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How to attach a beam perpendicularly to a wall?

I am trying to figure out how to attach the three parallel wooden beams on the picture below to a wall or a wooden base. The connection must be solid because it will be used for pull-ups from the ...
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How should a jointer outfeed table be setup?

I recently purchased a bench-top jointer and I think I set up the outfeed table properly according to the instructions that came with it. A straight edge placed on the outfeed table just touches the ...
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Jointer setup gives bow on the board

I recently bought my first jointer and I set it up according to several tutorial videos online. My knives are slightly above the outfeed table, and I used a ruler to see how many millimetres is the ...
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Wood over LCD monitor

I've seen projects on Instructables and elsewhere where people have placed wood veneer over LEDs to create clocks, and other devices, or they might drill thicker wood down so that the LED has only ...
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How to fix this mirror frame

I have an old dressing table, and the mirror frame is coming apart. How best to repair it? I am thinking carpenter glue, but I'm not sure. Thanks
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Stanley #1 Plane

I recently picked up a Stanley #1 plane. Apparently, a previous owner dropped, and a small chunk broke off from a corner of the sole. Can this area be filled in with weld metal and resurfaced (...
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Work shop access [closed]

I am a member of a 35 member woodworking group. We have our own woodworking shop that has a keycode entry. I started using google sheets to have members login and book time in the available slots. The ...
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Are drill guides supposed to be zero-clearance?

I bought the following drill guide so that I can make perpendicular holes in wood. Even using this tool, I failed and I am wondering if the problem is my technique, or if I have bought a faulty piece....
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What is this metal bar in the front of the jigsaw?

Sorry, just one more novice question about my dad's old Bosch PST 50 AE, before I buy new blades, bear with me.... What is this? ...and is it supposed to be like that and look this way? Or is it ...
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Is there an advantage to have the bearing above or below a 1/4" cutter router bit

I want to use a router to cut a 1/4" slot (in poplar) to make a panel door with 1/4" plywood. (In the past I've use a table saw.) I need to buy a bit. I'm choosing 1/2" shank so it will ...
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Type of blade shanks for Bosch PST 50 AE

Sorry for my novice question, but I'm looking to buy some blades (for using with wood) for my dads old Bosch PST 50 AE. Would just any Bosch blades fit this old Bosch model? Or has there been (or are ...
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Can I spray Minwax water based polyurethane clear satin?

I sprayed a water based polyurethane (Minwax) on a lot of cabinets, but it was about 15 years ago. It was relatively noxious, but it sprayed great out of my inexpensive HVLP gun and compressor. I'm ...
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Repair a crack on the side of an oak table

My oak table shows a split at the side of it. Is there a way I can address it? What would you do? I have plans of refinishing my oak table with a darker wood stain.
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Wood chair: Cutting out back post vs (domino) tenons

I would like to build several outdoor teak chairs, similar to this one https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/larnaca-outdoor-dining-side-chair/?pkey=s~larnaca~70&sbkey=williams-sonoma-home ...
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What is the best way to cut this oak cladding for the best fitting angles?

Hello all thanks for reading my question. I am a novice(at best) at woodworking and I am currently undertaking the renovation of my stairs. I have successfully cut out the stringers in 6mm MDF oak ...
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Aligning entry and exit side of drawbores

I don't have a drill press, so when drilling a long hole, I'll typically drill from both sides, as close as I can eyeball being orthogonal to the surface, and meet in the middle. This way, the series ...
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Guide bushing for 21/32 router bit [duplicate]

What guide bushing should I use for 21/32 router bit. Some say 1" some say 3/4" and I can't find anywhere on line.I am using BOSCH 1617EVSPK 2.25 HP Thanks in advance for your time.
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Floating bed design review

First time here. I've decided to make my own floating bed, I've watched a few videos, but one feature I'd like to include is storage, and for that, I've added a sort of a lid in the middle of the big ...
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Can you do a wet sand with a sanding machine?

I'm interested in using Danish oil. One of the approaches I have seen is to apply the first coat, let it dry and then use 600 grit sandpaper that you wet with the Danish oil for the second and third ...
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Is there any reason why I should not finish before I build? [duplicate]

I want to finish some pine wood with Danish oil and then try and build a coffee table. I was wondering if there is any reason to build before finishing. I realise that Im probably going to finish some ...
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What glue suits restoring this old (French?) chair?

I have this old chair, French I believe, for a restoration project. It's a bit rickety so I'd like to take it apart, clean up the dowels and glue surfaces and re-glue before upholstering. The original ...
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Cost-effective wood selection for outdoor craft project

Lots of questions here about outdoor wood/finishes but most of them are for furniture or other high-end projects. I'm looking to build planters like this one... The plans I purchased list MDF as the ...
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Sanding woods of different hardnesses perfectly flat

I'm making a chess board from jatoba and maple. I made a mistake in my planning stage, and mis-interpretted the max width of my planer. As such, the board top is now just a bit to wide to go through,...
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Staining over epoxy [duplicate]

I am building a dining table out of of cracked reclaimed wood. I’ve mistakenly filled in the cracks with epoxy first and am now looking to stain the wood. Obviously, a normal stain won’t adhere to the ...
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Finishing jatoba and maple chess board

I'm building a chess board -- I decided to use jatoba and maple for the board itself, (and am using wenge and maple for the trim). After milling the jatoba, the exposed surfaces of the jatoba are no ...
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Should thick (softwood) joint be drawbored through and through?

What are some valid considerations to help decide whether drawbore holes should be blind? (or go through the back) I'm building a roubo-style bench with thick douglas fir legs (4"x6") and ...
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Trend router table compatibility

I recently bought a Trend CRT/MK3 router table and am trying to choose a router to go with it. Feature wise the trend t11 looks good because of its ability to have the cut height adjusted through the ...
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Options for invisibly mounting slats on ceiling & walls

I'm building out a van conversion and want to mount a few dozen wooden slats to the walls and ceilings, similar to the picture below. I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to do this with ...
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Efficiently rip a large number of 45-degree fillet battens

I need to cut 450 pieces of fillet battens from 50x50 (2"x2") square rough-sawn stock. The local millwork wasn't able to provide them as they have in the past, so I need to cut them myself. ...
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Angle to Inches Calculator

Is there a calculator that can provide dimensions for a triangle that produce an angle that I specify? There seems to be an abundance of calculators that tell you what angle you get from dimensions ...
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Bowed wood for door build [duplicate]

I'm preparing to build some doors for my workshop and I'm really struggling to get help with an issue I'm having. I'm going for a framed ledge and brace design and I've got my components, however, a ...
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What size dado set to use for 10" table saw?

I'm a noob with a new table saw and confused about buying a dado set for it. It is a 10" saw with a 5/8" arbor -- a Laguna Fusion 2. But I am finding zero dado options on the market for this ...
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How to cut chevron detail on mjolnir handle

I'm trying to achieve a similar effect to the handle on this: I want to do this entirely in wood. How would I go about cutting that on a wood lathe? Or any way for that matter...
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What is the name of this basic removable joint?

I want to try using this basic joint to make removable legs for a table, but what's it called?
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Back panel for wall cabinet

I have plastered brick walls, painted with stain-resistant paint. The paint is reasonably durable. Due to climactic conditions (humidity very high, tropical heat, no air con), wood needs extra ...
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Separated wood 15 minutes after starting glue up, reapplied glue, and re-clamped, will the joint fail?

I'm making an end-grain cutting board. While gluing my (18) strips of wood together, I dry fit the pieces, glued them, and clamped them. As I was finishing tightening the clamps, I noticed that the ...
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Finish for a soap mould?

Background : Hi, Wood is often used as a material for trivets, it has a low heat transfert coeficient and do not alter or suffer from temperatures as high as 100°C. (& probably often more for ...
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Drilling conical holes into Wood (Lathe)

I need to drill conical holes that are narrow at the deep and and wider at the top into cylindrical bars. The measurements need to be very precise. I was thinking of using a narrow drill for the ...
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How to smooth out an inside cut?

I found this image online (https://www.tattootribes.com/multimedia/110/Ilaria-BE-heart-tattoo.jpg) that I have traced onto a piece of oak about 1 3/8" thick. I used a bandsaw to carve the outside ...
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Makita router straight guide... not straight?

I recently got a makita RP2301FC plunge router. I'm a hobbyist and this is my first router. Today I tried using it for the first time when i noticed the straight guide isn't straight. When I push it ...
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Difference between commercial joinery dowels and smooth dowels

I've been looking into using dowels for joints in a project of mine. As I've lead a sheltered life, I have pretty much only seen dowels in this "ribbed" style. However, as I'm planning to ...
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What glue can I use to glue phenolic plywood to phenolic plywood, and laminate to phenolic plywood?

Basically: I want to build some cabinets. Locally (Indonesia) there is 'cheap and nasty' 15mm plywood available, plus 15 & 18mm phenolic plywood. I tried ordering some 'slightly nicer' 18mm ...
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How much water can be added to thin a water-based stain?

In a water-based stain thinning process, how much of water percentage is the maximum amount of water it becomes too much? My goal is to try to stain with different thinness to try different shades of ...
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Stanley 78 rebate plane spur goes too deep

I have bought an old Stanley 78 rebate plane and I try to bring it to life. I honed the blade and tried to do a rebate (rabbet) across the grain. Of course that required the spur (nicker?) to be ...
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Method to remove wood sticker stain / discolored area from pine?

I am using some old pine for flooring and want to keep the rustic saw mark appearance on the face. There are 1” wide horizontal stains across the boards left by wood stickers from drying or stacking ...
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Order of Operations of Stain, Paint, BLO

I sanded an axe handle (hickory) into shape and am beginning the process of finishing it. I want the bottom grip of the handle to be stained, a line of gloss black paint (I know, not typical on an axe ...
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Can I apply a wood veneer on stairs?

I have finished my pine stairs recently. I am not that happy with the end result as the wood colour doesn't match my floor (long story). I am seeking solutions and friend suggested applying a an oak ...
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How to remove the "yellow" look from pine?

I recently finished building my stairs with pine wood. I was expecting to stain them to give it a bit darker look, but I didn't like the end result. I know I should have picked another wood to start ...
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Doweled miter joint vs doweled butt joint

I am going to be making a box to store full milk bottles outside. I was going to make a frame using miter joints, as I have a miter saw. However, I didn't think the joint would be strong enough, so I ...
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What structures can I use for a custom plywood drawer cabinet underneath a concrete table backing onto a brick wall

I would like to build three drawers and a cupboard here: You can just see the dishwasher to the right, so the wide drawer is for plates and the narrower drawers for cutlery and such like. The back ...

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