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First inlay project

09-15-2014 03:31 AM by skogie1

I’m going to do some inlay for the first time. No idea what I’m ...

10 09-18-2014 01:07 AM
View bdresch's profile

laminated maple bench top

09-17-2014 05:07 PM by bdresch

I am tossing around the idea of building a roubo style bench and trying my be...

5 09-18-2014 12:43 AM
View HickoryHill's profile

Cornhole Board, Transporting?

09-16-2014 03:51 PM by HickoryHill

I’m probably gonna be called crazy, but I am trying to create a way to ...

4 09-16-2014 05:14 PM
View Purrmaster's profile

Failure of glue joints at the ends of tables

09-09-2014 04:35 AM by Purrmaster

Hi all. There’s a problem I’ve been consistently running into ...

31 09-15-2014 11:21 PM
View DaveSuperDad's profile

benchtop planer OR hand plane a dinning room table?

01-09-2013 09:41 AM by DaveSuperDad

Should I break down and buy a planer like the Craftsman from Sears for $284 o...

12 09-15-2014 05:01 PM
View LiveEdge's profile

Help with hollow soccer ball nightlight

09-01-2014 09:07 PM by LiveEdge

After building a TARDIS nightlight for my son (see projects) my daughter requ...

11 09-15-2014 02:45 PM
View mahadevwood's profile

Royal Wine Chalice and Goblet

09-13-2014 02:18 PM by mahadevwood

Is Indian Rosewood wine goblet will be most preferred in Royal Wedding al...

2 09-15-2014 02:28 PM
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Hinge Identification for Fine Furniture Fix

09-15-2014 01:29 PM by Scottlj

Hoping an expert can help me ID the hinge below to fix my wife’s table ...

2 09-15-2014 02:26 PM
View Sawdustmaker115's profile

Need a bit of creativity

09-14-2014 11:52 PM by Sawdustmaker115

So I got this Slab from a tree that we cut down years ago, I finally was able...

12 09-15-2014 04:05 AM
View James Glasman's profile

advice on old lumber and old junk

09-14-2014 11:25 PM by James Glasman

hi there just wondering if anyone had some ideas of stuff to build with old l...

4 09-15-2014 12:30 AM
View Minorhero's profile

Need to design a 6' dining room bench

09-14-2014 03:26 AM by Minorhero

Hello, I am making a 6 foot long dining room table bench out of cherry and...

5 09-14-2014 02:01 PM
View PaulaB's profile

Please help me solve the wobble

09-14-2014 05:40 AM by PaulaB

A friend asked me to build her a 36”x48” table for cutting out qu...

1 09-14-2014 06:33 AM
View JeffP's profile

glueing up dis-similar woods?

09-13-2014 06:45 PM by JeffP

Newbie here. I was just looking through some kitchen designs on zillow digs....

0 09-13-2014 06:45 PM
View diito's profile

Cross grain inlay - movement/glue/tips?

09-13-2014 06:09 AM by diito

I’m inlaying a 1/4” square border 1/2” in on some drawer fr...

0 09-13-2014 06:09 AM
View ezgnann's profile

Building outdoor shutters

09-11-2014 02:53 PM by ezgnann

I have been asked to build some replacement shutters. These are west facing a...

1 09-12-2014 04:19 AM
View willhime's profile

magnetic knife rack

09-11-2014 06:29 AM by willhime

I’ve been losing the battle on getting this knife rack up to snuff over...

9 09-12-2014 03:27 AM
View Dan'um Style's profile

Cool old 19th century playing card box design

09-11-2014 11:53 PM by Dan'um Style


4 09-12-2014 01:09 AM
View fladdy's profile

Entry way locker

09-10-2014 06:14 PM by fladdy

I’m building an entry way locker out of cherry for some friends, and I&...

3 09-12-2014 01:03 AM
View abie's profile

80/20 construction advice

07-08-2014 03:13 PM by abie

My son has a bee in his bonnet and wants to build/design a router table usin...

20 09-11-2014 08:18 PM
View Underdog's profile (online now)

Would you use stock 3/4" dowels or turn your own from Maple?

09-08-2014 09:52 PM by Underdog

If you had a solid maple framework project that required about 120” of ...

15 09-09-2014 03:31 AM

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