drs
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Is glue the best permanent join?
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Indeed, when done properly, the glue is stronger than the wood itself when both of the glued faces are edge-grain or face-grain. A few circumstances come to mind when glue alone is not stronger than ...

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Drill a perfectly centred hole in a cylinder
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If the hole is big enough to fit a bowl gauge in it (for instance, if you're making a cup), you can get a perfectly centered hole by mounting the cylinder to a lathe and turning it like you would turn ...

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Can corner joints on a planter box that are warped and coming apart be fixed?
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I would say that it is more likely that this joint failed due to the moisture from watering the dirt rather than being outside. Simply re-gluing it and keeping it inside will not be enough to fix it. ...

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Are the staples used to tag wood at the DIY store saw safe?
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It doesn't sound like this is the case for you but staples are an issue if you have a SawStop table saw. With this table saw, if the blade comes in contact with any metal, the stopping mechanism will ...

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How do you make mortise and tenon joints using power tools?
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Long mortises and tenons, like the following, are probably best created with a hand router and a table saw. Mortise For the mortise, you will need A jig or brace to ensure a straight path for your ...

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What does "stickering wood" mean?
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It's the former, piling wood in stacks with sticks between them to allow better air flow while also maintaining an even pressure throughout the pieces to limit cupping or warping that occurs during ...

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How long does it take tung oil to cure?
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TL;DR In general, I would avoid turning to discussion forums when trying to find advice about tung oil as it’s very likely the person talking has innocently confused the product that they are using.  ...

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How can I joint a board that is longer than my jointer infeed table?
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The solution is to treat the leading and trailing ends of the bowed board like separate pieces. Joint them individually until you can pass the entire board over the jointer without changing the lay. ...

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What is the proper place of nails in woodworking?
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As mentioned in other answers, nails may be more appropriate when the wood will be prone to a lot of warping or swelling. Nailed joints offer flexibility to accommodate the changing dimensions of the ...

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