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What is a Duplex and Max #6 Biscuit?

What is a Duplex and Max #6 Biscuit? A Porter-Cable joiner info indicates "seven-position rotating depth stop works for standard #0, #10, #20 as well as Simplex, Duplex, and Max (#6) joinery". It ...
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Make a Street Library

I'd like to build a streetlibrary.org.au. About 50cm square from the front, a shelf, with a peaked roof, 20cm deep, glass door, mounted on a post. I'd use solid pine or Tas oak (local eucalyptus), ...
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Wood legs, steel frame and glasstop design

I have a lot of space and want neat design for a glass table. I have designed a table which will have: legs- 4 oak\beech, 3" x 3" frame on top of the legs - 8' long of 40mm (1 9/16) steel angle ...
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Smooth round over on large pieces of wood

I'm thinking about building a country kitchen table. The link below is the design I'm considering for the frame. What I'm trying to figure out is how the woodworker got those large round overs so ...
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Not woodworking, but..need a washable sealant that won't absorb grease to be applied over a painted wall

I have painted a scene on the wall behind my kitchen stove. Now I need to protect the paint to that it 1) doesn't absorb cooking spatters and 2) is washable for the cooking spatters that do land on it ...
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Tool Identification

I picked this up at a yard sale for ~$2 about 6 months ago and have been trying to figure out what the heck it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated! UPDATE 4/26/20 - added more pictures. And ...
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Is it dangerous to sandpaper an old wine barrel?

I bought an old wine barrel second-hand. The owners said it was used previously as decoration in a restaurant. I wanted to lighten up the colour so started to use sandpaper on certain parts. It was ...
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How to safely secure tailgate bench to studs

I have a old 1950s truck tailgate which measures 49 3/4 inches wide and 24 inches tall. I want to turn into a bench that will fold up and down that will mount to a wall. The wall has standard 2x4 16 ...
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How strictly should I follow temperature guidelines for brushing lacquer?

I'm trying to finish a small piece with brushing lacquer, which I have not used before. The can says that I should not apply it if the temperature is below 55F (13C). The temperature in my area has ...
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Is using a wet & dry vacuum cleaner suitable for use as a dust extractor?

I am not looking to upset my wife by trying the house vacuum cleaner, so I am looking at buying something separate for my small shed workshop. Looking at dust extraction options, the cheapest dust ...
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Where to get a brace like this?

I took two from an old table I bought retail. Need two more though. No idea where to get something like this. https://imgur.com/a/inY202M
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Ash, seasoning, and epoxying to aluminium

I've decided to make a pizza peel from aluminium sheet with an ash handle, and because aluminium sheet isn't very strong I'm going for a full tang construction. As ash is nice to work green, I've ...
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How to prevent desktop from bowing?

So, this is usually a problem for particleboard shelves, which bow under the weight of books. But my question is actually about the desk, which I built myself: It's a small desk (36x20inch), its top ...
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Best way to make wood weather resistant?

How can I make my wood project outside more resistant to rain and other weather? Is there some coatings that would work well or some other methods?
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What are these blemishes along the grain and how do I correct them?

I have a dining table made out of Acacia Wood. The process of preparation was: Mill the table flat Sand the table to 180 Grit Spray Nitrocellulose Lacquer Lightly sand back Spray 4 heavier coats of ...
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Chamfering medium diameter holes in birch veneer plywood

I've got a project coming up that involves a lot of medium-small holes in several 4x8 sheets of 5/8ths baltic birch veneer. (I don't have the plans in front of me, but I recall that the holes are ...
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How can I avoid tearout when using a belt sander on pine?

I'm very new to woodworking and am mostly learning from my numerous mistakes. At home, I have two pine boards that sit atop my table and function as a tabletop and also as a work surface for all of my ...
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Why is my simple garden box warped?

So I attempted to make a simple raised garden bed out of box store 2x12s and 2x4s. I cut the pieces to length and square (using a circular saw) and went to attach the pieces with butt joints secured ...
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Finishes over mineral oil

Over the past few days I have been refinishing a cedar chest. I used stripper and a razor blade to remove most of the old finish before starting to sand. I sanded it up to 600 grit. I was reading ...
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Cleaning the exterior of a Cuckoo clock

I am trying to restore an old Cuckoo clock. It hasn't been cleaned for a while and it has a layer of grime and dust on top (so dusting it only is not an option). What is the best product to get the ...
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How Do I Glue Multiple Small Pieces Of Curved Wood Together Without Clamps

I am building a sculpture using curved shapes. I'd like the appearance of a continuous, flowing object. Due to the curves and small size I cannot use clamps. I plan on the sculpture being 5 feet tall ...
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How to Fix Wood Tabletop (Finish stripped off by bottom of bug spray can left on overnight)

After leaving a bug spray can on my wooden table overnight, I went to remove it the following morning. When I did the wood seemed stuck to the bottom of the can. As I removed it, the finish was taken ...
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Glueing hardwood

Good day, I'm trying to fix a small table, using cold glue. It seems the glue doesn't want to "take" on the hard-ish wood. I've cleaned it with a damp cloth. The glue lasts a few months and then the ...
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Is Hide Glue suitable for gluing together Wooden Picture Frames?

I would like to Glue together the Mitred ends of some Beechwood, using Hide Glue. My concerns are ... Is Hide Glue strong enough? Does Hide Glue last? Therefore, is there any known instances ...
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How to determine the CFM of a dust collector

I am looking at purchasing a used dust collector and don't know how to calculate the CFM. It has a 7.5hp motor with 1760 rpm, it has an 8' top pulley and a 8" bottom pulley, can you help me find out ...
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Sanded lightly between coats of minwax. Applied second coat and you can see where I sanded. How can you fix this?

Refinishing a pine table. Applied one coat of minwax wipe on then sanded as told. Applied second coat and sanding marks still showing. Can it be fixed?
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Should the smooth side or the rough side of a urethane bandsaw tire go against the wheel?

I am replacing bandsaw tires. I bought urethane replacement tires. There is a smooth side and a rough side. The manufacturers directions are clear on every step except for this point. The old tires ...
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Should I use or exterior oil based polyurethane for wood trim in a bathroom?

I have stained all the wood trim in my bathroom. I am planning to coat it with an oil based polyurethane. Would exterior poly be preferable because it is exposed to moisture?
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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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What's the polishing method to achieve/maintain this smooth, reflective finishing

I bought this set of 30-year old dining table and chairs from Craigslist, and the owner indicated that they would polish them every year. I was stupid not to follow up with a question about their ...
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Weight capacity of cabinet made of 1/2" plywood

I would like to determine the weight capacity of a cabinet made of 1/2" plywood which is 18" deep and 60" long, 37" high. The cabinet has 2 sides and 2 uprights spaced about 20" from either end. The ...
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Removing a chemical or food stain on oiled wood table

I made a kitchen table from oak wood, and oiled the surface. It's a great looking piece and I'm very proud of it. Yesterday I must have stained it with a cleaning product, I unfortunately do not know, ...
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cedar fireplace mantel

I am making a mantel from a piece of red cedar which has been cut flat on the bottom and top. I have scraped and removed the loose bark from the sides. I like the look of leaving some layers of of ...
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What's a “Brad” and What's a “Lip” When Talking About a Wood Drill Bit?

With regard to the difference between a wood drill bit and a metal drill bit, the respondent talks about a wood drill bit having a "spar/brad" and a "lip," but doesn't point to (or show such) in the ...
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Is this ostrichwood?

The lady at the lumber dealer said this was ostrichwood. Is she pulling my leg?
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Choosing wood for long 11'x2' (double) desk top

Options other than butting together two long plywood panels to make the desktop? Working remotely and need a double desk for my wife and I. We have a great wide window at the end of a room that is ~...
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Kitchen Cabinet with Face Frame, Full Overlay Door Hinges

I'm interested in learning how to build shaker kitchen cabinets. I want them to look like the picture below. I want them to have a standard 1 1/2" face frame and full overlay cabinet doors and drawers....
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Is there a way to remove shellac or varish from a wood sign with painted lettering without runinig the letters?

I have a wood sign from the 1950's that has red and blue letters painted on it. It is a grey piece of drift wood. Someone either used shellac or varnish on it about 8 years ago and the sign looks ...
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Fill baseboard gaps after installing wood vinyl floors

Recently we removed the carpet from our living room/hallway and installed peel-and-stick vinyl flooring. Now there is a 1/4 inch gap visible throughout the room. We're considering our options to fill ...
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Trim router - Arbor has small amount of play along its axis, is this normal? (DWP611)

Last week I was using my router and I think the guide bushing vibrated loose -- it chipped the bit, chewed up inside of the bushing a little (luckily it was only brass or it might have been more ...
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Sanding Poly coated veneer

I put new oak veneer on a table and applied two coat of polyurethane. It now looks as though I should have sanded down the veneer to a smoother surface. It's not terrible, but it the grain is sticking ...
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How can I remove metal connectors from a thin wooden ring?

My issue is in the form of these headphone rings - I'm wanting to create new ones, but I need to extract these big metal lugs from the original, preferably without destroying them. I believe the wood ...
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Bandsaw vs Table Saw

I am toying between 2 options for my next workshop power tool. A bandsaw or table saw. Both I am looking at have a maximum cutting depth of 80mm, both have fences to enable straight cuts and both ...
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Is a 20 ft by 12 ft workshop a good size for a woodworking shop? [closed]

I'm in the planning stage of building a shed. I would like to be able to use a table saw and various other tools (drill press, router table, compound miter saw, etc). Would a 20x12 shed be big enough? ...
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What is patting on poly, What material is needed and how do i do it and is it better than using a brush?

I'm working on redoing a 3x3 butcher block and turning it into a craft table for my granddaughter and she wants a nice finish on it. What is patting on poly?
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As an individual woodworker, how do you work with slabs that are too heavy to lift?

We are in the planning stages of building a new house that will include a 'workspace', which will be used primarily for woodworking (among other things). I would like to make sure I design this ...
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Best wood for large picture frame (cost not a factor)

I need to have some frames made which will have fabric stretched tight around them, so they are not actually picture frames, but what artists call "stretchers". Some of them are large, about 8 feet ...
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Watco lacquer still gummy after 4 days

I am a jewelry artist who recently started working with wood. I have used a gold stamping ink to lightly cover a few pieces, allowed to dry completely for 24 hours and then started doing mist coats of ...
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Why does my teak dining table have splits?

My dining table has a split, for which I recently posted a question asking how to repair it. I received a number of suggestions to post details of the table's construction, especially how the top is ...
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In which order should I glue, stain and apply epoxy resin?

I want to glue four timber beams side by side, stain them and fix some voids with epoxy resin. What is the best order to do it? Each beam measures 150x150x600mm and is made from beech. Some voids ...

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