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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 can I evenly distribute small boards of lumber to make a bigger board?

I'm not the best mathematician, so I want to run this by real woodworkers: I need a board of red oak 29 5/8"W x 16'L to make a cabinet top and then stain it. This is what I'm thinking to make the ...
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Minimum bend radius for hardboard

I'm designing a pirate treasure chest out of stained/varnished softwood. All the best pirates have brass-bound treasure chests, and I'll be using brass fittings, reclaimed decorative ones if possible....
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Woodmizer LT40 - smallest diameter of log?

I'm trying to determine the smallest diameter of log that I can use on my new "used" LT40 (safely). I guess I'm trying to find the board feet yield for different size logs, so that I know whether or ...
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Reinforcing/repairing a soundboard

So essentially I was making a bowed lyre (jouhikko/tagelharpa), which requires a thin spruce soundboard. I am going to make it by gluing three boards together as shown in this YouTube video: https://...
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Best way to join dowel rod perpendicular to board face?

I am working on a project that requires securely fastening a 1-1/4" x 48" closet dowel rod into 1" side boards at 90 degrees. Is there a good way to fix these large diameter dowel rods into the board ...
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How to treat floor-facing edge of OSB for a stool leg?

I'm making a bar stool from OSB. I do know it's a very questionable material choice, but it fits my aesthetics, and I'm willing to try my chances. I'm going to varnish and sand all people-facing ...
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Can I make a stool from thinner OSB

I have some leftover piece of 12mm OSB. I want to make this stool out of it: Originally it was made from 18mm plywood, obviously I need to adjust to use thinner board. I want to keep the weight to ...
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How to attach steel strip to OSB board

I'm going to reinforce a 2.2m span of shelf made out of 18mm OSB bord with two 60*4 mm steel strips running underneath the board. The shelf will be 1m deep front-to-back and carry a 100-kg load (...
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Can I use OSB in place of timber as structural element

In few answers I've been advised to reinforce OSB shelf with wooden beam for rigidity over time. Hence 3 interconnected questions: Isn't OSB supposed to be more stable to elements comparing to wood? ...
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Can I use a grommet(eyelet) in OSB sheet as structural element? Which size? [closed]

I'm planning on rigging a shelf which is 18 mm sheet of OSB. Can I just pass a cable through a grommet -protected hole in the board? Would it hold? The sheet is 1.5 * 1.2 meters, how much space from ...
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What are good reasons to return hardwood boards selected by a lumber yard?

I am building a fence with hardwood facing. The lumber yard (not a big box store) selected the lumber, batu decking boards, and delivered it. These are fairly expensive, 1x6 x 8' and 1x4 x 8' boards. ...
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What type of blades should I use for machining MDF?

I need to machine a 10x10mm chamfer along the edges of a large quantity of MDF (medium density fibreboard) boards, on an ongoing basis. Previously I've been using standard tool-steel blades for this ...
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