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1665 days ago

Advice on joinery for benchtop - 8 replies

I would appreciate any suggestions on how I should join the pieces of the entryway bench I would like to make. The seat will be 4 foot long and 18” wide. I am concerned about what joinery I should use. The middle pieces would be 2 inches wide x 3/4” thick. I recently purchased a plate joiner, but have yet to learn how to use it. ...

1757 days ago

Poinsettia tree rack - 7 replies

Our church is in need of a poinsettia tree rack. Does anyone have an idea of how one could be made from wood? I can make the basic shape, but am stumped on what to use for the 6” removable rings that would hold the plants onto the stand, and also, how to attach them. Here is a link as to what I am hoping to build. I’ve never weld...

1948 days ago

Ebonizing - 3 replies

The June 2009 issue #176 of Popular woodworking has a great article on ebonizing. Just wanted to pass the word in case anyone needs some great instructions on ebonizing.

2010 days ago

antlers and wood - 11 replies

This is kind of an off the wall question, but I received a bunch of antlers from a friend who picks up sheds…...Now, what to do with them? Will probably make a table or two, but I am looking for some other ideas for furniture/ decorative items using the sheds. Does anyone have any ideas?There are a variety of antlers, from huge to small.

2016 days ago

Flat pack table advice - 2 replies

I would like to make a small hall table for my daughter. It will only be 2 1/2 to 3 foot long and about 10-12” wide, with slender, tapered legs. My question is, what technique could I use to attach the legs to the table, that my daughter, who is not real handy, could easily attach them when she receives the table? She also moves quite o...

2043 days ago

Craftsman 12" Drill Press model 21914 - 10 replies

I am going to purchase a drill press to use occasionally. I am looking at the craftsman 12” model 21914. It is about $200. Does anyone own this drill press, and if so, how do you like it? I would like to know the pros and cons. If there is another moderately priced brand that someone would suggest, I would be interested in that also. I ...


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