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.

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.


Any serious woodworker knows that square and flat Any serious woodworker knows that square and flat stock is the key to producing fine work so it’s time to skip the hand tools and graduate to the JJ-6HHDX 6 in. long bed jointer. This beast boasts a helical insert cutter head with staggered carbide inserts yet runs quietly and ...  More + Product Details Close
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.
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.

When it comes to woodworking for beginners, I think it’s important to just learn how to use a few of the most essential woodworking tools for beginners. There are so many awesome tools available on the market today, it can be quite overwhelming as well as expensive to try to buy them all and know how to use them. Once you learn the basics of the most essential tools you will be able to start building in no time and feel comfortable learning any other new tools in the future.


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!
Estimado Servando, gracias por escribirnos. Nos alegra saber que tenemos seguidores desde tan lejos y que se están aventurando a realizar nuestros proyectos. Quizás no es necesario destruir el perchero, depende del tipo de pintura que eligió puede haber una solución para que no tenga que volver a empezar. Deseamos que el mueble en obra pueda llevarlo a cabo sin novedad. Saludos cordiales a México y éxito.

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With the right tools and materials, what you build is only limited by your imagination and creativity. So why not have a little fun with the kids and teach them something at the same time? Our woodworker tools and woodworking supplies will help you put together an easy birdhouse, squirrel feeder or butterfly house. The kids will love to use our paint samples to add their creative touch, and will enjoy displaying the finished product in the backyard.
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]
Among early finds of wooden tools are the worked sticks from Kalambo Falls, Clacton-on-Sea and Lehringen. The spears from Schöningen (Germany) provide some of the first examples of wooden hunting gear. Flint tools were used for carving. Since Neolithic times, carved wooden vessels are known, for example, from the Linear Pottery culture wells at Kückhofen and Eythra.
gracias por escribirnos. Avellanar es hacer un agujero delgado con una broca especial (avellanadora) para que al momento de poner los tornillos estos entren sin romper o rajar la madera. Dicha broca de avellanar debe ser más delgada que el tornillo a instalar. Además tiene una parte más gruesa al final de permite que las cabezas de los tornillos queden a ras de la madera. Esperamos haber resuelto su duda, saludos.
Here’s a nifty tip—with a nifty tip—from faithful reader Don Ayers: Fill snap-capped sports water bottles with glue and stick them upside down in a hunk of 2×6. Now you don’t have to wait for the glue to run into the neck of the bottle, and the cap will control glue flow (and never get lost!). To holster the glue dispensers, cut holes in the base with a spade bit that’s a smidgen larger than the cap’s diameter.
Cutting sandpaper is a quick way to dull your scissors or utility knife blade. Instead, I fastened a hacksaw blade to the edge of my workbench. I slipped a washer behind the blade at each of the mounting holes so a sheet of sandpaper to easily slides in behind the blade. I fold the paper where I want to cut, just as a reference. — Kim Boley. Try some of these storage solutions!

Después de terminar mi primera sierra de mesa, un carpintero que en aquel momento se dedicaba a la fabricación de armarios empotrados me dijo que esta herramienta no serviría para su trabajo o para un trabajo constante y exigente de carpintería, y tenía razón. Creo que él no tenía en cuenta que no todos los trabajos se basan ni creo que deban basarse en grandes producciones. Por la misma razón, la sierra de mesa comprada que él tenía tampoco serviría para abastecer de mobiliario a una multinacional del mueble. Tampoco compensaría comprarla para realizar un trabajo a pequeña escala como para un pequeño taller de fabricación de maquetas. Todo depende de lo que quieras hacer... existen carpinteros que se ganan la vida sin utilizar corriente eléctrica, trabajando solo con sus manos.


En el mercado existe una infinidad de opciones de terminaciones para la cocina. La combinación de colores y formas se da en todos los materiales que uno especifique (melamina, cerámicas, tiradores, artefactos, etc). Frente a esto no existe el concepto de cocina poco atractiva sino que solo existe la cocina mal planeada o fabricada (referencia texto completo). Por lo tanto, en cuanto a gustos, es importante escuchar y entender al cliente para así identificar que estilo e imagen es la que mejor refleja su cocina.

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.


9.- Al barnizar o aplicar un esmalte a la madera, hacer especial hincapié en los cantos, es la parte más sensible de la madera y donde más posibilidades hay de que entre el agua. Aplicar bien hasta cubrir, tapar el poro de la madera. Para que la madera dure por mucho tiempo es muy importante el mantenimiento, lijar y aplicar barniz o pintura cada cierto tiempo para que no vaya deteriorando la madera.
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