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|240 days ago||
Media Center - 1 reply
Looking for suggestions where I can get plans for a mission style cabinet (55” TV). Don’t think I’m good enough to design my own yet.
|276 days ago||
Which Finish - 1 reply
As far as durability and a finish for outdoors which is better – Poly or varnish. Also water based or solvent. Thanks
|370 days ago||
Workbench Top - 3 replies
Came across a maple top that was 1-1/2” thick and I want to use it for my workbench. I don’t do a lot of hand tools mostly power (Shoulders shot). I was wondering using this for a 5’ bench do I need to beef it up or will it hold up pretty well. Just worried about sag.Thnks for any input.
|471 days ago||
Finish advice on Spraying GF Milk Paint - 4 replies
I am getting ready to do my first project using my new Earlex 5500. I will be spraying GF Milk Paint on Poplar. I know I am looking at putting on light coats, but do I need to sand between coats and if so what grit? Looking forward to a new experience and increasing my skills. Thanks for the help.
|488 days ago||
Fine tune drawer slides - 1 reply
I built a cabinet with blum full extension drawer slides for inset flush drawers. Is there an easy way to make small adjustments to the depth of the drawer front. I am close and I will get it right but sure seems to be something I’m missing. Any help would be great.
|505 days ago||
Workbench top - 3 replies
Looking at building a workbench after being inspired by all the Jocks, However how thick should my top be? I am looking at Oak. I build mostly smaller projects (Hobby) though I have built furniture as large as entertainment centers. Thanks
|564 days ago||
My new chisels - 4 replies
Just used my new WoodRiver Butt Chisel from WoodCraft. Bought them on sale and paid extra to have sharpened. Not set up to sharpen and and obviously little skill. I had a joint that needed a little finesse and how nice to have a sharp chisel to work with instead of my old cheap one I have tried to sharpen. I am so pumped that my next project wil...
|579 days ago||
Shelf Pin Holes - 7 replies
Painting a bookcase and what is best practice so I don’t fill the holes with paint. Seems like dowel would work, not sure if paint would run. Looking for ideas before I try something that won’t work.
|581 days ago||
Big Sanding Error - 5 replies
Need a little help! My face frame was not flat on the back (joint to joint) on one side so I sanded a little bit of a dip in my frame. Now my shelf has a gap between it and the face frame. I am sure I can fill though its large, not sure which filler would be the best under this issue. I am painting this piece. Is a water based filler or an epoxy...
|585 days ago||
Joiner Technique - 7 replies
I am wanting to join plywood at a 90 degree joint. Putting the biscuit in the end of the plywood is a no brainer, but on the plywood I am attaching to will be in the middle. I know it would be easier with a dado but right now I don’t have one or the money to buy one. My question is what is the best technique to do this. I have a PC 557. I ...
|592 days ago||
How do you Find it! - 4 replies
Where or how does everyone find the figured wood that is used on their projects. I look around at the hardwood mills but I don’t see anything that’s got that wow factor. I would love to know.
|594 days ago||
Marc Adams - 9 replies
Looking at taking a class from Marc Adams School just south of Indy. Wonering if anyone has some experience to share.
|595 days ago||
HVLP and Milk Paint - 8 replies
I am working on an entertainment center for my daughter and she wants it painted (of course). I have just recently bought my first HVLP an Earlex 5500. I’m looking at using GF Milk Paint as the finish. Looking for any thoughts on what I’m in for and and suggestions.