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Mitered Corner with Glue and Pins vs Butt Joint with Glue and Pocket Holes

Making a frame using 1"x4" wood. Exposed ends are not a concern. Which would be a stronger joint, a mitered corner with glue and 1" pins (2 from each side), or a butt joint with glue ...
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Correct angle for a bull-nose rabbet plane (Record 76) blade

I have a Record 76 rabbet plane. The plane is bevel side up, and the primary bevels as ground by the manufacturer appear to be 45° or close to it. (If I apply pressure to the bevel whilst bevel side ...
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Repairing a half lap joint in table leg x-bracing

I want to repair the bottom cross bracing that runs between the legs of an oak table, pictured here. Some unknown number of years ago, the top piece sheared off at the half lap joint and pulled out ...
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Identifying 2 strange homemade hand saw features

I recently acquired 2 homemade saws, likely early 20th century, with features I can't quite place for function or aesthetic. Any ideas? 18" saw with an odd bevel cut into the top edge of the ...
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Can I set create a dust collection system that discharges everything into sealed container instead of a filter bag?

My dust collection system is already up and running. I am about to add a new toy to the mix and started looking at my whole collection system again with a critical eye. Currently, I have a 1.5 HP dust ...
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How to Attach Sides to Rabbit Pen

I am making my daughter's rabbit her own "room". I bought some pressure treated plywood and made a 6' x 6' square and covered it with fake grass. Put a bunch of 2x4s under it, and put 12&...
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How to remove and repair a crooked desk leg?

Apologies if I break any rules with this post, please let me know if I do. I am an utter novice when it comes to woodworking but I want to get into it as soon as I have the time/money and I decided a ...
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Make tongue and groove on table saw versus router [closed]

I have some finish carpenters joining hardwood panels together with tongue and groove joints. They have access to a basic cast iron router table, heavy duty Bosch router, and high-quality tongue and ...
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Which side of a cupped table top has absorbed more humidity (and other causes for warping)?

Quality table tops are built from many smaller pieces of wood, which are then glued together. (Here we focus on table tops, not on butcher blocks, where multiple long beams are glued, then cut into ...
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How to repair a warped kitchen tabletop?

I guess that over the years I (ab)used this 1¼-inch-thick kitchen table top, by, for example, not using place-mats. The finish was initially extremely good. I palm-of-hand applied the varnish (which ...
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Failed table leg glue up removal

I purchased a lovely table on the cheap off Craigslist that needs repair to the table legs. Fractured at the point where the legs meet the base, the breaks were filled with some kind of glue but not ...
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Wood sag question

I used a 2ft. piece of 2x12 Doug Fir as a small ramp for truck. When truck weight was on the 2x12; the 2x12 flexed (sagged) a little and when the weight was removed the 2x12 went back into its regular ...
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How to make a stronger butt joint where two panels meet

I'm designing a project where two hardwood 3/4" panels will be joined at a 90 degree angle and the aesthetics call for a butt joint, but I'm thinking that it would be better to strengthen it in ...
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Drill press, chuck falls down. How do I repair?

I have an old General International drill press (model 17-125M1 — so old that the GI website does not even show any results when I use their "Search" facility). It works for the most part ...
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Why do MDS for polyurethane finishes show such a wide range of solvents? What are we really getting?

I like to thin my polyurethane finish with mineral spirits as an alternative to buying a wipe on poly - but when I started to look at several of the easily available options for Clear Gloss, like ...
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What hinge system can “hide” a drop down door?

I want to construct a tv console with a drop down door, but i want the door to fully retract into the cabinet after it’s dropped down. I’m not sure what type of hinges i need for that. what hinge ...
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Using acrylic paint lettering

Good morning. I am making a charcuterie board and want to use water based acrylic for decorative lettering. All of the sanding has been done. Should I use the mineral oil coating prior to putting on ...
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How to run a fixed speed Mortiser at a slower speed?

I have had a Multico PM12 for over twenty years and it has faithfully served me both for mortising and as a drill press. My workshop is not big enough to fit in both. Very recently I needed to use a ...
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Wood screws versus GRKs

I have some built in cabinet designs that are all-hardwood designs with structural members getting screwed into the framing of the house. The structural members are expensive hardwoods like Wenge. ...
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How to smooth out grain texture from shellac?

I sanded the surface to 320 before applying shellac, it was quite smooth to the touch. Unfortunately, right away with the first shellac coat, a grain texture formed, worst in the darkest species. I ...
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Options for attaching bed legs at an angle

I'm trying to recreate this bed. Right now I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to attach the back leg which is at an angle. It needs to be disassemblable. The manufacturers assembly instructions ...
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What are the differences between a single flute countersink bit and a five flute countersink bit?

A recommendation in a book says "The countersink must have only one flute and must be ½" diameter". As far as flutes on a router/drill bit are concerned - reading other questions here ...
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How does the size of a hole in dimension lumber affect strength?

I've looked around the internet but cannot find a good explanation for this question. Generally speaking, will a 1-1/2” hole in the dead center of a board (say, the biggest common hardware store found ...
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Efficiently staining a White Cedar Fence

I'm looking to stain my outdoor yard fencing. The white cedar fencing is about 12 yrs old, in good shape, and is now a light grey color. What would be the most efficient way to stain the fence? I ...
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How should I have avoided breakout/spelching here?

I'm building a simple stool to practice hand-tool woodworking. I'm roughly following the Paul Sellers and Rex Kreuger how-to videos here and here. I managed to cut the tenons pretty close to the stool,...
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Will a 4x4 be suitable?

I am working on a project that has three 2x12’s supporting a load of 12,000 lbs. similar, but not exactly, to how joists support a house. The 2x12’s are supporting about 6,000 lbs. on each end. The ...
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Why does my blade gets stuck in the wood while cutting?

I have a Scheppach mitre saw and have been using it for a few years. Recently I noticed it's began sticking (stop cutting) whilst cutting and I have to raise the blade and have several attempts to ...
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How to make a cork backed steel ruler?

I'm following the book Tools - by Charles Platt where he suggests that it is really important to use a cork-backed steel ruler. I want to make a cork backed steel ruler as I'm not getting one on any ...
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Sealant recommendation for pen-holding box

I am about to start assembling a box to stow away items that otherwise overrun a desk. The box arrives in small pieces. Before assembling, I'd like to apply some sealant so that it stays clean for ...
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Weight capacity for 3/4" plywoood curvy board

We buit montesori curvy plywood balance boards. They are 36" x 11" deep by 3/4" thick. They are made of 3 layers of maply veneer plywood. I'm unsure of the exact classifcation of the ...
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Large 1/4 inch 45 degree chamfer router bit for cutting mitres

I am wanting to perform some mitre 45 degree cuts with my router table as my cheapo mitre saw doesn't have a straight fence (sad noises); so I've been looking for a chamfer bit that is large enough to ...
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Unknown tool from auger bits set

Does anyone recognise the tool on the photos below? Recently I’ve bought a set of old auger bits on eBay and among them was that tool. I de-rusted it, but have no idea what do use it for :)
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What type of wood can I use to achieve this finish?

I’m relatively new to fine woodworking and I’m building something that needs a color/finish like this piece Any ideas what kind of wood, stain, etc this might be or what I could use to mimic it? The ...
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How do I repair chipboard for screws?

The bracket in the first image is holding a frame onto the bottom of a (Stiga) table tennis table. The other one (and some others) have broken off the table. I need to repair the chipboard as shown in ...
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How do I keep the natural colour on wormy maple?

I have some beautiful wormy maple barn doors that I want to finish. I've tried Minwax oil-modified polyurethane clear satin and tung oil separately on a small corner and both turned the wood slightly ...
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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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How to keep bandsaw blade from bending

I've got a solid old Craftsman 12" bandsaw and it works great for most things. But I've been trying to use it to mill small logs into boards and having a really hard time making a straight cut, ...
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Make parallel edges with router table or table saw?

I have a couple of boards that I jointed the edges on, thinking them to be parallel. But, after re-measuring it appears the edges were not parallel (or maybe the jointer took more wood off at one end?)...
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Stain lifting when refinishing antique maple door

I am refinishing an antique interior door for our bedroom. I scraped off the old varnish type finish, maybe shellac, and sanded to bare wood (220 grit). I applied oil based "Old Masters" ...
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Why glue the bottom of the box

I am only starting woodworking and in several books I read that woodworking is all about prevent final product from damage of season temperature and humidity changes. So it means that to glue the ...
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What's the impact of blade RPM on a table saw?

I'm looking to buy a 10" table saw and I see that blade RPM is noted on many of the listings. So far, I'm seeing numbers from 3400 RPM to 5000 RPM. I'd imagine that a higher RPM will make a ...
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Vibration when routing using large bits

I have been getting vibration trying to cut a box joint using a 1/2" trim bit. The cut is big since the wood thickness is 1", the cut is 1" high by 1/2" diameter. Material is ash. ...
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Notching and dimensioning a lot of 2x lumber to a specific size

I need to cut 32 of these: They're 2x8's, each a foot long, with a corner removed. I'm hoping to cut them safely and efficiently. I thought about running them across the table saw, maybe 3 or 4 at ...
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Help on choosing box-style hinge for a chess board

I am looking for some nice rectangular hinges for use on a folding chess board. They need to fold 180 degrees and be flush to the bottom. To do that, the knuckle needs to be mortised into the wood ...
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Will sap from wood ruin table saw or dust collector?

In trying to repurpose 30 year old waterbed frame wood, I decided to turn it into 2x3s but when I cut it, it smells really sappy! I could smell it still hours later. I'm using it for basic support for ...
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Looking for the LEAST fragrant wood for storing tea

I am looking to create something similar to a cigar humidor for storing Pu'er tea which requires relatively high humidity and temperature. However, the important difference is I would like a wood that ...
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thickness table no apron

I want to make a dining table with no aprons ("mid century modern" style), out of oak planks (first time doing tables, and something this large in general). Basically I want to copy this one:...
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Is this desk structurally secure?

I've built my first desk using IKEA Adils legs and a worktop I bought and had custom-cut. It is: European Walnut Depth: 40mm Width: 2900mm Length: 620mm Being supported by an Alex drawer on the right-...
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Will a french cleat system work against bare studs?

My garage isn't finished; there's bare studs. I want to set up a french cleat system to store my tools. Can I do it directly against the studs? Or do I need to hang drywall or a sheet of plywood ...
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Stability/joinery method for melamine

I'm building a book case out of melamine. The drawing below show the normal and exploded view. Dimensions are 110cm wide, 30cm deep, 126cm high (~43"x12"x50")". I'm worried about ...

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