Articles, guides and tips on DIY and the world of woodworking tools

Discovering the characteristics of wood

Discovering the characteristics of wood

Until the early twentieth century, wood was the most used material for the construction of houses. In the following years it was replaced first by brick, then by cement. Today, however, with a "return to the origins" its usefulness has been rediscovered. Furniture, wall coverings, DIY cr...

Read more

Guide: Choosing the right drill bits

Guide: Choosing the right drill bits

There are different types of materials that we find ourselves drilling with a drill. Thickness, consistency and strength can become limitations if the right tips are not used. To get impeccable work it is therefore important to know how to choose the right tip. The most common type of tip is that o...

Read more

Tools for wood polishing

Tools for wood polishing

Every object made of wood needs to be polished in order to eliminate any splinters that could be very dangerous. According to the size of the object to be smoothed, there are different tools. First of all, the sand paper. Slide it back and forth on the surface to be smoothed. This can be done eithe...

Read more

Building a wooden stool: tools and procedure

Building a wooden stool: tools and procedure

Nowadays, being able to create an object with your own hands gives a lot of satisfaction. If the realized object is then useful, as for a stool, then the challenge becomes more compelling. For greater ease of realization of the stool, the four feet will be replaced by two plywood panels, joined perp...

Read more

How to disassemble and replace the mandrels

How to disassemble and replace the mandrels

The chuck is a mechanical device that allows you to hold down any piece of circular or squared shape, with a specific diameter. This tool allows you to perform a specific job accurately. The most common machines equipped with a spindle are the router and the drill. Over time, the spindle loses ...

Read more

Building a wooden pencil holder: tools and procedure

Building a wooden pencil holder: tools and procedure

Building a wooden pencil holder (or pen holder) is an original idea to put in your child's bedroom. Originality and functionality in the same object.   What you need: Log of wood Alternative saw Drill Sand paper   How to proceed After getting a resistant log of the dia...

Read more

Advices for a correct use of the drill

Advices for a correct use of the drill

There are many mistakes that are made every time you decide to use a drill. Knowing them could help us not to create dangerous situations. Here's what you need to know:   When inserting a tip inside a spindle to drill the hole, it is advisable to tighten it carefully so as to avoid poss...

Read more

How to build a wooden airplane: tools and procedure

How to build a wooden airplane: tools and procedure

Children have the ability to have fun with little. The idea of ​​building a small wooden airplane can be an educational and fun choice. Its realization is not difficult and can be a way for the neophiles of the DIY world, to be able to approach this new field of woodworking.   Requirement...

Read more

Difficulties in woodworking

Difficulties in woodworking

Woodworking, like the whole of the DIY universe, is one of the most common hobbies to switch off from the frenzy of everyday life. Practicing this hobby is a great way to make the most of the free time that is allowed, as well as stimulate creativity and dexterity.   In addition, the do-it-yo...

Read more

Installation of pre-finished parquet: tools and procedure

Installation of pre-finished parquet: tools and procedure

More and more people decide to opt for parquet, especially in the sleeping area, because of the elegance and refinement that this material emanates. The costs, however, are very high and you tend to buy, among the different types of parquet, the pre-finished, so you can lay it without the help of t...

Read more

Curved cuts on the wood: alternative hacks and router

Curved cuts on the wood: alternative hacks and router

Wood is the most ductile material existing in nature as well as being soft enough to be easily cut and finished. For this reason it is the material most used in DIY (read the article "Types of wood used for DIY"). The cuts to be made on the wood can be of two types: Straights: in this ...

Read more

How to build a wooden vase holder: tips and tools

How to build a wooden vase holder: tips and tools

With the arrival of the hot season and the beautiful days, the gardening works begin. Building a wooden plant pot with your own hands is a great way to inaugurate the flower season through do-it-yourself.               Needed: Rods Wooden base Screws ...

Read more

DIY | Building a bow: tools and procedure

DIY | Building a bow: tools and procedure

Archery can be considered a real hobby. Customizing the bow by deciding to build one with your own hands will make the add fun to the activity. Following this simple guide, building one will be a real breeze.   Needed: Wooden stick Fishing line (or twine) Sand paper Wooden stick (f...

Read more

Common knowledge of DIY. Must-have tools in your toolbox

Common knowledge of DIY. Must-have tools in your toolbox

Within the home, "do-it-yourself" is practiced massively by Italians. Among the most accomplished jobs are the repair of faulty objects and the creation of furnishing objects. For those who have recently dedicated themselves to do-it-yourself it is important to have a good dose of passion ...

Read more

How to choose circular blades adapted to your needs

How to choose circular blades adapted to your needs

Circular saws are tools used to perform straight and oblique cuts on different types of materials, such as wood, plastic, aluminum, plexiglass, etc. It is an indispensable tool that must never be lacking in the toolbox of professional carpenters, hobbyists and hobbyists. The circular saw blade has ...

Read more

Practical guide to building a wooden door

Practical guide to building a wooden door

The choice to build a sturdy wooden door can be the ideal realization for a door of a house by the sea, in the mountains or in the countryside. In order to be really resistant it is necessary to use pine wood, which has certain characteristics such as strength, solidity and durability. Needed: ...

Read more

Building a DIY frame: tips and tools

Building a DIY frame: tips and tools

A frame is a useful accessory at home to frame important events. Making one of them personally offers the possibility of giving wood a strong symbolic charge, which will give added value to the object that will subsequently be framed. The construction of a wooden frame, for DIY lovers, is a very fre...

Read more

How to build a wooden toolbox (DIY)

How to build a wooden toolbox (DIY)

It is important to have a toolbox in which all the work tools can be stored accurately. This article will explain how to build one with your own hands. For DIY lovers, every construction is a satisfaction. Also, without spending much time or money, an original result can be obtained. Needed: ...

Read more

Practical advice for a correct cleaning of the wood

Practical advice for a correct cleaning of the wood

Wood is a natural and ecological material, chosen mainly by DIY lovers as it is easy to work with great visual effects. Wood, however, needs certain procedures and treatments to avoid dust, moisture and pests. There are different types of wood, and for each a different cleaning technique. The lacqu...

Read more

Practical guide to building a wooden table

Practical guide to building a wooden table

Creating with your own hands offers great satisfaction, especially if the result will be of good quality.   It takes time to become familiar with and make more sophisticated creations.   With this practical guide and good will, even beginners will be able to build wooden tables.  ...

Read more

How to build a wooden lamp: tips and tools

How to build a wooden lamp: tips and tools

Wood is a very creative material, which offers the possibility of creating countless furnishing solutions. Alternative and original ideas for every occasion can be created with wood. In this guide it is possible to build a wooden lamp.   Needed: Log of wood; The lamp holder; Electric wir...

Read more

Types of wood used in the carpentry and construction

Types of wood used in the carpentry and construction

The types of wood used in the carpentry and construction sector are usually divided into two large blocks: Hardwoods, which are used to create high-quality buildings such as fine furniture and interior design. Among the types of hardwood the best known are: ash, beech, walnut, teak, oak, mahogany...

Read more

Advice for proper cleaning and maintenance of cutters

Advice for proper cleaning and maintenance of cutters

As with all work tools, so that they last longer, the cutter also requires constant maintenance. Before using the cutter, it is necessary to insert grease into the arbor, while, once the work is finished, clean any wood residues using water. The maintenance must take place from time to time, so as...

Read more

Practical DIY guide to build shelves

Practical DIY guide to build shelves

Although there are countless types of shelves on the market, for DIY lovers, building objects with your own hands gives great self-esteem. Here is a practical DIY guide for creating shelves. Required tools: • Wood panels • Alternative hacksaw • Meter • Pencil • Sand paper...

Read more

Alternative Hacksaw: Maximum precision in wood cutting

Alternative Hacksaw: Maximum precision in wood cutting

Wood is a natural material that is easy and simple to work with. It's advisable that you have the right tools to work it. The precision in cutting wood depends on both the skill of those who make the cut and the quality of the tools used. In this case, the appropriate tool is the saw. There ar...

Read more

Working wood: how to use a cutter correctly

Working wood: how to use a cutter correctly

In bricolage, many tools are used to work wood. One of these is the cutter. From the French fraise: strawberry, due to the particular shape of the tips, the cutters have been designed to perform the cutting action on the side of the tool rather than on the tip, thus eroding the material instead of d...

Read more