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857 days ago

Router Table Banding - 8 replies

I’m building a new router table top. I’ve laminated two pieces of MDF (3/4”) and covered with Formica on both sides. I want to add hardwood banding around all edges. Will simply gluing the hardwood to the edges be sufficient or should I use some sort of metal fastener? I intended to use pocket screws, but when I drilled the...

1010 days ago

my purpleheart ain't purple!! - 15 replies

I bought a piece of purpleheart the other day, and the faces of it are a deep purple (excuse the inadverntent reference to the great ‘70s rock band, please). But when I cut into this board, it is essentially brown. I turned a couple of pens with it, and they are just brown as well. What gives??

1380 days ago

How could this happen? - 15 replies

About three years ago I built the table saw sled in the photo. The base is 1/2” cherry ply, the front and back fences are 1 1/2” maple, and the runners are QSWO (for stability). There is zero slop in the runners and until recently it cut perfectly square – so well that I now only use my miter saw for sizing up rough lumbe...

1385 days ago

Design considerations for cabinet doors - 1 reply

I’m building the vanity cabinet in the pic. I’ve made a couple of design changes and I’m interested in some help with the doors. The changes I’ve made include using 45 degree chamfers instead of round overs on the drawer front, false front, and skirt. Also, I used a simple arch to match the doors on the skirt and t...


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