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|7 days ago||
Seeking advice on wood burning - 8 replies
Hi all, I’m working on my first project for someone other than family or myself and would like to sign my name on it (in an inconspicuous place) once finished with it. On a couple previous projects, I’ve just used a Sharpie but clearly not a nice looking way to put your name on something. So I’m looking into getting somet...
|50 days ago||
Advice about upcoming project - 20 replies
Hi all, My pastor recently came to me asking about making a case to hold amps in and I’ve been trying to come up with a design that will work. It will basically just be two sides, top and bottom with some pieces going across to keep it from racking. The main problem is he said that fully loaded it could be 50-60 lbs. so it definitel...
|192 days ago||
Combination square, precision square, or T square?? - 40 replies
My birthday is coming up soon and I’m narrowing down what I want to ask for, one of which is a better square. For awhile I’ve been using a cheap plastic combination square (blade is aluminum of course) but I’d really like to upgrade. I’ve been looking at combination squares but wouldn’t mind having a Woodpecker squa...
|265 days ago||
Finishing Cedar - 11 replies
Hi all, I’m slowly working on building a gate and small section of fence for our patio area. I like how cedar will gray over time but my mom doesn’t and asked if there was a way to prevent it from graying and I wasn’t sure. Can you put an exterior polyurethane or some other type of finish on to prevent it from turning gra...
|444 days ago||
Help with Wipe-on poly on rosewood - 3 replies
Hi LJ’s, After seeing the Woodworking for Mere Mortals video on wooden neckties I had to make one. So got some thin stock at Woodcraft, Birds Eye Maple and Bolivian Rosewood. Everything was going fine til I was waiting for the third/final coat of Arm-R-Seal to dry that I realized most of the pieces had some tackiness to them. I don̵...
|458 days ago||
Need help picking a flush trim bit - 20 replies
Hi all, I’m interested in getting a flush trim bit for a project in the near future and of course for others down the road. The problem is, even after some research I don’t really understand which type of flush trim bit would be best overall. Straight bits are cheaper but seem to have some tearout sometimes. Spiral bits make a smo...
|517 days ago||
Making a Dado on a miter saw?? - 4 replies
Sometime soon, I hope to make a coffee table and just working out the details now instead of when a problem arises. I remember a video of someone using a miter saw (with a normal blade) to make dados for half lap joints. I’d like to do this for the corners of the top of it but unsure if this would 1) be a strong enough joint and 2) can a m...
|639 days ago||
Need sharpening advice please! - 14 replies
I’ve done a few projects of varying degrees of difficulty but I’m still working on some of the basics which brings me to my question. After finishing my last project I knew I should sharpen my chisels but didn’t really know how. After looking around the web I found several articles and videos so I’m pretty much set for...