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Arm for heavy TV

I have a TV here which weighs around 15 kg. It fits perfectly into the alcove next to my chimney breast, but that's not a convenient viewing angle. So what I want to do is build an arm which attaches ...
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Power tool for cutting roof battens

I'm building a lot of primitive shelves out of roof battens. Normally I'd use a handsaw like this for the job: What kind of powertool would replace this handsaw optimally? It doesn't have to be ...
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Epoxy bar top finish over boiled linseed oil

I made bar top out of reclaimed redwood (planed and edged to clean wood) which I edged with stained white ash. I intented to apply bar top epoxy. I was using boiled linseed oil on other projects and ...
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How can i calculate a cfm for the dust collector

I have a room length 12 m * width 4 m * highest 3 m and a machine inlet air flow 10 m3 /min. Then how can I calculate the dust collector capacity or cfm for the dust collector and how can I say that ...
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Minimum table saw precision for project work?

I am interested in building some projects around the house, such as martial arts display racks and single-belt display cases. Some examples of these can be seen at this site and this one, along with ...
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base for “standing table” strong enough?

Hi, I'm trying to raise my work desk to use as a standing desk to help with back pain and concentration as cheaply as possible with minimal cutting. I'd like for it to last at least a year. Expecting ...
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Wax Oil finish on linseed finish

I want to add a 'hard wax oil' on my kitchen table. However I have finished it with a three coats of linseed oil. (once 1:1 turpentine and linseed and 2 coats of pure linseed oil). Is it possible to ...
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Table Saw without ability to lower blade

I recently received a secondhand saw, a black and decker 9442, and from what I can tell there is no way to adjust the blade height. All I see is a tilt lever to make angle adjustments. Am I missing ...
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Finishing (varnish) in winter

I have many projects that I need to apply finish to. Some I got away with using mineral oil (as that was the intended finish anyways) but others, a table and an acoustic guitar, I need to varnish with ...
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How to account for wood movement in a curved chest lid

I have found various guides and plans for building a box or chest with a curved (coopered) lid that involve gluing the sides of the lid to the slats forming the top, which are themselves glued ...
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How do you make 45 degree cuts in herrigbone cutting boards?

I want to make walnut inlays in a maple board as shown below. How might I make the necessary cuts? Also, how do I make those bowtie inlays? P.S. this picture is not mine. It is from -- https://...
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Extending the a table by making multiple [on hold]

Disclaimer: I'm a complete newbie. A problem with dining tables is catering for a varied number of people. Two solutions to this is folding sides or break apart system where one adds the extra table ...
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For how much time are fumes from freshly polished wood furniture toxic and must be aired out & presence avoided?

PS: If needs to be in the DIY SE rather than Woodwork SE please moderators figure where it will get better responses and fit. Thanks. PPS: Found this similar - https://diy.stackexchange.com/...
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How to fix wood pieces on corks

I would like to fix self-made wooden pieces on top of the following reusable corks: Their description can be found here (where I bought them and where the picture comes from). The pieces to fix can ...
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Reinforcing chipboard

I'm not a woodworker of any kind but I am building a desk from a laminate kitchen worktop measuring 3000x600x38mm (L x W x T) but I only want the legs on the side. I don't want to have to put an ...
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Should I use Full Overlay or Half Overlay hinges?

I want to install two doors on this cabinet using European (concealed) hinges. They will be installed on a Frameless structure made of 18mm panels on the outside and a 27mm panel on the inside that is ...
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Crosscutting a tabletop after glue up on a table saw

I'm planning to build a 72x30x2" table top and only own a table saw. After reading some guides, it looks like most people will cross cut the edges to the final dimensions with a track or circular saw. ...
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Install Door Frame and Bifold Doors

We have a storage room, where a Water Heater, Forced Air compartments, and Electric box are installed as shown in Fig. 1. I am planning to install a wooden wall around all of these, which looks solid ...
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Wood floor movement mechanism

I'd like to understand why wood movement in a floor necessitates large expansion gaps around the outside of the room. I'm not asking why wood as a material undergoes changes due to moisture - I'm ...
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Hysteresis in wood moisture content?

I have heard or read that wood exhibits a hysteresis effect when gaining or losing moisture. I'm familiar with the term "hysteresis" in a general way (such as in a thermostat) but its not clear what ...
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What are the metal inserts which accept adjustable screws called?

I was watching a woodworking YouTube video which showed a metal insert being permanently hammered into a pre-drilled hole at the bottom of a table leg. A large machine screw with a padded head was ...
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Wood expansion vs. steel

I am contemplating a design for a tabletop which would be made up of a series of oak strips, bolted from end to end using long threaded rod. It might be approx 10' (3 m) long. Using several rods, ...
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Cleaning grime from kitchen cabinets

I'm helping a neighbor clean up their parents' house for sale. The kitchen custom cabinets with raised panel doors have a good bit of build-up from 20+ years of cooking. They are very good medium dark ...
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How to prevent epoxy from running out of wood voids

I'm building a pair of 3-drawer nightstands and using a slab of cypress for the drawer faces. The final pour of epoxy started out fine, just "proud" of the surface in the major voids, but overnight ...
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Choice of marking knives

I have always used generic knives for marking as per the two Stanleys (other makes are available!) below, my favourite being the grey one: The cheap-n-cheerful Stanleys have always worked well, ...
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Choice of sanding sealer to avoid blotching (shellac vs cellulose)

I am working on a table that is made out of maple. I would like to apply a stain but maple is a timber that is prone to blotching so am considering using a sanding sealer before staining to reduce the ...
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Table saw blade wobbles, don't think it's the arbor

So I'm never really had great cuts with this saw but never looked into why. Recently I tried to cut some 8/4 and it didn't want to move through the blade so I cleaned the blade, waxed the table and it ...
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Remove white paint from old wood fence

I used some reclaimed wood from a ~12 year old fence to build the top of a farm table. The paint on the fence is white, faded, and powdery. If you pick up a board it dusts up your hands a lot. What ...
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What is the name of doors that open everywhere by being pushed on in only one part?

I want to design a kind of contemporary door that I've seen before where it opens by splitting down the middle, and if you push on only one half of the door, the other half still opens at the same ...
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What's the name of this hinge?

I am planning to build a motorized bed. I am still in the researching phase so I went to a bedroom shop in my city. In the shop I saw this hinge, or at least I believe it´s called a hinge. I have been ...
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Spreading water-based Varathane that is 3 times thicker

I used water-based 3X Varathane on a table top I am refinishing. It is very difficult to spread because it is so thick. It is supposed to be "self-leveling". I cannot brush it on evenly because it ...
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What features should I look for when buying my first drill?

*This question was split out from What features should I look for when buying my first circular saw? to better adhere to the stack exchange format. Drills can range in price from $20 to $400+. What ...
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How do you drill concentric holes of different diameters on a drill press?

Often times I need to drill maybe a 1/4" hole, all the way through the piece, and then a 3/8" or 1/2" hole half way through the piece in the same spot. It is often imperative that these holes are ...
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How to stop surface planer from scooping work piece ends [duplicate]

Exhibit A, Ryobi 10" surface planer purchased from a yard sale. The blades are wonderfully sharp and the surface of the planed work piece is quite smooth. No owner's manual, but I was able to find ...
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Is there too wide a board to use for an end grain cutting board?

I'm making a 1.5" thick end grain cutting board with the attached design. Using maple, walnut, and cherry. The wider maple portion on the end could be done using a 6" wide piece of maple, or I could ...
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What kind of wood is appropriate for a cast iron bench?

I have a cast iron bench with wooden slats that have rotted outdoors. The environment is coastal New England, so there are extremes of temperature, salt, and ice. The type of bench is shown in the ...
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How do I smooth and fill in the C side of ACX plywood?

I am wanting to know how I can make the C side of ACX plywood have a more finished look by smoothing and filling. What should I use and how should I do it? Edit I am making french cleat for my shop ...
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Should I use a track saw to cut through 2x12 lumber?

The track saw I have is the Bosch GKT13-225L, which I usually use to cut plywood sheets. I had to cut some 2x12 lumber to make 2x8's but I don't have a table saw, so I figured I could use the track ...
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What problems might occur attempting to glue wood that hasn't been fully seasoned?

I bought 2 inch thick oak decks that have been seasoned for a year outside. I would like to start gluing them together i.e. to make a bench top (and eventually a whole woodworking bench) What do I ...
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Morse taper #2 to #1 converter

I have a wood lathe with a #1 morse taper. Most of the accessories that I can get locally have an #2 taper. I need an adapter that will let me -for example- use a MT#2 pen mandrel in a MT#1 lathe. Is ...
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What features should I look for when buying my first circular saw?

I am about to buy my first tools! I am considering getting a circular saw and am looking for: recommendations of what features I should pay attention to? something that would be suitable for a ...
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Strength of oak versus maple

I am planning to build a heavy duty work bench from a custom end grain butcher block table. The maker offers five different woods: maple, oak, cherry, walnut, and industrial maple. I know that oak is ...
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Help me get started [closed]

I have never done woodworking, but it seems cool and I would love to become good at it, where should I start? where did you start? Thank you
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How to fill in holes and gaps after applying polyurethane

I'm finishing a very rough piece of scrap wood for use as a tabletop and to practice applying polyurethane. I've since found that the holes and gaps aren't really "filled" by the material and that I ...
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Is this mask sufficient to filter polyurethane fumes?

I'm learning how to apply polyurethane and am very bothered by the strong fumes. Is this mask from Harbor Freight sufficient protection for health purposes and will it help to filter out the smell? ...
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Finishing Red Cedar Tabletop

I'm currently in the process of building a red cedar tabletop with laminated live edge slabs. Thickness should be around 7/4. However, I'm unsure what to use for finishing it. Given the wood is so ...
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How to plane the end of a through tenon without damaging surrounding area?

I've made a through tenon joint but the tenon is a little long. How do I plane it even with the surrounding area without the plane blade cutting anywhere other than the tenon?....if that makes any ...
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What is an safe and effective way to remove bark from a burl without damaging the rest of the wood?

I have several larger pieces of Cherry burl (2' diameter each) that have the bark still intact. These pieces have been drying for several years. My intent is to cut them into blanks and cast with a ...
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Info on 1980's Black and Decker contractor saw with rack & pinion fence?

I was wondering if anyone has ever owned/ heard of a Black and Decker Contractor Table Saw with a rack and pinion fence, released sometimes in the 80's. My dad told me about these saws but I would ...
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Blotchy clear coat water based poly on natural finish

I’m doing a refinishing project for someone and I’ve ran into quite an issue. The color of the wood is not coming out evenly. I’ve only applied one coat for the most part and am starting to sanding ...

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