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Top new questions this week:

Standing shelf design advice

I want to build a standing shelf that will stand on my desk around my PC monitors and want to be able to stand my PC case on top of it. I'm planning on using 28mm solid pine boards. The shelf ...

user avatar asked by yetanothercoder Score of 4
user avatar answered by Graphus Score of 2

Using a dado stack to cut lap joints, but wood is vibrating a lot and hard to control

I am very new to woodworking and am taking a beginner woodworking class. I've made a few basic projects, and decided to try to make a George Nelson style bench. It seemed like something that would ...

joinery table-saw dado-stack  
user avatar asked by momce Score of 2
user avatar answered by Caleb Score of 1

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Dealing with knots "bleeding" through paint

I'm sure that people have seen this where you would be painting something white or lightish colour only to have the resin from the knots bleed through paint sometime later. Similar to what you see in ...

technique wood-repair paint  
user avatar asked by Matt Score of 13
user avatar answered by Graphus Score of 4

How to remove dust after sanding before applying paint/oil/glue?

Before one can paint a piece of wood, it should be clean from any dust on its surface. What is the recommended way to remove the dust? I tried using a hand brush, which only got rid of the rough ...

sawdust surface-preparation tack-cloth  
user avatar asked by null Score of 19
user avatar answered by Graphus Score of 8

Is it OK to use WD-40 to clean wood?

I'm comparing it to mineral spirits essentially. Are they the same on wood? Mineral spirits seems to strip off any finishing on wood, will WD-40 do the same?

user avatar asked by strider Score of 2
user avatar answered by Jacob Edmond Score of 5

How do I remove scratches between layers of polyurethane?

My husband and I have been building a farm table and we are oh-so-close to being done, but we are having issues in the final coats of polyurethane on the top. Here's a rundown: We stained the wood ...

user avatar asked by Tmiller85 Score of 6
user avatar answered by grfrazee Score of 8

Should you always use Pre-Stain?

I've read that wood conditioner (also known as pre-stain) helps prevent blotching, but it 'designed' for use with soft or porous wood. I've got an 80x36x1" red oak panel that I think I'm going to ...

hardwood staining  
user avatar asked by Jason Cavanaugh Score of 16
user avatar answered by OSU55 Score of 9

Issue sanding between coats of polyurethane

So I am playing with finishes for the first time and experimenting with polyurethane. My problem involves quoting the instructions on the can and giving some background into my process. Bear with me. ...

technique sanding oiling  
user avatar asked by Matt Score of 14
user avatar answered by Graphus Score of 11

Finishing schedule for live edge walnut slab

I'm working on a live edge walnut slab coffee table. This is a photo of the bottom side of the table before any finish is applied sanded to 220 (for reference the holes are for threaded inserts that ...

technique finishing varnish  
user avatar asked by Doov Score of 15
user avatar answered by Graphus Score of 5
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