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Flyscreen mesh stapled on to a Faraday cage

How would I go about fastening the mesh where it overlaps each other and there is no wooden frame in between..I thought pieces of wire would be suffice?
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Should I use or exterior oil based polyurethane for wood trim in a bathroom?

I have stained all the wood trim in my bathroom. I am planning to coat it with an oil based polyurethane. Would exterior poly be preferable because it is exposed to moisture?
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Hand Plane blade setting issue [closed]

I am not sure what I am missing, but no matter what setting I do the blade never come forward hence cut nothing. I have move the frog full forward, also the blade adjuster to full low! I can see if I ...
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What is the correct size screw of a 8.3mm countersink bit

The screws I have are 10g..does this countersink bit work or should I refund and what is the correct size countersink bit
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What's the polishing method to achieve/maintain this smooth, reflective finishing

I bought this set of 30-year old dining table and chairs from Craigslist, and the owner indicated that they would polish them every year. I was stupid not to follow up with a question about their ...
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weight capacity of cabinet made of 1/2"plywood

I would like to determine the weight capacity of a cabinet made of 1/2" plywood which is 18" deep and 60" long, 37" high. The cabinet has 2 sides and 2 uprights spaced about 20" from either end. The ...
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Removing a chemical or food stain on oiled wood table

I made a kitchen table from oak wood, and oiled the surface. It's a great looking piece and I'm very proud of it. Yesterday I must have stained it with a cleaning product, I unfortunately do not know, ...
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cedar fireplace mantel

I am making a mantel from a piece of red cedar which has been cut flat on the bottom and top. I have scraped and removed the loose bark from the sides. I like the look of leaving some layers of of ...
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What's a “Brad” and What's a “Lip” When Talking About a Wood Drill Bit?

With regard to the difference between a wood drill bit and a metal drill bit, the respondent talks about a wood drill bit having a "spar/brad" and a "lip," but doesn't point to (or show such) in the ...
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Is this ostrichwood?

The lady at the lumber dealer said this was ostrichwood. Is she pulling my leg?
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Choosing wood for long 11'x2' (double) desk top

Options other than butting together two long plywood panels to make the desktop? Working remotely and need a double desk for my wife and I. We have a great wide window at the end of a room that is ~...
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Kitchen Cabinet with Face Frame, Full Overlay Door Hinges

I'm interested in learning how to build shaker kitchen cabinets. I want them to look like the picture below. I want them to have a standard 1 1/2" face frame and full overlay cabinet doors and drawers....
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Is there a way to remove shellac or varish from a wood sign with painted lettering without runinig the letters?

I have a wood sign from the 1950's that has red and blue letters painted on it. It is a grey piece of drift wood. Someone either used shellac or varnish on it about 8 years ago and the sign looks ...
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Can wood glue be used after application of danish oil?

I am making boxes and I want to glue wood pieces in the box after danish oil is applied. Will the glue stick to wood finished with danish oil?
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Fill baseboard gaps after installing wood vinyl floors

Recently we removed the carpet from our living room/hallway and installed peel-and-stick vinyl flooring. Now there is a 1/4 inch gap visible throughout the room. We're considering our options to fill ...
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Trim router - Arbor has small amount of play along its axis, is this normal? (DWP611)

Last week I was using my router and I think the guide bushing vibrated loose -- it chipped the bit, chewed up inside of the bushing a little (luckily it was only brass or it might have been more ...
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Sanding Poly coated veneer

I put new oak veneer on a table and applied two coat of polyurethane. It now looks as though I should have sanded down the veneer to a smoother surface. It's not terrible, but it the grain is sticking ...
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How can I remove metal connectors from a thin wooden ring?

My issue is in the form of these headphone rings - I'm wanting to create new ones, but I need to extract these big metal lugs from the original, preferably without destroying them. I believe the wood ...
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Bandsaw vs Table Saw

I am toying between 2 options for my next workshop power tool. A bandsaw or table saw. Both I am looking at have a maximum cutting depth of 80mm, both have fences to enable straight cuts and both ...
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Is a 20 ft by 12 ft workshop a good size for a woodworking shop? [closed]

I'm in the planning stage of building a shed. I would like to be able to use a table saw and various other tools (drill press, router table, compound miter saw, etc). Would a 20x12 shed be big enough? ...
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What is patting on poly, What material is needed and how do i do it and is it better than using a brush?

I'm working on redoing a 3x3 butcher block and turning it into a craft table for my granddaughter and she wants a nice finish on it. What is patting on poly?
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Which glue/grab adhesive type to use with OSB 3 boards and joists for shed + spacing [migrated]

I will be laying 18mm OSB/3 boards on 2 x 4 joists for a garden shed. I was planning to screw and nail them down using a mix of 50mm decking screws and galvanised nails. However, quite a few sites/...
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As an individual woodworker, how do you work with slabs that are too heavy to lift?

We are in the planning stages of building a new house that will include a 'workspace', which will be used primarily for woodworking (among other things). I would like to make sure I design this ...
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Best wood for large picture frame (cost not a factor)

I need to have some frames made which will have fabric stretched tight around them, so they are not actually picture frames, but what artists call "stretchers". Some of them are large, about 8 feet ...
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Watco lacquer still gummy after 4 days

I am a jewelry artist who recently started working with wood. I have used a gold stamping ink to lightly cover a few pieces, allowed to dry completely for 24 hours and then started doing mist coats of ...
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Why does my teak dining table have splits?

My dining table has a split, for which I recently posted a question asking how to repair it. I received a number of suggestions to post details of the table's construction, especially how the top is ...
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In which order should I glue, stain and apply epoxy resin?

I want to glue four timber beams side by side, stain them and fix some voids with epoxy resin. What is the best order to do it? Each beam measures 150x150x600mm and is made from beech. Some voids ...
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Preparing New Tool for Use and Ongoing Care

I've recently purchased a mini metal lathe. I've finished unpacking it and I've noticed that it's come coated in Cosmoline or some other packing grease like another of my tools. In the past I've just ...
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Making corners of wood planks rounded

What´s the best tool to make the corners of planks rounded: From To this
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Cutting a rectangular hollow into lumber — what is the correct term?

Any tips on how to do what I'm asking are welcome, but first of all I would like to ask for the correct terminology (because not knowing it prevents me from even Googling myself). Maybe the title is ...
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Water based poly over oil stain

I saw a post that actually discussed this topic, but saw it a bit too late. It basically said that it's fine if you let the oil stain fully cure before applying the water based poly. However, I ...
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Can anyone explain how this plane could be used?

This plane is listed on ebay as a carriage-maker plane but it does not look like one (i.e.: when I think carriage maker I think a jack plane size that can do rebates). Can anyone explain why the sole ...
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Custom risers for bed without legs

My bed sits on a frame, so there are no legs to put off the shelf raisers , I am thinking of cutting a lap on 4x4 to the width of bed frame and fastened it with two bolts, for good support I am hoping ...
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Creating a shallow recess in Ikea countertop for sink flange

I am installing new butcher block-style counters in my kitchen. The new sink has a flat flange around the edge. (It is made to work as as undermount or a drop-in.) I want to drop in the sink. ...
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Would different finishing schedules inside and out spell doom for a bathroom cabinet?

For a little while now, I've been thinking about making a cabinet (or something) with a finely painted exterior, but a natural finish on the inside, so that there's a little hidden gem when someone ...
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Is there anything out there that I can attach to the wall with no-damage tape and then drill the mounting screws into that wood instead of the wall?

I'm trying to mount a baby gate but the ends require you to drill the mounts on each end directly into the wall. I was wondering if there was a way to attach a block or something to the wall with no ...
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How can I join 45 degree mitered boards as legs for a coffee table?

I'm looking to duplicate this look for a wooden coffee table: https://www.scandesign.com/products/porto-coffee-table Any ideas on how I could replicate those coffee table legs other than mortise and ...
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Can you effectively correct a warped board finished with polyurethane (or other waterproofing)?

Heat and moisture tend to be the go-to's for effectively bending wood. Because of the finish, not much, if any moisture will be able to penetrate the wood. Can heat alone, or just a solid rig that ...
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Polyurethane and white splotches

I applied a polyurethane stain to an oak piece and these white splotches and this white splatter are showing up all over! How to fix this?
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How to fix lines between old and new stain

I am working on wooden handrails. I have stained them, but then my GF decided she wanted them joined together. So I used a zipbolt to join them, and then sanded down the transition. However after I ...
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Is it possible to unwarp this piece of wood?

First time working with wood - i CNC'd a landscape into a piece of London Plane timber but since first purchasing the wood, the left hand side of it has slowly curled upwards. Most of the curling ...
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Reinforcing endgrain to long grain joint in thin stock, without visible splines?

I'll be building a small box soon, and one of the things I'll be drawing inspiration from is this photo I found online: I like the leg design of this box a lot, but it occurs to me that this is ...
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Chopstick repair?

I have a nice pair of custom red wooden (cedar maybe?) chopsticks I took home as a gift from an event last year and about one inch completely broke off of one. I have both pieces, as it was a clean ...
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Struggle to cut material with router, dull bit?

I want to cut 35mm holes for European-style hinges in melamine. Because I don't have a drill press, I decided to cut the holes using a router with guide bushing and template. I'm pretty new to the ...
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Herringbone maple tabletop warped

I flopped a tabletop glueup. Clamped only from above, table saw was .5 degrees off. And the 32 pieces on each side create a "bowl" in the middle of about 1/4in. Ouch. What can I do , if anything, ...
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Aligning screw head slots

Looking at the hinges on my piano I can see that all the screw slots are aligned horizontally. If I was to screw a piano hinge onto anything the slots would be all over the place. So what is the ...
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Storing a chainsaw for occasional winter use

I'm curious if there's any difference in storing / maintaining a chainsaw for occasional use in winter. I live in the northern US and temperatures are typically around freezing, with some occasional ...
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Trying to fill gaps with liquid nails?

Basically I am making a wooden tick tack toe toilet paper holder. I'm wondering how to make my gaps look seamless before I paint. This is my first time ever attempting something on my own, (at 40 yrs ...
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Face vise position in restricted space

I have seen many examples of different kinds of workbenches and instructions for building them online, and when they feature a face vise it is nearly always positioned at the left hand of the bench. ...
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How to cut a pull out slat bed from a single piece of plywood?

I know the simple answer is to cut the slats separately and making an assembly, I've done that before. This time I want to cut it from a single piece of 3/4 plywood. It will be approx. 3.5ft x 4ft ...

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