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02-08-2018 05:56 PM

Wood as strong as steel - 10 replies edited the link w/ a new source.

12-03-2017 07:46 PM

Where to find handle parts - 3 replies

I’ve finished a new desk and it’s just awaiting finding the right handles. I found the attached pic online but they are very expensive, and not sized for my piece. Any idea where I could find a similar handle- even just the metal portion and I can do the dowel. Size would be standard cabinet side – ~4”. Looking for oi...

09-14-2017 02:06 PM

adding file drawers - 14 replies

I’ m wondering if anyone has ever built a filing cabinet, and if they have recommendations on the file support apparatus? I recently “finished” a set of bookcases above cabinets (haven’t yet put doors on the cabinets, nor finalized what goes in the cabinets). I’d like to replace the file folder and computer tha...

09-13-2017 12:18 PM

Crown too thin after changing spring angle? - 9 replies

I have crown molding most places in my house – it is a cove profile shown in the picture. I have a slopes ceiling in my bedroom and I’d like to add crown molding. The spring angle on the crown is 45/45 and my ceiling slope is 32, hence I need to shave the back of the crown to accommodate. See picture of a sample. I ran I th...

07-07-2017 03:38 PM

CNC shop in the Bronx? - 4 replies

I have a need to CNC route a single board with a corporate logo. I live near the Bronx where Google tells me no CNC machines exists. This can’t be true. Any suggestions?

07-05-2017 05:40 PM

drop leaf table support for outside? - 5 replies

I need a support for a drop leaf table, similar the attached pic (from Rockler), but that is suitable for outdoors. i like the rockler option, but its not stainless. Any ideas?

03-24-2017 12:56 PM

Exterior front door (weatherproofing) - 3 replies

I’ve been planning to make a new exterior front door for my home, to go along with a larger renovation. I have read up on the approaches to making the door, but what I can’t seem to find is much literature or advice on weatherproofing. I know about the aftermarket weatherstripping from companies like Randall, but im more interested...

03-18-2017 09:38 PM

Basic miter guage (with holes for aux screws) recommendation? - 2 replies

I have an Osborne guage. It’s good. I also have the basic guage that came with my Grizzly TS. Unfortunately neither the Osborn nor Grizzly have holes in the fence, so I can not screw on any auxiliary pieces. The Grizzle is thick steel, and ive no way to drill out any holes. Any recommendations? I don’t want to drop cash for an...

11-28-2016 05:58 PM

steaming 'box' above large pot of boiling water. - 7 replies

i need to bend about 15 inches of walnut strips. i don’t have a box or steamer, but do have a huge pasta pot. is there anything i’m missing by just putting water in bottom of the pot and putting the wood in (keeping it off the bottom/water). i would cover/wrap it in foil at the top to keep the steam in.

11-17-2013 07:12 PM

wipe on water vs oil poly (difficulty / streaking) - 3 replies

I’ve been fretting about finishing one of my first pieces and have reading here on LJ about the differences between wipe on water and oil based poly. my synopsis is that folks lover water because it is quicker to dry and less odor, but oil is easier to get flat and fewer brush marks. I will be using General Finishes one way or the other,...

11-15-2013 02:37 AM

non-darkening finish technique for walnut bench - 7 replies

I’m putting a walnut bench atop our shoe storage in our new mudroom area. while the walnut glue up has sat in the basement unfinished, my wife has fallen in love with its light cream color, and almost purplish undertones. when i put water on it to test my sanding, the color darkens considerably – quite nicely in my opinion, but to...

11-12-2013 07:21 PM

wobbly chair refinishing - 3 replies

I have a dozen old dining room chairs in need of refinishing. i could live with the current aesthetics, but they are a bit wobbly. Does anyone have experience with the glue/needle in the joint method of repair? worth the effort? these are antique chairs which i don’t want to mess up, but i also don’t want to pay to send them out ...

11-04-2013 03:13 AM

ideas for outdoor grill cover? - 2 replies

I have a weber grill which needs to have a large black plastic cover when not in use – if it is not on and it rains, water gets into and overflows the drip pan. terrible mess. the cover is a hassle to get on and off, and when off during cooking is an eyesore sitting on the ground next to the grill since it is so big (6 burner grill). h...

08-22-2013 01:21 PM

How to epoxy a knot - 17 replies

Anybody care to share (or can refer me to) a step by step guide to how epoxy in a knot? i have bought West Systems epoxy and have glued up a large bench, with a somewhat loose knot in the middle. I guess my first question is how full to fill the knot? half way, dry, then a second batch to fill it in? or fill it in all at once? does the stuf...

04-20-2013 01:17 PM

Cross cut vs Osborn gauge - 5 replies

I have an Osborn miter gauge. its great. but i see so many folks raving about cross cut sleds. Anybody with an Osborn also have a cross cut sled? what do you use more? Same question for Incra gauge owners…

08-25-2012 08:47 PM

Router table design - 5 replies

I am about to start the build of my router table (as an extension of my table saw). I was planning on 2 layers of mdf for the surface but saw HD has a large enough piece of melamine to be the top layer. The melamine is over particle board not mdf. It would be easier to use this than laminating mdf for sure Any thoughts on if the particle ...

08-20-2012 11:58 AM

Edge banding - 4 replies

I am needing to edge band several (a lot) of parts on a new ply built in. the visual portion of the the pieces need to be about 3/4” x 1/4” x length I am wondering if folks frequently use edge banding bits like in the photo (copied from MLCS site), or just glue and pin nail the banding on? I’m sure the routed application i...

08-17-2012 01:30 PM

Is this plane bed worth using? - 13 replies

inspired by all the plane restoration stories here i came across a cheap Stanley 9 3/4” plane, which i assume is a #4. unfortunately i don’t have any before photos, but I have put some effort into taking all the rust off the sides and bottom and sharpened the blade (scary). when i got done with flattening the bottom, i noticed ...

08-07-2012 05:21 PM

cheap dust collection system - 36 replies

I was pondering PVC vs flex tubing for my new dust collection, when i stumbled upon this product from home depot. it is called TripleWall, and i believe designed for drainage applications. It cost about $7 per 10ft section, which is way less expensive then flex or PVC. there are end caps, whye’s , T’s also. connections are fricti...

07-27-2012 02:10 AM

hinge type - 2 replies

I need some help understanding which type of hinge i need for the below design. Any thoughts would be appreciated. i’m building this credenza from ply/edge banding. the first photo shows the front face. there is a 3/4” face frame all the way around the box, and each door/drawer has a 1/4” edging on 4 sides. hence on the ...

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