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468 days ago

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...

489 days ago

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

495 days ago

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?

498 days ago

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…...

502 days ago

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...

504 days ago

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...

510 days ago

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...

520 days ago

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...

533 days ago

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 ...

539 days ago

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...

630 days ago

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

643 days ago

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...

938 days ago

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...

966 days ago

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?

975 days ago

simple toy organizer..looking for dimensions, angles... - 7 replies

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 ...

988 days ago

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...

1003 days ago

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

1100 days ago

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&#...

1101 days ago

tips on using a jointer - 12 replies

hey alllast night I used my jointer to flatten a bunch of lumber for my next project.I don’t use the jointer much and was curious on the best way of getting a flat board. I lay the board down on the cupped side. meaning the front and back contact the table while the middle rises above slightly….. what has me a little confused ...

1117 days ago

help building a vanity - 9 replies

hey guys. I’m about to start a new vanity for our bathroomi’m using the following as an inspiration lucky for me they had some pretty good details on page 8 of this pdf one thing I’ve never really done are drawers.. .now, f I make a drawer front using plywood for the panel.. how is that screwed or attached to the actua...

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