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543 days ago

Antique Door/Mirror Stand - 4 replies

Hey guys! My wife found these two great antique walnut doors. The doors are 6’8” high and weigh about pounds each. She wants to mount a mirror in the center of each door and create a floor stand mirror. However, I have no clue what to use on the back of the door to allow the door to be stable while leaning on whatever “stand...

577 days ago

Danish table with tambour door - 6 replies

I found this great danish end table with a rolling tambour door. My wife wants to paint the piece, but paint the doors and inside a different color. Anyone have any idea how difficult this will be? How do I remove the top? Simply take out the glued in pieces inside and then pound glue off edges or is it attached another way?

1180 days ago

Silly Router Table Question - 7 replies

I was going to give building this table a shot. http://www.finewoodworking.com/Workshop/WorkshopArticle.aspx?id=28007 It seems to be perfect for my shop as I don’t have the space to have a router table permanently taking up a large footprint on the shop floor. I don’t get the fixed pivot point however. Why would he have a fixed po...

1184 days ago

Shop Lighting - 8 replies

Does anyone have a recommendation for the Kelvin of shop lights. I am buying 3 fluorescent 48” fixtures to hang in the garage. I see 5000K-3000K in the 48” lights. I know the higher the K the less “natural” it looks. A standard incandescent house light is around 2700K while bright industrial “cool white” bulbs...

1185 days ago

Los Angeles Woodworkers - 12 replies

I was just wondering if there were any Los Angeles area woodworkers that frequent the forums. Preferably in the San Fernando Valley area. I would be interested in chatting about local shops, stores, where to buy items as well as wood and the like. Maybe even helping folks out with their projects and bouncing ideas around from time to time. Thanks.

1185 days ago

Routing Tenons - 12 replies

I am looking for some advice. I am making a buffet server with mortise and tenon joints joining each of the frame beams and center beams which will support the shelves, and I have reached a dilemma. I was able to pretty easily mortise the frame pieces using a mortising bit in the plunge router with an edge guide and a stop at each end of the mor...


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