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05-30-2014 12:12 AM

Bathroom vanity questions - 2 replies

I am building a bathroom vanity. I do not have access to a lot of differnt woods. I can get my hands on so,e walnut plywood. Is this plywood suitable for building a bathroom vanity and wall cabinet? If not what are you recommendations? Thanks

01-29-2014 11:41 PM

First time finishing - 3 replies

I have made small projects and just thrown some poly or lacquer on it and called it done. But I am now building my first major project. I am building a new vanity for my bathroom. I am using walnut plywood for the sides, face, door and drawer fronts. My question is what is the best way to finish this project since it is in a bathroom that can ge...

11-21-2013 02:55 AM

Which cordless tools to choose? - 25 replies

I have a Ryobi cordless set (drill, circular saw, reciprocating saw, jigsaw). I am looking at maybe upgrading a tool or two at a time. I really want to start with the drill and impact driver first. What brand and model would you suggest?

04-13-2012 03:53 AM

Locking a blanket chest - 6 replies

I am building a version of a blanket chest with two drawers at the bottom. It is for my niece who is going away to college so she needs to have chest to keep her prsonal chest. Ineed advie on how to lock to to lid wihout it looking like a hole in the top with a lock stuck in it. If you have any ideas please help. Thanks.

03-26-2011 06:35 AM

cutting board - 5 replies

Is BLO a good finish to use for cutting boards. I know mineral oil is the thing to use. But I am using some nice curly maple and really wanted it to pop on the board. but is BLO safe to use for this use?

02-17-2011 10:50 PM

How to make curly maple pop? - 27 replies

I am making a keepsake box for my wife.(my first real project.) And I am making it out of walnut and curly maple. I’ve seen many projects on LJ’s that has the maple just absolutley jumping out at you. What kind of finish would you recomend and how will it also effect the walnut?

01-23-2011 06:45 AM

Block Planes - 7 replies

I am pretty new to wood working. Made a few candle holders so far. But I just started on trying to make a dipping tray. After I glues up the strips of Maple and Walnut, i realized i didn’t do a very good god of leeping everything level and even. So i had a block plane that my father in law gave me and decided to give it a try. I have to sa...

12-28-2010 04:42 PM

Just bought a new porter cable table saw - 2 replies

This is officially my first table saw. Just got the Porter Cable pcb270ts from Lowes. Read the reviews and checked it out in the store and it seems like a good solid table saw. But i could use any advice on putting it together and setting it up properly.

12-22-2010 11:52 PM

saw blades - 2 replies

I amsure this topic has come up a million times, but i haven’t figured out how to search to find it yet. So can anyone recommend saw blades. I’ll be using a brand new porter cable table saw. I’ll be cutting various hardwoods for projects and crosscutting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

12-14-2010 11:35 PM

Planes/ - 6 replies

Can anyone recomend a decent plane or set of planes that can do a wide variety of work. Mostly smoothing out small projects, but hope to grow into larger projects later.

12-10-2010 08:34 PM

Soft Maple - 11 replies

Can anyone tell me if it a good idea to use soft maple for cutting boards?

12-01-2010 05:36 PM

Pricing? - 8 replies

I am doing some cutting boards, cheese boards, serving trays and chip and dip trays. What would be good pricing structure for this type of work? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

11-24-2010 09:54 AM

Need wood in South Louisiana - 10 replies

Does anyone know of a a place in the New Orleans area to buy good wood? Lots of lumber yards that sell only construcion type lumber. I am looking for some good hardwoods for some projects. I am new to woodworking and could really use the help.


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