Jason C
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Top coat poly makes other sides rough
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... how do we avoid these rough grey patches in the first place? I can’t think of any reason why this would be coming from within the wood itself. Whatever it is, overspray, dust, etc, it’s probably ...

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How can I fix wood to some metal in a neither destructive nor permanent way
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Conceptually similar to zipzit's answer, another thing you can do is just mount some 1x2 strips or whatever to the underside of your surface, hugging the bars (you may want to mount one, then place it ...

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Wood Finishing - Beginner
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This is a massive topic, and I'm personally not well equipped to completely answer it, just approaching the novice → intermediate transition myself (nor would I attempt to -- volumes of books by ...

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What does a cyclone for a shop vac do?
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For detailed information about how they work, check out the wikipedia article. Basically: Rotational effects and gravity are used to separate mixtures of solids and fluids. The method can also be ...

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What is this pest living in my drying lumber and how do I eliminate it?
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There aren't a lot of pests that eat wood. This page provides a pretty good list, including: Carpenter ants (see this page for id and control details) are large black ants that nest in structures ...

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How can I change speeds on my old lathe?
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I found some sort of "quick start" manual for this lathe here. In the parts list there the motor spindle also has 4 steps. It seems likely that the your 3-step spindle is not the original part, so don'...

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Cloth covered flexible ring or a bag clamp in a dust collector?
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I sent Delta an email: From: Jason C Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 8:15 PM To: Customer Care <customercare@dpec-na.com> Subject: 50-767 dust collection bag mounts The 50-767 offers ...

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What are more specific names for these two types of bench-top belt sanders?
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They're all called "belt sanders", but typically have some descriptive adjectives in front of them. "Hand Held" and "Stationary" are generally used to distinguish portable hand-held tools with tools ...

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Are ratchet straps suitable for clamping glued boards together for a table?
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Ratchet straps go around things and hold them together, so yes. Obviously, you don't want to damage your piece, so take whatever steps are necessary to prevent that (e.g. cardboard or cloth pads at ...

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What is the draw knife technique with pencil marks called?
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It's called marking your wood with a pencil, it's just a thing you can do with pencils. For example, if you're going to make a cut with a saw, you might pencil in a line and then cut there. Or if ...

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What is aircraft plywood? What is it used for?
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From Wikipedia: Aircraft plywood High-strength plywood also known as aircraft plywood, is made from mahogany and/or birch, and uses adhesives with increased resistance to heat and humidity. It was ...

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Joining an irregular, detachable modesty panel together and to an irregular shaped desk
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Lamello has some interesting biscuits that may be of use as well, for example, their "Simplex" biscuits provide detachable edge joins (cutaway view): There is also the "Clamex" series from their "P ...

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How are vacuum hose sizes measured?
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Ridgid's Shopvac accessories come in 1-7/8" and 2-1/2" sizes. So from this we can deduce that Ridgid, at least, uses the outer diameter of the attachments. The sizes you describe match what Ridgid ...

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How do I know when it is too cold to work outside?
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I would say the only real potential for danger is your hands being too cold and your reactions / dexterity / sensitivity being low, as well as getting bulky clothes caught in machinery as you already ...

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How do I fix a bench that my dog chewed?
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Unless you want to refinish the whole table, this is really just going to come down to trial and error. Find some scrap wood, head down to the store to find some similar looking stains / oils / etc., ...

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What kind of a hand saw guide is being used in this video?
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I do not know the specific make of that guide but it is known as a hand mitre saw. For example, from here: (The one in that image appears to resemble a vintage Stanley mitre box, maybe a Stanley 358....

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How to prevent router bit from sliding in collet?
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If this is a new router, perhaps it is possible that you have a defective machine with a damaged collet, or a piece of debris is jammed in the collet. If you have only observed this on a single bit it'...

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To change a blade on a table saw, do I pull the wrench toward the front?
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On all table saws I've seen rotate the wrench on the nut in the same direction that the blade spins to loosen the nut (regardless of which way the arbor is mounted). I can't imagine that it would be ...

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Build a grid out of vertical, thin wood bars
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Both the horizontal and vertical slats will be the same shape if your slots are halfway deep. If you have a table saw you could use it to cut slots halfway deep in a larger board, e.g. imagine ...

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Gerstner tool box drawer action
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I also do not own one of these. However, Gerstner offers a DIY tool chest build kit, with video instructions. I am presuming their DIY kits are constructed similarly to their pre-built chests. There ...

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What is a camber exactly?
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The word "camber" is just a word, it means a slight convexity in a surface. So without context it's just wild guesses... If you're talking about hand planes, it's a convex curve applied to the ...

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Lightest woods that would be strong & stable for 2 components of DIY Wall Stall bar?
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Just make the verticals out of run of the mill fir construction lumber, 2x2s or 2x4s, or 4x4s, (or whatever if metric, sorry!) and buy some thick dowels, maybe 2", for the horizontals, whatever's in ...

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Can a Biscuit Joiner Make T-joints?
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Most biscuit joiners will let you either take the fence off or fold it up to 90 degrees (e.g. the Makita PJ7000 - I own this - has a removable fence, while the Dewalt DW682's fence folds up to 90 ...

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What's the best way to neatly cut a wooden cube in half, removing little material?
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If you have access to a table saw an easy way to get clean cuts and perfect cubes might be: Cut precise half cubes on table saw. Clamp half cubes together then bore your holes. Same goes for other ...

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Accurately cutting large (4x8) stock to size
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Measure, mark, place fence, measure again before you cut. E.g. stick your circular saw on the piece like you're about to start, mark the blade position, check with a tape measure before pulling the ...

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Why aren't belt sanders with sanding frames available anywhere?
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Unfortunately, frames are a relatively rare accessory, but they do exist. I started with all belt sanders currently available at the time of this writing at Amazon (with good reviews) and Home Depot (...

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How do I drill a hole exactly in the center of a circle?
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My final solution was to just use a drill press to drill a 2" hole with a forstner bit partway through a block of wood, then a 5/16" hole the rest of the way, centered on the pilot hole from the ...

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Applying shellac smoothly without a sprayer
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So after continuing to struggle with this, I found some good advice in a forum thread on the topic in this great post by user Steve Schoene: On 05-19-2007 Steve Schoene writes: The problem often is ...

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Stabilizing thin boards, with trim, vertically on a router table
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I think a tall fence, with a gap for trim, is the best solution, but I also had great success with the following experiment. I wanted to solve the setup problem of aligning the fence with the flush ...

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What size pilot hole should I drill for for a specific size of screw?
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Less than thread diameter (8mm), minimum inner shaft diameter. The larger you go the easier it'll be to screw in but the less the threads will bite. Go as small as you can muster without splitting the ...

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