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125 days ago

needing tips on hand cut dovetails in softwoods - 14 replies

For some reason I can cut decent dovetails in hardwood, but I have all kinds of issues in softwoods. Fibers crushing while paring despite a razor sharp chisel and marking lines are not accurate regardless of care taken are just two that are not even a minor issue when I’m working with hardwoods. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks

742 days ago

Ashamed of my lack of router skill, but need tips to improve. - 8 replies

I’ve been working with wood professionally for 22 years. Built many projects some turned out very well, and others I rather not claim. In my career I have only had to build laminate counter tops with laminate edging about five times. Every time, including the latest, I have less than satisfactory results. The main culprit being the rou...

747 days ago

What tip/technique has most significantly improved your WW skill? - 30 replies

This question popped into my head the other day while sanding, quite a zen activity, and I started wondering if there were any gold nuggets of wisdom that I could get from the rolls of LJs. For me, I would say what improved my fine woodworking skills the most was the idea of “sneaking up” on a finish measurement. Especially when work...

764 days ago

tablesaw tape is inaccurate. Bad setup or just need new tape? - 15 replies

Hello.While ripping some plywood for a countertop the other day I noticed it was a 1/16” wider than it was meant to be. So, I thought I bumped the fence to hard with the sheet. It’s a little awkward to maneuver a full sheet of 3/4 ply and I occasionally let it against the fence to hard. However, when I checked the tape, it showed ...


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