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12-03-2014 12:15 AM

What router bit do you use to cut hand-grips on bottom of cutting board? - 5 replies

Help please! I have spent all day in the shop trying to figure out how to route handles onto the bottom of a cutting board!! I have a 19”x30” board made for a family member who cooks a lot of brisket and wanted to have some hand-holds routed on underside so board would be easy to pick up…..I have tried and failed for hours in c...

12-22-2012 09:57 PM

Tablesaw what to buy/avoid - 25 replies

Hi everyone, I have spent the last three years making sawdust with two basic $150 tablesaws from Lowes and have finally saved enough money to purchase a nice hybrid or cabinet style tablesaw and could use some advice on what to look for or avoid, what works for you and what doesn’t. At this point anything I buy is going to be an upgrade I ...

02-20-2012 02:06 AM

Small black spots and maple looks dirty after sanding - 2 replies

Okay, so I don’t know of this is a wood fungus or what, but I am sanding an end grain board I made and parts of the maple appears dirty for lack of a better word and there are several black spots that were not there yesterday? And it really isn’t getting any better with the next level of sandpaper….I guess uses I should back al...

12-24-2011 04:44 AM

Does cold temperature affect routing? - 15 replies

I am new to LJ and new to routing as well! I am using a 1/4” roman edge as decorative finishing on some Christmas gifts that will have knobs on them as like towel hangers. I thought it was just the type of wood I had on the edge that was not real smart to use because as I routed, it would splinter large chunks off and just really messed u...

10-16-2011 12:40 AM

Glue up 099 question: how to keep two pieces from bending or cupping up in middle? - 8 replies

Hi y’all, I am new to the forum and have a question regarding how you glue up two pieces of wood without having them bend or cup in the middle? I have been making cutting boards for gifts and got the whole glue up a bunch of strips at one time thing down, but in trying something new with end grain boards I was supposed to glue up eight str...

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