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Router, how make a deep plunge cut?

I am really new to woodworking and I'm out of ideas on how to accomplish this. I am making a magnetic knife block. The stock is 11" long x 3" wide x 1 12/16" deep. I need to cut a 1 1/4" wide by 1 11/...
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Knots bleeding through deck sealer

I have a deck that I built in 1986 with treated lumber, that last year we used a stain sealer on and the sealer was bled thru at mostly knot locations. I have used clear sealer many times over the ...
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How can I make the 1/2 inch tip of 3/4" dowels maybe 1/16 of an inch thinner so they fit in a coupling?

I want to be able to easily connect and disconnect two 3/4" dowels to each other. All the couplings I've been able to find out there, while they say they are 3/4" they do not fit tightly to 3/4" ...
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I'm looking for a good finish for goblets and shot glasses [duplicate]

So I have started turning some goblets and shot glasses, and I'm trying to find a good finish for them that can be nice and glossy, but doesn't need constant reapplication. I'm pretty sure that ...
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How Much Weight Can a 1inch x 11inch Dowel Hold/Support?

I am asking about the 6416U 1 in. x 1 in. x 48 in. Hardwood Round Dowel they sell at Home Depot. I plan to join 3 4x4s and use the middle one as a swivel, the middle one will be under load and the 2 ...
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How to produce lumber from logs?

I have two 30 meter sitka spruces that have fallen in my yard. I'd like to process them into usable planks ideally as long as possible only using hand tools. Can someone give me a step by step on how ...
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Why are portable table saws bad for “fine woodwoorking”?

I've read over and over that portable table saw or certain table saws are not good for fine woodworking. I'm thinking about starting to build my own cabinets, shelves and tables. So I've been ...
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Reducing collet 3/8“ - 1/4”

I picked up a relatively cheap plunge router that takes 3/8" however I can't seem to find any reasonably priced 3/8" shank bit kits. I have found 1/4" and obviously it doesn't fit. Is there an ...
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Turning chisel handle templates?

I'm new to turning and I'm looking to turn some chisel handles, but I want them all to look the same. Are there any printable online templates that anyone knows of? Is there anyway I can create my ...
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How to make a desk grommet without a lathe?

I have a walnut desk that now requires a 2" walnut grommet (since I cut the hole in the desk before realizing that walnut grommets are only for sale in 1 3/4" size)....so I need to make my own. ...
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What wood can I use to make a jewelry box with a scroll saw? [closed]

I’m fairly new to wood working. I took a shop class in school years ago but that’s about the extent of my knowledge. I was wondering what a good wood would be to make a jewelry box using the scroll ...
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Long lasting exterior shutters

I'm creating some exterior wood shutters made from Eastern Red Cedar (rails and stiles) and Western Red Cedar (panels). The mismatch really has more to do with what's available locally than a design ...
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How to fix a gap in plywood screwed joint

I've knocked together some plywood to make a shoe rack and I've messed up the cuts. There's a gap that I thought I could live with but I'd like to try and fix if possible. Notice the slight bulge? ...
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How to address a failed glue up?

I'm working on my first major glue up, and I noticed a failure to bond properly along the edge of the outer board, see picture below. I did some research, and I can think of a number of things I did ...
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Desk with hidden space underneath

Im designing a long desk with a section that has hidden working space underneath. There will be an space (like a drawer) then you can remove the desk surface and access the space underneath. There I ...
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Doweling technique - can they be applied in two stages?

I am planning to build a custom box to fit in my car's trunk on one side, as tall and long as the trunk and as wide as little as possible. This would hold my tools, emergency gadgets etc. Since I ...
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Turning blade 45 degrees - Steton saw

I have a machinery model Steton SC00NC and it has suffered a damage at the mechanism that turns the blade at 45 degrees. I'm sorry I don't know the exact name of the parts (the mechanism is as in the ...
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How is the mekugi for a katana shaped by traditional methods?

A key part of a Japanese sword is the mekugi, the tapered peg that fastens the handle to the tang. I am curious what the traditional method is for making this part. I have seen various modern YouTube ...
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How long before polyurethane finish on desktop is dry?

I'm a total newbie and just made a simple desktop. I finished it with Minwax polyurethane satin. The can says let dry after final coat for 24 hours, but from what I've read on this forum it sounds ...
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Does the final coat of a Danish Oil finish need to be wiped?

Does the final coat (in this case third) of Danish Oil have to be wiped? Or is not OK to just let dry and then lightly sand/buff? I ask because I am using the dark walnut version of the Watco ...
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PLEASE HELP BLOTCHY STAIN JOB

I stained the top of this nightstand black. Clear coated it with a spray matte clear and it turned out like this. I used a 1000 grit sandpaper and gently sanded the top. It seemed to just make the ...
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Refinishing an “antique” storm door

I recognize that this may be more appropriate for DIY, but what I'm doing hies pretty closely to classic woodworking, so let's give it a try. I've read a few Q&A related to refinishing wooden ...
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Filling cracks with epoxy after Tung oil

So still working on my live edge walnut table, and I think I may have screwed up the order of operations a bit. The slab has some defects - cracks, small knots with voids, etc. Didn't think to much ...
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Best way to scab joists for bridge

I'm building a bridge across a ditch in my nephews front yard. Shown here is an elevation of one of the four joists that will support 2 x 6 redwood treads, width of 5.5'. To achieve the curve, I will ...
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Will a tabletop bolted to slotted angle brackets have problems with wood movement?

I’ve been planning to build a farm style table for our patio. If I join the top boards using pocket screws + titebond III and attach the top to the base using angle brackets with wide slots, will I be ...
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Dust collection for Bosch sliding miter saw

I have a Bosch 4410 sliding miter saw. It has a small dust port that I've found to be woefully inadequate as the sole means of dust extraction. My shop also has a 5HP cyclone dust collection system ...
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Looking at attaching metal legs to a table top

Basically I have some standard metal tubing square legs which I want to affix to a table base. Hopefully the pics attached below show my idea but I am thinking of attaching a wood block on the ...
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seem to be allergic to unfinished wood in the drawers of my new bedroom set [closed]

The smell of wood is causing my throat and nose to swell when I lay down at night, I had to move to another room. How can I eliminate this odor, or at least mellow I out?
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What can cause cracks in painted pine?

I'm taking an online woodworking course (The Weekend Woodworker), and built a small patio table a few months ago. I made it out of select pine (kiln dried), spray painted it (~2 coats), and put in on ...
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What about using cedar for toy puzzles and blocks?

Can cedar be used for making wooden puzzles and blocks for children?
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Cribbage Peg Slot Metal Slider/Cover?

I am making a cribbage game board and need assistance finding the best way to create or find the peg slot metal slider or cover. I have been looking for the metal slides to cover the peg board slot ...
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CNC router bit to cut french cleat?

I'm looking for the name or even a specific bit recommendation that could cut a french cleat angle (45 angle) into a piece of wood. Much like a dovetail bit but at a 45 degree. Do these bits even ...
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Threaded wood insert for Beech Hardwood

I'm currently working on building a desk from a sheet of Beech hardwood (27mm thick) with Hairpin Legs (https://www.thehairpinlegcompany.co.uk). I was thinking of using threaded wood inserts to allow ...
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Table saw cross cut on panel

I'm a beginner who wants to be safe here! I need to cut multiple boards (let's say 10" x 16") with a table saw. My first cut was going to make a 16" rip cut on my 4 foot plywood and then cross cut ...
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Refinishing teak patio table

A couple of years ago, we purchased a beautiful teak outdoor table. I sealed it with Semco sealer (recommended by the store for teak) a month after we bought it. To protect our investment, we also had ...
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Why my pda 180 bosch sander doesn't move?

My delta sander bosch pda 180 doesn't move. I opened it and I think i can group every part into two big groups: the one with the motor and the one with the sanding pad. I took out the part with the ...
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Multiple Half-lap Jig for Grid Work

I'm making a gate from 2x2 material. I want to build-in a half-lap grid. I came up with a jig to use with my router that involves laying the 2x2 side by side in a box 1 1/2" deep then attaching at ...
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What is the purpose of the side handle on a hand (“eggbeater”) drill?

What is the purpose of the side knob (circled in orange) on a hand or "eggbeater" drill? I can't remember ever using this handle for anything. I'm considering cutting off the side knob so that the ...
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Joinery Suggestions

I'm building a coffee table out of a live edge walnut slab. It's about 5'x30"x1.125" For the legs I've made some blue-stain ponderosa blocks, 18"x15"x2.25" Any suggestions on how to join the legs to ...
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What does methyl bromide look like on timber?

I have timber from pallets without any stamps. From my research, un-stamped pallets may be for domestic use and, therefore, are not treated in any way. With that said the timber has some granular ...
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Is this a bad cerusing job?

I ordered a side table from a reputable manufacturer. The table was supposed to look like this: However, when I received the table, it looked like this: The white on the side table that I received ...
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Is shellac really a “universal binder”?

I recall reading that shellac is supposed to be a "universal" binder which can be used as an intermediate layer between otherwise incompatible layers of finish. Say, for instance, you are refinishing ...
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Hot tub lid, use paint or oil to seal wood?

I'm wondering what would be a good choice for sealing a outdoor hot tub cover made from plywood? For example, would an outdoor paint or something like tung oil be better for a high heat and humidity ...
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Design: Adjustable/Collapsible Wooden Table Leg

I'm looking to make a wooden table that has collapsible legs. My current idea is just to have the leg basically fold into itself but I'm unsure how sturdy this would be. This also means that the legs ...
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Can wood be “dyed” transparent?

Is it possible to "dye" or otherwise treat wood so that is becomes transparent? Or at least, somewhat permits light to pass? I think I've seen examples of very thin handplane shavings which have a ...
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Making wood filler? - Pine + Glue

I want to make some wood filler for a pine cabinet. Was just going to mix wood glue and Pine sawdust.. Is there any ratio or anything I should do before i go ahead?
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Filling crack in walnut table top

I'm building a table with the walnut top shown below. (Sorry for the blurry photos). I think I should fill this 8" long crack. I need to decide how. I'm considering cleaning up the edges and cutting/...
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Would a dovetail key(s) in a beveled (mitered) chest panel be adequate strength for a larger box?

I'm building a hope chest for my daughter out of cherry, and wanted to use dovetails to join the panels. My hand-cutting skills aren't quite up to snuff for a fine detail like through dovetails, so I'...
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cutting wood trim

How would I go about making this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/135-degree-Corner-Edge-Molding-trim-dollhouse-1pc-23/192652458710?hash=item2cdafb3ad6:g:bjsAAOSw~4BcAIqC I.E 135 / 45 degree wooden trim, ...
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Alternative to Bosch T 308 BOF for tight curve in 18 mm MDF

I am fairly new to woodworking and I need to cut some hearts in 18 mm MDF - please see the design at the bottom of the post, including a revision inspired by @WhatRoughBeast. The radius of the curve ...

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