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|105 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...
|179 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...
|357 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...
|371 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...
|430 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...
|552 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...