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Finishing a woodworking project refers to the final steps to beautify and preserve it.
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How to accomplish a task, good and safe ways, and faster simpler ways to do the same thing.
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The process of joining two pieces (usually wood) together. Techniques, tools, hardware.
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Specifically for questions about wood, the "raw" material itself (not to be used for questions about processing wood).
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Making, repairing or refinishing
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supplied by the tool user.
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About uses and techniques, features to look for etc.
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The tools and techniques surrounding the process of coloring the wood while maintaining the appearance of the grain.
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Questions dealing with safety issues in wood working. Equipment usage, techniques etc. where the potential harm to self or others exists.
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Issues related to the design phase of a woodworking project.
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Chemical joinery. Using glues to attach pieces together.
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Routers and bits, Features, techniques, safety etc.
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Using abrasives to smooth or shape wood. Techniques, recommendations
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made with many thin layers of wood. The layers are generally laminated in alternating grain directions to improve strength and reduce warping.
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Tools that use some form of power other than muscle, usually electricity.
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What tools to use, how to use them and when.
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Questions regarding selection of wood for specific applications or characteristics.
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not sure what tools would best suit a particular application or project.
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fixing items made from wood that has been damaged in some way shape for form.
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Questions regarding the finish selection for a project
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When, why, how to sharpen what. i.e. How to sharpen a cross-cut saw?
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Fasteners with a helical thread along the outside. Uses a twisting motion to install or remove.
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Questions dealing with the movement of wood due to weather and seasonal changes
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used to profile wood. Wide selection of bits makes for interesting patterns.
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The process of boring a hole into or through a piece of wood.
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Maintenance, techniques and general use of Hand planes.
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Characteristics and application of opaque finishes.
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Uses and applications of the common raw material also known as timber.
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maintaining tools, when, how, what.
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Building, buying, using workbenches and features to look for/build into it.
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Generally tools and techniques used before the advent of common power tools.