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
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.
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.
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.
15- Letter generator for stencil stencil -> see here
A simple letter generator designed to cut letters into wood blocks for copying with the pantograph.
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.
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
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.
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.
How to carve letters for wooden sign -> see here
How to mount a Dremel multi-tool -> see here