There are many factors to consider when deciding what type of wood to use for a project. One of the most important is the workability of the wood: the way in which it responds when worked by hand or tools, the quality of the grain, and how it responds to adhesives and finishes.[9] When the workability of wood is high, it offers a lower resistance when cutting and has a diminished blunting effect on tools.[9] Highly workable wood is easier to manipulate into desired forms. If the wood grain is straight and even, it will be much easier to create strong and durable glued joints. Additionally, it will help protect the wood from splitting when nailed or screwed.[9] Coarse grains require a lengthy process of filing and rubbing down the grain to produce a smooth result.[9]

Hemos trabajado creando cientos de cursos y demostraciones, hemos ayudado a decenas de fabricantes y empresas del comercio a divulgar el conocimiento brico, hemos hecho radio y televisión… y con todo ello, hemos tenido la suerte de poder reunir a un grupo de excelentes formadores, que son estupendos profesionales en su campo y grandes aficionados a muchos de estos temas.
Clamping up four mitered corners is tricky. You can buy specialty clamps for this, but I make my own. Here’s how to do it. Start with a long 1×4, as it’s easier (and safer) to clamp for making the angled cuts than a short piece. Mark out the blocks, and then drill a 1-in. diameter hole in the center of each one. The hole prevents the blocks from getting glued to your project. Cut 45-degree angles tangent to the hole, and then cut the blocks free from the long board. We’ll walk you through how to make one for your home shop.
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

Una vez tengas tu propia sierra de mesa, ésta te servirá para realizar el resto de proyectos y herramientas... ten en cuenta que puede variar según tus necesidades o tu forma de trabajar. Por ejemplo, por mi modo de trabajar apenas uso la ingletadora, pero en muchos talleres es una herramienta indispensable. Bajo mi criterio continuaría con la sierra de cinta, el torno/estación de lijado y la fresadora 3D.

Some types of wood filler can be hard to get off your hands after they dry, especially if you use your fingers to push it into small cracks and holes. When that happens, I reach for fine grit sandpaper and sand it off my fingers. It’s great for removing dried-on polyurethane glue and canned foam from your hands, too. — Chris James. We’ve got great solutions for removing super glue, too.
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
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.
Here’s a safe and sound way to make long cuts with a circular saw on plywood clamped to a worktable. Cut about 12 in. into the plywood, then twist a piece of duct tape into a bow tie, with up-and-down adhesive faces. Slide it in the saw kerf and press the tape down above and under the plywood. Now as you finish the cut, the trailing end can’t curl down dangerously as you saw. Hats off to Mike Connelly for simplifying this job. Check out how to make this DIY duct tape wallet.
Keep in mind, there are no perfect boards, but try to always use the straighter boards and avoid warping boards. Also, Brandon and I have found that when it comes to picking out lumber at Home Depot and Lowes, they tend to stock up on fresh boards a few days before the weekend starts (so Thursday/Friday). And then, on Sundays and Mondays, the boards are usually really picked over and there isn’t a good selection. Just another tip to keep in mind!

La segunda razón es más racional. Puede surgir de la necesidad de rentabilizar económicamente una idea o trabajo. Puede que necesites optimizar tiempos de trabajo, automatizar procesos, adaptar una idea o mueble a tus necesidades, o simplemente lo que necesitas para sacar más partido a tu empresa no existe en el mercado o es muy difícil de conseguir donde uno vive.

Along with stone, clay and animal parts, wood was one of the first materials worked by early humans. Microwear analysis of the Mousterian stone tools used by the Neanderthals show that many were used to work wood. The development of civilization was closely tied to the development of increasingly greater degrees of skill in working these materials.
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.
Se propone en este taller teórico-práctico un acercamiento a la técnica del collage analógico desde la experimentación, la reflexión y el juego. Se realizarán múltiples ejercicios bajo supuestos distintos, haciendo especial hincapié en cómo abordar e ilustrar ideas y conceptos utilizando este recurso. Desde las técnicas más sencillas a las más transgresoras, pasando por la geometría, el Dadaísmo, el ensamblaje o el collage experimental. Todo ello entre montones de revistas y fotografías antiguas. 

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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