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Lessons for this weekend's project

11-09-2009 02:58 AM by jmoore65 | 1 comment »

My weekend project was to build a small bookcase for my son. These are some of the lessons I learned while working on the project this weekend: 1) If you don’t check, 2 boards you previously worked on may or may not be the same length. If they were supposed to be the same length, you may have gotten interrupted before that task was finished. 2) Wood veneer has a grain – if you route across it the wrong way, it can tear out horribly. Make sure you know which direction the router should be moving to reduce tearout. 3) Wood veneer has a grain – it can tear out if you cut it cross the grain. Use masking tape to reduce tear out. 4) Don’t mark dowel holes ...

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