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How to freshen wooden box

I have an old Chess set which has been in storage in what would appear to be less than ideal conditions. (Photo taken with flash.) One half of the box (on one side only, ie the half that is not shown ...
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What is the height of the dewalt dw745 table saw on compact stand?

I am thinking about purchasing the dewalt dw745 (type 20) table saw with the compact stand included. When on the stand, what is the table top height? I haven’t found much info online with regards to ...
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Flush trim pattern router bit

I am attempting to replicate router cuts I made a template and am having difficulty finding router bit that works. My template sits on top of the triangle. I tried using a flush cut pattern bit ...
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How is a mirror rebated into a wooden frame?

I am thinking of building a mirror frame using walnut and I am wondering what the standard way to put it together is. I imagine the basic strategy is that there is a backing which is screwed to the ...
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CNC Router square internal corners

We're trying to figure the best way to make a wine rack, if possible with our CNC. It needs to have square corners on the inside, is there any special router bit that can accomplish this? We're making ...
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Tung oil does not dry

I have researched and done everything to get my tung oil to dry . It was put on to thick first coat. I removed the coat and sanded . Used lacquer thinner to remove . Still not dry . Has been 10 days . ...
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White Cedar, how to seal/stain to make look similar to its original light color?

I made this white cedar chest & I want to protect it from rain and graying from ultraviolet (UV) sun exposure. I desire an oil stain or sealer because I have seen skin-peeling from varnish, ...
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How to refinish artificially textured surface?

I'm having a bureau used as a working place (for writing, working, studying). Its top has artificially (I suppose) texture finished with lacquer or varnish. It looks OK, but using it as intended (to ...
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Use planer to even out edge sawn with scroll saw?

I mainly use my trusty scroll saw to cut wood. Although the cuts themselves are nice and clean, the sawn edge is kind of uneven and wavy. I try to even that edge out by sanding it by hand for like ...
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keep a dowel from getting stuck in high humidity

I'm constructing a 12 x 15 ft free-standing, stained, pine frame for a decorative wedding backdrop. I'll make the uprights from 2 6' 2x4s and the horizontal from two 7.5" 2x4s. (This is necessary for ...
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Question about yellow stain around wood plugs

I have solid poplar floors with wood plugs to hide the screws. Recently I noticed this yellow stain around many of the plugs. The floor is finished with polyurethane. What might be causing it and what ...
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Sealing a Stained Poplar Bed Frame

I'm putting together a KD Frames poplar bed frame. I've already stained it with Minwax Wood Stain (I really wanted a black wooden look) but I'm unsure how to finish it. When I bought the stain at ...
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how to make a new drum [closed]

I have hand made one drum. I carved it from a live poplar tree. When finished it stood 16" tall with a drum head greater than 10", but not much. I hand sanded it inside and out after I burned the ...
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What is Old English Scratch Cover?

Seems like a basic question but I haven't really been able to find the answer anywhere. I understand that it's used to restore scratched up wood... I've seen pictures and videos of it in use. But what ...
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Problem with different tins of the same stain

My first time working with stains and I've run into a bit of an issue. I am using timber protect oil based stains in Walnut colour on pine plywood and I misjudged my coverage area with my initial ...
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Spindle moulder blocks and cutters

I have just purchased an old Tyzack spindle moulder (shaper) and need some help please. I'm new to carpentry and have never used a spindle moulder before. I am in need of a block and cutters. I ...
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How to soundproof the Wood Shop?

I hold a small (15qm) Wood Shop at the basement, where I have the classic power tools like: a miter saw, a bench saw and a wood drill press and some other hand power tools. There is a real issue ...
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What Screw Should I Use For Fasten a 3/8th Steel Flat To A 4x4?

I have a project where I will be screwing some 11" strips of 3/8th flat steel (this one right here https://www.lowes.com/pd/Steelworks-4-ft-x-2-in-Hot-Rolled-Weldable-Steel-Slotted-Metal-Flat-Bar/...
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Sap problem on the top and shelf of an outside bar

About a month ago I built and painted an outside bar. I used wood planks from Lowe’s for the top and shelf, I sanded, painted, and then used poly acrylic on the top and shelf, now the sap is coming ...
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Best way to hide counter sunk screws

How can I best hide these screw heads? Wood filler probably will crack...
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How to create a pyramidal panel for a door?

I am working on a design for a hardwood door that would feature square, pyramidal panels. In masonry such shapes are called "diamonds". The question is how to shape the panels and do the joinery into ...
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Best way to hollow-out mantle (at least 4" deep)

I would like to hollow-out the backside of a mantle board, and I'm trying to think of the best way to do it. I have various tools at my disposal, or can procure a needed tool. The purpose is to hide ...
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Table saw, possible replacement queries

My father is a casual woodworker, and rarely deals with something as precise as fine joinery, and has been using his father's old table saw for his whole life. I believe it is a 1960s craftsmen with a ...
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How to properly use dye or sawdust to color epoxy for filling voids in wood

I have some boards with voids in them that I'd like to stabilize with colored epoxy. I've done this on previous projects with varying amounts of success, so I'd like a little perspective on my ...
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How to cleanup diamond plate efficiently?

I'm using diamond plates for sharpening bench chisels, and plane irons, and It's been difficult to keep them clean and performing to expectations. The instructions that come with the plates mention ...
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Replace porch boards (2x6) with composite

In 1993, my front porch was built using 2x6's for the decking, mounted perpendicular to the front of the house. After too many years of painting, replacing porch post's and rail balusters, I'm ready ...
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How to set up a Veritas Basic Grinding jig with short chisels

Problem I need to regrind new bevels on some old worn-out chisels, without using free-hand techniques, which I know how to do already. After some belabored research on grinding jigs, I purchased a ...
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Are there square-taper drill bits larger than 1-1/2" for hand braces?

A project description instructs to bore 1-3/4" through holes into a benchtop to insert round tenons from legs. ("Herculaneum Workbench", book: Ingenious Mechanicks, Chapter VI, p106, by C. Schwarz) I ...
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New Orleans style Exterior Wood Shutters

What process would you go through to create this style of shutters, with the expectation that they're built for long-life? Specifically, I'm interested in how the back panel is put together: glue or ...
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Fresh sawn oak sleepers deck

I'm planning to make a deck (~18m2) using oak railway half-sleepers (50mm thick, 200mm wide). They are fresh sawn, so they are pretty rough with splinters, etc. Is this a good idea at all? Can I sand ...
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How to make out-of-square cabinet square?

I'm refinishing some old speaker cabinets and noticed they were out of square. They're reasonably sturdy, but if I push the top sideways while holding the bottom (shear force), I can bend them square. ...
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How can I determine when a linseed oil finish has cured?

I have only recently begun experimenting with linseed oil and walnut oil finishes, after mainly using mineral oil. Today I read this question and realized that my process may be flawed, because I am ...
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Electric chainsaw mill

Are there any electric chainsaws out there powerful enough to run a Alaskan chainsaw mill? I am looking at the husky 3120xp but they are so expensive.
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Oil based stain over water based fire retardant

I'd like to treat some wood (raw pine) with a water-based class A flame retardant (Flameseal WSA), but also stain it with an oil based stain (garden variety Minwax or Varathane). I'm a bit unsure of ...
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Transparent oil or other substance which does not darken wood

What natural oil is highly transparent and does not darken the wood? I want it for wooden toys for children. The goal is to protect the wood while keeping the wood grains visible or even make them ...
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Need help with design of entryway bench joinery

I'm designing a bench for the entryway of our home that will have a place to sit, have two drawers and a bottom shelf for shoes. I'm designing it in Blender, but would like some help confirming the ...
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Router, how make a deep plunge cut?

I am really new to woodworking and I'm out of ideas on how to accomplish this. I am making a magnetic knife block. The stock is 11" long x 3" wide x 1 12/16" deep. I need to cut a 1 1/4" wide by 1 11/...
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Knots bleeding through deck sealer

I have a deck that I built in 1986 with treated lumber, that last year we used a stain sealer on and the sealer was bled thru at mostly knot locations. I have used clear sealer many times over the ...
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How can I make the 1/2 inch tip of 3/4" dowels maybe 1/16 of an inch thinner so they fit in a coupling?

I want to be able to easily connect and disconnect two 3/4" dowels to each other. All the couplings I've been able to find out there, while they say they are 3/4" they do not fit tightly to 3/4" ...
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I'm looking for a good finish for goblets and shot glasses [duplicate]

So I have started turning some goblets and shot glasses, and I'm trying to find a good finish for them that can be nice and glossy, but doesn't need constant reapplication. I'm pretty sure that ...
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How Much Weight Can a 1inch x 11inch Dowel Hold/Support?

I am asking about the 6416U 1 in. x 1 in. x 48 in. Hardwood Round Dowel they sell at Home Depot. I plan to join 3 4x4s and use the middle one as a swivel, the middle one will be under load and the 2 ...
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How to produce lumber from logs?

I have two 30 meter sitka spruces that have fallen in my yard. I'd like to process them into usable planks ideally as long as possible only using hand tools. Can someone give me a step by step on how ...
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Why are portable table saws bad for “fine woodwoorking”?

I've read over and over that portable table saw or certain table saws are not good for fine woodworking. I'm thinking about starting to build my own cabinets, shelves and tables. So I've been ...
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Reducing collet 3/8“ - 1/4”

I picked up a relatively cheap plunge router that takes 3/8" however I can't seem to find any reasonably priced 3/8" shank bit kits. I have found 1/4" and obviously it doesn't fit. Is there an ...
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Turning chisel handle templates?

I'm new to turning and I'm looking to turn some chisel handles, but I want them all to look the same. Are there any printable online templates that anyone knows of? Is there anyway I can create my ...
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How to make a desk grommet without a lathe?

I have a walnut desk that now requires a 2" walnut grommet (since I cut the hole in the desk before realizing that walnut grommets are only for sale in 1 3/4" size)....so I need to make my own. ...
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What wood can I use to make a jewelry box with a scroll saw? [closed]

I’m fairly new to wood working. I took a shop class in school years ago but that’s about the extent of my knowledge. I was wondering what a good wood would be to make a jewelry box using the scroll ...
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Long lasting exterior shutters

I'm creating some exterior wood shutters made from Eastern Red Cedar (rails and stiles) and Western Red Cedar (panels). The mismatch really has more to do with what's available locally than a design ...
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How to fix a gap in plywood screwed joint

I've knocked together some plywood to make a shoe rack and I've messed up the cuts. There's a gap that I thought I could live with but I'd like to try and fix if possible. Notice the slight bulge? ...
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How to address a failed glue up?

I'm working on my first major glue up, and I noticed a failure to bond properly along the edge of the outer board, see picture below. I did some research, and I can think of a number of things I did ...

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