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06-24-2011 04:53 PM

Identify this wood - 5 replies

I’ve got a camp that I’d like to add some simple built-in shelves to, but I want to try and find the same wood that it’s made out of so they blend in better. It’s in southern Maine and is about 50 years old, if that’s a clue. I’m guessing it’s something native to the region, perhaps a Red Pine, Hemlo...

12-17-2010 06:15 PM

Router Kickback w/Bosch Ogee Bit - 4 replies

I was trying to use a brand new 3/4” ogee bit on the edge of a cribbage board, and was having terrible luck with the piece kicking back, even at a very low depth. After chunking a dozen test pieces at different speeds and heights I gave up. I ended up a smaller ogee, and making many passes, raising the bit about 1/8” each time. ...

06-16-2010 02:28 PM

Painting a maple step stool - 1 reply

I’ve made a step stool out of maple, and want to paint it. I planned on using a valspar canned spray enamel, but on my test piece I got some beading/clumping. I tried the same paint on some white pine and it was fine, so I’m assuming that I need to do something special with maple to get it to take paint. My first guess would be th...

10-22-2009 11:38 PM

Attaching a sill invisbly - 5 replies

I’ve made a sill to go on top of two half walls, but I’m unsure how to attach them. Would be easy enough with some finish nails, but I don’t want any fasteners to be showing if possible. The only thing I can think of is to nail a cleat down and rout a channel for it, but I’m hoping there’s an easier option. There...

10-01-2009 07:57 PM

Large Drawer Question - 8 replies

I’m starting my first cabinet project. This project has 3 large drawers, one each 8”, 10”, and 12” tall, and they are all 18” deep and about 30” wide. I’d prefer to do undermount if possible. Would either these be sufficient?

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