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I use a Stanley Panel Carry (Model 93-300). It is about $7.00 on Amazon or at Home Depot. For cutting panels, the best way is to get a sheet of foam insulation, and lay it on the ground and put the panel on top of it. Cut through the panel into the foam.


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There are commercial handles that are supposed to make carrying plywood easier, but they're not inexpensive. The simplest way I've carried sheet goods is with a loop of rope caught on the corners. e.g. source


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How can I cut a large circle out of a 4x8 sheet of plywood? You sound like the perfect candidate for a router circle jig. The one linked is available at Rockler, but they are easy enough to make yourself out of plywood. The preferred method would be one that doesn't leave any holes/marks in the plywood surface. The one pictured uses a pin to keep the ...


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MDF is heavy and we all know that. Like keshlam says if it is not supported across its vertical span then it will pull itself down slowly warping it. Gravity is a [w]itch. Now if you cannot store it perfectly vertical then you are not out of options. I couldn't imagine the space needed for some larger sheets however you should be able to get away from ...


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Don't make marks where they will show up on the finished piece in the first place. Prefer marking in places so the mark will be on the inside or use masking tape to hold the identifying marks.


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The sagulator will give deflection values for horizontal shelf spans using various materials and thicknesses. Unless you are working with extremely heavy loads (more than the weight of a countertop with people dancing on it), 3/4" material for the (vertical) cabinet walls should be more than adequate. As you make the walls thinner, they will still remain ...


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There are panel carriers which range from inexpensive at less than $10 to rather pricey at around $50. You can also use the rope loop method as suggested by TX Turner. Personally, I try to avoid lifting 4'x8' sheets thicker than 1/2" by myself. Instead I slide or drag them onto the cart at the store, then slide or drag them onto the car's luggage rack (or ...


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Major re-write as I missed that you were asking specifically about the drawers themselves. Seems it's pretty much 50/50 on whether people even finish them at all The traditional practice was for drawer bodies, and in fact the entire interior of a chest of drawers, not to be finished in any way. There are possibly multiple reasons for this, one of which ...


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The problem appears to be that glue has sealed the pores of the wood, preventing stain from penetrating. In order to fix the stain, you'll first need to get to wood that's not sealed. I can think of two options: Remove the glue from the wood. You might be able to use a solvent appropriate to the kind of glue you used to loosen and weaken the glue, and then ...


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I edge band plywood for everything except cabinets for the shop. I have used the heat sensitive, iron on banding as well as shop made, glue on banding. Both work well. The iron on banding is not as durable as the shop made stuff, but it is much easier. For trimming the heat sensitive banding, I use the cutter from FastCap. For trimming the thicker ...


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Plywood is more dimensionally stable so yes, edge banding works as well or better on ply than on particleboard / chipboard. Edge banding is almost synonymous with plywood construction; woodworking guides going back to the 50s and possibly earlier talk about hiding the "unsightly" edges. There are other methods that can be used to hide the edge of plywood ...


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Assuming of course that you have no problem with the weight, I just stand the board on the long edge, go to the middle of the board tip it maybe on my foot or some other thing to get my hand under it then with the other hand balance it, pick it up, and carry it. A lot like this If you have strange passages you need to maneuver around you might have to get ...


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You can cut a perfect circle top using your table saw. To do this, you will need a jig (a large sheet of plywood with a pin on which the board being cut spins). Cut off corners (on the work piece) to remove large amounts of excess material. The first set of cuts take a square piece to an octagon. Then cut off more corners. Using the jig, you can slowly ...


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You will want to install siding, essentially add a layer of material that repels the water away from the plywood. You can start by wrapping it in plastic housewrap and then nail wooden shingles to the wall. Start from the bottom and overlap them.


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It wasn't until I noticed that my once tight-fitting dados were now loose that I realized that I almost sanded through the top layer of the plywood in my efforts to remove the marks. You're not the first person to do something like this striving to erase layout marks or notes from wood by sanding and you won't be the last. It's the kind of thing that ...


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If I paint the edges of an oak plywood sheet, will it hide the layers well enough to not show through the paint? If you're asking whether you will only see a flat, smooth base below the paint (like you would expect when painting drywall), the answer is no. No matter how well you sand the plywood edge, you will still get some of the layering/imperfections ...


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How can I treat plywood surface to make it into drainer board? I would recommend against using plywood for this application. The glues in most plywoods don't stand up to water over time and will begin to degrade, leading to delamination of the plywood layers. Marine plywood would work in this instance, but that stuff is very expensive and not particularly ...


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The box size would be height=400mm, length=800mm, width=400mm, made of 10mm plywood. Say the max load on boxes when used as benches = turned open side down is 200kg and the load when used as a box is 50kg max. I'm going to convert to Imperial units since that's how my brain works. This is about 16" x 32" x 16" and 3/8" plywood, supporting 440 lbs when ...


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I used to build a lot of wood boating projects, i.e. deck boxes for life-jackets, hatch covers etc. Anytime two boards were joined, I used a spline the full length and filled the gap (if one existed as in a curved hatch cover) with 3M 5200 sealant. Epoxy is used extensively in boating projects which are almost always outdoor project subjected to intense ...


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When did technology become available to make plywood? Plywood in the sense of cross-grained veneers glued together is actually very old, for example various sources claim the Egyptians and ancient Chinese used materials that are basically plywood although it wasn't made in quite the same way as the modern stuff is with whole logs steamed and then peeled ...


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If you lean stuff against a wall at an angle, it's weight will tend to cause it to bow. If you can stand it fully upright with support on both sides that will be less likely to happen. Or you can figure out a way to support it lower down, so the middle can't sag. Or, of course, you can lay it flat if you have space to do so (most folks don't). Or delay ...


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The two suggestions, for the crayons, that I have heard of are: Light planing where the marks are. It has the advantage of targeting where the marks so that you are not actually removing the wood at all. Just the crayon that is sitting above the wood. This should not damage the blade. I read the question again and this might not be an ideal solution for ...


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This seems to be a matter of manufacturing and in some cases quality (in the sense of You get what you paid for) which is more speaking of the choice of wood, type and thickness of core and type and thickness of the veneer. The one thing you didn't explicitly imply either is that the thickness of a sheet of plywood could also be inconsistently think ...


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How can I treat plywood surface to make it into drainer board? In terms of finish, the only sure way to waterproof wood is with a good film finish. While epoxy finishes, such as used in marine applications, are absolutely waterproof common interior varnish is actually surprisingly water-resistant. So a good coat of oil-based polyurethane (not thin, no ...


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The reason the lock miter bit is restricted to the router table is mostly for safety - it is a large diameter bit, and it exerts a lot of force on whoever is holding the router, be it you or the table. In addition, using it handheld will increase the risk of misalignment of the cut, which is crucial for the lock miter to work. I would suggest building a ...


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No. Baltic Birch is a specific product. What you're looking at is not necessarily the same. I can see a few differences right offhand. Baltic Birch is all birch. The product you're looking at specifies "full hardwood construction" but doesn't specify that it is birch. It could be poplar or balsa or any other type of hardwood. Baltic Birch has a high ...


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Cam bolt and cam screw connector. Very popular in european style cabinetry. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Crown-Bolt-15-mm-x-19-mm-Cam-Connector-Zinc-50438/203088336 http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-6-mm-x-45-5-mm-Connecting-Zinc-Bolt-Cam-Screw-818238/204281642


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Rabbets / rebates (UK), and dadoes. A butt joint is fine for general cabinetry, but if you have the equipment and time, cutting rabbets for panels to fit in makes everything so much tighter. I rabbet the sides for the toe-kick, bottom shelf, and top braces; then put a rabbet along the back edge for 1/4" plywood to fit into. That really locks the thing ...


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There are many ways to eliminate tearout in plywood. Some are simple techniques you can apply in specific situations, and others require additional materials or accessories. Put the "good" side facing down. If you are cutting through 2 or more pieces of plywood at the same time, layer them so the "good" sides are not facing the outside on the top or bottom. ...


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The layers of plywood are already alternated, this is what gives it its strength and warp resistance. Ideally you would place the layers perpendicular, but I don't think you'd see any negative effects if two of the layers happened to be glued together in the same direction.


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