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How to make a bed that is not squeaky?

I have some old IKEA beds that are very squeaky. I tried to fasten each bolt as much as I can, but the squeakiness persists. I came to the conclusion that it is caused by some design flaw, but I ...
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How to make bent bed slats?

Most bed slats have a slight consistent upward bulging: I am wondering how can one achieve this bulging and make it so precise that each slat is bulged the same amount of degrees. I suppose that they ...
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Dresser surface repair

I used hand sanitizer on the top of my dresser, it left milky splotchy areas on the surface. I have a feeling it could be a reaction with a wax or furniture polish that may have been used previously. ...
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Anyone with experience using “Sansin Purity-Glacier”?

My local lumber store stocks and sells the Sansin line of finishes. I am planning to finish a maple countertop soon, and want a hard, durable finish that maintains the "whiteness" of the ...
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Overpainting corner hutch

I would like to refinish the inside of a corner hutch. Below are images of the current condition. Click on image for a larger version of the image. Click on image for a larger version of the image. ...
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Improving sag resistance of MDF shelves

Wood is all 19mm MDF except the back panel and the horizontal boards are wedged between the sides and held by 2 screws on each side. I want to reduce the chance of the shelves sagging over time. How ...
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Help with old beam for mantle

I bought an old barn beam. It doesn’t have a lot of wood character but as a piece I love it and they are hard to come by around here. I wanted it for my mantle. I don’t want to ruin it but I know very ...
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Circular Saw Throws Wood at End of Cut

I bought a circular saw recently. I noticed that sometimes as I finish a cut, the saw throws the free end of the board forward a couple of feet. Most of the time, the board just drops as expected, but ...
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Any tricks for transferring an angle that needs to be pretty perfect?

I'm trying to make some open shelves on my stairs in place of a wall that was removed. It would sit on the piece of wood that runs along side the stairs, which is around 40 degrees. I wanted to join ...
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How can I dry lumber outdoors for furniture?

My wood shop is outdoors since I don't have a garage in my current house that I'm renting. As such, everything stays outside for the most part (except small power tools). I've been buying ...
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Is 1/8“ plywood enough to prevent racking or do I need 1/4”?

I'm making a shelving unit from 3/4" plywood. The unit will be 6 feet high by 3 feet wide and I'm concerned about racking. I could use corner brackets on the back, but I was thinking it might ...
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Filling screw holes in cutting board

I took the legs off a cutting board because I want to use both sides of it. That has left four screw holes about 5mm (0.2") in diameter. Would it be OK to fill these holes with Titebond III glue ...
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Filling an old hole to offset it a few mm and put in a fastener, what is the best approach?

Hi everyone I have a large dining chair where the factory drilled a hole that attaches the back 2-3mm off. The idea is to fully close up the hole and re-drill in proper place. The 2 holes will overlap....
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How do I calculate a miter angle?

See the image below: When I lay this out in Fusion, I can get the angles but I can't figure out how to calculate it mathematically. The goal is to have the angled stretcher fully contact the upper 45&...
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Clearance hole for partially threaded screws

I have heard some people say that one doesn't have to drill a clearance hole if the screws are partially threaded when joining two boards. The argument being that the shank just won't grip into the ...
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After 4 coats of light wipe on poly my counter looks spotty

I have butcher block counter tops that I just bought. Unfinished birch to be exact. I stained the block then let sit for 48hr. After that, I put 4 coats of wipe on poly on. It looks and feels fine ...
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Using a 5/8 dado stack on a “30mm” arbor

Background I would like to buy a dado stack, but 30mm is hard to come buy due to laws forbidding selling them in Europe. Using them for personal use is ok, so I can order from abroad. Question I have ...
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Dowel joint between 3/4“x4”x3' pine wood board and 3/4“x4”x36" acrylic panel

New to the forum and need advice. I need to join existing pieces of pine 3/4" x 4" x 24" and/or 2" x 2" x 54" pine leg (3 dowel holes provided by wood supplier) with a 3/...
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Unknown hinge type on ottoman chest

I've got an old ottoman chest with a broken hinge. I'd like to replace it but don't know the name of the hinge type and my Google skills have failed me. The key part is the loop of metal that stops ...
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How do I thin down an existing thick log-slice cutting board?

A local sycamore came down and pictured is the 20" diameter "slab" the town's chainsaw guy was nice enough to cut on the spot. But it's thick and too heavy. My wife can't handle it. I ...
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Curing no-VOC finishes indoors?

I started some furniture projects with Baltic Birch plywood this summer. I've been using low-VOC Varathane gel stain (clear) and their Diamond Wood Finish (Semi-Gloss) to finish the pieces, and I do ...
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What grit sandpaper should I use on my drumsander?

What would be the best grit to stock on my drum sander to level and sand end-grain butcherblocks? I would think 36 grit would go fastest but I'm not sure that's the best option. Edit: I have a ...
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Necessity of using an accelerator with CA glue?

I notice that various web articles on using CA glue to do wood filling the authors generally recommend using an accelerator, like baking soda or a professional accelerator. What is the necessity of ...
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table saw cuts rough on left side, clean on right

When cross-cutting softwood 2x4s, I find that the blade always cuts more cleanly on the right hand side of the blade than the left. I am not talking about tear-out here, the cut is rough through the ...
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What are some suggested methods to cut kerfs in long deck boards?

I am building a deck in the Pacific North West and it rains a lot so I'm using tigerwood. However, I still have cupping concerns so I am going to cut a minimum of [2] kerfs lengthwise in the 5/4 x 6 ...
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Good wood(s) for making kitchen utensils?

I was asking a question on the cooking SE site about best utensils for cleaning and scraping pans w/o damaging them (particularly nonmental utensils) and realized that I probably have all the tools I ...
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Wood selection for casings and baseboards?

I have the problem of selecting wood for making casings and baseboards and other architectural trim. In my situation cost is not an objective. The millworkers I currently use prefer sapele. The ...
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Why does the blade of a sliding T-bevel have a point?

Does anyone have a good reference for the reason a typical wood or metal sliding T-bevel comes to a point? I've always wondered, and recently this tool came up in a semi-famous YouTube video, which ...
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How can I make a hole with a keyway in wood?

TLDR: how to make a hole with a small tooth guide key, i.e. with a section like the inside of a 'power on' symbol Long read. I am trying to replicate a molded plastic hinge in wood. It is a hinge with ...
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What's a suitable lubricant for woodworking clamps?

I have several different types of clamps all of which I've noticed over time get a little harder to operate, the motion isn't as smooth or easy as I'd like. I'm thinking of F-clamps, "quick" ...
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Can I un-warp a warped bed post?

I have a decorative post from a piece of furniture which has become warped -- the top has moved by something like 2 inches, at the top of a ~3foot long tapered and carved post segment. It is finished ...
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Repairing damaged indoor teak furniture

I have a teak console that was damaged by friend who had it stored in their house. This damage was caused by water rings. And this was caused by melted wax from a candle! I've scraped the wax off ...
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Finish for MDF Worktable

I built a thick worktable out of MDF and I'm looking to treat the surface. It's inside permanently but it should survive the occasional Oil/Water spill. Aesthetics don't matter. Can I just leave it ...
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Is there an advantage to removing the guard on a grinder with a CBN wheel?

I've been reading about CBN "diamond" wheels (*) recently which apparently are great for sharpening woodworking tools. In comparison to traditional grinding wheels which apparently are ...
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What size is the T-track for Metabo Bs 0633 bandsaw table?

Problem: I recently bought a used Metabo Bs 0633 bandsaw but cannot find any marketed t-track attachment for the t-tracks running parallel to the blade. Question: What is the name or sizing category ...
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Is it okay to use pocket screws to join sides to front/back rather than the opposite?

I am looking to make a "side access" pull-out 'drawer' to replace very high cabinet shelves (two shelves so high they are currently nigh-unusable). It's full depth (22.5"), only 15"...
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Do link type V-Belts work in variable speed mechanism?

I bought an old Delta wood lathe that has a variable speed feature. The variable speed works by varying the spacing between two sheaves that changes the net diameter of the pulley and thus the speed ...
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Simple Joint for 2x4 frame to 2x4 post?

I'm finishing up plans to build a rather large, and relatively rough (i.e. this project is more carpentry than woodworking), workbench out of standard 2x4 SYP lumber and MDF for the benchtop and ...
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Tack cloth stickiness

I finished a table using miniwax and tung oil. After three layers of tung oil, I lightly sanded and then used a tack cloth to remove the dust. The top is now sticky. How do I remove the stickiness ...
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Should I further “break” split wood before gluing?

I have a wooden Ikea bench. At the base of the back of the bench are two holes for pins that, with a screw higher up, hold the back of the bench to the arms. As seen in the images, the base of these ...
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Solvent for Shellac in California

Not quite a duplicate of What are the best substitutes when nothing labelled as "Denatured alcohol" can be found in your area? For my sins, I live in California. California has completely ...
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Refinished old door looks awful, nothing like I expected! How to fix?

I had my interior doors dipped a couple years ago and have been gradually staining them (using gel stain and gel varnish). They don't look perfect, but I think they're really pretty (see first two ...
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Recommendations for securing a high torque drill with a larger bit

This is not a major problem, but I recently encountered an issue in which I was drilling a medium sized hole, about 1.5", in a small piece of treated wood. The bit was a fairly new and fairly ...
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Polyurethane on top of an uneven texture

I'm building a headphone amp - I've opted to go for a patchy paint job on top because I like the pattern it introduces. Having said that, the paint is uneven as a result. If I kept this as is and ...
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When should I use high speed and when lower speed with a drill press?

I have a drill press with variable speed adjustment. It is provided with a graph showing the maximum rotation speed for aluminium and steel based on drilling diameter. I can get the wood graph by ...
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How to preserve sole of transitional plane

My son found a Stanley #36 transitional plane in a local junk store and cleaned it up. The blade is now sharp and the metal parts rust free and repainted. He's looking to put it to use, not as a ...
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Outdoor wood project for hot dry climate

I want to make a wooden mailbox that will be on a pole at the front of my house. I live in Phoenix Arizona so the temperature ranges where this will be sitting, are from 20F (-7C) to 150F (65C). (...
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Finish cutting board with shellac on bottom and oil on top

I want to put shellac on the sides and bottom of a cutting board made from mesquite to protect it. Then on the top (the cutting surface) I was planning on using mineral oil. I did a fair amount of ...
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How to restore the form of a cedar strip canoe after taking it off the mold?

I started building a cedar strip canoe and things were going swimmingly with good progress. I built the hull, fibreglass/epoxied the outside and took the hull off of the mold. Then... life happened. I ...
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How to cut long angled cuts without a table saw?

Hey guys, first time poster. I'm trying to make this simple nightstand using hand tools. I'm stuck on these angled planks. Is there any way I can cut these very long cuts without electric table saw? I ...

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