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Why is my miter saw hard to slide when i move it to go to a different degree?

When I move the handle on my miter saw, to the left or right in order to change the degree of the cut, it is hard to slide it. I do hold down the handle lock when sliding. So that's not the problem.
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How do I repair a chip in a white lacquered Kawai piano?

A white lacquered Kawai baby grand has a half dollar sized chip on the corner which needs to be repaired. I wrote to the Kawai headquarters and they do not offer matching paint. Can anyone offer me ...
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Enclosing an MDF sheet in 4x4 Cedar

I am building a headboard for a bed, and want to put an MDF sheet inside a dado in 4x4 cedar boards, as shown in the image: Should I make the MDF free floating in case it swells? Or glue it to the ...
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How straight should my hand saw be?

I'm new to hand tools woodworking, and started working with a ryoba saw. I wanted to know - to what extent does the straightness of the saw affect the straightness of my cuts? How should I test the ...
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Preserve stan oil decking

I have decking made up of old scaffold boards. After ten years it is looking tired and some have rotted with rain penetration. I need confirmation of the procedure for the replacements. I believe ...
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Minwax PolyShades on kitchen table, still sticky after 2 1/2 days [closed]

My table is sticky and tacky on even on the first coat after 2 1/2 days I don’t know what to do. I followed the directions to a T. I kept going over and over the directions and tutorials on the ...
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wood frame, corner joints and braces

I'm building an outside enclosure for my cats. I've done that before using pocket holes and lots of screws. I've since added a router to my tools collection and was wondering if it's a good idea to do ...
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Identifying Period Molding In-Situ

I’d like to have some molding milled. However, to approach the local shop/mill, it would be useful if I could name the molding/spindle cutters used. Therefore, I've attached a photo of the molding. ...
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Cheap Surfacing Bit and Quality Carbide Cutters

Prices on spoilboard (surfacing, planing, & slab leveler) bits vary from $10 to $500. Naturally, the $20 Brand X looks the same as the $300 Amana: Has anyone tried mixing the Brand X body with ...
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Should I use a partially or fully threaded screw?

I am building a wooden ladder. I am attaching/securing the rungs to the rails using screws only (two 1/8 steel screws on each side). I know this is a design for failure, but my question has more of a ...
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How to fix lacquer mark from sanding, I cleaned, stripped, then cleaned this table top, when i started to sand this occured - any ideas?

Please help, see image for review - is it lacquer i sanded into the table.
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Joining long stair treads

I'm finishing a 3-seasons room and need to make a set of stairs to go from my house to my room. I have double French doors and the width is a little under 6 feet. The longest stair tread I've found ...
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Chalk method for planing?

If a hand plane can flatten a surface twice the length of its sole, I’m wondering if this method would work: Apply chalk to the entire surface of a board to be flattened, then playing across the ...
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I have a 200 lbs metal plate that was screwed in a wood board with 5 screws (1/4" diameter, 3" long). I had to remove the screws

I had to remove the plate (removing the screws) to do some unrelated repairs. Now I am concerned that the screws will not hold up as well, and I don't want that metal plate to fall on someone's head. ...
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How deeply does yakisugi protect the wood?

I want to make a cutting board out of ash and I want to char the outside using Yakisugi, because I love that black color. A cutting board has to be smooth and hard, so I would need to scrape off the ...
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Buying logs to saw: should I expect to pay a premium, or get a discount?

I own a portable sawmill and used to mill logs from my own property. I had to sell the property and now want to buy logs. I want to know what is a reasonable price to pay for sawing-quality logs, e.g. ...
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Need help identifying japanese chisels

I'm hoping someone could help me identify the maker or provide some more info on the chisels I purchased. The box roughly translates to: Handmade suminagashi Koresaku, the third generation of the ...
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Input sought on sturdy design for a storage + seating bench/seat

I've never built something from scratch before, and thought I would start with a small and simple project. Except I'm not sure of all the physics. I want a bedside seat with a shelf for books. It ...
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How to measure and mark for a hinge?

How should I measure and mark the position of a hinge, attaching a folding shelf to a table, so that 1) the top surfaces are flush, and 2) the gap is minimized without binding? The table and shelf are ...
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What is the proper configuration of a buzz saw cradle?

I am trying to make my old buzzsaw safer. I suspect that the cradle —the iron hand that holds the log — could be improved. There is no user's manual — both the company and the country where the ...
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Safe Glossy Non-Toxic Finish for Wood Shifter Handle?

I'm considering getting a custom wood shifter handle and they can either do a raw finish, a semi-glossy finish or glossy polished. Just wondering what the safest and least toxic glossy finish would be ...
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How can I lighten a new white oak floor repair that has 1st coat poly to match current yellowed white oak floor (18 years old)?

I have replaced a patch of 18 year old water damaged white oak flooring (which has yellowed over time) with new white oak flooring that was stained to match as closely as possible. However, once ...
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Grain filler to reduce milky/ white-ish appearance on poplar burl

I have recently acquired a guitar and ended up sanding though the clear coat of it, as described in this question. Now I am trying to find the best way to refinish the body. In the picture below we ...
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Stock preparation for tapered tenon cutter

I’ve got a Veritas tapered tenon cutter (https://www.leevalley.com/en-gb/shop/tools/hand-tools/dowel-and-tenon-cutters/54835-veritas-tapered-tenon-cutters) and feel like I am missing something obvious ...
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re-finishing only a limited area of a guitar body

I have bought an Ibanez electric guitar some time ago and the finish was really bad, the top coat was very wavy and not properly finished, like it had not been properly sanded. So I decided to sand it ...
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Jigsaw T bar guage

I have a Von Haus 400w Jigsaw. On the bottom plate there appears to be the openings from left to right or vice versa to allow a T bar gauge or device to enable the user to vary the width of the wood ...
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Recommendation on making a shoe rack [duplicate]

First project - Trying to take up woodworking as a hobby and was confused with all the information available. Please be gentle. I am trying to make a simple shoe rack that will be minimally used and ...
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How can I best fix and reinforce this door that has flat concealed hinges which are misaligned

The door hinges seem to be not lined up with the cupboard panel. We will eventually replace it all but for now I need a way to either fix or reinforce the door so it doesn’t keep coming off the ...
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How to cut a straight 10cm section out of a 20cm post

I want to cut a cuboid section out of a 20cm post. My only thought is to make lots of cuts and then go to work with a chisel. Are there any alternatives? Update... Went as far as I dared with a ...
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Is there a tool that uses such a bowed blade?

Or is the blade simply warped due to some unimaginable misuse? It belonged to my great grandfather who died in 1968, so it should be a fairly modern tool.
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how to get a really nice finish on wood as a beginner?

In tons of videos, (random YouTube example) the wood transforms into something totally different with a finish. I can't for the life of me get anything even remotely as nice as those things. At best I ...
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Setup improvement for planing faces of long boards

Apologies in advance for the long intro — I thought it would be relevant to explain the setup I am looking to evolve and why. I’ve started woodworking with power tools on a balcony, and as such my ...
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Drywall mud to patch bubbled veneer?

The veneer on this shelf's plywood bubbled up. I imagine there is not much expansion and contraction, so can I simply use drywall joint compound to fill this void once I cut the veneer away? I ...
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What is the name of the brace?

I have a chair that broke and I need to buy two of these to replace them. I took the chair to a wood repair place or furniture repair place and he told me he would charge me more than the whole set is ...
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Getting rough results when cutting parallel to the side

I'm a beginner in wood carving and I get this rough result when cutting parallel to the side: I tried stropping my knives which I haven't had done yet and tried again with the same result. I even was ...
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Can I get two parallel sides of a board with only a jointer?

I'm building up my woodshop and currently have a jointer (4" wide), a table saw, and a miter saw. I really wish I had a planer, but my budget is a little tight right now. In lieu of that, I'm ...
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How to make stuff concave - large radius - with handtools?

I’m trying to bestow a 5-foot long hollow to a board, to use as support for the base of a midcentury modern tv cabinet. E.g.: the long horizontal member of the leg base in the image below: I’m ...
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How to use a very large Forstner-style bit

This Forstner bit is 92mm in diameter, it's very large. I need to make a clean hole into a block of wood. Looks a bit dangerous, or looks like there's a risk to break the bit or tool. So how am I ...
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Handrail Installation (Interior Stairs) using Kregg Jig & Screws

Good afternoon. I'm installing some new newel posts and a new handrail for our interior stairs. For attaching the handrail to the newel post, it appears the typical installation calls for rail and ...
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Risk assessment for using draw knife/shave horse with children?

I work at a school and we have a green woodwork area. Which is awesome! I’d like to work towards using a shave horse and draw knives with the children there, aged 8-16 years. I’ve used shave horses ...
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Joining cross supports to workbench legs

I'm new to woodworking and I'm in the process of building myself a workbench for my garage. The workbench is divided into three sections. Each side will have space for storage and the middle will be ...
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What is this adjustable/foldable rack for?

I inherited this whimsical object along with several other woodworking tools. The item resembles a stepladder, albeit a very small one (about 50cm). A hinge is connecting the two main sides - one ...
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Making a thick door not catch on a drawer front

I am planning a sideboard that has 2 sets of doors on the outside and a pair of drawers in the middle. The desired appearance of the doors and fronts requires that the doors be as thick as 1.5 inches. ...
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Steam Bending American Walnut

I asked this on the Home Improvement and it was suggested I ask here too. We have a bay window which has an actual curve to it rather than the half octogan that some have. We have skirting boarded the ...
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What am I doing wrong with white wash pickling stain?

Trying to get the dark reddish stain off a bathroom door, hoping to make it look as light as possible. Looks like oak (veneer) to me. I stripped door of (most) stain using Citrastrip twice. Then ...
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Making very small mortises/grooves in wood

I'm wondering if there is a best way to make such holes in wood, size 2mm x 10mm. Should I use small chisels or any other approach you recommend?
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Is this unit properly supported? [closed]

I am designing a unit constructed entirely of wood. The small (innermost) cylinders are 16" and the big (outermost) ones are 32". The platforms are 3/4" BC plywood. My concern is the ...
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What are some methods for fixing mis-aligned boards?

The back piece isn't attached yet. I'd like it to line up with the side piece, instead of having that ˜3/32" difference in height. A 43x2x3/32" piece of wood to put under it would be ...
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White spots after sanding off stain

First woodworking project here, sanding a table that had previously been stained to get it to be smoother. I worked my way up from 120 to 220 and then lightly sanded with 320. Now there are these ...
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Why can't I flatten the back of my mortice chisel?

The back of my mortice chisel is not completely flat. Specifically, the corners of the cutting edge are both slightly shallower than the rest of the back face, meaning they aren't honed to form a ...
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