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Staining veneer in humid weather

I am working in my garage in Wisconsin in August so needless to say it’s super muggy/humid. I’ve veneered my speaker cabinet and I’m getting ready to stain. Should I bring in the cabinets and put ...
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Stanley 9 1/4 block plane depth adjuster interferes with lateral adjuster

I recently purchased a used Stanley 9 1/4 block plane at a flea market. I am noticing that the depth adjustment knob interferes with the lateral adjust lever when it is above about halfway up its ...
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How to hide base dados behind box joint corners

I don’t have any photos on me so hopefully I can describe this ok. Say I build a box like so: Cut the four sides. Cut dado in bottom of each side, on table saw (I don’t have another good way), which ...
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Flatten warped plywood

Is there a way to unwarp a piece of 20 x 20" piece of 1/8" inch thick piece of plywood? I trying wetting one side and weighing it down with weights. https://www.dropbox.com/s/e69r6iecj5farjj/...
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Spray on Lacquer for Vertical Surface

I have a rectangular speaker cabinet (basically a box). Can I use spray lacquer and spray all sides at once? Otherwise I have to account for a lot of overspray.
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Salad bowl split?

I have a terrific salad bowl that I use all the time. Where it was originally joined, on the side, has begun to separate slightly - enough for dressing to seep out. I need advice on which food safety ...
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Did I get hosed on the price for this ebony?

A local box store called Woodcraft had some pretty rough cut Ebony out for sale at $80/board foot. I haven't researched it much and don't know if this is a good price, but I got enough to turn a small ...
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What is the name of this metalwork for decorating furniture?

I'd like to decorate a cabinet with metalwork, but I can't search for this item of metalwork because I have no idea what it's called. It looks like a brass boob and nipple (sorry, but it does) and is ...
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Setup bandsaw for straight cut [duplicate]

I recently started to work with the bandsaw. the problem is the cutting line moves/bends after 2-3 inches. what is the problem and please help to fix that ?!
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Adapting Old Craftsman Bench Grinder for CBN Wheels?

I recently inherited a Craftsman model 397 bench grinder that runs and is in reasonable shape. Here's an image of the grinder with the wheels and guards removed. I'd like to start using it for ...
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Joint all sides square?

Can you use a jointer, using the fence, to plane all four sides of a wood piece, into four, plane, square and parallel to each other? I mean each side square to the adjacent and all sides parallel to ...
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Can I use a foam roller to spread contact cement for veneering

I’m pretty terrible with a paint brush and have been practicing veneering. I just tried a foam 4” roller and it worked well... so far. I wonder if these are one time use or if they would “flake” off?...
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Shelves inside cupboard, how to attach to legs?

My bathroom has a small cupboard/closet built into the wall, and I'd like to put some shelves inside it. Since I don't own the property, I'm thinking of building a free-standing set of shelves that ...
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Is this shelving wall mounting idea stupid?

I am quite an amateur when it comes to woodworking, but I am very pragmatic and have done as much research as I can think to do so I don't mess anything up. But I can't really find anything to suggest ...
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When to retreat linseed oil finished wood placed outdoors in moderate rainy climate

We have a couple of wooden bee hives with metal roofs. We have treated the exterior faces of the hives with raw linseed oil, three coats. It has cured nicely, as far as I can tell. What we're ...
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How do I carve an inset circle?

I have a circular piece and wood and want to carve a circular 'inset' in the middle - roughly 1-2cm deep (so that there are 'raised' edges all around a 'depressed' middle). What tool would I use to ...
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Can't get square cuts vertically on table saw

My husband has a delta 36-725 table saw. He can’t get square cuts as measured vertically from the table top surface, despite repeated realignment of the blade and fence with a dial indicator. He has ...
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Bandsaw blade comes off no matter what

I recently got a Grizzly g0555lx band saw. The tires are basically new, the blades I have are new but for some reason the blade slips off either to the back or the front of the wheel. I rotate top ...
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Can I black dye gorilla glue and use it to fill cracks in wood instead of black epoxy?

I am wondering if it would be possible to dye black gorilla glue and use it to fill cracks in wood instead of the well known black epoxy method? Why? Because finding right epoxy and dealing with it ...
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How to keep two boards from a table aligned?

I need to find a way to keep two oak boards (20cm wide, 5cm thick) at the same level as one is a little is a little bit bended/twisted (~3-4mm). Just by pressing on it is enough to put it position so ...
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Polyurathane issue

I didn't make this piece but I believe it has poly on it . It's my son's desk. Where his arms rest on the top it seems to have softened the finish, and it's now sticky. Washed it with murphy's and ...
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Mechanism for old drop arm chaise longue

I am renovating an old chaise longue. The drop down arm was braced and nailed in place. I would like to find a mechanism for inside the chaise that I could use to move the arm from almost upright to ...
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What kind and size screws should I use to fix a 5.5cm thick oak table?

I am building a solid oak table made our of 4 boards which will have some limited space (1-2mm) in between them and I will be fixing each of these on 3 metal longitudinal bars (2*3 screws for each ...
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Is stain an acceptable final finish?

I am planning to put wood beams on my tall ceilings and I don't have much time to do both a stain AND a finish on the beams. If I just stain the beams, will this be acceptable? Or do I have to coat it ...
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Should I apply wax on all sides of a table when building one to protect it?

I am building a solid oak rustic table from 4 oak beams and I want to know if I should bother to wax boards on the bottom face in order to protect them (like keeping humidity and avoiding woodwork ...
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How to be sure that there are no live woodworms in my oak boards?

I discovered few 10-15 holes on one of my oak plans I use to build a table. How can I assure that there are no worm left alive to ruin my future table. I cannot plane them.
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Should I use spacing between boards on a chunky oak table?

I am building a solid oak (dried) table of 4 boards of 180 x 20 x 5 cm. This will stay in my home office in UK so temperature ranging between 18-28 degrees and humidity 40-60%. This is going to be a ...
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Exterior Door staining

We purchased an ext. door from a local reputable facility (not a box store) and upon receipt, realized the door was constructed from both pine (frame) and Douglas Fir (door), side windows & ...
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How to cut a double rabbit joint (that looks like two stair steps) for tablet holder?

I am making a tablet holder. The tablet rests against a piece of plywood, and is surrounded on three sides by hardwood rails. The hard wood rails need to have a two step rabbet, one step for the ...
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Feed direction on a planer/thicknesser

In Europe & the UK a planer / thicknesser is a combination machine which does the jobs of a jointer and a planer (In US terms) I've used two kinds of these machines but am unsure whether the feed ...
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Cutting sawdust relief in sled

I have a sled that I want to add a sawdust relief slot to: That’s an unsurprising side view. It’s about 24” wide. I want to cut a slot at the red thing. The shape doesn’t really matter as long as one ...
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Why don't we use cross cut discs for all cuts? [duplicate]

Most circular saws, at least low and mid ends, come with low/medium quality rip cut discs. They work decent when doing rip cuts but show their limits when doing cross cuts. A lot of tear out on some ...
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White deposit in tung oil

What could this white deposit be in this little bottle of Tung oil? Does this affect the oil? Should I take any measure?
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Polyurethane finish

I have an oak coffee table with several coats of polyurethane. It has cured for several months. When I rubbed out the finish I can still see surface scratches in bright sunlight. How do I get rid ...
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Securing long boards for edge jointing

What strategies are there for clamping long boards to a workbench for hand planing their long edges? My bench doesn't have a leg vice but does have a tail vice and bench dogs. However, the bench dogs ...
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Painted board coated with shellac

My painted board has 2 coats of shellac & has dried for 2 days. But when I place a piece of décor on it, it leaves a mark.
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Polycyclic over oil based polyurethane

If I have already used oil based polyurethane for a base coat can I use water based polycyclic over top of the oil based? Will it stick or just peel off?
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Why do all soft close hinges require 1/2 inch or 12mm holes on the cabinet door?

I have a 1/4 inch cabinet door and I would like to install a soft close hinge, but they all require a massive hole for the machinery to go inside the door itself. You would have to have super thick ...
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Is there a way to extend the length of a dowel blade?

I recently purchased a dowel blade from a hardware store, and it won't cut through a 2x4. Is there anything I can do to cut dowels from the 2x4 for mushroom cultivation?
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How to clean clogged sandpaper

I recently bought a belt sander and noticed that while using it stationary it can get clogged (on a certain region) real fast. The sharpness of the area is not lost but it's just clogged with wood ...
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Finishing a beech desk top (Ikea Gerton), suitability of tung oil

I recently made a desk using a Gerton beech wood top from Ikea. Ikea recommends using their Behandla finishing oil in the instructions included with the top. I am a bit skeptical of this finish, ...
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Squaring boards with only a #4 plane

Can I square faces and edges of boards with only a #4 hand held plane? I've read a #4 can be used in combination with a #7, but a #7 is seeming out of the budget for me.
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Sun damaged polyurethane-finished dining table

So I have this Italian made marquetry dining table which has a polyurethane finish. I acquired this as a used item and I noticed after purchase that in the light I can see streaked areas where it has ...
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Hanging a picture frame ledge with a keyhole routed slot

I'm designing a picture frame ledge and trying to keep the design as minimalistic as possible. The concept is similar to the following Ikea ledge: Mosslanda. I came up with the idea of using a ...
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What happens if I put wood sealant on top of wood finish by accident?

Today we were supposed to do a second coat of finish on our hard wood floors. But accidentally we started with the sealant we used before we did our first coat of finish... we noticed about 25min in ...
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Does a bandsaw up 18 inches tall or smaller exist?

I have a really, really small work space and I would like a bandsaw and I'm looking for something as small as possible. Even the Proxxon MBS 240 is a bit too large for my space. Do I even have a ...
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What are some good ways to cut 1/8" strips of hardwood?

Considering quality of cut and safety, I'm looking for suggestions on good tools/methods for cutting 1/8" knife blanks. The other dimensions would be 6-8" and 1.5-2.5". I make straight razor scales ...
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Best finish for outdoor oak wine barrell chairs

I have built four oak wine barrel chairs that will be outdoors in a dry, high-UV climate. I see other chairs in our climate that the poly finish cracks and doesn't last long. I would like to put on an ...
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Any reason to add screws if I only want to use glue?

Building some bunk beds that will be pretty permanent and my plan was just to glue everything to make it nice and sturdy. If I'm gluing is there any reason to use screws at all, trying to make it look ...
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How can I round edges in places where no router, plane or sanding block can reach?

When building boats, I often have to round edges of various parts so that they are less prone to breaking, and less likely to hurt anyone who might hit against them. However, more often than not, ...

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