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09-11-2013 12:50 AM

Pergola Design Question - 2 replies

First, I want to say hello and it is good to be back. You folks have been very helpful to me for a long time, but in recent months, I have just used google for a quick photo or simple answer. Well, I have an issue concerning a post and beam Pergola and I want to include some mortise and tenon joinery. I could not find the answers so then it ...

03-21-2011 02:37 AM

wood countertops - 6 replies

Hello ! I was once an avid contributor back when this great site started in 2006. I will try to post more in the coming weeks. But questions relate to Wood Kitchen Countertops. As a short preliminary, I have been working on my house for 9 weeks or so now, 3 or 4 ten hour days per week. My new cherry Kraftsmaid cabinets will arriv...

02-06-2010 03:59 PM

How can I prevent cracks when making a board with a border? - 4 replies

Hello my sawdust-making friends: I have made several endgrain cutting boards lately and am now making a chess board for my friend. I have run into the problem of boards cracking when I make a board with a boarder. I understand why this will occur when you have an endgrain cutting board and you then apply a boarder to it using long grain. ...

12-10-2007 02:49 AM

Delta Planer Problem - 3 replies

My Delta 13” 2 speed planer is jammed up. I noticed it was not pulling the boards through very well requiring me to push. I put in new blades, lubricated the raising and lowering mechanisms, cleaned it alll out; I noticed that the transmission between the two speeds was a little touchy; the rollers would not turn unless I pushed th...

12-02-2007 11:23 PM

end grain cutting board - glue two species together? - 10 replies

What do you think about gluing a 1×12 cherry board to a 1×12 walnut board to make a 2×12. My cutting board will then have larger squares and each square will be one-half cherry and one-half walnut? Do you say any possible issues that might suggest this design is asking for problems? My glue is drying on my first board, and I ...

11-26-2007 06:48 AM

Proposed design for end-grain cutting board - 12 replies

Hello! My name is Kent. I am new to the forum. Been working with wood for a few years now. I am designing my first end-grain cutting board, and was hoping to get some feedback from the group concerning my proposed design. I have in the shop the following species with their thickness: 2 1/2 ” walnut 1 ” walnut1 ” ch...


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