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07-30-2014 11:01 PM

Less need for hand tools with modern power tools? - 59 replies

Ok I am aware of where I am and no I do not mean to insult anyone. So, I am getting back into woodworking and starting to accumulate the tools I need. I have plenty of general construction power and hand tools. I do some basic furniture building nothing of ultra high quality. I have never had anything but general HD planes. I buy about $50...

07-19-2014 01:10 AM

MINIMAX LAB22?? - 1 reply

Saw one of these for sale and am curious if anybody used one. Not the biggest fan of all in one machines but for limited space like I have it could work out well. Anybody have one? What is a good price? Problems? Love it?? Thanks

07-06-2014 10:30 PM

How to build chunky bookshelf pic inside - 7 replies

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/shadow-box-tower/s184856 Ok I am sure there are different ways to go about this. I know you could use 8/4 solid wood but I am looking to make out of veneer ply and maybe solid wood edge. Are they simply gluing panels together to get width? How would you then finish off the front of the panel? Veneer? Or would ...

07-02-2014 01:10 AM

Benchtop mortiser worth it? - 11 replies

Ok quick background, I am currently using a Jessem dowel jig for my joinery. It is fairly accurate although it is hard to lock down and when the joints have multiple dowels the accuracy gets a bit off. Also dry fitting 10 dowels on say one panel between 2 legs gets old. I have looked into other methods such as Festool but in the end I think t...

01-16-2014 04:59 PM

Solid wood drawer front help - 1 reply

Ok I am struggling with this one. I have these beautiful 3/4 cherry 8’ by 6” and I am in the process of building a vanity. I would like to use one continuos piece going vertically cut into drawers. The piece is approx 50” with 14” wide drawers by 6” high. It would create a grain flow across the face of the vanity...

01-02-2014 04:15 AM

Bookcase with this case and no face frame - 0 replies

Ok I have built bookcases before but am unsure how to proceed with this one. Wife wants a contemporary bookcase where there is no face frame but the case itself is approx 2” thick and flush from face to case. I assume to build width you add spacer between 2 sheet goods? My question is how to finish face? Will using a wide piece of ed...

12-15-2013 05:10 AM

Vanity doors solid wood help - 2 replies

Ok I am building a bathroom vanity. I found 2 beautiful 8’ x 8” boards that look like twins. Anyway I want to make to rows of drawers in a 6” vanity. there will be 3 to 4 drawers in each row. I am a little worried about using say 6” high drawers out of one piece of wood? I want the grain to flow from one to the other. ...

11-26-2013 03:17 AM

Baileigh Woodworking experience well almost - 3 replies

I know Baileigh name form when I was into metal working. I saw they had table saws and ck’d out their site. They are having a sale that put their pricing competitive with others I was looking at. I gave them a call as their web site is low on basic info and I feel when people shoot off emails it usually means they aren’t serious. ...

11-15-2013 06:39 PM

Table saw 220 plug question. - 10 replies

Ok my search for the perfect table saw just got some options. I just moved into house and there was n room in box to upgrade to 220 on garage line. My wife was cleaning around drier and tells me there is a huge outlet behind it. I look and it is a 30AMP 220 dedicated line. The drier is mounted on wall behind garage. ALRIGHT!!! Am I right i...

10-02-2013 04:43 PM

newbie basic question for reclaimed lumber - 7 replies

Ok wife loves the reclaimed look and we need some nightstands. This is probably a basic question but for some reason I can’t wrap my head around it. What I do not get is once you cut the reclaimed wood what do you do with the edges or ripped side? Am I wrong in assuming only the outer portion of the wood is going to be gray’d or w...

09-04-2013 04:43 PM

Legs for a beginner - 4 replies

Ok I have a few projects under my belt and have found a local store besides HD that sells some different types of wood. I am getting used to the 4/4 or whatever sizing vs a fraction. The question I have is if I want say 4×4 or 2×2 square legs is everybody gluing up individual pieces or should I be asking for a cut of lumber. OI was ...

06-02-2013 08:19 PM

CRATE AND BARREL BOARD EXPANSION IDEAS - 0 replies

Just got back from the wife’s shopping at Crate and Barrel. Of course I kept saying I can build that for about a 1/10 of the price infuriating my wife who just wants to buy new stuff. Anyway, I looked under all the tables and bookcases for joinery ideas. Many of the tables had what I think are elaborate expansion joint ideas. One dining...

05-17-2013 04:24 PM

Dewalt vs Bosch prtble saw miter slot question - 4 replies

Ok I need a portable type table saw and like everyone else I am comparing the Dewalt and Bosch saws. Love the rack fence on the Dewalt but do not like the clips that secure the fence. The Bosch fence without the rack actually looks more sturdy. The question I have is, the Bosch has a standard? T slot for the miter slot. The Dewalt uses a simp...

04-15-2013 05:31 PM

SLIDING TABLE SAW - 19 replies

Ok, I just bought a new house and can finally get a table saw vs the track saw route I have been forced to deal with. Track saw are great for what they do but I am tired of all the shortcomings and need to compensate to make simple cuts. Anyway in my mind the safest saw is one you keep your body and hands away from the blade. I live in CA and...

04-12-2013 05:18 PM

COMPOUND OR??? TO TAKE SHEEN OFF SATIN POLY? - 3 replies

Ok I am refinishing a coffee table and has used General Finished gel stain as it was a soft wood that blotched when it was new. Finish went on beautiful and easy. I know GF states that it is a poly/stain and can be left as is but I think with 2 kids it needs protection. Problem is I love the flat look it has now. I have GF Enduro left over fr...

02-04-2013 10:36 PM

Pianting routed MDF doors. - 4 replies

Ok I made 2 mistakes, one not making my own real wood cabinet doors and another was picking doors that have a routed raised look. I have bought pre made routed shaker style doors and they came out perfect but the Co I used did not make that style. My method of painting is to use Zissner primer, GF milk paint and a GF clear. I love that the lo...

01-26-2013 06:44 AM

Routing MDF cabinet doors - 6 replies

Probably a stupid question but this is a budget project and don’t want to waste money on bits and material if it won’t get results I want . I want a simple MDF slab door but want to route a simple 3/16 groove approx 2 1/2” in from the perimeter edge. I am unsure if using a simple straight bit will give me clean square corner...

09-29-2012 04:31 AM

AFRICAN MAHOGANY FUZZIES HELP - 8 replies

I am finishing a mirror frame that was made out of African Mahogany. It looks amazing but so far has been a bit tough to finish. First coat was a wipe on Zissner amber shellac just because I had it and like the color and effect it had. I usually use General Finishes water clear but being a bathroom frame that actually rests on the counter sur...

07-22-2012 05:40 AM

Blum euro style Hinge install question - 5 replies

Hope this is right area? I am installing some Blum style Salice euro hinges and have a question. I have a jig that drill the center 23mm? bore and has the smaller 8mm? holes. Question I have is why are there 8mm holes when the hinges are secured with wood screws??? I drilled one 1/2 depth and have enough to grab with the supplied screws bu...

06-23-2012 04:49 AM

router fence and table design questions - 2 replies

Ok I hope I am not asking too many questions. After some of the answers to my tongue and groove needing a table I have been looking at tables and fences nonstop for days. The aftermarket Co’ all offer fences with so many adjustments they just loose me. Then the masters such as have pics of the most simple designs out of basic materials....

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