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Tablesaw dados on long boards with kerfmaker

Hardware used: tablesaw with flat kerf blade, kerfmaker, tablesaw sled. Premise: I've made a kerfmaker and have been very pleased with it in making dados on short boards. However, I' m at a loss on ...
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Are these hairpin legs better than these straight legs?

I'm building a large desk out of two tabletops one being 98 inches and the other being 39 inches long and then placed together to make an L. I was going to put one leg on each corner and on the 98&...
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Does wood truly not have any movement to speak of longitudinally?

I'm curious about this mainly because i saw it being mentioned on woodworking.SE's posts, and some other sites. Essentially, I always thought that wood could have "wood" movement, especially ...
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Can I use paracord to prevent a Large desk from racking?

I plan on making a large l-shaped desk out of an ikea counter top and a desktop then making legs out of 2x4s. I was planning on integrating shelves onto the desk legs as regular drawer unit can get ...
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Best wood species for direct soil contact?

I am about to create a number of raised planter-boxes where i can't separate the wood and soil with plastic. So, in order to create something that will last for as long as possible I have been trying ...
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Turning vise screws?

I've been trying to wrap my head around how to turn a wooden vise screw on the lathe (around 3 to 6 TPI) . I've looked at Thread chasing and a few jigs, but the have a few problems: The thread chasing ...
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Is glueing a long butt joint risky?

I want to attach two 5'6" red oak boards together as part of a table, both 3" x 0.75" at a 90 degree angle, like this: I was planning on gluing them and adding some pocket screws on ...
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What is this piece of hardware called?

It got bent and I need to replace it, there are 2 female parts one attached to sofa frame and one to sofa arm and the male part connects both. Thank you. enter image description here
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Planing the inside of a curved surface

I have made a curved top for a letterbox by mitering and gluing the edges of narrow pieces. I've then used my spokeshave and sandpaper to get a smooth outside surface. I intended to smooth the inside ...
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What determines whether a board will warp or stay straight?

I've been reading a lot of forum posts on woodworking since I'm very new at it, and a common point I read is that wood needs to be glued soon after surfacing it or else it'll warp. It has left me ...
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Pocket holes for fixing chairs?

Often I find myself fixing a failed rail of an arm chair or a part of a sofa that is inserted between plywood walls and holds the legs. Something like this, those red circles are butt joints where end ...
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Does a vacuum kiln kill powder post beetles?

As I understand it, the accepted method for killing powder post beetles is bringing the temperature of the kiln above 130deg for at least 6 hours. Would a vacuum kiln that pulls 29.5" wc and then ...
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I'd like to make 3“ thick table legs using 3/4” oak veneer core plywood. Will this design work?

I'm designing a red oak table with 3" thick legs. I haven't found anywhere local where I can source 3" thick red oak boards, and the cost would probably be prohibitive anyway. So I thought I'...
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Can a 23g nail gun satisfy all of my needs?

I'm looking into buying a nail gun to help when assembling my projects - holding them in place while glue dries or I have the chance to secure with screws; the only issue is that I have no experience ...
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Building a rectangular pyramid

I have made a set of Yahtzee™ dice from a 4x4 post. We have been using a bucket as the 'shaker cup'. I would like to construct a wooden 'cup'. My concept is two use two identical rectangular pyramids, ...
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Options for repairing this children's staircase?

We recently acquired a children's castle that was custom made originally. It seems to be completely made of MDF. The stairs are only held together by nails and they are coming apart in certain ...
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How significant is the yellowing from aging polyurethane?

It seems that at least half of the questions we get about finishing are along the lines of "I don't want any yellowing from my finish", or "I don't want any yellowing because of aging ...
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First time painting furniture - top coat, polyurethane yellowing?

I've built a small office desk and a shoe rack out of pine and now plan to paint both. The most used parts, i.e. table top of the desk and the shelves of the shoe rack are going to be black, the rest ...
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How to join miter cuts for picture/sign frame?

I have some 1x2 project boards for making a frame. The frame will hold a painted sign on Masonite. I am uncertain the best method for joining the miter cuts and was hoping for suggestions. Wood glue ...
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What power tool is best suited to use for small straight cuts?

Hi guys I am wondering what is the easiest consistent way to cut small pieces of wood. Here is an example I recently recreated and it was a pain the butt. That piece is around 2 inch long. So first ...
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Hand tool identification

I'm trying to identity the tool in the photo. The tablet is included for size, it has a 10.5 inch screen.
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Drying time on line tongue and groove boards

I have staying and sealed the tongue and groove boards with 2 coats of poly. I need to restack them until the contractor comes to install them. How long should they dry before I do this?
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How to I stop Ikea SÄLJAN ADILS desk from wobbling?

Hey I've built the ikea desk attached in the video. Basically it's SÄLJAN ADILS which is super affordable and it has 5 legs, 2 to the sides and 1 in the middle. I've made sure it's leveled to the ...
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What is the name of this type of wooden “fasteners”

I was doing some work in the chicken coop today, and when it came time to attach the new wire mesh, I had the idea to use the little wooden tabs i had laying around from previous cuts as fasteners. ...
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Can 160-year-old wood still have sap?

I bought a dining table and it was claimed that the table top was made from reclaimed wood from a 160-year-old Douglas Fir log. The table top is still seeping out sap. Is this even possible from ...
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Repair warped wood in situ

I have acquired a coffee table (it's more like a small wide chest of drawers) with a warped frame and want to check that my fixing method is appropriate and cannot be improved upon.** My plan to fix ...
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How do I keep my folding bed side rail up?

I have made a platform bed with protruding bedrails. (All 3 sides except headboard side) I have made them foldable by placing hinges between bedrail and bedframe. So it flips up and comes down at 90 ...
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Splinters in wheelbarrow handles

I have an old wheelbarrow with wooden handles. It works great, but I keep getting splinters from the handles. Sanding the handles hasn't solved the problem. The surface is too rough. I thought about ...
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Polyurethane over Boiled Linseed Oil Timing? — Butcher Block Tabletop

Short version If I'm using a few coats of boiled linseed oil (BLO) followed by a few coats of polyurethane, what should the timing schedule be? For my specific use case, this will be a large butcher ...
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Best practice for storing veneer?

I have a collection of veneer pieces that I need to store (possibly for months or even years). Their size varies from less than a foot in length to around 8 feet long. Sandwiching veneer between two ...
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What is the correct size screw of a 8.3mm countersink bit

The screws I have are 10g..does this countersink bit work or should I refund and what is the correct size countersink bit
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How do I disassemble this metal sliding-interlocking fastener on this chair?

I've recently got two lovely wooden chairs, and I wanted to disassemble them to fix their wobble issues and to revamp some dings that the wood in the wood. I'm stuck on figuring out how to detach ...
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Are 1.5“x1.5” poplar legs strong enough to support a 3'x2' hardwood top?

I'm building a mobile (not on wheels) kitchen island for my partner in our new apartment, as a first woodworking project. A 3'x2' top is about right for the space, and she'd like an overall height of ...
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Produce long, strong, flexible shavings

Ainu people (indigenous to Japan) use long wood shavings as a material to weave or braid into headpieces. The movie Ainu Mosir includes a scene that demonstrates the process of shaving down a green ...
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How to remove a 25mm drill bit stuck in oak sleeper

Whilst pinning three layers of oak sleepers together with oak dowels, I have managed to get the 25mm diameter auger drill bit stuck. Is there any oil or lubricant that I can use to try and release the ...
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Leaving floating space for a panel - do I need to center the panel?

If I cut a dado 2mm (1/16"+) bigger than a panel leaving space for movement, do I also need to leave 1mm of space on each side of the panel when inserting it or will the panel adjust itself? This ...
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What is the purpose of oil in French polishing?

I’m thinking of trying French polishing, but I want to understand the process more before I start. I don’t understand the purpose of applying oil to the pad when French polishing. Some sources say to ...
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Dissassembling drawbored mortise and tenon joints

In Chris Schwarz's blue workbench book, he mentions that unglued, drawbored pins can be drilled out of a mortise and tenon joint in case the piece (for example, a heavy bench) needs to be disassembled ...
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Sealing a Stained Poplar Bed Frame

I'm putting together a KD Frames poplar bed frame. I've already stained it with Minwax Wood Stain (I really wanted a black wooden look) but I'm unsure how to finish it. When I bought the stain at ...
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How can you make a regular screw into a self tapping screw?

Assuming that it is even possible, how can you take a screw with a normal thread and point and make it into a pseudo self tapping screw? Screw on the right (assuming its uniform all the way around) ...
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How did I bend this router bit? What safety or operating step did I miss?

I turned on my compact router with a tongue cutting bit installed. Immediately after I hit the on switch I heard grinding noises and felt the router try to wobble out of my grip. I turned off the ...
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Will varnish stop bare wood from warping?

I am looking to purchase some unfinished ash strip wood for some interior decorative purposes. The retailer advised that whilst it is 'ready to use' (in reference to the wood having been planed etc), ...
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Remove little material from a wooden piece with manual tools

I've started to enjoy using manual tools ("unplugged woodworking") and I've been getting manual tools (marking gauges, smoothing plane, saws, block plane, chisels, etc.). I have piece of ...
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Why did desk boards split apart? [duplicate]

I ordered this reclaimed wood desk a few months back, and at first it looked pretty good. However, as a few weeks went by, I noticed the glue holding the boards together started to fail in many places,...
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How can I drill a D-shaped hole to make a custom wood knob for an old stove?

I have a very old (1940's) Kenmore stove/oven that has almost no info online about it -- and have been looking and failing to find replacement knobs for years now. It has an extra large D-shaped gas ...
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Is sealing wood with urethane or the like enough to avoid wood movement?

Will a solid wood table top still move if it is finished from all sides with polyurethane or some other water resistant finish? Does that depend on temperature as well? Assuming temperature ...
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How to remove a heavy wire-brushed finish?

I bought a (solid) 32x70in white oak dining table that has a pretty heavily wire-brushed finish, something like: The crevices extend over 1mm below the surface. It's really quite impractical as food/...
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How to assess load distribution on joints in plywood bookshelf design? [closed]

I'm designing two shelving units for my living area to house books and things, integrating two Ikea Kallax units that I already own. This is my first project of this nature so apologies if I seem very ...
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How can I seal/stain white cedar to make look similar to its original light color?

I made this white cedar chest & I want to protect it from rain and graying from ultraviolet (UV) sun exposure. I desire an oil stain or sealer because I have seen skin-peeling from varnish, ...
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When to use dowel/barrel nuts + machine screw VS wood screw + hole?

I'm building a shelf. Not going into the details on that since my question is of general nature: When are barrel nuts + machine screw to prefer over wood screw + hole? And when are screw + hole better?...

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