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1254 days ago

finishing question - fingerprints - 6 replies

I am working on finishing the doors for my bedroom project, i have been working on rubbing out the center panel as it will be glossy compared to the actual door frame, I have them very smooth now, but I notice that if I put my finger on it with any sort of pressure it leaves a fingerprint in the finish… I am using zinnser shellac(the de...

1276 days ago

Slot cutter question - 0 replies

Big Blue had their 1/2” arbor slot cutting arbors on clearance for 6 bucks, so i picked one up…My question is, can I use a 1/4” slot cutting blade to make the grooves in in a stub tenon & Groove door frame? Would it basically be the same idea as if I were using a dado blade – groove flip end for end and grove again to...

1313 days ago

Frame and Panel drawer front design question - 4 replies

when doing false fronts for drawers using frame and panel construction which member do you exend the full length? do you extend the top and bottom full length or the sides? basically this would be a frame and panel door rotated 90 degrees… is this correct? or is it simple aesthetics and it doesnt really matter?

1339 days ago

Rubbing Alcohol + Heat = dent repair? - 7 replies

i read on a music instrument forum that some guys on there use put rubbing alcohol in a ding, light it on fire and it causes the ding to swell and disapear…I am at work right now and cant experiment on this…have any of you ever tried this? I would have to think you would only want to do this on bare wood not one that has been finishe...

1379 days ago

Ok so its not orangepeel...what do I need to do? - 11 replies

do I just keep adding coats? I am using zinsser sanding sealer…i have put on 2 coats so far…should I now go to WB Poly? I like the character of the wood, but I am not sure I like what its doing with the finish… When you stand back its not as obvious…but me personally I am not sure I am happy with the cu...

1380 days ago

What is orangepeel? - 13 replies

Well I have started into the wonderful world of HVLP…I am spraying shellac on my wall units. anyway…i get a nice coat and it looks good under the lights at an angle..but once its dry it feels kind of rough to the touch…I havent tried sanding it yet, though I know that will knock it down..I just want to make sure I am not doi...

1446 days ago

Jet JJ-4 Manual - 2 replies

I have a friend who has allowed me to keep his Jet JJ-4 in my workshop since he doesnt use it that much. I was looking to see if there was an online manual(free) for it, since he cant find it. It is in serious adjustment need..and having a guide would be really helpful. thanks… I looked on jets site…but they dont have anything but...

1639 days ago

Quick Torsion box question - 8 replies

gonna take the plunge and make a torsion box for my assembly table in anticipation of the upcoming remodel….question is If I get 2by material and rip it all to 1/2 inch thick then grid and glue it to 1/8 hardboard, will that be solid enough? I dont plan on banging on it or anything(that I know of) I just want to have it as a dead flat asse...

1639 days ago

looking for a raised panel style name - 9 replies

I saw a really neat design I want to use for my bedroom remodel that I am working on now. Simply put its a panel that sits flush with the front of the rails and stiles and has a groove about 1/8 thick all the way around it. I saw it while I was doing some research on MLCS router bits, but now i cant for the life of me remember the search term...

1641 days ago

Webframes - Plywood or hardwood? - 3 replies

In my designing I have been using webframes for my drawer dividers with a solid wood front band. But then I got to thinking…is it ok to use plywood for your webframes? Is it strong enough? I guess what I am asking is is it ‘right’ to use plywood for webframes…

1643 days ago

Wardrobe design question - Drawer slides and Inset door - 2 replies

if I am building a drawer frame under the drawer, do I need drawer slides? the clearace between the top of the drawer and the bottom of the next frame is 3/8ths. I was thinking that would give it enough tightness not to tip when you pulled it out. I was thinking of putting small metal clasps on the back to keep the user from pulling the draw...

1648 days ago

Over or under designed? - 17 replies

Well I have my initial design done. Now I am curious as to whether it is overdesigned or underdesigned. The project is a total remodel of our master bedroom and this is our first part, a platform bed with integrated drawers. I would value all opinions and criticisms. http://home.mchsi.com/~ecathell/Sketchup/PlatformBed.skp

1648 days ago

grid calculation - 11 replies

What is the math formula for spacing out a grid evenly between frames…. I have a frame that is 58.5 inches wide(bed frame) and I want to lay 6 boards evenly between the sides…I am missing the formula… I have tried subtracting the width of the boards(6x.75)from the overall width..but that doesnt work. Then I tried adding i...

1697 days ago

My fingertips hurt - 6 replies

putting itty bitty splines in itty bitty kerfs, and sometimes having to sand them so they fit, makes my itty bitty fingertips ache….

1702 days ago

Rubber Bands - 4 replies

I have about 12 boxes(trays really) to put together for a Xmas project. They measure 10×13x2.5 and are mitered. I would like to to them all at once, but I have not nearly enough bandclamps or regular clamps that fit that size…I know you can use Rubber bands, I was hoping maybe to get advice on what is a good size to get for this parti...

1709 days ago

I HATE FINISHING!!!!!!! - 8 replies

ok…i feel a bit better now… I am making a case for my mom for xmas…its not rocket science, but its more about my dad than about my mom. I just really need this to be right you know? My normal, go to finish seems to want to get up and go…and I feel I keep doing everything wrong…Spent the last 4 days finishing each...

1711 days ago

Craftsman 2hp router combo pack on sale - 4 replies

Craftsman 2 hp Soft Start Fixed and Plunge Base Router w/Electronic Feedback, 11 amp on sale for 79.99….get em while they are hot…

1723 days ago

Wood Magazine Online Chip Seperator - 5 replies

looks like it could work.

1723 days ago

Dont know the right terminology - but i need a supplier for this..hehe - 10 replies

I am making a shadobox display case. The back sits in a rabbet in the frame. I need to find some of those dohickeys they use on the back of pictureframes to help keep the back in place but then allow the person to open it up if they want to change some things. I have the backpiece flush with the back of the sides, so I need something that lay...

1725 days ago

Things that make you go "hmmmm" - 5 replies

Why it it that the reference side of a saw blade(at least on a left tilt) is on the shortest side of the table?

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