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Preparing a futon for outside use

We have a futon which we would like to use outside as summer seating(It will move outside permanently). I believe the wood is either rubber wood or some sort of pine. How should I go about preparing ...
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Makita RT0700C plunge base, is the plastic guard detachable?

I didn't find anything on this in the user manual. If this is similar to my previous router (Bosch branded), you would think that it simply rotates when you need a clear view of the router bit. I ...
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Best tool for sanding and shaping irregular surfaces

I am looking for some recommendations on sanding irregular surfaces, like rifle stocks. I have tried a random orbital sander but it is not giving me satisfactory results, and also it is difficult to ...
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Make fence slat furniture structural [closed]

This is a general theoretical question. Please answer by giving your best one or two ideas for effectively using only thin reclaimed wood (like fence slats) to make structurally sound furniture ...
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Mechanism for locking together two pieces of plywood for modular table topper

The project I'm working on is creating a (roughly) 4'x4' table topper that breaks down into two 4'x2' pieces. This topper will be placed on top of my 3'x3' dining table for things like board game ...
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Sanding & Oiling walnut slab table

I’m making a table out of two thick walnut slabs. My question is in regard to the order of sanding and oiling. I’m working on the underside now and put a coat of Tung oil on, thinking it’s good to put ...
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Mystery tool ID

Found in an abandoned shed in Fresno, California, 1975. Still haven't found anyone who can ID it. I think it is some kind of bench mounted tool but the purpose is unknown. Anyone have a clue? ...
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What type of wood is this. Was shiplapped from an older home in NC [closed]

What type of wood is this from an older home and walls in NC Was told it could be chestnut but I can’t tell. imgur.com/iqVHF.jpg
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What is the best way of screwing two boards at the same height and 90 degrees between them over a column?

I want to have two tables at the same height over a column in this case to build a bed frame, but I guess this would apply to many other uses: I have to make some cut on the tables to screw them into ...
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What can be done to repair epoxy resin cast that cracked while curing?

I poured an epoxy river cast and it took off on me even when in a cool environment and with fans. I'm looking at fixes for this without chipping everything away.
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Is there a drill holster that is not attached to a belt? [closed]

I am in the process of building a second floor to our container home which includes the mindless task of screwing thousands of screws into sheets of OSB. So far I have only used drill holsters or ...
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What load can my bench bear? [closed]

I'd like to build a bench like the one in this picture. Its single bars are held in place with (mostly) hidden threaded rods, washers and spacers. I can actually buy this exact bench - but just up to ...
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Most ethical red-colored wood to purchase?

Red-colored woods such as padauk, bloodwood, etc. I want a red-colored wood for a future project, but I do not want to contribute to unsustainable deforestation or exploitation of the local community. ...
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Antique tool identification [closed]

Can anyone identify the tools in the picture below:
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Flottjetb bandsaw attachments

I recently bought a Flottjett band saw, it looks like this one. It has a nice solid table with channels. They are 16mm wide and about 5mm deep, and now I am looking for parts like a miter gauge, or at ...
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How to build shelf brace from 2x4's (as pictured)

Pictured below is my second attempt at this. The first time I used a table saw to cut the slots, and this time I used a band saw. I liked using the bandsaw for this a lot better, but I don't know how ...
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Unable to sharpen cabinet/card scraper

I am unable to sharpen a card scraper despite trying many times. I am using a Crown card scraper and burnisher. Most times I start by filing the edges, followed by whetstone, and then on to the ...
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How to finish untreated European Oak wooden floors

I have bought a Oak Wooden floor planks unfinished. I have filled all the knots with clear resin and sanded it back for a lovely finish. I now need to protect the planks from drying out and cracking, ...
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Advice for drilling dowel holes in a circle for an adjustable joint

My husband is making my daughter an adjustable pikler climbing frame and we are trying to work out the joins. I think the best way would be to do 8-dowel joins then with a bolt and nut through the ...
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How to secure bench top equipment to a mobile surface

I wrote the title generically, but the specific case I have is a bench top porter cable band saw. I was a bit disappointed with how flimsy and unlevel the base was, but I figure they expect you to ...
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Woodworking screw guide?

I forget the proper name for them (please do remind me), but I have some bits that will make a hole in a piece of wood such that a screw head will be beneath the surface when tightened. And then you ...
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How to make LARGE wooden dowels?

I have a midi lathe, a router and a few other odd's and sods with regards to machines. I need to make some hardwood dowels and they should be 38mm in diameter ( for some wooden screws). What way is ...
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Water based poly finish over oil based stain is tacky

In my first attempt on a woodworking project, I am trying to spruce up a dresser made of raw pine wood. I stained it using Varathane oil stains. After it dried completely over a couple of days, I ...
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Antique Danish Oil is still sticky months after application. How can I get it to cure?

I refinished a softwood tabletop using Minwax Red Oak 215 stain and Circa 1850 Antique Danish Oil. I've waited over 6 months and the oil is still sticky/tacky! We're talking post-it note levels. I ...
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What diameter pilot hole do I drill to place a 1/2" lag screw?

I want to secure a dock ladder to a wooden dock with 4 lag screws. The wooden dock surface is 2"thick wood.
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Reinforcing fragile wooden pendant?

With help from these boards I was able to reattach the broken-off wing of this wooden owl pendant using wood glue and some clamping power. However, I'm not sure I completely trust this little guy to ...
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How to fix warped wood in cane chair hiding weaving

I've taken on some simple restoration projects in the past with some success (to me anyway) and I have a new one that I'd like to take on. I was given a cane chair that has been sitting in the ...
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Natural pine wood bed has strong chemical odor, why is this and how to stop it?

I threw out my old bed since it was falling apart and this is when it all went downhill. First I got a new bed (upholstered, unfisnished MDF board) that had such a strong odor, it invaded all the ...
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Proper type of saw to reliably and easily cut wood lengthwise

I'm looking for the type of saw that will most easily, reliably and precisely cut a piece of wood lengthwise without the need for a lot of preparation or cleverness. I also want it to be a reasonable ...
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Connecting a 2x4 to hardwood floor.. without screws?

I would like to put up some glass walls in a rented space that has hardwood floors. The issue is that the hardwood floors were replaced right before our lease and management is reluctant to allow ...
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Best way to fix broken wooden pendant?

I have a small carved wooden pendant of an owl with its wings outspread, unfortunately one of the wings snapped off in a clean break. What's the best way to put it back together without worrying that ...
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Best clear finish for German beech to avoid blotching? [closed]

We have used beech in our bathroom and used WoodDoc Antique Wax to protect it. Unfortunately, although it looked beautiful, it did nothing to protect the surface from water splashes. We stripped the ...
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Strengthened leg miter joint with spline [key]

I'm building a coffee table with legs that are sub-assembled with a miter joint. See photo. The plans call for a Domino or dowels in addition to a spline [edit: key, see link below] for added strength....
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“Roll-Top” or garage door like cabinet cover for widescreen TV

I have a TV nook originally built to accommodate the big, bulky rear projection TVs back in the day. I'll soon be building some cabinetry for it and hanging a 65" flat screen in the space. I'd ...
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What is a good US Wood to repair some Jarrah furniture?

We have a table and set of benches in the garden, made of Jarrah wood. The only treatment they've had is regular coating with Jarrah oil, so they are nice and dark. Some of the benches have recently ...
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How tall can a drawer front be?

I would like to build a drawer similar to the picture below. I already have a panel-style door which is ~ 560 x 780mm with solid 20mm maple as stiles and rails. I will be pulling this drawer ~ 20 ...
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Smoothing an uneven piece of wood

What are the best ways to smooth out shallow cuts in a piece of wood that is "mostly flat" but definitely a little warped, and has no requirement to be made flat? This came from trees a ...
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Transfer Measurement/Marking to a Live Edge

When working with a log with 2 or 3 square, flat sides and 1 or 2 live edges, what are some good ways to carry measurement markings from the flat sides onto the live edge? I am interested in marking ...
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What is this accessory from a mixed set of drill bits?

I bought a new set of drill bits the other day, and there's a hollow plastic tube with a spring inside - any idea what it is and how it works? I'm guessing something to do with centring? Edit to add - ...
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Does epoxy PSI rating really matter for wood?

I've always used the strongest JD weld epoxy for glue ups rated at something like 5000 psi 'just to be safe' since the only downside was having to wait around 12 hours for curing https://www.jbweld....
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Brand new CMT router bits won’t cut

Summary I recently purchased a set of 13 1/2” collet router bits from TayTools. I’m new to routing, and purchased the Kobalt router table. Setting everything up, I attempted to make a cut with a 3/4” ...
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How does a worktop jig work?

I got myself a worktop jig like this one: It is normally used to make 90 degrees joint for kitchen worktops, with what is called "hockey stick" cut: The jig instructions call for a 30 mm ...
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Pull-Up Bar - Wooden dowel - 1.25" actual diameter

I searched but I couldn't really find this answer. I want to use the linked wooden dowel as a pull-up bar. 1.25" oak (not specified which). Is this gonna be strong enough across a roughly 30"...
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How do you orient the grain in a tool handle that takes shocks?

Following on from the comments in this question how does one orient the grain when making a tool handle that takes shocks? These images show a piece of pinyon pine that I used to make a hammer handle. ...
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Retain smell of wood on a tool and also protect it?

I recently cut down a (dead) pinyon pine and I'm using part of it to make a handle for a hammer. While working with this wood the smell of it is out-of-this-world amazing. Once the handle is finished ...
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making or buying a wooden tap?

I've purchased a second hand die from ebay but it's missing the tap portion: What is the best/recommended way to make or purchase a matching tap for this?
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Is a featherboard necessary on a router table? Why not a block of wood?

I looking to chamfer the corners of 1" square stock to make octagonal timber using a homemade table-mounted router. I have so far been using a 45 degree bit with a bearing but without a fence. I ...
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I’m having difficulty identifying this hand plane with NO identifying marks [closed]

This is a picture of a hand plane with a hinged cover. There are no identifying marks on the metal hand plane.
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okay to put one coat of linseed oil over one coat of tung oil?

I'm in a situation where I had to take a piece from one shop to another as I moved cross country. Yesterday I applied one coat of tung oil per the container's instructions. The shop I am in this ...
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How to sand down wood with metal staple ends?

So I have a situation that comes up all the time working with furniture. a beam cracks and needs to be replaced. What is holding it in place is a joint secured by a few staples. Pulling those staples ...

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