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How can I secure a depth stop on a mitre saw

I have a Metabo double tilt sliding mitre saw with a depth stop. I've been using the depth stop on the saw and a hand chisel to create lap joints. Although this has not been very successful as the ...
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Stabilizing wobbly hardwood table

Our beautiful old table has taken some damage the last two times we moved. As a result its legs are now somewhat wobbly. It is a teak table and it is entirely held together by wooden pins. I intend ...
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Feasibility of unframed doors

I am designing a cabinet and the original design had an unframed raised panel as doors. The millworkers said it was impossible because an unframed panel will warp over time. However, I am in a hotel ...
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Reversed Foldable Carpenter Ruler?

My mother used to work in home decoration (in Switzerland we have a dedicated name for this: courtepointière) and she always used her Hultafors CONTACT meter (559-2-10) which differs from my regular ...
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Cutting shallow-angle bevels with a circular saw - is it possible?

Is there a way in which I can make shallow-angled bevel cuts using my circular saw? I am wanting to create something such as this: I have seen this Youtube video, but I'm not entirely sure what is ...
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Trouble with sharp turns on scroll saw. Is my problem technique or equipment?

I watched a couple videos where, to cut a 90 degree angle with a scroll saw, the wood worker simply twisted the wood 90 degrees very quickly. I tried this and it just ruined my blade by bending it out ...
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Difficulties using a marking knife

I have gone deeper into manual woodworking and marking gauges and, in this case, marking knifes are essential in accuracy, especially for joinery. I do have a problem though, I keep running my ...
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Can this end-grain cutting board be saved?

I bought this 15x20x4" maple board for my husband to hack up meat & bones for our dogs. It's been on the granite counter, near our Berkey (water filter), except for cleaning. When I filled the ...
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Joining MDF - Pocket holes vs dowels

I will be making my first cabinet out of MDF, taking inspiration from a product I have seen, also made out of MDF. It won't be anything fancy, as you can see from the simple diagram of the join below....
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Perpendicular Hanging Bracket?

I'm building a saddlebag type of kayak rack on my dock walkway where the load-bearing cross beam travels under the walkway (vs on top as saddlebag implies). The walkway stringers are comprised of two ...
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Blotchy finish on stain job

I sanded the western pine with 80 then 160 , I admit I put too much stain on at first to make it darker , now I have I have clear blotchy spots on it , any advice is greatly aprreciated! Thanks ...
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Colouring a Kitchen Countertop

For financial reasons I have de- and reassembled a used kitchen in my apartment. Said kitchen - as I arranged the elements differently than before - needs a new countertop and I can't really see ...
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Fixing table crack and ridge

I have a 5' square dining table made of teak. The tabletop appears to be made of glued-together boards 3" - 5" wide. A couple of these boards have come apart, and now I have a gap almost 1/8" running ...
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Submerge entire table saw in Electrolysis

I just recently purchased an old, 1945 era, cast iron craftsman table saw off Craigslist for $25 with the intent to clean it up and restore it. You get what you pay for and it’s heavily rusted. I’ve ...
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Preventing splitting in a thick blocks of wood (over 6 inches)

I had some 6" oak beams cut and even though I put sealer on the ends, they still split. I assume this is because they are still absorbing moisture somehow? How can stabilize thick beams like this? ...
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How complex is it to craft a wooden horn?

I was thinking of crafting a wooden horn (like those used to blow, crafted from natural animal horns). I'd like to know how hard would it be to take a trunk piece and make a horn, drilling a hole ...
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Lacquer/polyurethane over paint?

I am painting cabinet doors using Dulux waterbased satinwood. It does seem to remain in a state where things touching it tend to stick. I have found this to be the case on other doors even after many ...
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Painting cabinet doors

I'm going to paint my MDF kitchen cabinet doors and want a professional finish. I'm testing on some MDF offcuts to perfect the finish. I have used a paint sprayer using Dulux satinwood, finish does ...
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Handle cutouts safely using a router

I'm new to using a router and have been experimenting with basic cuts on a table. I have not tried a handheld or freehanded on the table. I recently did all the cuts to make a serving tray and I want ...
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Which Advanced 3D design software can be used for woodworking?

As per the title, which advanced 3D modeling software can be used for designing projects/pieces? For the moment I am using Sketchup Free but it is lacking in the complex shapes, i.e. compound cuts, ...
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Compound cuts on a miter-only miter saw

I am trying to make compound cuts for a stool but my miter saw is old and can only do miter cuts. How can I make a compound cut on my miter-only miter saw?
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Fix parts of wood where polish has faded

I have tried using wood cleaner and ring away. But honestly the stains (I think by water) have got worse. How can I get rid of them?
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Which shelf holds the most weight

I am new to this forum so please bear with me. My wife wants a "retro" shelf in the kitchen and wants it as figure B on the image. Is there a difference in "strength" (i.e., able to hold more or ...
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Black “dots” on wooden stair treads, can't sand them away

I am quite a beginner as far as diy is concerned and I'm in the process of refurbishing the old wooden stairs in our new house. Never done that before. It was carpeted so I removed it and there were ...
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Simple, Outdoor Standing Desk?

I'd like to make a simple, outdoor standing desk using minimal materials. My intended use case is to carry my laptop, monitor, and keyboard (and their ...
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How to get flush molding joints?

I have difficulty getting mitered moldings to have a flush surface. Typically they get nailed into the underlying structure of the house, so any uneveness, which there inevitably is, translates to ...
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Are these blotches supposed to be there? If not how do I remove them?

I’ve got a river table I’m working on made out of MonkeyPod and black epoxy. I’m sanding it and noticed that there are blotchy looking areas. (I’m calling them blotchy, I don’t know what they are.) ...
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How to assess the quality of a plywood

I am into wood working field for for past few years only thing I am always wrong in assessing the quality of the plywood. I mostly get warping of my boards after the pasting of laminates. Can someone ...
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How to fix fix/repair a board that has minor planer snipe?

I got a new planer and ran a board through it without properly leveling it first. This board now has minor planer snipe on each end. (No more than 1/8th or even 1/16th inch) I've since properly ...
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How to salvage a poorly designed project?

I've been working on a fairly involved project as a Christmas gift for a friend for the past few weeks. I'm building a Dungeon Master's screen for use in Dungeons & Dragons games. I'm having a ...
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Lacquer. Perfect Round Holes. Wood Glue. Etc

I'm a hobbyist. I'm building a guitar cab. This is my first touch of a table saw and first try and box joints. A couple of Q's: 1. I sanded the heck outta this thing but apparently not enough to get ...
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Designing legs for large larch tabletop

I want to make a wide table. For this purpose I bought a larch tabletop with dimensions: 40 x 800 x 2000 millimetres (1.6" x 31.5" x 78.7"). This tabletop according to my computations is about 50kg (...
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Best way to source a lot of sub-1× lumber

I am making T&G boards for a roof. Cost is a big consideration. 3" wide (with tongue) and I need 3000 lineal feet of it. It is for a roof that will ultimately be covered with EPDM rubber. The ...
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Mounting method for tabletop

I'm working on designing a table for my kitchen (no A/C for moisture control) and I'm not entirely sure what the best method for securing it would be, and if I should even bother accounting for ...
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Possible to fix cupped end-grain cutting board?

I had two end-grain cutting boards that cupped about 1/16 inch after gluing. So one side is concave and the other side is convex. If I let it sit, it stays the same. If I plane it flat, then it cups ...
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Waxed floorboards now too slippery - how to keep look but create some friction? [migrated]

With hindsight I perhaps shouldn't have done this, but it cannot be undone, so I am looking for the best way to remedy the situation! Restoring some old pine floorboards, I sanded them down and ...
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Procedure to measure for jamb width?

I have a bunch of doorways to make jambs and casing for. These are not going to have actual doors hung, just trimmed out. These are standard 2x4 framed walls with finished gypsum board surfaces. I'm ...
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Alternatives to edge banding for painted plywood?

I'm considering some 3/4 plywood for a project where a small portion of the edge will be visible. Hiding the edge with banding is one option but I'm wondering if there are simpler alternatives that ...
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Termite treatment for non-treated lumber?

Yesterday I found a great deal on 3" x 12" x 12' non-treated lumber (pine). I bought several pieces, but before using it for an indoor table, I want to add a termite-resistant treatment. Once I add ...
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Is a single dowel strong enough to resist sheer forces on a bed frame?

I am building a new bed for the missus for Christmas. She liked this bed from ikea: The problem is where the headboard connects to the legs. The legs/headboard piece are both 1.5 inches in diameter. ...
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How to protect table top from scratches? [duplicate]

I'm building table tops made out of pine and will varnish them. This will be for a public cafe, so Im wondering if there is any stuff I can use to protect the varnish from getting scratches with the ...
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Securing Liner in Wooden Box

I've built the wooden box below. The plans for it called for a thin liner with mitered corners that would hold its position within the surrounding walnut frame with a friction fit. I think the liner ...
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Using PT lumber indoor if covered with polyurethane?

Earlier today, I posted a question about building a small table with pressure-treated wood. A few people chewed me out for using PT wood indoors, so I deleted it. So just now I called a lumber store ...
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Advice on my Delta Unifence?

My Unifence handle is not staying down/engaged. It’s somehow to do with the handle/cam lever and/or thrust washer and/or…? If I hold itin position/down the fence locks tight in place as it should...no ...
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How to use a router to replicate a shape but smaller?

I have a router template with a shape that I want to replicate on a piece of wood (it's some sort of oval) but it is a bit larger than I want it. I've never used a rabbet router bit but it seems that ...
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Is there a standard way to plane a board at an angle?

In some cases I would like to put a "draft" on a board, which means to have its surfaces not be parallel, but be at some specific small angle. For example, the illustration below shows what a board ...
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Difficulty level in restoring wood bench?

For a while I've been looking for someone to restore the furniture in the picture. Without the caning, the cheapest I found was $350. They would take the furniture apart, sand and repaint, and then ...
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Crib/cot construction safety norms

I was planning to build a bedside cot for a newborn and I was looking for some safety standard to follow. All I could find were places where these are sold (like https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/search-...
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Can this be fixed before poly?

Just starting to get my feet wet on this old table, sanded and stained it. The picture shows the defect I'm talking about and it was there before I started refinishing the table. Is this something ...
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Can I use douglas fir to make cutting boards and how thick should I make them?

Can I use the other surgery cutting boards and how big should I make them?

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