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Why does my blade gets stuck in the wood while cutting?

I have a Scheppach mitre saw and have been using it for a few years. Recently I noticed it's began sticking (stop cutting) whilst cutting and I have to raise the blade and have several attempts to ...
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How to make a cork backed steel ruler?

I'm following the book Tools - by Charles Platt where he suggests that it is really important to use a cork-backed steel ruler. I want to make a cork backed steel ruler as I'm not getting one on any ...
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Sealant recommendation for pen-holding box

I am about to start assembling a box to stow away items that otherwise overrun a desk. The box arrives in small pieces. Before assembling, I'd like to apply some sealant so that it stays clean for ...
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Weight capacity for 3/4" plywoood curvy board

We buit montesori curvy plywood balance boards. They are 36" x 11" deep by 3/4" thick. They are made of 3 layers of maply veneer plywood. I'm unsure of the exact classifcation of the ...
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Large 1/4 inch 45 degree chamfer router bit for cutting mitres

I am wanting to perform some mitre 45 degree cuts with my router table as my cheapo mitre saw doesn't have a straight fence (sad noises); so I've been looking for a chamfer bit that is large enough to ...
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Unknown tool from auger bits set

Does anyone recognise the tool on the photos below? Recently I’ve bought a set of old auger bits on eBay and among them was that tool. I de-rusted it, but have no idea what do use it for :)
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What type of wood can I use to achieve this finish?

I’m relatively new to fine woodworking and I’m building something that needs a color/finish like this piece Any ideas what kind of wood, stain, etc this might be or what I could use to mimic it? The ...
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How do I repair chipboard for screws?

The bracket in the first image is holding a frame onto the bottom of a (Stiga) table tennis table. The other one (and some others) have broken off the table. I need to repair the chipboard as shown in ...
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How do I keep the natural colour on wormy maple?

I have some beautiful wormy maple barn doors that I want to finish. I've tried Minwax oil-modified polyurethane clear satin and tung oil separately on a small corner and both turned the wood slightly ...
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Will varnish stop bare wood from warping?

I am looking to purchase some unfinished ash strip wood for some interior decorative purposes. The retailer advised that whilst it is 'ready to use' (in reference to the wood having been planed etc), ...
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How to keep bandsaw blade from bending

I've got a solid old Craftsman 12" bandsaw and it works great for most things. But I've been trying to use it to mill small logs into boards and having a really hard time making a straight cut, ...
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Make parallel edges with router table or table saw?

I have a couple of boards that I jointed the edges on, thinking them to be parallel. But, after re-measuring it appears the edges were not parallel (or maybe the jointer took more wood off at one end?)...
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Stain lifting when refinishing antique maple door

I am refinishing an antique interior door for our bedroom. I scraped off the old varnish type finish, maybe shellac, and sanded to bare wood (220 grit). I applied oil based "Old Masters" ...
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Why glue the bottom of the box

I am only starting woodworking and in several books I read that woodworking is all about prevent final product from damage of season temperature and humidity changes. So it means that to glue the ...
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What's the impact of blade RPM on a table saw?

I'm looking to buy a 10" table saw and I see that blade RPM is noted on many of the listings. So far, I'm seeing numbers from 3400 RPM to 5000 RPM. I'd imagine that a higher RPM will make a ...
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Vibration when routing using large bits

I have been getting vibration trying to cut a box joint using a 1/2" trim bit. The cut is big since the wood thickness is 1", the cut is 1" high by 1/2" diameter. Material is ash. ...
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Notching and dimensioning a lot of 2x lumber to a specific size

I need to cut 32 of these: They're 2x8's, each a foot long, with a corner removed. I'm hoping to cut them safely and efficiently. I thought about running them across the table saw, maybe 3 or 4 at ...
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Help on choosing box-style hinge for a chess board

I am looking for some nice rectangular hinges for use on a folding chess board. They need to fold 180 degrees and be flush to the bottom. To do that, the knuckle needs to be mortised into the wood ...
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Will sap from wood ruin table saw or dust collector?

In trying to repurpose 30 year old waterbed frame wood, I decided to turn it into 2x3s but when I cut it, it smells really sappy! I could smell it still hours later. I'm using it for basic support for ...
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Looking for the LEAST fragrant wood for storing tea

I am looking to create something similar to a cigar humidor for storing Pu'er tea which requires relatively high humidity and temperature. However, the important difference is I would like a wood that ...
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thickness table no apron

I want to make a dining table with no aprons ("mid century modern" style), out of oak planks (first time doing tables, and something this large in general). Basically I want to copy this one:...
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Is this desk structurally secure?

I've built my first desk using IKEA Adils legs and a worktop I bought and had custom-cut. It is: European Walnut Depth: 40mm Width: 2900mm Length: 620mm Being supported by an Alex drawer on the right-...
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Will a french cleat system work against bare studs?

My garage isn't finished; there's bare studs. I want to set up a french cleat system to store my tools. Can I do it directly against the studs? Or do I need to hang drywall or a sheet of plywood ...
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Stability/joinery method for melamine

I'm building a book case out of melamine. The drawing below show the normal and exploded view. Dimensions are 110cm wide, 30cm deep, 126cm high (~43"x12"x50")". I'm worried about ...
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How to make a bed that is not squeaky?

I have some old IKEA beds that are very squeaky. I tried to fasten each bolt as much as I can, but the squeakiness persists. I came to the conclusion that it is caused by some design flaw, but I ...
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How to make bent bed slats?

Most bed slats have a slight consistent upward bulging: I am wondering how can one achieve this bulging and make it so precise that each slat is bulged the same amount of degrees. I suppose that they ...
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Dresser surface repair

I used hand sanitizer on the top of my dresser, it left milky splotchy areas on the surface. I have a feeling it could be a reaction with a wax or furniture polish that may have been used previously. ...
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Can a wood-router be used to cut a shallow groove in concrete? [migrated]

My house walls are primarily made of poured concrete. To run wire through the walls I need to cut a groove in the concrete then plaster over. Is it possible to use a bit that can cut (slowly) a ...
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Anyone with experience using “Sansin Purity-Glacier”?

My local lumber store stocks and sells the Sansin line of finishes. I am planning to finish a maple countertop soon, and want a hard, durable finish that maintains the "whiteness" of the ...
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Overpainting corner hutch

I would like to refinish the inside of a corner hutch. Below are images of the current condition. Click on image for a larger version of the image. Click on image for a larger version of the image. ...
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Improving sag resistance of MDF shelves

Wood is all 19mm MDF except the back panel and the horizontal boards are wedged between the sides and held by 2 screws on each side. I want to reduce the chance of the shelves sagging over time. How ...
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Help with old beam for mantle

I bought an old barn beam. It doesn’t have a lot of wood character but as a piece I love it and they are hard to come by around here. I wanted it for my mantle. I don’t want to ruin it but I know very ...
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Circular Saw Throws Wood at End of Cut

I bought a circular saw recently. I noticed that sometimes as I finish a cut, the saw throws the free end of the board forward a couple of feet. Most of the time, the board just drops as expected, but ...
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Any tricks for transferring an angle that needs to be pretty perfect?

I'm trying to make some open shelves on my stairs in place of a wall that was removed. It would sit on the piece of wood that runs along side the stairs, which is around 40 degrees. I wanted to join ...
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How can I dry lumber outdoors for furniture?

My wood shop is outdoors since I don't have a garage in my current house that I'm renting. As such, everything stays outside for the most part (except small power tools). I've been buying ...
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Is 1/8“ plywood enough to prevent racking or do I need 1/4”?

I'm making a shelving unit from 3/4" plywood. The unit will be 6 feet high by 3 feet wide and I'm concerned about racking. I could use corner brackets on the back, but I was thinking it might ...
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Filling screw holes in cutting board

I took the legs off a cutting board because I want to use both sides of it. That has left four screw holes about 5mm (0.2") in diameter. Would it be OK to fill these holes with Titebond III glue ...
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Filling an old hole to offset it a few mm and put in a fastener, what is the best approach?

Hi everyone I have a large dining chair where the factory drilled a hole that attaches the back 2-3mm off. The idea is to fully close up the hole and re-drill in proper place. The 2 holes will overlap....
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How do I calculate a miter angle?

See the image below: When I lay this out in Fusion, I can get the angles but I can't figure out how to calculate it mathematically. The goal is to have the angled stretcher fully contact the upper 45&...
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Clearance hole for partially threaded screws

I have heard some people say that one doesn't have to drill a clearance hole if the screws are partially threaded when joining two boards. The argument being that the shank just won't grip into the ...
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After 4 coats of light wipe on poly my counter looks spotty

I have butcher block counter tops that I just bought. Unfinished birch to be exact. I stained the block then let sit for 48hr. After that, I put 4 coats of wipe on poly on. It looks and feels fine ...
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Using a 5/8 dado stack on a “30mm” arbor

Background I would like to buy a dado stack, but 30mm is hard to come buy due to laws forbidding selling them in Europe. Using them for personal use is ok, so I can order from abroad. Question I have ...
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Dowel joint between 3/4“x4”x3' pine wood board and 3/4“x4”x36" acrylic panel

New to the forum and need advice. I need to join existing pieces of pine 3/4" x 4" x 24" and/or 2" x 2" x 54" pine leg (3 dowel holes provided by wood supplier) with a 3/...
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Unknown hinge type on ottoman chest

I've got an old ottoman chest with a broken hinge. I'd like to replace it but don't know the name of the hinge type and my Google skills have failed me. The key part is the loop of metal that stops ...
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How do I thin down an existing thick log-slice cutting board?

A local sycamore came down and pictured is the 20" diameter "slab" the town's chainsaw guy was nice enough to cut on the spot. But it's thick and too heavy. My wife can't handle it. I ...
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Curing no-VOC finishes indoors?

I started some furniture projects with Baltic Birch plywood this summer. I've been using low-VOC Varathane gel stain (clear) and their Diamond Wood Finish (Semi-Gloss) to finish the pieces, and I do ...
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What grit sandpaper should I use on my drumsander?

What would be the best grit to stock on my drum sander to level and sand end-grain butcherblocks? I would think 36 grit would go fastest but I'm not sure that's the best option. Edit: I have a ...
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Necessity of using an accelerator with CA glue?

I notice that various web articles on using CA glue to do wood filling the authors generally recommend using an accelerator, like baking soda or a professional accelerator. What is the necessity of ...
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table saw cuts rough on left side, clean on right

When cross-cutting softwood 2x4s, I find that the blade always cuts more cleanly on the right hand side of the blade than the left. I am not talking about tear-out here, the cut is rough through the ...
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What are some suggested methods to cut kerfs in long deck boards?

I am building a deck in the Pacific North West and it rains a lot so I'm using tigerwood. However, I still have cupping concerns so I am going to cut a minimum of [2] kerfs lengthwise in the 5/4 x 6 ...

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