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|247 days ago||
Hand Plane Resources - 12 replies
Hey all! I have a couple hand planes that I wanted to get more information on. Where do you guys get your info on the handplanes such as age, types, makers and things like that? Don W Suggested PrimesHop and one of his Blog Entries
|694 days ago||
hand cut mortise help - 6 replies
I’ve been trying to build a hope chest for a while that has at least 15 mortise and tenon joints. I have a problem though. I’ve got quite a few of the mortises cut, but sometimes when chiseling the mortise it seems to want to break the wood or crack it. It is 4/4 thick cherry using a 1/4” chisel making a 7/16” mortise. Is...
|878 days ago||
Best clamps. What do you have? - 19 replies
I have clamps, who doesn’t? What I am trying to do is, like all tools, better my clamp selection. I have some cheaper ones from HF and they work fine for smaller projects, but what about bigger projects. What do you use, what brand, and what pros/cons do your clamps have? I have those black and orange bar clamps from HF. Like I said, th...
|968 days ago||
Sap leak through-what to do? - 8 replies
I made a coffee table just recently. I stained it and now adding layers of poly onto it. I’ve got a major problem now and was wondering if there is anything that I can do to fix it. I’ve joined 3”strips together and now sap is leaking through where I have joined two boards together. Is there anything I can do or will time just ...
|970 days ago||
What kind of wood? - 2 replies
I picked up a pallet the other day and cut it all apart. I thought it was pine, but now I’m not 100% sure. When I cut it, it didn’t have that pine smell. I also spotted a big chunk of red on one of the sides (I believe the side that faced down). Anyone have any clue what it might be?Thanks.
|975 days ago||
wood descriptions - 7 replies
Are there any good websites that give good descriptions on different types of lumber?
|993 days ago||
new to mortise and tenon joints - 1 reply
I have a 2×2 coffee table leg that will have a 3/4” piece attached via mortise and tenon. Question is, how deep/big should the tenon be going into the leg? For instance should it be 1/2” thick by 1” long. Thanks for the help.
|1145 days ago||
router table design - 12 replies
I have some very basic questions. I’m trying to design a router table that is kind of a bench top, but then again large enough to do what ever I need on it. I’m going to be using red oak (it is what i have in the shop). Is a top that is 24” deep by about 30” wide a pretty good size? Can I make the top 1/2” thi...
|1199 days ago||
Table top thickness - 6 replies
Is 5/8” thick redoak too thin for a kitchen table. The approx. size is 4’x7’. The redoak that I have cupped and I can get just below 3/4” thick when planned.
|1210 days ago||
How to join a butt joint - 10 replies
I’m doing an actual project finally that I’m trying to keep clean looking, cheap, and strong. I had some red oak that I planned down to 5/8” thick (wood was cupped). I am wondering what the best approach would be to join a butt joint where the plans show pocket holes being used. I do not have a pocket hole jig. Can you use dowe...
|1403 days ago||
Rolled front desk/bread box - 3 replies
I’m very interested in building a bread box that has a rolled front door/opening. How do all the strips of wood stay connected so that it doesn’t leave gaps when you open or close the door? Thanks in advance.
|1567 days ago||
Purpleheart and ....? - 8 replies
I’m going to be building a coffee table using some purpleheart. I am trying to get some other opinions on what other woods would look good/work with purpleheart. If you have any, please throw them out here. Thanks.