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01-18-2011 10:42 PM

Input needed from hunters - Gun Cabinet project - 18 replies

Thanks in advance for your advice. I am building my second gun cabinet from the Popular Mechanics plan. The first time, I applied the specs for the 6-gun butt rest panel, which called for 4” centers between guns. For those of you who are multi-gun owners, can I reduce the space between the butt rest slots to allow for more slo...

01-11-2010 10:53 PM

Solid pine or plywood frames? - 7 replies

Fellow LJ’s, A friend wants me to build a couple of these chests for his children’s rooms. To contain costs, I’m considering deviating from plans that call for solid pine throughout and use 3/4 ply for the top, bottom and drawer internal support frames. I would edge the front of the frames with 1 inch of pine for aesthetic...

11-17-2009 09:36 PM

Looking for a past project - can you help? - 7 replies

A couple of months ago, someone posted a nifty project regarding the use of a Forstner bit to produce a “ball in a box” from a single piece of wood. If I recall, the post also had links to a fellow (youtube) who creates several “remarkable” wooden puzzles. I’ve looked and looked, but can’t find the post. ...

05-19-2009 06:56 PM

Seeking input/advice - 10 replies

Looking at the photo below, how would you secure the disc to the base plate? - I’ve tried pre-drilling and using a large wood screw, but the disc tends to still rotate on the base.- The best luck I’ve had is using a 3/8” dowel rod as a connector. It seems to work, but still leaves the disc open for snapping off, though not ...

05-12-2009 06:03 PM

Seeking advice on Oak Fibercore - 4 replies

Last year, I made trophies for a disc golf tournament. I’ve been asked to make 72 of them for another tourney this year. In the photo below, I used solid oak for the disc. The radius is 9 1/4 inches. To keep the price down, a friend suggested using oak fibercore for the discs. I can save a bundle, but I don’t want to compromis...

01-05-2009 06:39 PM

Sign Making Question - 8 replies

I recently purchased the Milescraft Sign-Pro. It works great! I’m looking for suggestions on how to fill in the routed letters. I’ve tried:- Spray painting the entire board, then running it through my planer to remove the surface paint. Spray paint “sucked” into the wood, not giving the letters a good coating.- Hand...

06-18-2008 08:54 PM

Need your feedback: Climate control vs. bowing/warping - 15 replies

Need some feedback, fellow woodworkers. Let’s say I buy a 1×8x10 red oak board from the controlled climate of my local home improvement store. The stock is straight…looking good and square to make a cabinet door frame (flat panel door using 1/4” plywood insert). My shop is not climate controlled and after a day or s...


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