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|203 days ago||
I find myself stuck in a less than ideal situation in regards to some raised panel work I’m in the middle of with a contractor. Rather than traditional stile and rail construction and fitting the panels into the rails in a traditional pattern, he uses something called spaceballs, and the panels “sit” into a rabbet in the back...
|358 days ago||
Building own thickness/drum sander, question - 9 replies
most the time the drum itself is made out of about 50 slices of round MDF, that seems like a pain in the butt to me. Would there be any downside to making the drum out of a hefty piece of 5 or 6 inch pipe filled with something for rigidity? planning on using these plans: http://woodgears.ca/sander/plans/index.html
|358 days ago||
Sanding large cylinders (pillars) - 9 replies
Im looking to strip and refinish my porch pillars (in place, cant remove them), and they are pretty beat up and need some good sanding (material removal level sanding, maybe 1/16th off). However, i cant quite figure out the best way to sand an upright fixed cylinder. It would be easy on a lathe of course, but that would require a 10 foot lath...
|378 days ago||
Router table "bench dogs" ? - 7 replies
I have a bit of a unique problem that im trying to solve. I use about 6 positions on my router fence very consistently, and in fairly random order. Id like to put some stop in either a t-track, or a miter track behind the fence at these positions, so that i can just push the fence up against them, and not have to measure placement every time...
|400 days ago||
Make red oak look like cherry in color? - 30 replies
So, I have a rather unique situation where I would like red oak to have the color of cherry. While I certainly wish I could have just originally bought cherry, the price difference over thousands of BF was insurmountable for me. So the grain of red oak, with the color of cherry, via a stain. As inspiration, i have these photos: http:/...