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08-16-2011 07:12 AM

crosscut sled question - 6 replies

I recently built a crosscut sled that I am really happy with. The cut in the middle is at 90 degrees to the table. I am now considering making another cut at 45 because I’m about to make some small boxes that have mitres at the corners. Does anyone else have a 90 degree and 45 degree cut on the same crosscut sled or do you have a sepera...

04-20-2011 05:03 AM

mirrored doors on medicine cabinet - 4 replies

Got a project coming up and wondering what advice or pointers you guys have. I’m doing a 48 inch medicine cabinet with 3 mirrored doors on the front. Just wondering how you guys would make the doors.. I don’t want them too heavy to sag the hinges over time. I wasn’t wanting to make a frame and panel door with the mirror as...

12-06-2009 02:34 AM

advice on drawer slides - 2 replies

Hey everyone, I’m working on jewelry chest with my friend and we can’t seem to decide on drawer slides. Here is our dilemma. The chest will be made in Oklahoma and delivered to Lousiana. If we use some type of wood drawer slides we were worried about swelling and sticking. But if we use some type of metal drawer slides, it take...

11-11-2009 03:44 AM

help with Leigh D4R dovetails - 8 replies

I’m having trouble making my dovetails fit perfect. I’ve made 4 test joints and each one has been better than the one before it but… it seems there is always one or two tails that have a small gap on the side.. I’ve read and re-read the manual and it says that even if the guide bushing isn’t exactly centered, tha...

06-13-2009 12:09 AM

curious about wet sanding - 10 replies

I’m trying to get a little info about the process and supplies needed for wet sanding smaller projects. I believe I’ve heard some use tung oil with wet sand paper? Can anyone back me up on that?? If not how do you smart fellers do it. Thanks for the replies..

03-09-2009 10:52 PM

all you box makers - 19 replies

I’m wondering what you guys prefer. I’m just designing in my head right now, but I’m wondering what you guys like for the thickness for the sides of your boxes. I’m thinking about boxes around 8-12 inches. Basically jewelry box size.

03-05-2009 05:41 AM

milling lumber - 6 replies

I just have a question about potential trees to be milled. I don’t have any experience in this so some of my questions and terms may seem a little elementary, but you have start somewhere tight? I have a guy that says he has some huge walnut trees that are down on his property. (By the way walnut is probably one of my favorites) How l...


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