I am gradually translating articles by Matthias Wandel(Woodgears). They need a lot of work to be translated, but I think that, especially those of you who don’t speak English, will appreciate it. At first it was about translating the blog articles into Spanish, but as they usually come with at least one video, I am also translating the YouTube videos that appear in the articles so that I can add subtitles to them.
Translating articles and videos is a lot of work and takes up a lot of time, but I will continue to do it as much as possible, as it is something you value very highly.
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This picture will help you to know where each link takes you.
The following links will take you directly to the translated articles on his blog and in the article you will find the corresponding video with subtitles.
In each issue you will find several links.
1- Starting with the carpentry hobby -> see here
An article where he gives his opinion on how to get started with your woodworking hobby, which machines to buy first and how to move forward.
2- How to build a simple and sturdy workbench -> see here
Easy-to-makeworkbench. Includes video with Spanish subtitles.
4- Template for dovetail assemblies with table saw -> see here
Templates for cutting dovetail joints with the table saw. Including: Building the template for the teeth -> see here
Constructing the template for the queues -> see here
Using the dovetail jig with the table saw -> see here
Impossible looking dovetail joint -> see here
5- How to make a patio bench -> see here
Simple patio bench with plans. Although it looks more like a napping bed.
Plans of this lounger -> see here
6- Guide for horizontal drilling -> see here
Simple guide to hold the drill and drill horizontal holes.
7- Spacing slats at equal distances -> see here
If you do not know how to space the strips or pieces that will form your furniture at equal distances, here is an explanation that will make things easier for you.
8- Garden chairs -> see here
If you have a garden, a porch or a terrace, these chairs are always useful to relax a little. In addition, chair plans are also included -> see here.
Pallet wood chair <- This is a garden chair made by me.
10- Template generator for gears -> see here
Making wooden gears may be more of a curiosity than anything else, but you never know when you might need them to make a gadget with wooden gears that you can think of. Includes:
Help. Legend -> see here
Making wooden gears with plywood -> see here
How to make wooden gears -> see here
Planetary gear ratio calculations -> see here
11- Building a wooden terrace -> see here
Maybe you have a concrete platform or something similar where you would like to put a wooden deck with railing. This article may help you.
12- Building a garden tool shed -> see here
A garden shed to store tools or whatever you can fit inside. Includes free SketchUp drawings.
13- How to build a garage shelf -> see here
Who doesn’t need some shelving in the garage to stop storing everything on the floor? One option is to make your own, and this is a fairly simple way. I also translated the article of the garage shelving plans(see here) where it also gives more explanations about its manufacture.
14- Ted carpentry package, Ted carpentry plans -> see here
I’m sure you already know about this Ted and his plans. Our recommendation is not to buy them. If you want Mathias’ opinion in the link you have the Spanish translation.
15- Letter generator for stencil stencil -> see here
A simple letter generator designed to cut letters into wood blocks for copying with the pantograph.
16- Making a pirate sword -> see here
Woodenpirate sword, one of those curved swords, with handguard and all.
17- Rotten wood / repairing garden chairs -> see here
Wooden chairs rot -> we repair them. Plastic ones break -> oops!. Includes video with subtitles.
18- Guide for cutting grooves or dado type boxes with a circular saw -> see here
Cutting a groove exactly the width of the wood we want to fit into it can be ….. So simple?
Guide for grooves given with the circular saw
My guide for 90º cuts with the circular saw
19- Joining circular saw blades to cut dado type slots -> see here
An inexpensive substitute for dado blade sets for slotting. It can be scary, but no scarier than real dice type games.
20- Homemade table saw made with circular saw -> see here
Yes, many of us were already able to make our own homemade table saw in a very simple way, but you know that Matthias has his own style of doing these things.
Table saw by Matthias Wandel
Simplest homemade table saw
Fabrication of table saw from circular saw (2 parts) -> see here
Fabrication of side guide for homemade table saw -> see here
Alignment and grooves for sliding guide -> see here
Base for homemade table saw -> see here
Painting table saw -> see here
Things learned and what I would do differently -> see here
Effects of table saw misalignment -> view here
21- Drawers for under-bed storage -> see here
We worked on one of those woodworking projects we love so much, got more storage space and avoided dust under the bed, what more could you ask for? -> for the free drawer plans(see here).
22- Board with wheels -> see here
It’s probably not something you’d want to see your kids play with, but it’s a simple and inexpensive way to make a wheeled platform that’s always good for moving packages or for moving house.
23- Wooden pyramid puzzle -> see here
These puzzles always catch our attention, and this one even looks simple to do. It seems simple to make in every way, the one to make it and the one to put the three pieces together. It seems.
24- Magic propeller -> see here
A very curious, and it seems whimsical, propeller, this one from the Hui game. But the truth is that there is a physical explanation behind its movement, so if you are curious stop to discover the secrets of the propeller.
25- Wall brackets for tools -> see here
If you want some really nice tool holders you will have no choice but to make some personalized ones out of wood. They will give you work, but you can be sure that they will attract the attention of those who enter your workshop.
26- Wooden slides for drawers -> see here
After going through the trouble of making drawers for a chest of drawers or a chest of drawers, why not put some wooden slides in them? Forget about metal drawer slides and take a look at this article where Matthias shows us several systems of wooden slides and tells us how to make them slide better.
27- Organizer for small parts -> see here
Sometimes we buy drawer organizers similar to these and think that it can’t be that difficult to make out of wood, but the truth is that there is a trick to it: cut the slots that are in the same position all at the same time.
28- How to make a DVD shelf -> see here
Fitting all those holes in the shelves and sides of the shelf can be crazy, but with a scribe or two and a pillar drill, believe it or not, it can be done. Everything is based on getting all the pieces cut exactly the same and having the measurements adjusted in the scribe to transfer them without errors.
29- Joining beams to table legs with tubular bolts -> see here
In this case, Matthias cut the stringers to tuck the table legs a little further inward, under the tabletop. But the same process could be used to manufacture the structure of a simple table with a dowel guide and 12mm tubing.
30- Woodgears 3D copying pantograph -> see here
Matthias Wandel’s milling machine pantograph is perhaps one of his woodworking machines that we can get the most out of in a modest woodworking shop. With it we will be able to carve incredible signs to give as gifts or for sale, even customizing them. And the plans are very affordably priced, although perhaps that type of milling machine is not.
Pantograph for carving wooden signs Includes: Making the pantograph -> see here
How to carve letters for wooden sign -> see here
How to mount a Dremel multi-tool -> see here