collection of these artefacts and the inner coffins found in the tombs were also made of wood. The metal used by the Egyptians for woodworking tools was originally copper and eventually, after 2000 BC bronze as ironworking was unknown until much later.[2]
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.

As mentioned before, we've been fortunate to have prizes donated by our great friends at Fine Woodworking Magazine. I want to personally thank /u/benstrano and his associates for sharing the love. We also have prizes sponsored by our own /u/SeanMWalker representing SimpleCove.com. We owe both of these people/organizations so much appreciating for their generous donations that we enjoy year after year.
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]
Yo creo más bien en pequeñas producciones y de calidad. De esta forma los productos obtenidos serán mas sostenibles y duraderos. Lógicamente estas herramientas no suelen ser tan precisas y robustas como otras altamente desarrolladas por grandes marcas y testeadas por multitud de usuarios, las cuales fácilmente encontrarás en el mercado. Pero como he dicho, todo depende de cómo quieras enfocar tus proyectos y modo de vida.
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.
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.
This simple jig makes laying out circles a breeze. Drill a 1/8-in. hole through every inch mark on a ruler or yard-stick. To draw a circle, place a pin through the number “1” into the center of your board. Add 1 in. to the radius of the circle you wish to draw, and insert a pencil into this number. Using the pin as a pivot, rotate the pencil to mark the circle. — Edwin Constantino. How to Cut Curves in Wood
Examples of Bronze Age wood-carving include tree trunks worked into coffins from northern Germany and Denmark and wooden folding-chairs. The site of Fellbach-Schmieden in Germany has provided fine examples of wooden animal statues from the Iron Age. Wooden idols from the La Tène period are known from a sanctuary at the source of the Seine in France.
Sanding concave molding doesn’t have to be difficult. Find a deep socket that fits the contour of your molding. Wrap a piece of sand- paper around the socket and hold it in place with your fingers. Your sanding will be uniform and the delicate edges of the molding won’t round over. — Eric and Cheryl Weltlich. In this video, Travis talks about his favorite sanding tips.

Si te estás iniciando en la carpinteria, o ya tienes conocimientos y tienes en mente montar tu pequeño taller, te aconsejo empezar por la sierra de mesa. En ambos casos, te recomiendo buscar alguna carpintería que además de venderte el material te corte y marque con su referencia todas las piezas necesarias para su construcción. Será muy fácil si les llevas el despiece que incluyen los planos, y normalmente no cobrán demasiado por cada corte. Para evitar sustos, primero pídeles un presupuesto.
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
No se puede realizar ningún trabajo por pequeño que sea sino se cuenta al menos con un mínimo de herramientas. Existe en el mercado una gran variedad de herramientas de un mismo tipo para cada trabajo. Sin embargo el aficionado debe sacar el mejor partido posible a una herramienta para realizar varios trabajos, porque sería absurdo que tenga que equiparse con todas las variedades de: Martillo, formón, alicates, taladro, etc. Como máximo y para trabajos muy específicos deberá completar su equipo con una herramienta especializada para este tipo de trabajo, porque en ese caso la adquisición quedará justificada por el rendimiento específico que esta le proporcionará. Independientemente de cualquier herramienta especializada el aficionado precisará de un equipo mínimo a cuyos elementos deberásacar el mayor provecho. A continuación se describen las herramientas básicas para poder realizar trabajos de carpintería 

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.
The progenitors of Chinese woodworking are considered to be Lu Ban (魯班) and his wife Lady Yun, from the Spring and Autumn period (771 to 476 BC). Lu Ban is said to have introduced the plane, chalk-line, and other tools to China. His teachings were supposedly left behind in the book Lu Ban Jing (魯班經, "Manuscript of Lu Ban"). Despite this, it is believed that the text was written some 1500 years after his death. This book is filled largely with descriptions of dimensions for use in building various items such as flower pots, tables, altars, etc., and also contains extensive instructions concerning Feng Shui. It mentions almost nothing of the intricate glue-less and nail-less joinery for which Chinese furniture was so famous.
I know this seems really simple and you may already know how to read a tape measure so just hear me out on this one! Often times with woodworking you need to make exact measurements and cuts and it’s rarely pretty even numbers like 15 inches or 15 1/2 inches. It’s usually like 15 5/8 inches or 15 9/16 inches. So, really knowing how to read a tape measure in its entirety is important. And I’ve created a quick post on how to read a tape measure the easy way along with a helpful free printable.

Examples of Bronze Age wood-carving include tree trunks worked into coffins from northern Germany and Denmark and wooden folding-chairs. The site of Fellbach-Schmieden in Germany has provided fine examples of wooden animal statues from the Iron Age. Wooden idols from the La Tène period are known from a sanctuary at the source of the Seine in France.

There is significant evidence of advanced woodworking in ancient Egypt.[1] Woodworking is depicted in many extant ancient Egyptian drawings, and a considerable amount of ancient Egyptian furniture (such as stools, chairs, tables, beds, chests) has been preserved. Tombs represent a large collection of these artefacts and the inner coffins found in the tombs were also made of wood. The metal used by the Egyptians for woodworking tools was originally copper and eventually, after 2000 BC bronze as ironworking was unknown until much later.[2]

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.
Hard to determine which stain you need in that bespattered collection of cans? An easy-to-make “stain index,” courtesy of reader Bob Jacek, solves the problem. Section off boards of your favorite woods into squares with masking tape, and apply the different stains across the width of each wood type (pine, oak, birch, etc.). When the stains are dry, brush on lengthwise your regular finishes—polyurethane, water-based polyurethane, oil, orange shellac, etc. You’ll be able to tell how each stain looks with each finish. Label each one. Use both sides of each board, and you’ll have a wooden encyclopedia of stain and finish combinations. Plus: How to stain wood evenly.
Lo primero que debes hacer para personalizar estos marcos de madera es pensar en el diseño que vas a pintar en ellos con el estañador. Una vez lo tengas claro, tan solo tienes que ir marcándolo primero con el lápiz, y luego con la herramienta. No te apresures, es un trabajo meticuloso que lleva tiempo, pero que dará un resultado realmente bonito como el que has visto en la imagen superior de marcos para fotos personalizados.
When cutting full sheets with my circular saw, I use plastic shelving units as sawhorses. The height is just right and by using three of them, I can make cuts in any direction and the plywood is fully supported. And because the shelving units are made of plastic, I can cut right into them without worrying that they’ll damage my saw blade. Plastic shelves are available for $20 at home centers. — John Tinger. Check out these tips for making long cuts with a circular saw.
Tocomadera es un proyecto de mobiliario social y su equipo responsable está compuesto por 5 diseñadores uruguayos. El objetivo de la iniciativa es proveer una solución de equipamiento doméstico a programas de asistencia social o a poblaciones ante situaciones de catástrofe. Los productos diseñados siguen las tipologías tradicionales del mobiliario y se pueden producir a pequeña o gran escala.
With the advances in modern technology and the demands of industry, woodwork as a field has changed. The development of Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Machines, for example, has made us able to mass-produce and reproduce products faster, with less waste, and often more complex in design than ever before. CNC Routers can carve complicated and highly detailed shapes into flat stock, to create signs or art. Rechargeable power tools speed up creation of many projects and require much less body strength than in the past, for example when boring multiple holes. Skilled fine woodworking, however, remains a craft pursued by many. There remains demand for hand crafted work such as furniture and arts, however with rate and cost of production, the cost for consumers is much higher.

¿Qué te parece? ¿No crees que es un buen diseño? Cumple con su función principal, es movible y además bonita. Como es un modelo aparentemente simple su belleza dependerá mucho de los materiales que tengas a tu disposición. Es verdad que en Norte América la oferta de materiales es mayor, pero yo creo que aquí somos tan manitas que también conseguimos muy buenos resultados.
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Pedir en el Servicio de Dimensionado la madera prensada de 15 mm en las siguientes medidas: 1 trozo de 180x90 cm para el frente, 6 costillas de 30x90 cm, para estructurar el mueble 1 corte de 177x10 cm, 4 de 20x10 y 2 de 26x10 cm, además se necesitan 3 de 49 cm como base interior, 3 como repisas que miden 48,5 y 1 35x180 cm como cubierta del mueble.
Examples of Bronze Age wood-carving include tree trunks worked into coffins from northern Germany and Denmark and wooden folding-chairs. The site of Fellbach-Schmieden in Germany has provided fine examples of wooden animal statues from the Iron Age. Wooden idols from the La Tène period are known from a sanctuary at the source of the Seine in France.
Como puedes ver en mis vídeos, no son necesarias demasiadas ni costosas herramientas eléctricas para realizar tus propios proyectos. Lo indispensable en tu taller será una caladora, una sierra circular y una fresadora. Cualquiera de las tres herramientas servirán para acoplar a tu primera sierra de mesa. Lo ideal es desarrollar un rápido y sencillo sistema de anclaje y desanclaje a la sierra de mesa para de ese modo poder seguir utilizándolas como portátiles en pocos segundos. Además de esto, deberíamos contar con un atornillador a batería, una lijadora y un aspirador.
3- Una vez he terminado el modelo, realizo todas las presentaciones acotadas, láminas Pdf, fotos y despieces que podéis ver en mis planos. Si aún no los has visto, puedes visitar la sección de planos gratis de mi web y descargar alguno de ellos. La experiencia que me han dado mis anteriores trabajos me ayuda a comprender lo que es necesario y lo que no lo es para que un usuario con conocimientos medios en carpinteria y poca herramienta pueda llegar a realizar cualquiera de los proyectos.

“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
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.

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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