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|310 days ago||
Sun bleached wood - 3 replies
I started a queen sized bed a few months ago and got 90% of the way done with it before I got distracted by other projects. The headboard sat leaning against the garage door for the last several months and I thought nothing of it. Yesterday I decided I was going to finish sanding the bed and get it done by the end of the month so I pulled it a...
|312 days ago||
Rockler DC starter kit - 1 reply
Hey guys,I picked up the Rockler DC starter kit a couple weeks ago and I’m getting ready to start putting together the whole system. I bought a couple pieces of 4” black PVC from HD and noticed that the joints that come in the Rockler kit fit pretty loosely and don’t make a good seal in the PVC. Is there a special PVC I shoul...
|485 days ago||
Resaw problems - 20 replies
Hi everyone,Let me start off with saying I don’t have a ton of resaw experience. I’ve done it a little on small pieces, probably 6” wide max. This might be more than me or my bandsaw are capable of. I’m working on a bed, and the rails are 8/4 sapele but I want to get them down to 1.25” I would like to save som...
|761 days ago||
Avoiding tear out with maple on a router - 1 reply
I’m building a sofa table with curved legs out of maple and having some issues with tearout. I am using a sled jig to cut the curves on my router table with a pattern cut bit. I cut away as much waste ahead of time on the band saw and usually only leave 1/16” to .25” overhang. 3 of the legs I made today had a least one bad s...
|791 days ago||
Waxing Woes - 3 replies
I’ve reached the worst part of every project for me: finishing it. So I keep hearing about how nice a wax looks on furniture so I decided to give it a shot on a walnut shaker table I made. I finished it with two coats of a Minwax/poly mix sanded with 000 steel wool between each application. Then last night I wiped on some wax. Today ...
|820 days ago||
Large ROS for sheet material - 2 replies
Hi everyone,I’ve been thinking of a way to squeeze some more efficiency out at work. I work in custom lighting manufacturing and one of the thing we do a lot of is sanding flat acrylic parts to give them a matte finish. For years they’ve always done it with a ROS but it’s a lot of work and really inefficient in my mind. What...
|840 days ago||
I haven’t been on in a while because I’ve been quite busy. I recently purchased my first house and finally have my own garage. Those of you who may have seen some of my photos before might remember the dungeon I used to work in. So now I have my own space, which I filled up quicker than I thought it would. There is a ton of built...
|985 days ago||
Hi everyone,I’m building a gate for my front patio out of redwood and I want to put a small arch on it to match the rest of my house. I’m not entirely sure how to go about it since it’s going to be outdoors and in the weather constantly. My first instinct was to laminate it out of thin strips from a redwood 2×4. The o...
|1056 days ago||
Framing glass - 3 replies
I’m building a display case for a friend’s Military awards and I can’t decide how to frame the glass. I didn’t plan on making the glass removable so I just slotted the frame and I was going to build the frame around it. The more I think about this though, the more I think this might cause issues with finishing it. What...
|1132 days ago||
Need suggestions on a TS zero clearance insert - 9 replies
Hoping I can gain a little advice from the vast experience of some of the folks here:I’d like to put a zero clearance insert into my Hitachi table saw but it doesn’t seem very well designed for it. The current insert is metal and very thin. If I were to make I new one, I can’t see anything to mount it to. The recessed lip th...
|1249 days ago||
Filling in gaps on a cutting board - 5 replies
I need a little advice. I’m making the Staggered Steps cutting board that SPalm designed and built a few weeks ago and it seemed like it was going so well until the final glueup (of course). I’ve got a lot of gaps (some you can see through when you hold it to the light).Is there any wood-filler or something I could do to fill them ...
|1307 days ago||
Sliding cutting board - 6 replies
Hey everyone,I need a little advice. I’m building a cutting board for my mother to replace her old one. The cutting board she has pulls out from under the counter and slides back in when you’re done with it. Because it essentially hangs with all it’s weight on one end when in use, I have reservations about gluing up an end-g...
|1317 days ago||
Frame building book - 2 replies
Can anybody suggest a good frame building book? I’ve looked on Amazon a few times and seen some with mixed reviews so I’m having trouble deciding. My wife makes a lot of paintings and she always wants me to frame her canvases when they’re complete.I’d like to get one that has lots of good ideas and tricks complete with ...