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Will my tacky polyurethane eventually cure when average air temperature rises?

So, for lack of a proper shop, I was applying a first coat of undiluted Varathane Ultimate Polyurethane (oil based) to a plywood box using my dining room table under a plastic drop cloth as a work ...
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How to accurately drill into end grain of a 20 inch table leg

I have a table leg that was connected to the table top with mortise and tenon and tenon broke off. As part of the repair I'd like to put in a dowel through leg and table top and wood glue the whole ...
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Is there an “Open Source” repository for Sketchup woodworking plans?

Does anyone know of a good repository for woodworking plans in Sketchup format? I'm looking for something like Github, but for woodworking. Currently I just do searches for a specific plans in Google, ...
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Is it better to mill boards before or after drying? (And does it depend on diameter?)

I just cut a log that I want to mill into boards. (In case the best technique depends on the size, the log is only about 4 inches in diameter, and I want to mill one or two small boards from it, just ...
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Do I need the front apron piece in a desk with a 3/4" plywood top?

I'm planning to make this desk for a person who has asked to leave off the front of the apron. She's very short and has difficulty with most desks being too high, and the ones that aren't too high don'...
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Best type of wood for making a small table

I am trying to build a small wooden table to rest my guitar amplifier ontop of and hide my pedal board underneath. I need the table top to be around 30'' x 10'' and about 12'' high. What type of wood ...
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What are suitable dimensions for a router table that specifically would be used to make a acoustic guitar?

I was wondering what the optimal size for a router table would have to be for making an acoustic guitar? Initially i would use it to help me make some jigs to bend guitar sides and hold the parts ...
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How to stabilize a bar table with hairpin legs

I'm doing a one-off project for a much-needed small dining space in the holiday home. I have a set of 4 hairpin legs at 106cm each that I want to use for a bar table. I want a nice table top but want ...
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How can I fix smears after wipe on gel finish?

I have a problem with the gel topcoat that I applied on my kitchen table. I decided to restore our old kitchen table so I sanded it down, used General Finishes gel stain and applied General Finishes ...
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How to level plywood/OSB shed floor

We recently purchased a barn-style 8 x 24' pre-assembled shed. When it arrived, the plywood floor was not even. The edges weren't aligned, so the floor is 1/8 inch higher in some places. I'm wondering ...
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Will tung oil be enough waterproof / water resistant finish for this mahogany/sapele bathroom piece?

What you can see in the pic is the dry fit of this mahogany piece into my bathroom. It fits very snug into the wall pocket. In the pic is just bare wood, no finish applied yet. I've already treated it ...
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What are the advantages of coping a joint vs. mitering?

I've generally mitered joints and very rarely coped them in trim or molding, and have been able to achieve an appearance I was satisfied with. But "traditionally," coped joints seem to have ...
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pocket hole joint Vs. cam lock joint - What's sturdier?

what is the strongest joint between using such fasteners https://www.core77.com/posts/27725/Death-to-Cam-Lock-Nuts-Flatpack-Hardware-That-Will-Hopefully-Become-Obsolete (ikea furniture ones), and the ...
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Number of polyurethane coats before I can polish?

My first post on WoodWorking Stack Exchange so please forgive me in advance if my question has been answered before. I am new to woodworking and have read a lot of information regarding working with ...
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I have separate, finished pieces. How to assemble them?

This question is woodworking-related. Recently, I found in the attic (in France) the wood pieces shown on this photo. There are: 1 round, flat, 40-cm diameter disc, with a hand-carved, 5mm-deep ...
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How can you design a solid wood floor that allows for expansion without gaps between the boards?

If every board is nailed down on one side of each board, then gaps would open between each board when they shrink. Dust and debris would fall into cracks and any liquid spills would get between the ...
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Joining 2x4 and 4x4

really sorry for a posting a noob question (I did try to specifically see if this was answered somewhere else and couldn't see it). Anyway, I'm doing a simple home DIY project to build a squat rack in ...
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How to get consistent glossiness in shellac finish repair

I've been repairing the shellac finish on paneling in my home, and some spots are coming out way too flat when dried. In this photo you can see how the glossiness isn't consistent, even though I ...
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Can preservative-treated Douglas fir safely be used indoors (after planing the outer layer off)

I have a bunch of Douglas fir planks left over from another project. These were originally intended for outdoor use and are treated with some kind of preservative that leaves a colored stain (they ...
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Router bit without shank

I inherited a router and stand from a neighbor who passed away. Nice router and stand, so I'd like to use it. It has an older model Sears router (315.17380) with a fixed shank. The bits are changed by ...
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Identification of vintage wood lathe tail stock with 1/2-20 threaded arbor

I have inherited a wood lathe (Spiegel "Precision Bilt" Model 87B630). The tail stock uses an 0.81" (assuming this is 13/16") diameter keyed shaft, and the live center screws into ...
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treatment for countertop already treated with Behandla oil

Many years ago, I installed a countertop & treated it with Ikea's Behandla oil. I see that the current Behandla is listed as "glazing paint" and has a tint. I want to sand out & ...
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Will faster drying interior polyurethane work over a layer of slow drying exterior poly

I am coating a pine mantlepiece with gloss polyurethane. I used interior/exterior poly for my 1st & second coats for protection from sun exposure. Because of the longer drying time 24/48 hours ...
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Can you store a synthetic waterstone in water permanently? [closed]

Can you store a synthetic waterstone permanently in water? Will it degrade the stone? When I was last doing woodwork classes the school had a water cooled rotary grind stone/wheel, and I remember that ...
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Confusing warning in manual for Dewalt DWS715 miter saw

I just purchased a Dewalt DWS715 miter saw. I have never used one in my life, so naturally I am carefully reading the entire manual (here) first. There is "miter lock knob" which securely ...
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Planing to correct cupping in panel (desk top)

I have a desktop that I recently glued up that cupped. I was planning on hand planing the table top flat but want to be certain its not too cupped. When I balance a jointed board on the table top (see ...
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Miters on window casings shrank with cold weather. How do I fix this?

Last winter I started replacing the casings on the doors and windows in my house and have continued this off and on over the summer and fall. When the weather turned colder this fall, the miters on ...
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How can I secure my shelf to wall?

I searched lots of blogs and YouTube but couldn't find a solution so hope I will find the answer here. I'm building out a pantry in the closet under our stairs. The closet is L-shaped, 39"wide, ...
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Wood bench legs are uneven at Christmas but even at Thanksgiving

I measured every thing correctly. All the legs of the bench were the same at thanksgiving but now are half an inch different at Christmas dinner. Is there a way to stop wood from expanding and/or ...
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Building a home climbing wall - questions

I'm building a freestanding climbing wall and have a few questions. My design is two triangle frames built from 2x6 (green) with plywood panels (red) attached to the frame with 2x4 studs on the back (...
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What edge joining technique for a medium sized box?

I plan to build a medium sized box (~28"h x ~14"d x 10"w) to store our dog's food in the bag. I'm thinking of making 3/4" panels of walnut but haven't built a box of this size ...
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Peppermint oil damaged table finish

Recently I put a cup that had a bit of peppermint oil on the bottom of it on my table. It must have dissolved and adhered the finish because the cup was firmly stuck to the table. After removing it, ...
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Sharpening stone identification

Can anyone tell me if this is a oil sharpening stone or water sharpening stone? It was my grandfathers, and I would like to put an action, but not sure exactly how. Any help would be appreciated, ...
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Minimum leg dimensions for pine stool

I would like to make a wooden stool, but I don't know how thick the legs need to be for it to be safe and sturdy. I have 70x35mm pine and I plan on resawing it to get ~30x30mm legs. Is that enough ...
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How to coat and finish a fresh cut end grain cookie stop it from drying/cracking? [duplicate]

First timer here (to forum and woodworking). I have two, 2" thick tree slices ("cookies") that have a diameter of around 20". I'm trying to turn them into end tables as a gift for ...
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Pine plywood (project panel) looks quite different than pine boards (select)

I'm planning to build a floating shelf on a plan I've put together as sort of a hybrid of many different DIY plans I found online. The top and side panels will be 3/4" (actual) thickness select ...
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using two different types of woods for outdoor pergola

Is it okay to use two different types of woods for building a pergola? I was thinking about using 6x6 pecky cedar for pergola posts and use redwood for beams and rafters. Is this considered Ok?
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Curved Dome shaped wood

I am trying to build a wood structure with the domes at top. I need some suggestion on how to build the domes at the top. Can you please let me know how they are built ? They look curved. How can I ...
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Veneer and Air Bubbles

Some background: I'm making two chess sets, connected via internet. The pieces have magnets, and the board has magnetic sensors, so when a piece is moved on one board, it is dragged with an ...
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Preventing poor groove geometry with plow plane?

I'm using a veritas small plow plane and I'm finding my grooves are a bit trapezoid shaped and not square to the reference face and edge: Material is Sapele. This is a longer piece (~48"). Some ...
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How to finish a wooden ironing board?

I've made a wooden ironing board out of hard maple, which I'm going to cover with some cloth and batting. I'm wondering whether I should apply a finish to the wood. Ironing is going to create steam, ...
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Is a Pre-Stained Surface Food Safe?

I’m using Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner. I’m trying to find information on whether, after drying, my surface will be safe to prepare food on. I plan to follow up with Minwax Wood Finish (Oil based)...
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Stain drastically changed color as it dried

I have a customer who removed a wall. I patched the floor with red oak and applied the Minwax stain he said was used on the old floors. It matched almost perfect when applied but within an hour ...
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Is this a good way to highlight a laser engraved design in wood?

I'm making a signboard for a coffee bar. It's made from three glued together pieces of douglas fir tongue and groove floorboards that were installed in 1945. The engraving is done and I want to keep ...
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How to seal and treat wood when building a wooden kitchen sink?

I'm planning on building a kitchen countertop made out of joined wood, and I would like to build the sink out of the same type of configuration. So far, I have built the top (see picture below), and I ...
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How do I calculate the weight capacity of my one side supported bookshelf (Spine Booshelf?)

I am planning on building a bookshelf as shown below. Each shelf (maple plywood) will only be supported via a dado cut into the 2x4 (SPF pine), and glued. I am currently planning on cutting 3/4" ...
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Is there a Bagless Dry Vacuum for Shop/Garage Use? [closed]

I've got the traditional Shop-Vac that uses either a collection bag or pleated filter which clogs up in no time when dealing with dust. I'm looking for something portable while doing repair jobs ...
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Restoring old oak chair but at a loss for something I've never seen

I am trying to restore an old oak chair that was given to me by my mother. It was my great grandfather's and is probably 120-140 yrs old. At the front of the chair seat there is a long ~3/8ths slit, ...
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How do I mitigate this tear-out, ideally with hand-plane and scraper?

I have a rough-sawn plank of ash that I'm trying to finish using only hand tools (and no abrasives if possible). I think the board is flat-sawn, and you can see where the heartwood begins - the ...
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Didn't wait long enough for tung oil to dry before applying wax - can I just leave it be?

Ok, I am pretty new to woodworking. I treated some poplar with half tung oil, half citric oil (for thinning the tung oil and facilitating absorption). I waited 24-48 hours and then I applied All ...

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