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How heavy should the drawer front be?

I just finished building plywood drawers that are 60 cm wide x 50 cm deep x 15 cm high. They are made of 10 mm plywood, hanging on high quality soft close slides that are rated 45 kg per pair or per ...
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Sealing wet wood?

I recently purchased a slab of black walnut and am needing to make a desk out of it sooner rather than later. Am I able to just finish the top side of the table and leave the bottom of it unsealed so ...
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Design for Disassemblable Corner Joint for Guitar Speaker Chassis [closed]

I am working on the design for a very large speaker chassis (approx. 9' H x 6' W x 2' D). Based on this very large size I'd like this to be able to disassemblable into panels for storage. The chassis ...
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Why would a router bit have a spur on it?

Was just gifted what at first glance I thought was a 2" flattening bit for a 1/2" shank router. But it has a spur and cutting rim like a forstner bit except there's no way with a shank of ...
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How to make this curved chamfer?

This is about 20 to 30 degrees from the plane. Can I make this without a CNC ? I can't find a router bit with this kind of angle, and a bearing at the end.
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DOL Starter (LE1D12P7) Tripping at end of ramp on table saw [closed]

This question has been closed in the Electrical and Home Improvement sites as its seen as not relevant so maybe you guys can help! I have an old table saw with a Schneider Electric LE1D12P7 DOL ...
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Finish choice for my wooden essential-oil container

I built a wooden container to hold all my essential oils. I’m having trouble figuring out what type of finish I should apply. I want one that has resistance in case anything spills. So a finish ...
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Crossbars on a dining chair

We have counter-height dining set. It looks very good and works generally well, but it's difficult to move the chairs in after sitting on them. So we're considering to convert this back into a regular ...
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Do 'headless' screws exist?

It sounds like a silly question, I know. I am wanting to join 2 bookcases together but in a way in which I can't see the screws. I know I can countersink, fill and paint over, but I'm looking to ...
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What size screws should I use to fasten these shelves together?

I'm assembling shelving units as shown in the provided image, where I need to secure the vertical boards to the horizontal ones. My plan is to use three screws at both the top and bottom ends of each ...
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What are the downsides of using Home Depot whitewood (spruce/pine/fir) for a sawhorse?

I would like to build a sawhorse and see Home Depot has those cheap “whitewood” 2x4’s. Would it be a bad idea to build a sawhorse with this wood? Here’s the wood https://www.homedepot.com/p/2-in-x-4-...
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Oregon Pacific Jointer

Local lumber yard in Oregon is selling this jointer. I can not find any information on this jointer nor “Oregon Pacific” as a whole for the life of me. Does anyone have any information on either? Much ...
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Box with 3/4" plywood with screws not joined

I would like to make a small wall mounted cabinet for an audio receiver that I would like to be of specific dimensions. Can I use finish grade 3/4" plywood but join it at the edge using trim ...
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Guidance on building a ladder, but not just any ladder

I'm seeking advice on the best way to go about building a full scale replica of the Immovable Ladder [wikipedia], a late 17th/early 18th century wooden ladder that rests against a second story window ...
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How to join green wood to kiln dried wood, if possible

I'm modifying an existing pine bed frame to make it into a high bed. Three corners will be bolted to the walls and I intend to replace the fourth leg with a long piece of timber. I have the ...
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Garden trellis design, tips on the lattice

As a wood working project, I'd like to build a custom garden trellis. Trellis design looks roughly like this (sketch): I've got all the outer dimensions, thickness of the wood, spacing between the ...
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Recommendations on finishing cedar

I made a bed frame out of cedar and will be making matching night stands. I love the smell of cedar and want to preserve it for as long as possible. Is there a way to finish these pieces, protecting ...
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Can anyone identify this variety of plywood?

So, I've been at the craft for decades, and I've been stumped about this ever since I came across this. A few years back, I saw a Facebook Marketplace ad for exotic lumber for sale, and the prices ...
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Freestanding feet for a bookcase

I've bought a pair of bookcases that don't have feet. They will stand in front of a wall that has hydronic baseboard. I don't want to completely block off the baseboard. My plan is to have the ...
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Sanding between coats of Poly : Help! I scratched the first surface of poly with 150 grit

I know, 150 was not the correct grit to sand poly with. I listened to someone i shouldn't have. I stained my Walnut Bar, and then put on my first coat of poly. It looked lovely. Then I sanded.......
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How to build this wooden box

I am open to all your thoughts and suggestions! I want to build a wooden box that looks like this (measurements are in inches): The idea is to have a 5 boards: floor, ceiling, back, and two walls ...
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How can I find the center of an imperfect circle for a clock face?

I have a piece of thin redwood that I am turning into a clock face for a Christmas present. I need to be able to drill a hole in the center. But the wood is not good circle. It's circular..ish. ...
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What am i doing wrong? Each board I use the jointer on leaves them not even. P [closed]

What am i doing wrong? Each board I use the jointer on leaves them not even. They are 12w x 1t and 50 inches long. Can they be fixed. Sincerely, Ann
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How to Protect melamine panel dining table from water and wear

I have a dining table from Mobili fiver with the following material specification: https://www.mobilifiver.com/eu/media/akeneo_connector/media_files/S/c/Scheda_tecnica_materiali_ebe9.pdf How can I ...
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Making a waster from wood board

I want to make a waster/longsword from a 1x2 in board. I thought I could do this by taking a simple plane, and gradually planing out the blade until I have the right profile. It doesn't have to be ...
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Yacht varnish to protect antique mahogany veneer? [bathroom vanity]

Last year in our renovation we had our builders convert this 19th century mahogany veneer sideboard into a vanity for our bathroom. Unfortunately they didn’t treat the top of the vanity to protect it, ...
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Sanding edges of plywood straight and square

I've cut a worktops to size out of 18 and 36mm thick plywood (36 = 2x 18mm) and I'd like to sand the edges of these to a nice smooth finish of exposed plys. But with the thinness of the tops, I'm ...
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Is the weight of a board a good proxy for moisture content?

I've been working out a process to mill usable lumber from some trees that fell on my property. They are all either maple or cherry. Most of what I've read said to allow one year of drying time per ...
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Glue mistake and redo

I glued my teak joint with wood glue and after 4 hours I realised I had the parts mixed up so I had to pry it apart again. The glue I used was Evo-stick interior wood glue. It was white. The parts ...
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Deflection calculation for overhanging tabletop - assessing need for support

I'm planning the construction of a table I want to build in the near future. I'm pretty new to calculating beam and plate deflections, and I can't seem to find the information I'm looking for. In ...
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Back of broken wooden chair

Can you please advise the best steps to fix this chair?[two edges are cracked
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Flattening a maple woodblock by hand for fine art woodcut printing on a press

I have had considerable problems trying to flatten maple woodblocks by hand for printing on an etching press. I often print with a jig below the block to allow me to register multiple colors -- the ...
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How to route smoothe, diagonal S-shape onto edge of wood board?

I have a wooden table that’s extendable. Unfortunately, i let the middle extension piece slip away at some point, and now I’d like to recreate it. I found wood with the correct thickness and length ...
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Veneer on 1 vs 2 sides of Baltic Birch ply?

I've been building a murphy bed cabinet out of baltic birch plywood (I like the visible layers on the edges). I bought/cut sheets of 4'x8' for this purpose. One side is clear, and the other side has ...
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How to sharpen hand saw with grouped teeth

I recently inherited this saw, which needs a sharpen. Before I invest in the (large - the saw is 5tpi) file needed, is it possible to sharpen them? I can foresee at least 2 challenges. First, normally ...
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Table top uneven stain [duplicate]

I am refinishing a table top. I started by using a wood stripper. Followed by sanding the entire table down with various grits. I then vacuumed the surface and used mineral spirits to prep for stain. ...
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What is this vise or holder?

This turned up in cleaning up the shop. There's a base bar with three attachments. First a round bolt of adjustable angle, the pivot has angle markings "88, 68, 59, 49, CSK". The other two ...
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Are pocket-hole screws stronger than 90° screw joints for building these garage shelves?

I am a novice when it comes to working with wood, however I would like to learn more. Please accept my apologies in advance for asking technical questions for such a basic project..... as this is not ...
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How to remedy spilled coffee on unfinished walnut

I accidentally spilled a large mug of coffee with heavy cream on a piece of unfinished walnut veneered plywood that I plan to use in a desk build. I had plans to finish the piece with either tung oil ...
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Using white oak for underwater wall of pond - need to dry at all first or not?

I am looking at building a swimming pond and the deep end would have a wooden wall. The company I am buying the design specs from typically uses cedar for the wall. (Just so you can envision - the ...
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Wood type for bunk bed structure

I am continuing to plan my bunk bed structure (4 beds and a pullout) and I have a follow up question Plywood Bunk Bed I am now wondering if plywood is the best wood choice. If I have a choice between ...
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Mixing a shellac cut?

This might sound like an obvious question to a lot of woodworkers, but I'm seeing some differing definitions on the web. What is the formula for a "shellac cut", i.e. mixing your own shellac?...
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What would cause wood filler to turn black when refinishing oak floor?

I was refinishing some old oak floors in rough condition, and troweled in Duraseal wood filler after a rough sand. Mostly, it worked fine, but in some places in one room, the filler turned dark or ...
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Plywood Bunk Bed

I am trying to design a plywood bunk bed (4 beds and one pullout actually), and am trying to figure out how to join the pieces. My original plan was to use pocket holes, but now I am worried that ...
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How to re-establish a uniform bevel on a plane iron (grinding or honing?)

Per Robert Wearing’s advice in The Essential Woodworker (image pictured below), I decided to put a curved edge on my jack plane iron. I used my low-speed grinder to do so. In doing so, I seem to have ...
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How to account for expansion / shrinkage in flooring

I need to replace some of my red oak flooring. 32 planks of my red oak flooring take up exactly 65 inches. Is the wood really 2 and 1/32th inches wide? Or are you supposed to leave a little bit of gap ...
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Looking for advice on effective soundproofing of basement workshop

I have a question that might not be directly related to woodworking, but I'm facing a significant challenge and concern. I would greatly appreciate your guidance. I live in Windsor, Ontario, and after ...
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How to fix failed attempt to remove spot on table?

I built this table out of ash, and finished it with Osmo Polyx hardwax oil, about 2 years ago. Recently a brown stain about 1/2" circle appeared. It looked to be down deep in the wood. The Osmo ...
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Loft Bed Design - racking going to be a problem?

I am working on a loft bed for my daughter. I drew up some plans and am mid-build, but still working out how everything will attach. I plan on the head and the foot of the bed to each be one piece so ...
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Gluing maple boards with putty made with Titebond and sawdust

I had glued spruce planks together using mixture of Titebond and sawdust. I had tested such joins and found the bond to be surprisingly strong. For example, I had two short pieces of 2x6 inch spruce ...
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