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15 days ago

Advice needed for hinges on thin stock - 4 replies

I am working on a shut the box game, with mitered corners, built from scrap, and need advice. I misjudged the size of the scrap and now have a lid that is 1/4 inch thick around the edges. It’s made with a new design due to my scrap stock being a bit small but came out beautiful! My problem is its too thin for the hinge screws. I had though...

133 days ago

pegboard cutting tip needed - 3 replies

To complete a project I am working on I need to cut some pegboard. I don’t want to mess it up so I need some advice on cutting it. I think my table saw would be too aggressive and fluff the edge and thought of using my jig saw. Has anyone cut this stuff before? What is best. Also when attaching I plan on using (small) screws with tite bond...

210 days ago

Flag display advice needed - 13 replies

Hi all. I have agreed to take on a project for a co-worker and really need some advice. The project is a display for a flag that was flown over a base in Afghanistan. The flag comes with a letter saying where and when. It was given to him by his Son when he returned home. He wants the flag shadowboxed in a triangle case and that’s where I ...

217 days ago

My one year mark! - 4 replies

Wow, I noticed tomorrow will be one year I have been on lumberjocks. What a great experience it has been! I have learned so much by being on here. Things a year ago I would never try I now look forward to the challenge. I have to thank other members on here for the inspiration and encouragement. I see other wood workers do things and I realize I...

267 days ago

proud and just had to share - 5 replies

I recently received an order for a project (to be posted at completion), that no way around it, required mortise and tenon joinery. In the past I would have used the kreg jig but this time I couldn’t have exposed holes. I tried thinking of any way to do this without using mortise and tenon, no way, and I have never done this joint before. ...

278 days ago

Chisel bits find - 9 replies

Hi all, at a recent trip to a flea market I found a set of eight chisel bits in a wood case. I seen them before in catalogs and thought they may be handy. All eight are brand new, had the plastic end covers, super sharp and had no use that I can tell. I asked what he wanted and acquired them for $10.00! I looked them up when I got home and flipp...

292 days ago

Someone please check my knowledge - 9 replies

Hi all, I would like someone to check to see if I’m correct in finishing. My skills in woodworking has improved greatly. Trying new thing that are working well for me but my finishing skills are still stuck in neutral. I’ve posted forums like this before but I just need a knowledge check as I now have a dislike for minwax polyurethan...

357 days ago

for outside funiture - 3 replies

Hi all, I have a question about sealant for outside furniture. I have a job to restore 2 benches and a chair. Both are log style without bark. Owner wants them sanded, stained lightly, (maybe cherry) and sealed. All are kept under a roof on a porch. Can I get away with Polyurethane or should I upgrade to something like marine resin. I have neve...

378 days ago

oh no, water - 5 replies

What a drag. In my little basement shop, working on my latest project when a super storm hit. Well its raining so lets continue doing woodwork. Til I looked over to the corner and the water appeared. No plug ins in that area, so ok there, but wait, SAVE THE WOOD! I did. Then go out in the rain to dump sawdust from my shop vac and suck up the wa...

386 days ago

Swap I would like to see! - 13 replies

Since I have been on here I have seen mallet swaps, marker swaps and now plane swaps. All really good ideas and I love the idea but they are out of my experience level so I can’t take part. Well, how about a box swap??? Face it, we all make boxes of one form or the other, fits almost everyone’s skill level and is fun to make and show...

452 days ago

need advice for glue - 4 replies

Just finished a project and have all the parts ready for assemble. I found out one of my panels out of 1/8th birch ply warped a little. It has 3 coats of poly on it and would be glued to an untreated surface. Can I use titebond II on this to hold it down? Will titebond work on a polyurethane surface? Maybe scratch the surface? Its the inserts fo...

472 days ago

first try at box joints - 2 replies

Hello all, just wanted to let you all know I made my first attempt at box joints today. OMG practice very much needed. Pins were narrow and slots were wide. Not even a straight cut! It did fit nicely at the very end though. I give myself a D- on this but I know I can only get better from this point. Couldn’t get worse. The only reason I di...

489 days ago

applying felt - 12 replies

Hi all, I just finished another box and the future owner wanted space for 10 watches and a space for rings in the lift out tray. I accomplished this task OK but then came the felting. Normally i cut to fit then use elmers glue (white) to hold it in place. Had a time of this for some reason this time. What method do you use. I seen a video that s...

533 days ago

Need help with 45's - 16 replies

Hi Guys. I have a project to do, picture frames, and need help with the 45 degree angles needed for this. I have a bottom of the line skil table saw, all I could afford, and just cant get the angles to come out. I set the miter to 45, no good. I tried the orange triangle to set the miter and that didn’t work. Next I tried a stanley rule wi...


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