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01-16-2019 02:03 PM

making sure frame is flat - 11 replies

Hi allI will be making this kind of bed soon. wondering how I can ensure that the frame is nice and flat. I can pick lumber that is as straight as possible but it`s never perfect. Now I figure I can just build on floor and that would be my “flat” reference. I mean , it does not need to be perfect as you won’t really noti...

01-10-2019 02:14 PM

damaged chisel tip - 17 replies

hey guys I was sharpening my chisels last night and noticed damage to the corner of one of my chisels. what’s the best way to fix this? or is it too much damage to fix?

01-07-2019 01:23 PM

floating bed frame suggestions - 3 replies

Hi guys My girlfriend asked me to make a bed for her son, he wants a floating bed like the one seen here I’ve been looking at the structure and have some concerns about how stable/strong it would be.What would you guys do to make this is strong as possible without overbuilding it. Anyone have any exper...

10-04-2018 01:33 AM

boiling wood to bend - 16 replies

Hi guys working on a halloween costume and need to make a sword. I want to make a pirate sword and need to make the and guard. I’m making one that would look something like this I’ve been reading online and see that some will cut thin strips of material (1/8th or so) and boiling it on the stove. Anyone here try this tech...

06-08-2018 05:13 AM

curved finger joint....oops - 3 replies

hey all So I’m doing this project for a friend. it’s going to be a towel rack. constructed the piece using finger joints. I also wanted rounded corners (inside and outside). so I assembled the whole thing and was sure I thought of every scenario. Turns out I missed one thing. my fingers on the bottom bottom board weren’...

04-16-2018 01:14 PM

how to cover up a small knot hole - 54 replies

Hi all I’ve been searching for a good solution and having a hard time finding the answer. I have a board I’m using on a project that had a knot smack in mid span . Small knot. 1/2” at best.The board is 4 feet by 5 inches wide and the darn knot is sitting pretty smak in the middle of that board so it’s hard to miss...

12-04-2017 07:50 PM

Bed frame tolerance - 12 replies

hey guys About to start a bed project. Making a bed frame for my girlfriend’s son. he’s getting a full/double mattress (75” long and 54” wide) here’s the model I’ll be copying extremely simple design but I’m wondering what the space tolerances are for something like this. would you make t...

06-26-2017 12:47 PM

Tung oil taking forever to dry! - 26 replies

so after much debate regarding the finish to put on my counter tops (butcher block style) I went with pure Tung oil. one, because I can apply indoors without nasty fumes (I have young kids at home) and two because I had a lot of it on hand. I’ve applied a good 5 coats. I put a liberal amount on , wait an hour or so and wipe it off .. ...

06-15-2017 05:37 PM

cove or quarter round for toe kick - 8 replies

Hey allnearing the end of my kitchen reno project and I’m dealing with the toe kicks. there’s some ugly gaps in some spots on the old toe kicks and I figured I could simply hide them with a small molding. thinking either a small cove or a quarter round. which would be better for dusting? the way it is now (straight toe kick) it&#...

02-28-2017 02:10 PM

bandsaw tensioner replacement - 11 replies

hi all my tensioner mechanism on my 14” band saw broke a while back and I got my new one. (see pic below) what I can’t figure out is how to get the darn thing on the rails on the back of the machine. the rails are welded to the casing so I can’t remove it. and because of the wheel shaft on the tensioner I can’...

02-08-2017 02:33 AM

gaps in my butcher block counter top - 17 replies

hey all, I’m in the process of making some counter tops from some re purposed flooring. I had all 37 strips glued up and after running though planner I noticed a few joints were less than perfect. some gaps that I need to fill.this top will be treated with mineral oil with a final coating of oil/beeswax. no stain will go on. what c...

05-12-2016 01:16 PM

butcher block counter top finish - 39 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 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

european hinge for inset doors....a slight problem - 7 replies

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 my question is regarding the stiles and the rail dimensions. my face f...

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