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03-22-2015 03:03 AM

80/20 extrusion uses? - 4 replies

I have an 8’ piece of this stuff i got from work. What would be some good uses for it?

12-16-2014 02:02 AM

Attaching a small moulding to the top of a bookshelf. - 4 replies

I’ve made a small book shelf. The top is 7.5” and the bottom about 9”. I want to attach a moulding to the top. I was going to just put two dowels in but i got to thinking about wood movement and it causing issues. Would it be such an issue with only 7.5” of width? Seen on the tops of the sides.

11-29-2014 11:28 PM

Determining pivoting hinge location? - 8 replies

Not really sure what this type of hinge is called, but i saw this box online and thought it would be neat to add my own flair and build it as a surprise for my wife as a jewelry box. Would there be a formula for determining the placement? I know i could make some templates from 1/4” luan and mess with it until i found it. Was just curio...

11-26-2014 10:53 AM

Wedged through tenons. - 6 replies

I’m making a piece with Wedged through tenons. Anyone have any tips on angling the sides of the mortise and making a perfect wedge?

10-24-2014 06:09 PM

Help with some trim details? - 13 replies

Doing some interior work for my inlaws. Adding some QSWO thresh holds for both interior/exterior doors. In order to finish it i need to do some repairs to some casing trim. The bottoms are rotted and instead of patching a small section i was going to run some horizontally instead to finish it off as the rest of the room is. The red is ...

10-22-2014 11:55 PM

Gift for an Airline pilot? - 7 replies

Hello looking for some suggestions for people who are more creative than I! My father in law is a pilot for FedEx, has been for over 25 years. I figure this year i will make all my close family members a gift from wood (What am i thinking?) I want to do something for him either FedEx related, or Airplane related. I thought of making ...

10-22-2014 08:44 PM

Bending veneer - 10 replies

Anyone have any tips on bending veneer? Trying out some veneer bending to make some small-ish boxes. Using 1/16 veneer. I tried using a small clothes iron and some water, and it did work. I was having a hard time getting it to hold a tighter radius in the corners. Seems like it wants to spring back.

10-22-2014 04:06 AM

1/2 hp enough for a lathe? - 18 replies

I was given a Craftsman Lathe by DonW a few months back and I’m finally going to get a motor for it. I think he said it had a 1/2hp motor. I’ve never used a lathe so I’m not sure if that is enough? Also what is an RPM requirement? 1720?

10-22-2014 02:49 AM

How would you do this? - 8 replies

Looking for some insight. Building a small vallet box like this I need to hide the end grain exposed from the sides. I origianlly was going to make a drawer extend to the sides but i don’t really like that idea. Then i thought maybe about veneer? Any ideas?

10-03-2014 12:34 AM

Squaring up a cabinet? - 11 replies

Hello all. I’m working on trying to finish up my tool cabinet. Have fun into a snag. It’s all glued together, most of it is square. Except one spot. I have two spaces on the top half. 15 inches to the left of the middle divider is shelves with a door, to the right is a space for the planes. Upon installing the door i noticed...

09-01-2014 10:21 PM

Advice on Wall hung tool cabinet doors. - 6 replies

I need to build doors for my cabinet, 5 inches deep for added storage. Is there a proper way to build them? I was thinking of a mitered box with a panel. Is there a typical joint used for the corners other than meters?

08-25-2014 08:28 PM

Hanging tool cabinet assembly and layout advice - 8 replies

So I have the rough shell assembled (Dry). I used lock rabbets, and i noticed on dry assembly it’s off square but i can tilt it into square. Whats some tips to keep it square during glue up? It’s quite big at roughly 32” wide x 40” tall. Also, how have you guys hung yours? I know a lot due french cleats. I was think...

08-04-2014 11:36 PM

Hanging tool cabinet - 6 replies

Getting interested in a hanging tool cabinet. Tired of my tools getting rusty, even after oiling. I don’t mind having to oil, but having thousands in hand tools, it’s worth it to store them properly. Those of you with hanging tool cabinets, what would you add to yours looking back? Or anything you’d do differently? I foun...

07-11-2014 02:32 AM

Glueing long miters - 9 replies

Hello looking for some tips here. I’ve some miters i need to glue, 8/4 thick x 5” wide x 36” long. Pretty beefy. Only two sides and one end. Any tips for a seemless joint? I’ve tried the blue tape method, and it works okay. Just looking for maybe that little extra help?

07-06-2014 02:23 PM

Dimensioning lumber by hand - 14 replies

I’m in the midst of a moxon build, and I have the main vise assembled. I’m planning on making it it’s own “mini bench” I’d like to save some money buying some rough sawn but I’ve no planer/jointer. I’ve always been good at jointing by hand, That is the least of my worries. What I’ve ...

06-25-2014 01:16 AM

Moxon dimensions - 2 replies

Finally got a good tenon saw, and will be picking up a dovetail saw. Getting tired of clamping stuff to the face of my bench with wood clamps. Picked up some 8/4 sapele and ordered some acme rod and nuts. I bought a 14”X30” board for the top, and a 6” wide for the chop. It will basically be a mini bench with spots for dog...

06-08-2014 11:38 PM

Box for a bible - Should moisture be a concern?? - 8 replies

I am almost finished with a box for a bible. My client had concerns about moisture. Will this be an issue?? I would think the book already has an EMC.

05-28-2014 12:26 AM

Adhesive for wooden hinges - 9 replies

Looking for an adhesive that will allow me a fast set but also some time to position them. Would like to be able to just press it on as clamping will be difficult. Also need a strong bond. Will super glue be suitable for the task? Its a lid for a box.

05-20-2014 01:57 AM

Durability of wooden hinges. - 10 replies

I’m making a keepsake box for a friend, to store a family bible. I don’t know how much it will be opened, but because of the way I’ve shaped it, there isn’t much room for a typical hinge. I’m thinking of doing wooden hinges that are mounted on the outside. I was thinking african mahogany, I’m just not sure ...

05-19-2014 11:55 AM

Hinges for countoured lid - 3 replies

I’m building a box out of 4/4 stock. The base will be shaped on all sides like a half round. 3/8” thick on the top and bottom, sweeping to 13/16 in the middle. Same for the lid. What are some good low profile hindes or maybe a different solution i could use here? Since the lid will be only 3/8” thick where the hinge mounts.

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