I could write a whole post on wood species as each species has unique characteristics and traits. But, one of the most common types of wood used in DIY projects and furniture building is pine wood (a softwood). Pine is an affordable and readily available option at your local home improvement store and it comes in many sizes. I highly recommend using pine for beginner woodworking projects. Then, as you improve your skill, try working with some different wood species!
Iron-on edge-banding is a quick way to cover up an edge on plywood. Trimming the excess, however, is tricky. I’ve tried edge-banding trimmers, but I find the results are unpredictable. With the trimmers I’ve tried, it wasn’t easy to change the direction of the cut to suit the grain direction of the edge-banding. If you’re cutting against the grain, you’re likely to tear out a chunk of your new edge-banding. Instead, I use a wide, sharp chisel. This way, I can read the grain direction and trim accordingly. Angle the chisel slightly and go slow, raising the back corner of the chisel just enough so that it doesn’t dig into the plywood veneer. Smooth the corner with a sanding block after trimming. Check out this amazing edge band veneering project!
En el caso de módulos superiores se tiende a trabajar con dos medidas: 30cm o 35cm. Ambas servirán para los distintos propósitos a los cuales están siendo destinados. Es importante consideran, en caso de utilizar un módulo superior para el microondas, que el fondo de esta debe ser mínimo 35cm de modo que este tenga algo de holgura. En el caso de utilizar un módulo con una profundidad de 30cm para microondas, su fondo se deberá extender mínimo unos 5cm.
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.
Es importante, que utilices las herramientas para pulir madera al menos en tres manos de lijado, siempre utilizando desde la lija más gruesa a la más fina, es decir, debes lijar toda la habitación con la lija más gruesa, luego vuelves a lijar toda la superficie con la lija mediana y finalmente repites el proceso con la lija más fina. Los sócalos y terminaciones, deben lijarse a mano con lijas finas.

My planer blasts shavings all over the shop floor. I decided to make my own dust chute from 4-in. PVC sewer pipe (which has thinner walls than regular Schedule 40 pipe) and a couple caps. I cut a slit in the pipe and used a heat gun to soften the plastic. That allowed me to open the slit. (Heating PVC releases fumes; ventilation is critical.) I then drilled holes in the flap and screwed it to the planer housing. Finally, I cut a 2-1/2- in. hole in one of the end caps to accept my shop vacuum hose. Works great! — Luis Arce. Here’s what else you can do with PVC pipe.
Second, learning how to read lumber dimensions, like knowing what 1×2 or 2×12 actually means, is really important. Understanding softwood lumber dimensions will help you to read woodworking build plans, shop for lumber, and understand the general measurements for your projects. I’ve provided a simple explanation to lumber sizes along with a free lumber size chart printable here!
En relación a estas configuraciones, es importante entender cómo funcionan las diferentes circulaciones. El triángulo de trabajo debe mantenerse en una relación fluida y se deben evitar las circulaciones cruzadas cuando hay más de una persona trabajando. En este punto siempre es bueno hacerse la pregunta: ¿cómo te gustaría a ti usar tu cocina? o ¿qué aspectos son los que más me incomodan o me gustan de mi cocina actual? De este modo podremos diseñar con sentido nuestros espacios.
Woodworking was essential to the Romans. It provided, sometimes the only, material for buildings, transportation, tools, and household items. Wood also provided pipes, dye, waterproofing materials, and energy for heat.[5]:1Although most examples of Roman woodworking have been lost,[5]:2 the literary record preserved much of the contemporary knowledge. Vitruvius dedicates an entire chapter of his De architectura to timber, preserving many details.[6] Pliny, while not a botanist, dedicated six books of his Natural History to trees and woody plants, providing a wealth of information on trees and their uses.[7]
Aunque existen tiendas de tableros online, suelen ser bastante caras debido al peso y volumen del envío. Por eso es mejor comprarlo en grandes superficies o carpinterias cercanas. Para consultar precios de tableros, mira un listín telefónico o busca la información de contacto en internet de varias carpinterías cercanas a tu ubicación. Pregunta en varias de ellas para saber cuál te ofrece mejor precio, o incluso si te pueden acercar el material a casa. A veces si vives cerca de una zona habitual de reparto no es un problema para ellos.

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.
There are a few things particleboard is NOT. It’s not medium density fiberboard (MDF)—a material with greater density and weight composed of more uniform particles. It’s NOT oriented strand board (OSB), a material composed of large wood chips and strands that’s structurally equivalent to plywood. It does NOT have great nail or screw holding ability, nor is it all that water resistant; water can quickly cause the material to swell and lose structural integrity. But if you need something flat and cheap for use in a dry place, particleboard will do you proud. Learn how to make a plastic laminate tabletop with a particleboard substrate.
There are a few things particleboard is NOT. It’s not medium density fiberboard (MDF)—a material with greater density and weight composed of more uniform particles. It’s NOT oriented strand board (OSB), a material composed of large wood chips and strands that’s structurally equivalent to plywood. It does NOT have great nail or screw holding ability, nor is it all that water resistant; water can quickly cause the material to swell and lose structural integrity. But if you need something flat and cheap for use in a dry place, particleboard will do you proud. Learn how to make a plastic laminate tabletop with a particleboard substrate.
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.
Finally, properly preparing your wood surface is super important. It will make a huge difference when it comes times to stain, paint, or finish your wood. There are a lot of tips for wood surface preparation, but sanding the wood is one of the most important steps. And I find it really helpful to do the bulk of my sanding before I start ripping (cutting) and building with my wood since it’s still in whole pieces. You can check out my simple tips for how to sand wood in my how to stain wood tutorial, which is also good to reference if you need to learn how to stain too!

Sumando todo lo anterior llegué a un momento de mi vida en el que tenía los conocimientos necesarios para hacer mis propios diseños asistidos por ordenador, sabía usar herramientas Cnc y necesitaba herramientas personalizadas para mi trabajo de luthier. Después de automatizar varios procesos para la construcción de guitarras y hacer varias herramientas, como por ejemplo una Cnc casera, un buen día me decidí a fabricar mi propia sierra de mesa para mejorar el equipamiento de mi pequeño taller. Las que encontraba en el mercado o bien no se ajustaban a mis necesidades de equipamiento y espacio o bien eran demasiado caras. Ten en cuenta que por esa época trabajaba en una habitación/taller de tan solo 15 metros cuadrados que puedes ver en este artículo, por lo que debía optimizar el espacio todo lo posible.


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!
KHIEM NGUYEN (Age 28, Austin, TX): Inspired by midcentury modern and Japanese design, Nguyen is a true craftsman. His passion for crafting began with photography and led to him becoming an open major in art school so he could "get (his) hands into everything." After college, Nguyen and his fiancée moved to Austin, where they began A & K Woodworking & Design, specializing in furniture and wood crafts.
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 nuest ...
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