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|05-12-2016 01:16 PM||
butcher block counter top finish - 33 replies
hey all I just finished a set of butcher block counter tops for my mini kitchen renoI’ve been reading a fair on how to finish it. many point to the Mineral oil option. several coats of it to saturate the wood and you’re done. I’ve also heard people putting on mineral oil and once saturated they would use a salad bowl fini...
|04-18-2016 04:55 PM||
hide glue for bucher block counters - 14 replies
Hi all I’m in the process of re-purposing some hardwood into new butcher block counter tops and was wondering on the type of glue to usea while back I had seen something online that pointed in the direction of using hide glue due to its non toxic nature. now…while these counters will be butcher block type I won’t actually...
|04-18-2013 12:44 PM||
sanding between clear coat applications - 12 replies
hey all I just put my second of coat of clear coat last night on a couple of pieces I’m working on for my kitchen question regarding sanding..do you guys sand (lightly) between each coat? or simply on the last one? the few times I’ve done it I sand between each coat but was wondering if I would obtain the same results or be...
|03-28-2013 02:50 PM||
depth of tenon for cabinet doors - 11 replies
Hi all I was just on the wood magazine web site and they had this article on making frame and panel doors (see here) they make tenons only 3/8” in depth to basically match the depth of the groove. you can see it in the following pdf is 3/8 tenons enough to get a good solid joint? or should they be deeper
|03-22-2013 04:38 PM||
chrome rails - 6 replies
hi all building something similar to this soon and I’m trying to find chrome rails like the ones shown in the pic below any sources online where I could find these?
|03-19-2013 04:31 AM||
corner cabinet dimensions - 2 replies
hi all.. I have a base corner cabinet that sits by itself in a small corner of our kitchen the back sides are 24” and the sides are 12” on top I plan to build a box…this is where I’m wondering what the best size would be… I don’t want it the same size as the bottom as I find that visually busy…...
|03-15-2013 12:46 PM||
hey all I wanted to use European style hinges (concealed) for the cabinet doors I’ll be making soon.. my plan was to go with inset doors. Now you can buy euro hinges for inset doors , that’s not a problem.. The problem I just encountered is this” when you open an inset door with euro hinge the door won’t clear the...
|03-13-2013 01:36 PM||
mdf panels for frame and panel doors - 5 replies
my next phase in my kitchen project is to give my existing doors a makeover.. They are made of solid oak… I will be using this oak to make a frame and panel style door.So the rails and stiles will be from solid oak and then I will insert either glass or a panel in them.It was recommended to me to use 1/4” mdf for the panels as they take pa...
|03-07-2013 02:36 PM||
width of stile and rails - 12 replies
I have some kitchen cabinets that I’m reworking.. they have a nice solid wood face frames now (oak)the doors now are overlay (on top of the face frames). I`ll be reworking those doors to be inset in those face frames.. I`ll be making frame and panel type doors..now my question is regarding the stiles and the rail dimensions. my face f...
|02-25-2013 02:07 PM||
coner base cabinet , pull out vs lazy susan - 9 replies
hey all I have a corner base cabinet that currently has a lazy susan. we use for bowls right now and I`m not too crazy about it. when fully loaded I find that it wobbles a bit and becomes hard to turn… if not careful, items fall off to the side and then you can`t turn the lazy susan, etc, etc… I saw this a while back and I...
|02-12-2013 02:38 PM||
pull out cabinet , slide placement..... - 4 replies
I’m working on modifying my kitchen cabinets.. I currently have three narrow cabinet (9” or so) that are fairly useless…I will be transforming them into pull lout type cabinets to store small items (spices, sugar, etc)..I have two upper cabinets and one lower that will get this treatment.. here’s a pic of what I mean ...
|02-06-2013 02:08 PM||
radiant heaters - 13 replies
hey all anyone have any experience using these types of heaters?radiant heater how well do they work? my shop (attached garage) gets pretty cold in the winter…I have one of those construction heaters but it doesn’t do a great job… curious about these radiant heaters my shop is insulated and about 20 by 25 in size h...
|11-07-2012 03:52 PM||
ductless minisplit cover - 2 replies
I installed a ductless miniplist last spring.. I was told I should cover the outdoor unit (condenser) to protect it from snow fall Just curious if anyone has done something that looks good … need some inspiration! thanks
|10-25-2012 06:15 PM||
Cabinets on workshop walls or no cabinets... - 26 replies
hey all quick question/poll in your workshops, do you prefer having wall cabinets or simply putting tools on racks, pegboards, etc. I have a lot of wall cabinets. salvaged and old kitchen that had nice cabinets. They said, help me take them down and you can have them! sweet deal! anyway, I’ve had them for a while now and eve...
|01-04-2012 07:34 PM||
choice of materials - 6 replies
I need some advice…I’m starting a kitchen reno projectmy goal is to reuse as much as possible.. only need to build 3 cabinets..the rest remain. it’s old particle board boxes with oak face frames. doors are solid oak as wellboxes and face frames are in mint condition so no need to change thosedoors, we are not crazy about th...
|12-07-2011 02:55 PM||
squeal in motor - 12 replies
hey guys my table saw motor makes a squeal when it turns.. I can get it to do it when I turn it by hand. took the side of the motor off and it really sounds like it’s coming from inside the motor,I’m guessing the shaft is rubbing on something how can I safely lubricate the inside of a motor?
|11-28-2011 03:59 PM||
hey all quick little project. I am building a bin toy organizersomething like the picture below. dead simple build but was just wondering on the angles used…my build will have three bars , two at the bottom and 1 in front. my baskets won’t fit the same as the ones in the picture…that’s why I need to figure out ...
|11-15-2011 03:39 AM||
home made domino jig - 11 replies
ok… so I just finished doing 30 mortise and tenon joints. for the mortises I used a router and a 3/8 straight bit.. worked great for making the holes… I made a mortise jig I found on finewoodworking.com. and the results were bang on. for the tenons, I also built a jig for the table saw…worked well but I still had to tweak ea...
|10-31-2011 07:23 PM||
tenon thickness - 5 replies
hey all what’s the standard size for a tenon? if using 3/5 stock would the tenon be 1/4 thick? or should it be thicker than that? and what is the rule for the depth of the tenon? thanks
|07-26-2011 04:36 PM||
drawer stock dimensions - 8 replies
hi all I need to build 6 small drawers. dimensions will be roughly 9” wide, 19” long and 7” high. I have part of a sheet of 1/2” Russian birch kicking around that I want to get rid of… would that be a suitable material to build the drawer with? or is it best to go with 3/4? main reason for thinking 1/2...