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Cutting a 2mm wide / 3mm deep groove

How can I cut a groove between say 1.5mm to 2.5mm wide using the Dremel Cutting guide in the 565 kit? The cutting bit 561 is too wide at 3.2mm.
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Bending birch plywood

I have a largish piece of birch ply (120cm by 60cm) that warped -- one corner is 2cm off the flat plane. I cannot replace this piece, so I'd like to try and bend it back to a flatter condition. I ...
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Replacing cutout in oriented-strand board (OSB)

I cut out a small 4" x 5" piece of oriented-strand board out of a wall. I saved this cut out piece so I can re-attach it. When I put the piece back in the hole I cut, what do I use to re-...
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Can anyone help me identify this No. 5 corrugated plane

This No. 5 plane has no identifying marks other than No. 5 on the toe. It has a corrugated bottom.
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How to make a knife edge like symmetric bevel

Sorry if I am not using the right terminology. We are trying to build a piece of TV stand furniture. In our design, we have partitions which we want to cover their face with wood pieces crafted in the ...
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Fixing skew dog holes

I'm working on a workbench and I have started drilling the dog holes using a drill guide and a 19mm (3/4") forstner bit. I'm not exactly sure what went wrong, but a couple of the dog holes are ...
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Basic router/bit question

I want to tidy up the bottom edge of a wooden door threshold. I've never used a router but I thought it would be the perfect tool for this, running the router along the top edge of the door sill and ...
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What's a good wood to ebonize for a desk top?

I'm making a loooong table top (11 ft) out of a butcher's Block. I'm trying to end up with a black tabletop with hints of gray/blue in the tones of the wood, sort of like this chair: I was told that ...
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Bevel a 2x6 long ways [migrated]

apologies if this question is answered. I need to make a bevel plate (of 10 degrees) to support wooden I-joists on a single slope (shed) roof assembly. I'm working with 2x6s, and I'd really like to ...
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Can I use softwood for garden furniture?

I have lots of softwood so I am making some garden furniture. I know that this is not ideal in terms of how long it will last, painting and rotting, am I right to be concerned?
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How to make Handrail Transitions with Rotation?

We removed the old handrail that was not up to code and didn't reach the first step of the stairs as required. We have a traditional guardrail installed on one side and we are having difficulties ...
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Advice on safely storing chemicals outside

I am setting up my new home shop and am considering a smallish yellow metal chemical safe to store alcohol, varnish, etc. I am wondering if I would not be better off for fire safety and indoor air ...
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How bore out a shallow sink into a 2x10"?

I have a set of standing shelves that are built from standard home store 2x10"s. I wanted to repurpose the shelf as a place for my houseplants. When I water the plants, there is a lot of drainage ...
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Putting new blade on 1940's table saw

I recently purchased a 1940's craftsman table saw off craigslist, think its a model 103.0213. I've been stripping the rust off of it, revamping the electrical for the switch, all sorts of stuff to ...
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Legs from 3/4 plywood.. load capacity

I am designing a 5'x6.5' loft bed. 4-5 years down the line, I'd like to be able to remove (or trim) and throw away legs ( and any under-bed furniture) and be able to use it as a regular bed afterwards....
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What type of wood can be used for a jigsaw puzzle?

I'm interested in making a planet puzzle for my toddler, and I'm wondering what woods I can use. The plan is to have a relatively large puzzle (3'x1') with large pieces (~20 including the planets). I ...
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Shed floor query [migrated]

Hope you’re well. I’m a software engineer at present, but come from a mechanical background with a fair stint in builder’s merchant and tool hire, and my Dad came from a woodworking background so I’ve ...
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Please help me make garden furniture [closed]

I am making garden chairs out of softwood. I know it's not ideal, but I have loads of it, have I got reason t be concerned please?
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What are the sound frequencies (Hz) of common woodworking machines?

I am trying to improve the sound insulation in my garage shop, and I gather that Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings of different soundproofing solutions vary as function of Hz levels of sounds. I ...
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Half-lap joints for day-bed build?

I'm building a 30"x80" daybed with a simple rectangular structure for the frame. I plan to use 2x6 pine cut to length for the frame. Please do not try to talk me out of the pine, I already ...
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Best finish for an outdoor woodworking bench

I'm building a workbench with a beech countertop. Originally I was going to finish the countertop with varnish on the bottom and linseed oil on top. However, I noticed that this workbench is too big ...
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Should I give my router a “break” between passes?

I’m using a Bosch 1617 on a Kreg Router Table. Should I ever let me router “rest” or cool down? Currently, I turn it on, make a pass, then turn it off and get prepped for my next pass or next piece.
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Ruggedizing eating table for dough-working operations

I've built this table as well as quickly sanded and lightly stained the top. It works well for a platform to eat from but is mostly unsuitable for preparing food, particular dough kneading (and ...
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Is this burl worth anything?

I have an ash tree with a burl around the base of it. The tree is dying and I have heard that a burl should be harvested green. If I were to sell it what should I aim to get for it. See the attached ...
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Flexing in middle of 3/4" walnut table top

I am building a table made out of 3/4" walnut. Right now, I have it on saw horses but will soon be attaching legs via cleats. The problem I am having now is that I'm noticing a bit of flex in the ...
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What is the difference between the jointer blade and the smoothing blade?

In The Anarchist's Tool Chest, Christopher Schwarz recommends buying a #5 bench plane with three irons as a first hand plane: a curved scrub blade, a flat jointer/try blade, and a flat smoothing blade....
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Structural recommendations for a farmhouse table with a lapped, crossed legs

I'm considering building a farmhouse kitchen table similar to this one: I like the "appearance of simplicity", but in truth, I'm not sure it would be all that simple. all 5 of those joints ...
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Building a Rolling Wall, Step 1 The Base

I am working on a project to create a rolling wall for a local art gallery. Wall will be 8ft wide, 7ft tall and 1-1/2ft deep. I'm planning to frame it with 2x4s as a standard wall, mounted on top of a ...
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Why is this planing job going so badly?

I cut a square hollow from a thick (~20in diameter) pine log using a chain saw, which looks like this: For my purposes, I don't need this very exact, nor very smooth, but I do want to get rid of ...
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Adding finish to a painted wooden table

So I have a table made and I was told that they applied a water based paint over it because I requested it to be black. The wood they used is either palochina or mahogany. As of right now, it isn't ...
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Do chainsaw gloves protect your hands from the blade of a jigsaw?

I know that gloves of any kind do not protect a woodworker against a circular saw, on the contrary they can make matters worse. However, when using a jigsaw, like the one in the picture, do chainsaw ...
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How can I build a foldable desk within my window frame?

I have a small home and wanted a desk preferably which does not touch down in extended position and can be folded into the window bracket. Below is how my window looks like Assuming the width of ...
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Would wood conditioner help keep ink from bleeding on wood?

I'm working on (water-based) ink-jet ink transfers to wood by printing images on freezer paper and then rubbing the ink into the wood. I'm using aspen and poplar for this project. The issue I'm having ...
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Is Khaya more durable and a better flooring choice (based on quantitative hardness, density, etc.) than “genuine mahogany”?

I am having a hard time placing Khaya/African mahogany. An article states: Varieties of mahogany include Honduran, South American, Peruvian, Bolivian, Cuban, Big Leaf and True. All of them are ...
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What is a router plane fence designed for?

Recently I bought a veritas router plane and I noticed that they provide an optional fence. (and with smaller blades) As I'm new to woodworking, I wonder what the fence is designed for? It seems one ...
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What test is being performed on this wood stock?

This video on glulam beam production shows a brief clip of some kind of test or measurement being made on wood boards prior to lamination into a glulam beam: https://youtu.be/MnLGbhkeVFQ?t=153 The ...
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Is it possible / a good idea to use plywood for mortise and tenon joints?

I was thinking about making a pantry cabinet using 3/4" plywood. To join them, I was considering using mortise and tenon joints between the sides and backboard. I couldn't find any youtube videos ...
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Butt joints on both sides on the same piece of wood

While planning and designing a cabinet, I made a wrong assumption of making two butt joints J1 and J2 on the same side of a piece of wood. While doing the work, I realised J1 needs screws from bottom ...
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Variation in shades of maple wood

I went out and bought some hard maple for my desk. I've already glued the boards together to make the tabletop, but I noticed some variation in color between the boards. Two of them are somewhat dark, ...
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How to straighten AC plywood for desktop

I'm building a very simple work-from-home desk, with 3/4" AC fir plywood for the top. The plywood has a concave bow on the top side. How do I straighten this board? Other details: I've already ...
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Polycrylic getting sticky and peeling/wearing off

I coated a bare wood acacia table for a computer desk with Minwax polycrylic about 4 months ago and made sure it was dried the recommended 24 hours before regular use. 4 months later, I noticed the ...
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Is rebate/rabbet joint with glue only strong enough?

If I use a rebate to joint 2 boards together, is it mandatory to use screws/nails to support it or will the glue alone hold just fine? My main concern is the fact that (to my knowledge) end grain ...
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Cupped fingejointed hardwood Birch panel

I'm in the process of building myself a workbench. Up until now, I've been using the floor as my workbench. I ordered an untreated, but planed fingerjointed hardwoord Beech counter to serve as my ...
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How to tell the correct fit on a mortise and tenon joint?

When making a mortise and tenon joint, it's important for maximum strength of the joint that the tenon fit inside the mortise properly: neither too tight nor too loose. If the tenon is too tight, ...
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Is a PCB strong enough to be a guitar sound-board?

i'm toying with making an acoustic-electric Strat, and i wanted to use a PCB (printed circuit board) as the soundboard, but i don't know if a) it's strong enough or b) if it will sound good at all. ...
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Cutting board from previously stained wood

I purchased some lumber from a third party which included a large walnut slab that had previously been stained on one side (I don't know what it was). I wanted to turn it into a few cutting boards, so ...
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How do I remove globules of knot resin from my pine shed

I purchased a Norwegian pine shed some years ago and after painting with a water based paint the knots seeped through in significant sized globules which are sticky and problematic to remove.Is there ...
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Recycling wood based on the level of treatment

I will start this question with an apology if it's not a good way to ask for what I am looking for (woodworking recycling). I try to find a way to recycle used furniture, based on the level of ...
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Unremovable white powdery residue after wet sanding wood

I'm new to woodworking and know very little, so apologies if this is an extremely basic question or I'm doing something completely wrong. Recently I've tried to sand away a few imperfections on a ...
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How to fix this mortise and tenon joint

I am fixing a bench and came across the above mortise and tenon joint between the foot and the vertical support (2 actually, one on each support). Quite clearly, someone has messed with this joint in ...

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