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Using surface flattening router bit in a router table

Is it a good idea to use a router bit intended for flattening surfaces, slabs etc, like this one: in a router table? The idea as follows: I attach two parallel bars to the piece I'm going to flatten, ...
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How to separate wood I glued together

I have a cabinet door that broke along one full side at the joint. I glued the joint back together last night, but this morning realized I didn't clamp it to pull the joint in all the way flush (I don'...
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Can I use a hardening wood filler over softer wood putty on a walnut island?

I have a large walnut island in my kitchen. It is not end grain and we do not cut directly on it. It was made and installed 12 years ago. The few knots holes and cracks were filled with either wood ...
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What learning material will you recommend to a novice hobbyist woodworker?

I've picked up woodworking as a hobby recently and currently my main learning resource is YouTubers. I've spent a couple hundred bucks on a few cheap power tools (jigsaw, circular saw, sander, drills) ...
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Should I let the jigsaw blade rest once it heats?

Context: I'm new to woodworking and starting it as a hobby. I bought several cheap tools (Deko) and I'm learning mostly through YouTube. When cutting circular cuts (in 20mm chipboard) using a Deko ...
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Board strength of true 1"x4"

I am trying to make a king-size bed frame. I have 2"x6"x80" pine boards that were free (always best). I planed them down to 1" thick to use for the head/foot/side rails. If I rip ...
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How to find or create board for about 40x28 table to use as a keyboard tray

I'm working on one of my first DIY projects that's a combination of some 3d printed parts along with one main wood piece. The goal that I'm trying to achieve is a static keyboard tray that hangs under ...
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What's the name of this type of wood panel?

Question. This is made by, I think, gluing many moderately sized pieces of hardwood. What is it called? Appandix. Reason I'm interested about this is to consider using it for doors instead of ...
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How can I install an adjustable leveling support leg in a table?

I'm building a big working table, and it has 4 legs of 90mmx90mm. I want to put some leveling mechanism that also protects the wood uneven floor. I found these pieces in Ali Express as I could not ...
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Straight cuts in plywood without a circular saw

I'm looking to make some drawer boxes out of plywood, and don't think I have enough space to set up to feel safe using a circular saw (certainly no room for a table saw). Popular opinion seems to be ...
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Is water-based polyurethane completely scratch resistant?

Just received a custom table finished with minwax water-based polyurethane. It's been about a week so I tested applying pressure with my fingernail, which did leave a small scratch if you look closely....
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Is wood glue a good sealer to prevent water/moisture leakage?

Context. I'm trying to design cheap interior doors, for areas including the bathroom. Such doors will have hardwood frame and veneered plywood on the outside, but filled with chipboard. Goal. Make ...
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painting wood with existing engraving logo

I have a piece of wood with an engraved logo and text. Both the wood and the engraving are painted. The engraving is gold and in great conditions; not very deep (perhaps 1/32" or even less). The ...
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Hand plane blade lower on one side

I'm a woodworking beginner trying to restore a Stanley no 5 and have run into problem with the blade hanging lower on one side. I'm not sure if it was originally like this or something I did - I've ...
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Fixing a cracked breadboard tabletop

Over a decade ago, my father made a breadboard-style kitchen table for my mother and I have since inherited the table. It was his first (and only) table of that style and so the breadboard joinery ...
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Wide or narrow side between blade and fence in rip cut on table saw

I've heard lots of rip cut guides say that you should have your workpiece between the blade and the fence and the offcut on the free side of the blade. The thing that bothers me about this advice is ...
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What if a half-lap joint isn't actually "half"?

I'm making half-lap joints in 2x4, but they're not at a 90° angle. Therefore, I need two jigs, one angled 10° from square in each direction. Due to poor planning on my part, I made one jig out of one ...
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What are the holes on my table saw table for?

I recently scavenged a broken Ryobi cheap table saw from the curb (somehow the motor had been broken off at the arbor end!) Got a much better fence than the broken plastic one on my cheap import table ...
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Filling Hole with Sawdust & Glue

I gouged out a rotted section on my outdoor deck rail surface approximtely 12" long & 2-3" deep. Advised to fill with sawdust/glue mixture. Should I fill all at once, or build-up/fill ...
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How to pick the right timber for external doors

Context. Door is used in humidity, rain, and high UV. Questions. What to look for in timbers' specifications in order to see how well they fit the context? From my research, I found these, but not ...
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How to make the natural wood grains become visible on my wooden door?

Scenario. I have a wooden door that's: Made by whitewood that's covered by a plywood. The plywood has white ash veneer pressed on it from the plywood factory. It's a 4mm thick plywood that's ...
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How to highlight imprecisions?

Using only hand tools, I made a groove for a wedge and the wedge does not fit tight and perfect. How do I highlight where the exact point is that needs to be reworked? I've seen someone using carbon ...
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Options for drilling 12" long x 1.5" diameter holes through logs

I want to create long - about 12" or longer and about 1.5" or greater in diameter - holes in some logs. I found a lot of info online about how to create short holes that are wide, but not ...
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Restoring old furniture finish

I have an old table that I'm working on. I initially was just taking off the wobbly feet and putting them back on more firmly. But I was wondering if there's a good way to fix up the scratches. There'...
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What guidelines should I follow for selecting a bushing for my router bit?

When selecting a guide bushing from my newly purchased set, how do I determine which one to use for any given router bit when I'm following a template? Do I want the tightest tolerance possible? If ...
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Epoxy has just soaked into my project, can I put lacquer on to stop that then when it dries can I put epoxy on again?

On my new table I am making I forgot to put lacquer on to stop the epoxy from soaking in, can I go back and add the lacquer then add the epoxy?
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Terminology for beam drill?

This is called a Beam Drill in the USA, but I would like to know the terminology for this in British English. I'm trying to find one locally to me (on ebay) in the UK and failing completely... So my ...
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Does the bar oil from using a chainsaw create problems for woodworking?

I have some smallish sections of a tree trunk that I would like to break down, but they are too big for the power tools that I own, other than my chainsaw. My biggest concern with the chainsaw is that ...
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Can I use an oversized blade on a radial arm saw?

I have a 10” Craftsman radial arm saw that serves most of my shop cutting needs. However, occasionally I need to cut through material that is just a bit thicker than what can fit under the blade. ...
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blum 170 degree face frame hinge [migrated]

My parents have some cabinets in their kitchen and the door suddenly stopped closing. It seems the bottom hinge is the issue. I tried adjusting it followingthis PDF but it still just won’t close. I’ve ...
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What to do about cupped table top

I am in the process of building a dining table out of solid walnut. I don't have the skills or equipment to make the tabletop myself, so I got my wood supplier to do it for me. The tabletop is 6/4 ...
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How do I clean aluminum tool tables?

Now that I've got the rust on my table saw taken care of, I realized that my 25 year old miter saw base could use a little love. The majority of the saw is made out of cast(?) aluminum, so it hasn't &...
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What is a "dust pass"?

In a question about routing MDF & HDF, an answer suggested: when routing conventionally use a second "dust pass" What is a "dust pass"?
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Does HDF require different circular saw blades and routing bits to cut cleanly?

I've never worked with HDF before and need to do some panel cutting work, corner radiusing and edge profiling, will ordinary woodworking rotary saw teeth & router blades cut HDF leaving fluffy ...
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Removal of swan neck drawer handles

I'm restoring a pine table. The two drawers have old drop down swan neck handles which I want to remove in order to properly sand and then varnish the drawers. I've taken the bolts off the two screws ...
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Upgrading Central Machinery 9" Bandsaw [closed]

I currently own a Central Machinery (Harbor Freight) 9" Benchtop Bandsaw. I would like to upgrade the cooling blocks on it but I am unsure which ones will fit. I tried searching for a central ...
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How do I fix rust spots on my table saw table? [duplicate]

I got a table saw for Christmas because I have the best wife ever!! I immediately got it set up in the garage and made a few test cuts, then headed back inside to hibernate for the rest of the winter. ...
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Fitting rails to cast iron cabinet saw

I recently got a cabinet saw that has a cast iron bed, as most such saws do. I want to make a sled for it which requires fitting rails to the guide slots in the bed. One issue I see is that the guide ...
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Suggestions to attach these coffee table legs

I was 'gifted' this coffee table from my dumpster-diving father and am currently in the process of refinishing it. It's made of some nice, very hard and heavy wood I'm not familiar with; teak or ...
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Good methods for scuffing/sanding ready-built furniture with contours for repainting

FYI - I am in the UK I am wanting to do a few upcycling jobs on pieces of furniture that have some interesting compound curves and details (think of beaded panel doors etc). My goal is to paint them a ...
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Is unfinished pine colour loss due to steaming permanent?

I have an unfinished pine bed frame, which is very susceptible to dents and marks. I recently steamed a minor toenail dent out of one of horizontal panels. I did this by dipping a microfibre cloth in ...
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Live in Condo, not much room, want to build bathroom cabinets, what few tools can I get by with?

Like the title says, I want to get into basic woodworking to build some built-in storage cabinets for one wall in my master bath. I don't have a table saw and all that. Other than a pocket hole jig, ...
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How to connect dust port from Dewalt table saw to Shop Vac?

I recently bought a Dewalt Model #DWE7491RS table saw and it has a 2-1/2" dust port (2-1/4" inner diameter). I also have a small size Shop Vac that has a hose with a plastic nozzle at the ...
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After two coats of Minwax low luster Antique Oil Finish stain color is still rubbing off

I applied the stain as per the directions, waited 5 minutes then rubbed it off. It dried overnight. I applied the finish generously, waited 10 minutes, then rubbed it off, waited 24 hours then ...
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Floating (kinda) book shelf support

I'm planning to make a bunch of shelves in-leu of a bookcase (see picture). Individual shelves will be attached by a small corner bracket to the wall and to two support posts approximately in the ...
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circular saw bevel screw

hi - Please guide what this thin screw is for and how it used. I searched a lot but no luck. Not even in product mannual.
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Can a riving knife be slightly bent on purpose?

My riving knife is bent 2.5 mm from the plane of its base. That is, if I put it on a flat surface and pinch it at one end, the other end is flying 2.5 mm in the air instead of laying flat. The ...
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When to finish modular projects [closed]

I’m building a custom loft bed for my son in my garage. The final assembly is too large to make it up the stairs to his room so I’ll need to disassemble it to get it up there. I’m planning to stain ...
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How can panels be made waterproof for exterior use?

There are many situations where a paneled construction would be desired for an exterior use. For example, a well-made door has recessed panels that are mortised together, but obviously if the panels ...
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Are very thin drill bits actually safe?

I was looking for a thin 2mm drill bit. When I asked a manufacturer why their thinnest drill bit was 3mm, they said because drill bits are fragile if you make them too thin. With that in mind, can you ...

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