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1827 days ago

Is it crazy not to use plywood for cabinets? - 19 replies

Thanks in advance for your feedback… I’ve to decide what to use for my first ever white maple drawer cabinets & bookcases. As mentioned in another recent thread, I’ve not been able to find some good maple plywood nearby, so I’m considering building them from plain hard maple. Am I crazy? I realize it’d be ...

1837 days ago

Spring cleaning & T-9 issues - 8 replies

Yesterday was the perfect day for spring cleaning… so I decided to give all my cast iron surfaces an new youth! I bought the Boeshield Rust Free + Boeshield T-9 combo to remove rust & protect my table saw, jointer… Here is what I got after spraying the Rust free product and waiting 1mn: Here is what I’ve tried to ...

1839 days ago

Bending when resawing - 13 replies

This is my first time trying resawing. I took a walnut piece, jointed & planed it then resew it.As soon as the 2 pieces were separated, the one against the fence bent pretty strongly (see the picture).Is it normal? Due to the wood, or the process, or the fact that I did something wrong…Thanks,Laurent

1840 days ago

Finishing problem, need your help! - 25 replies

I was pretty pleased of my first attempt to build a desk top (padauk) until the last wet sanding. Some parts are dull whatever the time I spend buffing it. The result is really not bad except under the light / sun. I wiped-on the top 3 times (1 per day) with:- 1 part Tung oil- 1 part Spar urethane (clear gloss)- 2 parts Paint thinner - a few ...


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