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Cutting a rectangular hollow into lumber — what is the correct term?

Any tips on how to do what I'm asking are welcome, but first of all I would like to ask for the correct terminology (because not knowing it prevents me from even Googling myself). Maybe the title is ...
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Water based poly over oil stain

I saw a post that actually discussed this topic, but saw it a bit too late. It basically said that it's fine if you let the oil stain fully cure before applying the water based poly. However, I ...
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Can anyone explain how this plane could be used?

This plane is listed on ebay as a carriage-maker plane but it does not look like one (i.e.: when I think carriage maker I think a jack plane size that can do rebates). Can anyone explain why the sole ...
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Custom risers for bed without legs

My bed sits on a frame, so there are no legs to put off the shelf raisers , I am thinking of cutting a lap on 4x4 to the width of bed frame and fastened it with two bolts, for good support I am hoping ...
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Creating a shallow recess in Ikea countertop for sink flange

I am installing new butcher block-style counters in my kitchen. The new sink has a flat flange around the edge. (It is made to work as as undermount or a drop-in.) I want to drop in the sink. ...
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Would different finishing schedules inside and out spell doom for a bathroom cabinet?

For a little while now, I've been thinking about making a cabinet (or something) with a finely painted exterior, but a natural finish on the inside, so that there's a little hidden gem when someone ...
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Is there anything out there that I can attach to the wall with no-damage tape and then drill the mounting screws into that wood instead of the wall?

I'm trying to mount a baby gate but the ends require you to drill the mounts on each end directly into the wall. I was wondering if there was a way to attach a block or something to the wall with no ...
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How can I join 45 degree mitered boards as legs for a coffee table?

I'm looking to duplicate this look for a wooden coffee table: https://www.scandesign.com/products/porto-coffee-table Any ideas on how I could replicate those coffee table legs other than mortise and ...
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Can you effectively correct a warped board finished with polyurethane (or other waterproofing)?

Heat and moisture tend to be the go-to's for effectively bending wood. Because of the finish, not much, if any moisture will be able to penetrate the wood. Can heat alone, or just a solid rig that ...
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Polyurethane and white splotches

I applied a polyurethane stain to an oak piece and these white splotches and this white splatter are showing up all over! How to fix this?
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How to fix lines between old and new stain

I am working on wooden handrails. I have stained them, but then my GF decided she wanted them joined together. So I used a zipbolt to join them, and then sanded down the transition. However after I ...
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Is it possible to unwarp this piece of wood?

First time working with wood - i CNC'd a landscape into a piece of London Plane timber but since first purchasing the wood, the left hand side of it has slowly curled upwards. Most of the curling ...
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Reinforcing endgrain to long grain joint in thin stock, without visible splines?

I'll be building a small box soon, and one of the things I'll be drawing inspiration from is this photo I found online: I like the leg design of this box a lot, but it occurs to me that this is ...
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Chopstick repair?

I have a nice pair of custom red wooden (cedar maybe?) chopsticks I took home as a gift from an event last year and about one inch completely broke off of one. I have both pieces, as it was a clean ...
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Struggle to cut material with router, dull bit?

I want to cut 35mm holes for European-style hinges in melamine. Because I don't have a drill press, I decided to cut the holes using a router with guide bushing and template. I'm pretty new to the ...
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Herringbone maple tabletop warped

I flopped a tabletop glueup. Clamped only from above, table saw was .5 degrees off. And the 32 pieces on each side create a "bowl" in the middle of about 1/4in. Ouch. What can I do , if anything, ...
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Aligning screw head slots

Looking at the hinges on my piano I can see that all the screw slots are aligned horizontally. If I was to screw a piano hinge onto anything the slots would be all over the place. So what is the ...
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Storing a chainsaw for occasional winter use

I'm curious if there's any difference in storing / maintaining a chainsaw for occasional use in winter. I live in the northern US and temperatures are typically around freezing, with some occasional ...
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Trying to fill gaps with liquid nails?

Basically I am making a wooden tick tack toe toilet paper holder. I'm wondering how to make my gaps look seamless before I paint. This is my first time ever attempting something on my own, (at 40 yrs ...
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Face vise position in restricted space

I have seen many examples of different kinds of workbenches and instructions for building them online, and when they feature a face vise it is nearly always positioned at the left hand of the bench. ...
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How to cut a pull out slat bed from a single piece of plywood?

I know the simple answer is to cut the slats separately and making an assembly, I've done that before. This time I want to cut it from a single piece of 3/4 plywood. It will be approx. 3.5ft x 4ft ...
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Recommended finish for workbench vise

I made a small tabletop Moxon vise and after some research decided to finish it using a 3-part mix of equal parts polyurethane, boiled linseed oil, and mineral spirits. Sounds okay to me, but I'd like ...
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How to attach dowel legs to make a side table

I want to make a few small mid century modern style triangle side tables. It's too expensive to buy the shaped legs. My husband can cut the board for the tops. I thought of making legs from round ...
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Will oil stain in pores cause issues with wood dye?

I'm making a table from Sapele. I stained it using Old Masters wiping oil stain but, unfortunately, due to the grain it came out blotchy. A friend suggested using a dye instead of oil stain. I tried ...
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Can DIBOND be used to make a riving knife?

I want to make a riving knife for my table saw, as the one that came with it goes higher than the blade. I would like a riving knife that matches the height of the blade fitted in order to resaw 8cm ...
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How to make a circular base with moulding using hand tools?

For a piece such as this: How can this be shaped using only hand tools? Normally, a router comes to mind for something like this, or maybe a lathe, and then when you only think of hand tools, I think ...
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What is the best way to cut a through slot in a board?

I want to cut some slots in a 1/2 board that I want to be very clean and square, so I would rather not use a chisel or anything like that. Here is an illustration: What's the best way to go about ...
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How can I get a blotch free clear coat on raw unstained wood?

I am working on a remodel job and we are having trouble getting a blotch free clear coat. We are using water based polyurethane on new cedar, no stain.
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Painting deep grain in oak

I have some doors and millwork in white oak and have noticed that after we prime it, there are, here and there long thin crevices where the oak had some exceptionally deep grain and the oil-based ...
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How to find replacement body paint for Record #07 handplane

Question I'm restoring a Record #07 hand plane (see Images section below). I plan to use electrolysis to clean the rust out of the nooks and crannies, and I suspect doing so might also attack the ...
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How many pairs of legs necessary for butcher block table?

Will 90" L x 25" W x 1.5" thick butcher block table need additional pair of legs mid span, or is it stiff enough to be ok w beefy legs on ends only? Not concerned about strength of legs, just whether ...
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Cutting a pattern the same on two sides of a board

I'm a bit new here, and I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this question, but it seems like woodworkers are probably the best people to answer a question like this, so here goes: I'm using a ...
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Making a “behind the couch table”?

table legs are 6 pcs. ea.@ 2x2 30"long placement to be on ea.corner w/1 in the middle on ea.side lengthwise ; table-top is a 2"thick 10"x6' (nominal length WxL). It wasn't until after making that ...
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Checking squareness of a T-square

There are well known ways to self-prove a straight edge, combination square, or machinist square, to the accuracy needed in woodworking. Those methods only need the tool itself, a pencil or knife, a ...
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Drilling through 3/4" MDF?

I want to drill 48 dog holes through 3/4" MDF. I tried Forstner and spade bits. The Forstner did fine but heated up and became dull. The spade bit left a jagged edge on hole top. What bit would be ...
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Getting pine to look like this

I have some retro style furniture made out of pine, and need to get it to the color of the table in the picture. At first glance, it looks like some kind of oil over varnish, but can't figure it out. ...
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Emerald Ash Borer: pesticide safety concerns?

I've been working with ash lately, turning several bowls and using for jaws in a workbench. A fellow woodworker was explaining some of the effects of the emerald ash borer to me and how it's affecting ...
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How would I test the stability of my (bed) design before building?

I have been designing a plywood bed. I have an idea for legs with two or four angled plywood pieces (not parallel) attached to a big plywood sheet top with beefy L-brackets. I've thought of a few ...
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How can I prevent cracks from opening up in moldings?

In going around my house I notice that not infrequently the miters between moldings around doors and other places have opened up into a crack. If I am putting new moldings in, how do I avoid this ...
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What are some proper ways of doing rabbets in plywood using hand tools?

What are some proper ways of doing rabbets in plywood with hand tools? I tried using a plough plane but it tore out the fibers too much. What other manual options are there?
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Let pine dry or use it right away for building a work bench?

Woodworking newbie here. For fine woodworking, I understand you should let wood dry and get accustomed to your shop (or ideally wherever the finished product will live). Okay so of course that make ...
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Is it possible to use a mortiser bit without a mortiser?

My project requires about 60 precise square holes, 14mm on a side. I don't have a mortiser but a mortiser bit is fairly inexpensive. Is there a way I could use that bit by hand to cut those holes? ...
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Identify if table is solid wood?

I saw a nice console table at a department store (Marshalls) that’s supposedly 100% acacia wood. How can I make sure this table is actually solid wood?
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Wood glue curing vs drying time

The glue I’m using says it dries in an hour but cures in 24 hours. What is the difference and is there benefit in leaving clamps on for the full 24 hours? Assume strength is important.
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Varnishing my tiller without runs or dry spots

I am trying to varnish the tiller of my boat with a marine PU varnish (International Compass - Datasheet). I have hung the tiller from the ceiling (in a spare room at room temperature) using a screw ...
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How can I secure a depth stop on a mitre saw

I have a Metabo double tilt sliding mitre saw with a depth stop. I've been using the depth stop on the saw and a hand chisel to create lap joints. Although this has not been very successful as the ...
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Stabilizing wobbly hardwood table

Our beautiful old table has taken some damage the last two times we moved. As a result its legs are now somewhat wobbly. It is a teak table and it is entirely held together by wooden pins. I intend ...
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Feasibility of unframed doors

I am designing a cabinet and the original design had an unframed raised panel as doors. The millworkers said it was impossible because an unframed panel will warp over time. However, I am in a hotel ...
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Reversed Foldable Carpenter Ruler?

My mother used to work in home decoration (in Switzerland we have a dedicated name for this: courtepointière) and she always used her Hultafors CONTACT meter (559-2-10) which differs from my regular ...
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Cutting shallow-angle bevels with a circular saw - is it possible?

Is there a way in which I can make shallow-angled bevel cuts using my circular saw? I am wanting to create something such as this: I have seen this Youtube video, but I'm not entirely sure what is ...

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