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Lathes and cutting machines: sharpness versus hardness

As a primary school student I took woodworking classes and recall the teacher sharpening the gouges and chisels that we used on the lathe. I use the word sharpening but that is, perhaps an assumption. ...
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Cutting board wax?

I have a natural furniture beeswax paste with turpentine in it. I've rubbed the paste into a new cutting board, but I'm wondering the board is safe to cut food on with the turpentine?
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Biesemeyer style fence moves when locking it down

My Grizzly table saw has a Biesemeyer style fence, When I set up and measure for a cut, as soon as I start tightening up the lock lever the fence moves to the right. If I leave the lock in this ...
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Hinge Identification, Usage, and Limitations

I'm currently attempting to make a table that folds in order to be easily stowed away. I'm currently looking at either a Self Supporting Sewing Machine Hinge, a Folding Flap Table Hinge, or Adjustable ...
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Eclipse style honing guide changing blade geometry & preventing tight mouth setting on planes

I find it much easier to get repeatable sharpening results with a honing guide, but I have noticed that the plane blades I sharpen with my Eclipse style guide are ending up with a different geometry ...
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What is an efficient way to re-use jars containing old shellac for storing new shellac?

I have a handful of glass jars of shellac (mixed up from flakes & denatured alcohol) that are now past their expiry date. Some of the shellac is still fluid, some of them just have a tiny amount ...
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Why a 5hp 14" table saw?

Is a DIYer who works on smaller projects, such as cabinets, desks, lamps, etc., would I have any benefit from owning a 5hp 14" Powermatic saw? More specifically, it is pretty clear that a saw like ...
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Wood Lathe Safety Drive Center: Correct Usage?

I'm just starting to learn how to use the skew chisel in spindle turning and after watching one of Alan Lacer's videos I decided to invest in a safety drive center, shown below: He had his students ...
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How to prevent joint gaps after applying glue

The joint between these two boards was very nice, snug and barely visible before gluing. It's about 20" and has three small biscuits. However, when I applied Titebond and waited about 30 min, when I ...
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Solid wood furniture faces expand at different rates?

I'm a "weekend woodworker" (boxes, small shelves/cabinets, stuff like that). Now I'm thinking about replacing one of my wardrobes, and was thinking about doing it myself. The problem is: in Romania, ...
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Making a 25” deep butcher block counter deeper

I am looking to install a butcherblock countertop in my kitchen but can only find 25” depth which is only 1/4” overhang. Can I add a strip of wood to the back of it to widen it? Or perhaps make a ...
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Twist in board after glue up!

I have been planing / jointing rough sawn wood recently and edge joining it to create a larger board. Every single time the finished board ends up with a big twist (diagonally opposed corners too low)....
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Miter Frame with Bowed Stock (which side best facing out?)

There was a recent similar question, but it involved cupping and dovetails...I instead have ~6 ft length of board that is a bit bowed (maby 1/2 inch deflection at center). I will be cutting length ...
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What tool is this?

Is marked General, Made in the USA No. 811 1/16 on one side, 1/8 on the other
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How to clean sharpening stone in wood case?

I've got an oil stone from my grandpa that is glued into a wood case, I use it to sharpen chisels and plane irons. The stone has absorbed tons of oil and I'd like to clean it to find out the original ...
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What does a hex nut say about the age of a butcher block?

I just bought an old, thick butcher block (~16”) that has loosened up over the years and I can’t determine how old it is. It does have ~5/8” through rods that have washers and hex nuts on them. I ...
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Router planing jig problem - tracks

I put together a simple router planing jig - everything seems level, but as I pass the router over this test board, it leaves a track (as pictured). You can barely feel it, and hitting the board with ...
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pine panels with minor cupping suitable for dovetails?

I have these 9”-wide, 3/4”-thick pine panels from the bigbox store that i would like to make into a carcass with dovetails. Such panels commonly exhibit some cupping, but have some spring into them, ...
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how much teak wood required in cubic feet [closed]

I have to build a stool of height 2 ft, breadth 18 inches, width 21 inches. What I have been told by my carpenter that he needs a cubic foot of teak wood to make the material. I just want to be sure ...
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How to cut a parallel groove on three dimensional profile

I'm trying to build a replacement for a coffee table drawer that went missing years ago. I remember the drawer front matched the profile of the skirt on the table, so I was able to make a template ...
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Support for solid wood tabletop with galvanized tube frame

I need to build a few workbenches for my office at work. They won't be used for true "shop" work but will need to be fairly strong, as there will be equipment and tools on them. I am planning on ...
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Twisted carving in legs or balusters

I have seen a twisted style of wood carving used in 19th-century table legs or staircase balusters. What is it called?
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Backing oak with fir in cabinetry

I saw some fancy oak paneling which included 14-foot quarter sawn boards and was told that under the paneling was base of fir boards and this was important to stabilize oak and without it the oak ...
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Design: Creating a table with removable center/top

I'm hoping this question is okay to ask here! I'm trying to build my own table and am stuck figuring out a safe/sturdy way to create it so that I will be able to unfasten some screws or something and ...
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Very Sticky Ikea Wood Benchtop, solution?

I'm in a "sticky" situation with my IKEA benchtop (Karlby) which I coated with Behandla (danish oil) that comes with it and have obviously put too much on. I did this nine months ago for a rental ...
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What to do after staining table and getting dark streaks

I sanded a secondhand table and after I staining it looks streaky. Don't know the type of wood. How can I fix this? Pic added of the table before I sanded and one after I sanded and before I added ...
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Semi-gloss finish over pure Tung oil

I installed an acacia butcher block countertop and put on 5 coats of pure tung oil and it is now in the drying/curing stage. After curing I need to know what easy to apply product will produce a semi-...
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Are CNC mills as good as human wood carvers?

How does the work of CNC mills compare to that of a master wood carver? I want to make some furniture with carved wooden legs. The cost of commissioning a master carver to do this work would be pretty ...
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Which way of joining is stronger?

I have to build a box to extend the length of a projector bracket: The projector bracket weighs 7kg and has an arm of about 500mm. The projector weighs another 5kg. The box has a depth of 140mm. ...
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waterproof an outdoor lettered sign

I recently was gifted a session at a Board and Brush establishment, and made a lettered sign which I wish to hang on the garden fence. I would like to preserve it with a waterproof topcoat. ...
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What would be a suitable finish for a board game

I'm making a board game with blocks, both made of thin plywood. I don't know what type of wood it is; (it is light in colour and weight and rather soft) I would like to coat the wood eventually (which ...
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Can I use Teak Oil instead of linseed oil for my needs?

I have access to reasonably priced linseed oil. However it is cold pressed. Boiled linseed oil is a lot more expensive where I am. Teak oil is in between the two. I do not want to use pure linseed ...
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Routing With a Dremel [closed]

I'm VERY new to woodworking and don't have a lot of tools. I have a DeWalt Pullsaw, a Dremel, and some various hand tools. I recently got into woodworking because I saw a lot of really cool ...
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Sawstop CNS vibrating / slipping when slowing down

I have a relatively new Sawstop CNS and when it is shut off it vibrates and makes a loud noise. I have tried to capture it in this video i took. Does anyone know if it is normal? https://youtu.be/...
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How to choose an epoxy?

The question is spurned by the fact that I've got a good deal of olive-wood scrap from creating utensils. I'd like to epoxy it all together and then turn a bowl out of them. In looking at epoxy, there ...
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Help me identify this Bullnose 75 plane

I have just received this bullnose plane and I'm trying to identify it. I suppose its a record 75 plane, but i'm not sure about that. Someone can help me? Most of record 75 present different caps and ...
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Removing black stuff from polishing pads

I have just bought a polishing pad & sheepskin wool pad from Festool and have used them to clean up my table saw top. Now they are both covered in black stuff. Is there a best way to remove it ...
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Sliding miter saw's kerf too wide at one end of board

I don't yet have a table saw (just starting out and learning quickly here), but did come by a nice, used sliding compound miter saw from a friend who no longer had a need for it. The issue I'm ...
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Suggestions on improving an elevated-bed project?

I have my bed in a corner of the room and I want to elevate it. I don't like any of the IKEA solutions and the like because I want the corner of the bed that is away from the walls to be free. So I've ...
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Douglas fir stair treads spots not staining?

I made these stair treads out of reclaimed Douglas fir. The wood is gorgeous! Some of the stairs stained amazing and a couple have these much lighter spots where the wood didn't seem to take the stain?...
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Choosing a plunge router by power

Currently, I only have a trim router, which is very weak. So I've decided to buy a invertible plunge router, but I'm not sure about which one to buy. There's a limited number of plunge routers I can ...
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Tips for reducing sandpaper loading on drum sander

So I got a great deal on a used 25" Performax drum sander this past weekend. It needs a little repair - specifically, one of the drums needs to be replaced. But it works fine as a single drum unit ...
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Cutting rabbets with a table saw against the fence

I'm very new to woodworking (I've only just started out in an online course), and I've been trying my best to educate myself on safe practices. Recently, I've been thinking about how rabbets are cut ...
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How to saw wood without the final splitting?

Except for being more careful, are there any tips or tricks for preventing the final splitting when using a handsaw?
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What solids content does a hardwearing wood / floor stain need to have?

I have read that for paint the solids content indicates something about the quality of the paint in the sense that higher solids probably means fewer coats required. Is this also the case for stains? ...
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Touching up Guitar Body

I am trying to fix a patch on a guitar, but every time I spray I get this odd fisheye effect: I am trying to spray it with Sunburst Black https://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/...
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How long do I have to wait for glue to dry before staining?

I have four 4'x8' 3/4" sheets of plywood glued and screwed together to make an 8'x8' platform. Do I have to allow the wood glue to dry for the full 24 hours before I start staining, or can I start ...
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Is it possible to repair scratches to this sort of wear?

I recently started using this desk, last used by an old relative I'm very fond of. There's a wide array of scratches and marks on it: I like that it's worn, but I'd like to know if it's possible ...
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How hard is it to replace a hollow-core door with a solid one? [closed]

The pantry door in my kitchen is a hollow-core door. There's quite a lot of wasted space between the door and the existing shelves, that I'd like to utilize by hanging full-width, full-height, 8"-10' ...
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Recommended finish to preserve older marquetry artwork

I can be convinced that this is a duplicate of this other Q&A, but there isn't much there that seems to pertain to preservation of already well-dried wood art pieces. But I'll go along with what ...

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