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|246 days ago||
Need advice repairing old drawer - 7 replies
A friend of mine has a nice reproduction colonial style writing desk Windsor chair. Under the writing surface is a 8” x 12” x 2” deep drawer. The drawer slided on 2 wood rails. The drawer has 2 simple grooves for the rail to slide in. See picture. As you can see the drawer is broken at the front of one rail. I am not talented ...
|270 days ago||
Wood glue up help needed - 7 replies
I am making a solid cherry side table from 3/4” cherry boards. I already made up the panels by butt gluing multiple pieces together. I planned to run the boards vertically so the bottom and two sides would expand and contract at the same rates. The back obviously would run vertically too but when it is attached to the base the backs e...
|280 days ago||
Awhile ago I posted a question on how to sharpen a set of abused chisels that I enherited. I chose to go the scary sharp method and use sandpaper with a Veritas MK II honing guide. After quite a workout, I am nearing the end and have reclaimed these old war horses from the scrap heap. Now I’d like to get some new wood handles for the...
|343 days ago||
Assorted chisles butchered need help - 10 replies
I have accumulated or inherited a dozen or so chisels which have been butchered by someone who hand sharpenied them on a grinding wheel. I’d like to salvage them but need a good way to put them back to usefulness. I bought a Woodcraft chisel honing guide and tried to fix them using rough grit stone, but it will take me a year to hone all t...
|431 days ago||
Cherry crotch table top need source. - 6 replies
I am getting ready to buy marterial for my next project; a cherry side table with drawer. I would like to find a nice 4/4 or 5/4 cherry crotch that can be bookmatched to a width of about 22”. It needs to be about 28” long. I’ve looked all over ebay and done searches on this site and don’t find anyone selling cherry crot...
|435 days ago||
I am nearing completion (finally) of my TV console and need your assistance. The base is 3/4” cherry plywood. The solid cherry top is also 3/4”. I am concerned that the top will split if I screw it directly to the plywood base. There is a face frame on the front to hold doors on the right and left compartments. The center wi...
|473 days ago||
installing Flush mount cabinet doors - 15 replies
I have chosen to put flush mount doors on my cherry TV cabinet. I plan to use a somewhat traditional looking full wrap hinge from Woodcraft (http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2000987/2595/amerock-nickel-minaret-tip-cabinet-hinge-full-wrap.aspx). I am looking for instructions as to how to fit the doors to the faceframe and how to install the hi...
|509 days ago||
I am building a cherry TV cabinet and need to purchase 2 solid cherry doors. I was told that I should stain the doors before assembly as shrinkage can cause the unstained panel to show when the frame shrinks. I contacted one company who told me he would not sell unassembled panel doors as he couldn’t guarantee that I could assemble them du...
|542 days ago||
My cherry TV cabinet staining came out well. I have put 5 coats of General Finishes High Performance Polyurethane on it and it looks great. How many coats should I put on for the best protection, without becoming visible (as in plactic looking).Thanks,John
|549 days ago||
Glue up- Big mistake need help! - 22 replies
After weeks of work on my project to build my cherry TV cabinet I stained and top coated the cherry ply box components. I taped off the dados and applied 2 coats of Charles Neil’s pre stain conditioner, followed by 1 coat of Trandtint yellow die, then 2 coats of General Finishes water based dye stain (antique cherry) and then 4 coa...
|570 days ago||
Cedar planks for grilling - 4 replies
Maybe this has been asked, but I couldn’t find anything on the subject. Lowes and others sell a package of cedar planks that you use to grill fish on. You soak the cedar and then put on the grill for 5 minutes to get the wood hot. Put your salmon or whatever on the plank and cook. The wood smokes and gives the fish a nice smokey flavor. Un...
|573 days ago||
Curly Cherry or not - 5 replies
I am building a cherry TV Console which I plan to put a solid cherry top on. The picture attached is of the 3 boards that I was planning to use. As I am a rookie, I need some advise. You will notice the board closest to the camera has curls like you see in tiger maple. When this is die stained, will the curl blotch and ruin the top. you not...
|575 days ago||
TV Console, should I stain before assembly - 12 replies
I am making a TV Concole 60”w x 27”h x 23” d. The box is 3/4” cherry plywood and I’ll be adding a cherry face frame and solid curly cherry top. I am planning to use Charles Neil’s Precolor conditioner and blotch control as the plywood is paticularly prone to blotching. I will stain with General Finish water b...
|578 days ago||
New definition of woodworker= Vacuum operator - 17 replies
I’ve had my shop set up in my basement for about 6 months. It is separated from the rest of the basement by 5 mil plastic sheet from floor to ceiling, so the dust is contained. I have a Steel City contractors saw with a vacuum attachment on the bottom. That catches a lot of dust but a lot still excapes out of the top. I use a thin kurf ...
|587 days ago||
Faceframe- is glue enough to attach to box? - 10 replies
Hi Gang, I am planning to build a TV console that is about 60” long x 26” tall with 3 compartments. I am going to use a Krag jig and glue to assemble the faceframe. As the top will have a secondary frame on the plywood box, I can Kraig screw the faceframe to that from the top side as that will be covered by the solid cherry top. Sam...
|625 days ago||
Table saw set up issue with miter slots - 24 replies
I’ve got a new table saw- Steel City 35990C and the cast iron top separates into 3 pieces at the miter slots. One end of the left slot is .013” narrower than the other end so that my miter rattles at the feed end, and gets sticky at the outfeed end. I am building a cross cut sled and and am making maple miter sliders. To make the s...
|638 days ago||
Wood I joist- how to hang heavy air filter - 14 replies
Hi all, I need some advise on how to best hang a large (75 pound) air filter in my basement. The first floor has engineered wood I beam joists on 16” centers. I want to hang my filter from the joists but there is very little wood to attach a hook to. I am considering adding a piece of 3/4” plywood between the beams per the sketch bel...
|740 days ago||
Ripping or crosscutting thin stock on table saw - 8 replies
I am new to woodworking and just assembled my new Steel City 35990CS contractors saw. Everything is great so far except for one thing. The fence is the T Square type which is just a 2” square steel tube. As a result there is a gap of approximately 3/8” inch from the table to the bottom of the fence. My first project is using 1/4R...
|789 days ago||
New Guy needs table saw advice - 34 replies
Hi Guys, I am new to the forum and am about to set up a shop in my basement. I have wired 220v to run a table saw. I was planning to buy the Grizzley G071P hybrid as I wanted to keep saw cost under $1000.00 and need a saw with dust collection capability. Unfortunately, I have read on this forum of severe problems the blade allignment issues with...