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172 days ago

Edge banding on round table - 1 reply

Im going to be building a round table for a friend. Im using plywood for the top. I was thinking I could just take a thin strip of wood to edge band the top. I came across this post http://lumberjocks.com/projects/3763 which looks like he did what I am planning on doing. What is the best way to meet the ends of that strip so it isnt noticeable? ...

180 days ago

Making a flat fence for sled - 4 replies

I need to make a new sled. Mine was slapped together with scrap but has done pretty well. I have been cutting wider pieces and noticing it isnt square enough. The question I have is how to make the fence. Solid wood seems no good so i am thinking plywood is the way to go. But in most videos I have seen it seems like people just assumbe their ...

214 days ago

Need a better way to hinge top - 10 replies

This is a 36”x18” box that will hold a litter box. The top is 3/4” pine I was going to put 4 hinges on the back to hold it on, in mounting it that way when opened it goes a few degrees past vertical. i tested this on some boards with similar dimensions but with more weight. I was a little rough with it but the hinges fail...

248 days ago

How to clean dirty wood - 7 replies

I got some boards from a lumber yard that were stored outside. They are dirty. I tried spraying the board with the hose but that didn’t do it. I could get it pretty quick by running it through the planer but I hear dirty wood is murder on blades. Any advice? Also I tried sanding, but the stuff is kind of rough so it would take a while t...

294 days ago

Need help with an off beat plumbing project - 2 replies

Ive had this idea since I bought my house. It has always bothered me that I send cool water to be heated up with gas I pay for in a water heater that sits in a garage that isnt far from the desired temperature. So I had an idea do divert the infeed pipe into a pex run that shoots up into the attic and coils along the roof and back into the wa...

326 days ago

Thinking about grinding down miter slot catches - 3 replies

I have a skill yable saw. I made a sled for it which really helped but because the slots have tabs about three inches from the ends to keep the gauge from lifting i dont have as much length to catch to runners. Im thinking about taking my dremel and grinding the tabs down to be flush with the rest of the slots. I dont use the gauge much and it s...

344 days ago

Need help making a super strong panel - 19 replies

I was hoping I could get some ideas on how to design a super stong platform/panel. a friend asked me to build him some boxes to use for weightlifting. they are large stackable boxes that basically just raise to the weight up for olympic lifts. I used syp 2×12s, made six boxes that were about 3 ft long by 1.5 ft wide. His have held...

380 days ago

Jointer down Delta JT360 block - 1 reply

I was using my jointer tonight and when tightening the locking mech. on the infeed table the block broke. This is part 905788. I have found the part for sell at lots of sites but the shipping is 1-2 weeks on the ones i saw where the shipping time was listed. I have a couple of commissions I am working on so I need a working jointer asap. A...

394 days ago

Rough cast iron table saw top - 33 replies

I am looking into upgrading my table saw from my black friday $89 special to something a bit more substantial. I was thinking I would be in the $1000 range as an intermediary before I moved on to a ~$3000 cabinet saw in a few years. I came across the Ridgid r4512 and have seen lots of good reviews on it saying it beats out saws costing a few hun...

441 days ago

Whistle design - 6 replies

Hello everyone. I need some help designing a simple whistle. Steve of Woodworking for Mere Mortals did a video about making a simple whistle/new years noisemaker. It is a dowel, let’s say 1 inch with a hole drilled in center. a notch is carved out by cutting a 90 degree and 45 degree cut where the bottoms meet. Then a flattened dowel is in...


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