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If the core concern in your query is this: I'm looking for the simplest/quickest solution to treat the wood and give it some protection And, if we are to assume that the desk is already finished using some sort of oil, which is suggested in your question, then the most obvious answer is: Don't do anything. Assemble the desk and use it. Unless you ...


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All of the information you've gotten online sounds to be correct. It would work fine - well, depending on your definition of "fine". It will make unfinished wood look better by darkening it, but that's about it. Mineral oil won't provide any actual protection - This is true, mineral oil does nothing to prevent scratches in the surface or liquids from ...


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Yes you can apply it to your cutting board if you want to — what is sold variously as "wood conditioner", "pre-stain" and other names is merely a very dilute finish and as such can be used anywhere you feel something like that would be appropriate. So the real question then becomes why you want to, i.e. what purpose is it intended to have? As it is such a ...


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Depending on your saw capacity, the size you need, and if the sides of the sheet are already perfectly parallel, you can use the rip fence on the waste side and have your off cut be the finished piece. For example, you have a 4x8 sheet of plywood and need a 36in wide piece but your rip fence only goes to 24 in. You set the fence to 12in minus the thickness ...


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For sheet goods, I prefer to bring the tool to the material instead of the other way around. Assuming you have a powered hand saw of some kind with a decent shoe, I'd recommend you give this a try. Using a medium sized table saw for breaking down large sheet goods is a good way to find out how quickly a saw can separate meat from the unwary operator. If ...


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Depending on dimensions, and whether you need more than 2 pieces out of a sheet, you might rough cut the sheet goods into smaller chunks with a circular saw, then put them through the tablesaw. (This obviously isn't going to work if you need a 30" finished size and your saw only cuts 24".) If the rough cut idea works for you, then you only need to get ...


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A forstner bit may have a shorter point, but for such a small diameter, it's not a certainty. It's likely from your description that you're using a hand drill, which makes precision holes just a bit more difficult than a drill press. It could be considered heresy but I will occasionally use a milling bit in my milling machine to create a flat bottom hole in ...


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