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|15 days ago||
Good tricks for sanding inside corners? - 10 replies
Does anyone have any good tricks for sanding inside corners (and well)? I already know well enough to pre-sand everything prior to assemble and avoid having to sand them at all, but there are cases where you just can’t avoid it, re-finishing etc. In this particular case I have a headboard/footboard with shoulderless tenons going into mor...
|25 days ago||
Making face glued seams disappear? - 1 reply
I faced glued some parts together for a project I’m building. After running the glued up pieces over my jointer the seams came out almost perfect, but I can still see the hairline joint line in a few places. Before I sand anything I want to make that disappear completely. Does anyone have have any good tricks for doing that? What I wa...
|28 days ago||
Grain orientation/pattern on crib slats? - 1 reply
I’m building a crib for my first using the 3-in-one plans from Wood magazine. I’m using all solid cherry. It should end up looking something like this: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/73859 but with a straight headboard. For the headboards and footboards I have some nice grain patterns. The legs I ripped the sides off my flat s...
|47 days ago||
I’m in the process of planning out a new dresser build. The whole thing will be made out of cherry, with simple flat drawer fronts. I’ve never done an inlay before and I was planning on dressing things up a lot by adding a maple border around the inside of the drawer fronts. As it sits now the cherry just isn’t dark enough (...
|99 days ago||
Fold up or break down workworking bench design? - 15 replies
I really need a formal woodworking bench with dog holds and vises etc. Right now I have counter space and space on my table saw/outfeed table that I make do with, but clamping options are poor. Larger pieces I do assembly directly on the cement floor. Unfortunately, I have no room in my shop for a fixed bench. All my tools are on mobile bases...
|192 days ago||
I got a whole box of old wooden body planes, probably 20 on them with various profiles most marked Sandusky tool company. They were being stored in a cardboard box with peanuts and plastic and some water leaked in without being noticed for a little while and now there is some white mold spots on them. Otherwise there seems to have been no dama...
|194 days ago||
I’ve been building a frame for a bathroom mirror in my parents new winter condo out of cherry of some cherry molding they picked up. They told me they’d taken taken a drawer from their vanity (also cherry) to Sherman Williams and got it color matched and had already picked out an oil based finish. I built the mirror and applied s...