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|15 days ago||
Baileigh Woodworking experience well almost - 2 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. ...
|26 days ago||
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...
|70 days ago||
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...
|98 days ago||
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 ...
|191 days ago||
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...
|208 days ago||
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...
|240 days ago||
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...
|243 days ago||
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...
|309 days ago||
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...
|319 days ago||
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...
|438 days ago||
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...
|507 days ago||
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...
|536 days ago||
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....
|539 days ago||
using router without table to cut tongue and groove - 14 replies
Is it unsafe to cut tongue and grooves using router handheld vs bits in table? Obviously wood would have to be locked down properly but ??? Common practice? unsafe? I have new Frued adjst bits. No panel bit just tongue and groove. Don’t want to wait to get table. thanks
|548 days ago||
Buying router and have silly question. - 5 replies
Not sure how I made it so far without one but I need a router. I was looking at the new Bosch but have a question…. If you can lock the plunge on a plunge why do I need a fixed base router?? They all sell in kits but I know I will need more then one say for trim or dedicated table so what is the need for the 2 set ups??? I am looking...
|566 days ago||
Why so many home grown recipes? - 29 replies
Ok I am new to wood work and finishing and find the finishing the hardest. I am from a automotive paint background so you would think that would be the easy part. Why do so many requests here get answered with a 5 part recipe instead of say a single base and single protection coat? Some of the products are water, oil, etc based and are all mi...
|596 days ago||
Wood counter questions. - 4 replies
Ok, I made a bath vanity and am happy with the results until I priced a top for a 60” vanity. WOW! I have no idea how they sell them so cheap as complete units at the box stores. It is almost cheaper to buy a complete vanity just for the top. I only spent about $150 for the cabinet itself thinking I saved a bundle. $600-800 for granite or ...
|609 days ago||
Prep of red oak before staining - 8 replies
I have searched but am overwhelmed with all the different replies. Finished a fireplace surround and bookshelf with the old HD red oak solid 3/4 wood. Does red oak need any sealer or??? before using a stain? I am going with General stains either water or oil depends on avail color. I would also like to use either a tung oil or wipe on fini...
|624 days ago||
edge of boards finish treatment - 2 replies
I built a simple fireplace surround that is a mitered 8” planks framed with 1×3,s with the edge showing on the face. I am looking for some ideas how to dress up the edges? I was think of maybe a 3d type effect by using a grinder to make ridges or rough edge? Any ideas suggestions, links, etc??? I will post a pic if needed but it...
|626 days ago||
Help with new miter saw? - 3 replies
I bought Makita 7” sliding miter saw to have a easily portable saw. Lugging a 75lb 12” was not doing it for me any more. In any event today was the 1st time actually using it. I squared the blade using their plastic square and checking with a regular framing square. It is dead on at 90 and 45 deg. I am cutting wood in a pictur...