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501 days ago

Mortise and Tenon?? - 15 replies

I am designing a project and I am curious on the joinery of a part of it. I hope that someone can help me out here. The project part I am curious on is this. I will have a flat top and to that flat top I am joining two upright “baulsters” or spindles shall we say. Should I use a mortise in the top and a tenon on the spindle? It will...

614 days ago

Solid wood grain orientation - 3 replies

Hello all…This may be a simple question for someone. I am building a small cabinet type porject. It has a solid wood top and bottom as well as sides and a back. The front contains two small doors that open. Approx size is 15 inches tall 31 wide and 19 deep. My plan is to run the grain from side to side on the top and bottom and then the s...

656 days ago

Some help with a cross grain situation - 6 replies

I am looking at building something very similiar to this. I am making a few modifications such as doors instead of a drawer and some other slight changes. Since the dimensions of this case are wider than it is tall something around 21” tall x 31” wide x 20” d. I am looking at running the sides in a cross grain fashion. I ha...

664 days ago

Clearance for drawer sides - 11 replies

I am designing some drawers (ply bottom with solid sides and fronts) and I am curious what is the general clearance you would leave between the drawer and case sides and also the top of the back and the top kicker. I do not want a sloppy fit but I want it to slide in and out with ease. The openings are 13 in wide and 5.5 tall. Thank you everyone.

691 days ago

Wavy drawer front - 8 replies

I am looking at building a drawer with a wavy front design… Similiar to the design on this mirror. ” Can any one provide some good resources on how to take on this task? Is this a solid piece, veneered?

693 days ago

Making a pair of skew chisels - 4 replies

I am debating on making a pair of skew chisels from some Stanley 1/4 inch that were bought at HD. I have a grinder and some waterstones that I use to sharpen my chisels now. I have never made any of these before and was wondering if there was any good resources on how to make them? Do you simply grind the tip at the angle and then add the bevel ...

823 days ago

Looking for Walnut dentil crown Moulding - 2 replies

I have been browsing the net for some time trying to find some walnut dentil crown moulding to use on an upcoming project. I do not need alot, maybe 15LF. If I could find some moulding that would accept the dentil moulding that would probably work as I could make the dentil moulding or if I could find it all in one even better. The trouble is th...

825 days ago

Lumber Imports for Sketchup - 4 replies

I am looking for a good library of lumber colors for my sketchup designs. Any suggestions on where to find?

839 days ago

Night stand - 4 replies

I am looking to build a night sand similar to the one pictured above. I would like some suggestions on design. 1. Since the drawers cover the entire front would you use a solid hardwood side vs a veneer ply? THe ply would show when the drawers are open is my concern. Also if the veneer ply was used I would have to worry about the ply sho...

842 days ago

Good sources for nightstand design - 3 replies

I am looking at building a set of night stands. I have an idea of what I want to build but I have never built anything with drawers. So I would like some good sources where I could look at projects so I can get an idea how to build the drawer and how to build it into the night stand. I have seen plenty of nightstands but I want some sources that...

1030 days ago

Figured Walnut Pieces - 1 reply

Does anyone have any good places to pick up some figured walnut pieces? I have found places that sell it but mostly it is all in slabs. I am making a lamp and do not need to go buy a whole slab for the pieces I need. I am looking for something about 8 inches wide by 35 in long by 2 in thick. Maybe someone has some leftover or maybe they know whe...

1099 days ago

Toothing plane - 0 replies

I am looking for an affordable toothing plane. Or maybe a scraping plane with a toothed blade. Any ideas on where to aquire an older model in good shape other than ebay?

1101 days ago

Bandsaw blade weld - 7 replies

I just purchased a bandsaw a little while back. I was running a 1/4 inch blade on it and it worked great. I switched to a 3/8 for some resawing and when I was setting it up I noticed that when I was adjusting the guides the blade seems to get wider at the weld. In otherwords it is not possible to set up my back support to an accurate spacing. H...

1107 days ago

feather board use with TS - 4 replies

I am aware that on a table saw you want to position the feather board BEFORE the blade when doing a standard rip cut so that no binding occurs behind the blade. But with my dado blade inserted and I am performing a dado cut in the side of a stiles and rails (to accept a raised panel for a door). Could I position the featherboard directly ACCROS...

1114 days ago

Routing a round over - 11 replies

Ok so this is usually a fairly straight forward thing…. I have a piece of 3/4 in stock. I want to round over the front of it….now the catch…it has a radius in it, otherwords it is not a straight piece. The problem I am running into is that I can not use my fence as a guide since it is radiused and am using a pin to guide ...

1129 days ago

How to determine door sizes? - 6 replies

I am going to build some recessed flat panel doors and I know the inside opening of the hole I am going to fill with the door. I will be using a 3/8 inset and lip. How big do I make the door? I could simply add 3/8 to the sides but that leaves a pretty tight fit. So I am curious on how much “space” I should leave for a good fit? My h...

1134 days ago

Maple cabinet - 6 replies

I am thinking of building a cabinet from some maple wood. What do you guys use for the back of such a cabinet? The back will show through in parts so it should match the maple wood. Is there maple ply or is there a substitue that matches it well?

1136 days ago

Bench Vise Mount - 4 replies

I am mounting a jorgensen 10 rapid release vice to the front of my bench. The thing is that the vice is only 2 inches tall and my bench is 3.25 tall. I plan to mount it flush to the top by adding maple plates to make up the difference, meaning they will extend above the jaws by roughly 1.25 inches. Is this a problem? other than making the bench ...

1138 days ago

Small bathroom standing Cabinet - 4 replies

Hello all…So I have a project in my head that I want to build. I am looking for design options/plans for a small standing cabinet with doors in my bathroom that I can store extra TP and some cleaning supplies. I was wondering if anyone had any plans or projects that I could use to get some ideas from. I have seen the projects pages here a...

1315 days ago

sanding profiles help - 3 replies

Hey there. Is there any innovative ways to easily sand a profile with out losing the profile shape? I was wondering if anyone has made a negative of the profile out of balsa wood maybe? Where can you get blocks of balsa wood? Or any other ideas to sand the profile?

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