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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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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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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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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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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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Blotchy finish on stain job

I sanded the western pine with 80 then 160 , I admit I put too much stain on at first to make it darker , now I have I have clear blotchy spots on it , any advice is greatly aprreciated! Thanks ...
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Colouring a Kitchen Countertop

For financial reasons I have de- and reassembled a used kitchen in my apartment. Said kitchen - as I arranged the elements differently than before - needs a new countertop and I can't really see ...
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Submerge entire table saw in Electrolysis

I just recently purchased an old, 1945 era, cast iron craftsman table saw off Craigslist for $25 with the intent to clean it up and restore it. You get what you pay for and it’s heavily rusted. I’ve ...
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Lacquer/polyurethane over paint?

I am painting cabinet doors using Dulux waterbased satinwood. It does seem to remain in a state where things touching it tend to stick. I have found this to be the case on other doors even after many ...
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Termite treatment for non-treated lumber?

Yesterday I found a great deal on 3" x 12" x 12' non-treated lumber (pine). I bought several pieces, but before using it for an indoor table, I want to add a termite-resistant treatment. Once I add ...
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Advice on my Delta Unifence?

My Unifence handle is not staying down/engaged. It’s somehow to do with the handle/cam lever and/or thrust washer and/or…? If I hold itin position/down the fence locks tight in place as it should...no ...
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Can this be fixed before poly?

Just starting to get my feet wet on this old table, sanded and stained it. The picture shows the defect I'm talking about and it was there before I started refinishing the table. Is this something ...
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Exposure to a lot of oak sanding dust when didn’t know the harm…advice please!

I got into rustic oak furniture making a few years ago and used a belt sander and detail sander outside on the pieces (about 20 days solid in total spread over 3 years, but covered in dust). I also ...
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is it better to use more blade or just enough blade?

Super novice question! The blade speed at the points is the same regardless. Only the angle of attack changes. What are the pros and cons? I'd like to minimize chip out most of all since I'm working ...
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Metal lathe tool post on a wood lathe

I’ve been wanting to try and use a chisel holder tool post like on a metal lathe on a wood lathe for a while now, I’ve looked a bit online but didn’t find any tool holders that are made for wood ...
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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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How to prevent plane from clogging?

I've sharpened an old blade from a smoothing plane by hand, using sandpaper and no jig. It was very dull, so I'm not sure the angle was ok before. Now I'm getting these shavings that curl up too fast ...
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Plywood sealer paint coated

Hi I bought new fence 3 weeks ago its fresh cut and delivery to here it like sort like green not brown wood and I guess that wood very fresh cut will it be ok to paint sealer dark walnut on it or ...
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For how much time are fumes from freshly polished wood furniture toxic and must be aired out & presence avoided?

PS: If needs to be in the DIY SE rather than Woodwork SE please moderators figure where it will get better responses and fit. Thanks. PPS: Found this similar - https://diy.stackexchange.com/...
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Blotchy clear coat water based poly on natural finish

I’m doing a refinishing project for someone and I’ve ran into quite an issue. The color of the wood is not coming out evenly. I’ve only applied one coat for the most part and am starting to sanding ...
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Rule of thumb for Power Tool Durability

We all know the basic rule: If you use a tool rarely, buy a homeworker quality power tool or a cheap one. If you use a tool often, buy a pro or semi-professional power tool. Allow me to summarize ...
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Staining veneer in humid weather

I am working in my garage in Wisconsin in August so needless to say it’s super muggy/humid. I’ve veneered my speaker cabinet and I’m getting ready to stain. Should I bring in the cabinets and put ...
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What kind and size screws should I use to fix a 5.5cm thick oak table?

I am building a solid oak table made our of 4 boards which will have some limited space (1-2mm) in between them and I will be fixing each of these on 3 metal longitudinal bars (2*3 screws for each ...
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Should I use spacing between boards on a chunky oak table?

I am building a solid oak (dried) table of 4 boards of 180 x 20 x 5 cm. This will stay in my home office in UK so temperature ranging between 18-28 degrees and humidity 40-60%. This is going to be a ...
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Why don't we use cross cut discs for all cuts? [duplicate]

Most circular saws, at least low and mid ends, come with low/medium quality rip cut discs. They work decent when doing rip cuts but show their limits when doing cross cuts. A lot of tear out on some ...
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Name for threaded workbench receptacles?

I was given a portable wooden workbench with several holes drilled into it, and on the inside of each of these holes is what I would call a "screw receptacle"; essentially metal, threaded "female" ...
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What causes dark patches in stained wood?

I'm having trouble with staining wood correctly and I'm getting dark patches as seen in the picture below: Materials: Bare new radiata pine Stain timber primer Oak Stain w/ 50% reducer My process ...
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Are Makita Makpac containers compatible with Tanos T-Loc systainers (Festool)?

Are Makita Makpac containers compatible with Tanos systainers (Festool)? Tanos systainers seem to be rather expensive while Makita Makpac prices are good. But still would be nice to know so all my ...
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How to fix this blotchy staining job?

As part of a renovation, my contractor had to remove some 60 year old Southern pine stair treads and replace with new ones. When staining to match the remaining treads, the color match was okay, but ...
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Threaded inserts alignment methods

How to check the alignment of these inserts as shown in attached pictures? Also in my company we have a go-no-go gage to test the inserts alignment. How ever we cannot do 100% inspection with the gage ...
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horizontal stablity [duplicate]

I'm making a table and I wonder if it will be horizontally stable. Here are the details: The table width is 160cm, depth 70cm, height 76cm. The table top is 6cm thick and is made out of block-board (...
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What are the steps in building a shooting board? [duplicate]

Now that I know what a shooting board is I want to make one. I see several videos on youtube on how to make one, but what should I be watching for and keep in mind? What are the steps in building a ...
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How to bend chipboard into a cylinder without tearing it apart? [duplicate]

I am currently trying to make a cylinder out of chipboard(the cardboard that notebooks are typically made out of). However, whenever I try to bend it, parts of the chipboard start to tear. How do I ...
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How to join miter cuts for picture/sign frame?

I have some 1x2 project boards for making a frame. The frame will hold a painted sign on Masonite. I am uncertain the best method for joining the miter cuts and was hoping for suggestions. Wood glue ...
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Can uncut wood be treated for a pergola?

I’m a complete novice with no woodworking experience so apologies if this is a dumb question. Would it be possible to use uncut wood to build a pergola like the one in the picture and still treat it ...
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How do I smooth a cross section of a tree?

There are already 2 questions on here that deal with this but they both deal with this at large/massive scale: Smooth tree trunk cross section Flattening the face of a board without using a jointer I'...
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Why is 48" too deep for a workbench?

One article on workbench design said the following was a basic mistake of first time builders: Building the DIY workbench too deep There are many reasons that workbenches plans aren’t 48”...
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What is a “medium duty” wood clamp?

Here is a web search for "medium duty clamp." What is "medium duty" versus "heavy duty"? Is there an official definition?
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Make tongue and groove on table saw versus router [closed]

I have some finish carpenters joining hardwood panels together with tongue and groove joints. They have access to a basic cast iron router table, heavy duty Bosch router, and high-quality tongue and ...
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Three 1cm x 2cm metal sheets in my table saw packaging [closed]

There are three 1cm x 2cm metal sheets in my DeWalt DW745 table saw packaging; Does anyone know what is that for?
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Making corners of wood planks rounded

What´s the best tool to make the corners of planks rounded: From To this
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Sharpening stone identification

Can anyone tell me if this is a oil sharpening stone or water sharpening stone? It was my grandfathers, and I would like to put an action, but not sure exactly how. Any help would be appreciated, ...
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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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How to protect table top from scratches? [duplicate]

I'm building table tops made out of pine and will varnish them. This will be for a public cafe, so Im wondering if there is any stuff I can use to protect the varnish from getting scratches with the ...
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Is a wet/dry shop vacuum (5HP) noisier than a 3/4HP dust collector?

I have a 5HP vacuum that is connected to a Ridgid 3650 table saw. It seems that it is not perfect and sawdust is still present on the floor even after minor work. I was thinking about buying a 3/4 ...
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Best type of wood for making a small table

I am trying to build a small wooden table to rest my guitar amplifier ontop of and hide my pedal board underneath. I need the table top to be around 30'' x 10'' and about 12'' high. What type of wood ...
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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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Preventing splitting in a thick blocks of wood (over 6 inches)

I had some 6" oak beams cut and even though I put sealer on the ends, they still split. I assume this is because they are still absorbing moisture somehow? How can stabilize thick beams like this? ...
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How to get flush molding joints?

I have difficulty getting mitered moldings to have a flush surface. Typically they get nailed into the underlying structure of the house, so any uneveness, which there inevitably is, translates to ...

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