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|451 days ago||
Wooden Dominos - 7 replies
I saw the following domino set at a recent furniture show in Kerrville, TX: The only templates I’ve been able to find are from Rockler. Has anyone used this set of templates before and if so, any lessons learned? Also, what paint did you use and how did you apply it? The picture above appears to have really uniform dots throughou...
|585 days ago||
LED Lighting - 2 replies
I’m building a 1700’s reproduction corner cabinet out of walnut. My wife wants cabinet lighting installed, so I guess it will be an updated period piece. The shelving is solid walnut and is only 3/4” thick, and the cabinet is closed with a 15 light door. To keep the heat at a minimum, I’m thinking about using LED light...
|610 days ago||
Divided Light Routing - 1 reply
I’m building a corner cabinet that will have a divided light door ~ 22” x 44”, with 15 separate panes of glass. Back some time ago, during the initial planning, I thought the Sommerfield Divided Light router bit set would be the best way to go. With the size of the door and its potential weight, I think a standard door constr...
|716 days ago||
Bug Holes - 1 reply
I have some walnut that has some tiny pin holes in it. I’m using a hypo needle to inject alcohol in each hole just to make sure that any bugs that may be there are killed. The question I have is, is alcohol strong enough to kill any bugs if they do exist? Thanks.
|725 days ago||
Square Cut Nails - 6 replies
I will be using square cut nails for the first time in building a colonial reporduction. I’ll use them to attach varied width lapped paneling on the back of a corner cabinet. The paneling will be 1/2” walnut, with the nails attached through the paneling into 3/4” thick shelves. The grain of the paneling will be running verti...
|735 days ago||
Bug Holes - 1 reply
I purchased about 150 bf of walnut a little over a year ago and stickered it until now. I’m dimensioning it now for an upcoming build. I’ve noticed that many of the boards have pen holes from bugs. I’m not sure if they are active or not, as there is little if any sawdust on the boards. In case there are active little critte...
|741 days ago||
Lumber Dimensioning - 4 replies
I purchased about 150 bf of walnut from a N Caroling mill a little over a year ago. It had been kilned dried w/o steam. I stickered it and am now ready to start dimensioning the lumber. I know the typical process is to first joint the flat side in prep of planing the opposite side. The boards are about 9’ x 8”-14” x 1.15...
|746 days ago||
Benchtop Finish - 4 replies
I’ve just finished putting a coat of varnish on my benchtop. It is about 2 1/4” thick and is solid white oak laminated on edge. With that thickness, is it necessary to varnish the bottom side as well? It is too heavy to flip over and would really be a mess to varnish…but, if necessary, I will.
|759 days ago||
Quick Release Front Vise Installation - 0 replies
I purchased a quick release front vise from Peachtree that is similar to the Woodcraft one with a model #17A11. I’ve read the Woodcraft install instructions and ‘think’ I have it almost figured out. It says to be very careful when taking off the quick release nut, as it has to be repositioned perfectly. For anyone that has i...
|773 days ago||
Vise Installation - 7 replies
I’m getting ready to install a 9” Groz fast release vise to my new workbench. The benchtop is a little less than 2 1/2” thick of laminated white oak. I’ve routed a recess a little less than 1/2” from the top of the workbench top so that the rear vise plate is below the surface and flush to the side of the benchtop...
|852 days ago||
Big Mistake - 2 replies
Without thinking, I gave some Watco Danish Oil Finish to my father-in-law to finish some cabinet fronts that had been marred and scratched. After putting this on all of the kitchen cabinets, it became apparent that it was a mistake, as the finish is not drying. Since the old finish was not removed, I guess there is no place for the oil to go, ...
|941 days ago||
Edge Banding Veneer Plywood - 6 replies
Although I’ve edge banded (e.g. 2” solid wrapped around the plywood veneer panel) several peices, I’ve not used expensive veneer plywood before. I’ll be making a small entertainment center with 3/4” walnut plywood, with the front and back edges of the top having 2” solid walnut and the side edges having 3 1/2...
|997 days ago||
Peachtree Discount? - 6 replies
Is anyone aware of any Peachtree discounts? Thanks.
|1046 days ago||
Picture Frame Depth - 4 replies
I purchased a canvas painting and thought I would get some cost estimates to have it put on a streacher. The estimates were way too high, so I built a streatcher today and have found a good tutorial on stretching the canvas. My question is, as I decide how to make a frame for it, should the frame cover all of the stretcher so it can’t be...
|1049 days ago||
Watco Danish Oil Finish Darkening - 3 replies
I bought a few pints of this a few months ago when it went on sale a $2 a can. I picked up several of the Medium Walnut and Natural finishes, but would like it to have a darker look. Is there a good way to add dye to the finish to darken it to a darker walnut color? Thanks. Don
|1067 days ago||
Grizzly G0706 - 8 replies
Has anyone ever adjusted the parallelism of the outfeed table?
|1069 days ago||
D4R Bridge Piece - 0 replies
I recently purchased a used D4R, but it did not come with the bridge piece so you can do sliding dovetails. I saw on the Leigh website that it can be purchased, but it appeared to be individually cut small pieces, whereas the sliding dovetail video showed a solid piece. I assume the bridge piece is need, and will check to see if it comes in a ...
|1082 days ago||
Handling Plywood - 3 replies
Someone was asking for ideas on handling full sheets of plywood at the table saw. I can’t seem to find the post, so if anyone knows or remembers who I’m talking about, let me know. I just ran across a magazine article with a self-build plywood handler.
|1093 days ago||
Craigslist Score on Leigh D4R Pro Dovetail Jig - 13 replies
Just got back from picking up a dovetail jig that has seen little, if any, use. Got it for $325, so am pretty happy.
|1098 days ago||
Workbench Build - 4 replies
I thought I would pass along an in-process workbench I’ve been working on. After looking at many benches, I decided on the “Jack-Bench” design as offered by Charlie Kocourek. The main reasons for choosing this design is that it has a variable height function that I need for my back, it is very versatile in regards to the ta...