Matt
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How do I create the decorative/ornamental elements of a picture frame?
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I can't tell from this picture exactly but it is worth pointing out that this frame might not all be made of wood and wood elements (not that you were suggesting this). The items you see in section ...

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What is the best way to cut pergola ends?
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It depends on your pattern Most of the suggestions on the web refer to using the jigsaw for cutting patterns. It is the ideal choice for this work as some patterns are intricate with arcs and what not....

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Cutting a wooden box into 2 pieces, with special shape
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Warning I don't think it necessary but there are several links in this answer that are directly related to the horror movie Hellraiser. If you have issues with that type of content don't click on the ...

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Tiny core bits for broken screws
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Sounds to me like you are describing a use for screw extractors (source: asklaptopfreak.com) Your drill needs to have the torque in order to get them in what's left of the head or shaft. They are ...

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How can I get this effect and what is it called?
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A cursory search comes up with T-Moulding. Knowing that I can then find pseudo chrome T-moulding for arcade cabinets. Not advocating any particular product but showcasing an example. The one pictured ...

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How can I fix warping on board made of glued 2x4s
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This is not really an answer but a large comment that could point out several pitfalls that could have brought you to this point. I am not sure of the best advice for your situation as the warping ...

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Will these table legs support this table?
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That design will have problems with racking forces (based on what I can see from the point of view you show1). If I stand at the end of the table and push wilh a little force the legs would probably ...

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Is there a certain way to cut a 2" thickness piece of wood on the miter saw?
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You mention thickness but you don't mention length or where the cut was on your wood in respect to that length. Use your fence effectively From the sounds of it you are cutting near the end of what ...

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Gluing plywood to plywood for doll's house floor
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This would very much depend on the quality of your plywood which sounds questionable. You also don't mention the thickness which would play a role here as well. The overall dimensions of the project ...

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Is a climbing cut on a table-saw ever justified?
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From looking around the interblag there are people who admit to doing it. Some do it to cut aluminum or they install the blade backward to get a similar effect. A weak point to make would be I'm sure ...

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Why is plywood often undersized?
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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 ...

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How do I remove pencil and lumber crayon marks non-abrasively?
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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 ...

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How to cut the centre out of a large round of wood
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You tagged powertools but, much like you, I don't own the the types of tools that would do this. While you might have a hard time getting a uniform curve I would suggest you use a bow saw. You ...

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How can I hollow a cherry log to use as a newel post?
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Consider cutting in two along its length While I know there are techniques and tools that you can use to hollow the inside of this long piece of cherry I honestly think you might have an easier time ...

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How do I cut a hole into a cutting board for a handle
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Drill first and pare with a chisel would be the easiest way to remove the most material faster and you would clean up the inside edge with a paring chisel. Using auger bits that are the exact width ...

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Are there techniques to sand small parts on a benchtop belt sander?
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1 inch cubed is big enough that you could get smaller clamps on pretty easily (You can never have enough clamps). Not a spring clamp but something like a c-clamp where you could control the clamping ...

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How do I choose a drill press?
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I was hoping someone would cover this question from getting a drill press perspective. Keshlam has done a good job of just that. I wanted to be sure that you actually need this tool. Like most power ...

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Mounting the top for a new workbench
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There are more elaborate answers to be sure but tusk and tenon and rising dovetail joinery would lend very well to such a design. I found a perfect image of what I was thinking. Image from ...

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How to store equipment no longer being used
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Steven covers your main points well. I hope to add a couple others just in case. Some of these bar on common sense but can still be important. Remove any and all peripherals that you can blades, keys,...

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Avoiding scratches on underside of piece when using orbit sander
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Clamps would be the way to go but I could see them being a hassle if you are trying to uniformly work the whole surface at once. If you get kitchen cabinet liners like these I would think they do the ...

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Are there specific types of screws I should use for woodworking?
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This one might be a little broad as it can greatly depend on the project. In short no There are hundreds of screw types, so sure, there are a bunch that would not work like drywall screws, sheet ...

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Are there alternative tools to a straight ironing rasp (or why are they so hard to find)?
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It's roughly square, but needs a lot of help. Paring Chisel My first thought for this was a paring chisel. Especially if one of the surfaces needs to be flat and smooth. Paring chisels are designed ...

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Size of a Joiner's Mallet
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I can't see the picture but I can just guess from .. That's quite the mallet! That size could cause some hardships.... If it is really big then you can have potential issues if you are trying to make ...

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What is the difference between a sabre saw and a jig saw
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Questions like this will lead to contradictory answers. There are some main points I would like to make to aid in everyone's answers. Experience Experience plays this role very well. As you are ...

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Is there a better way to make a wand?
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I cannot attest to the use of the lathe for something that small. That is bowlturner's domain after all. This answer also touches on making dowels with a lathe so, in theory, it could be turned. I'm ...

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What are the techniques to seal or remove sap?
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This is actually a very common occurrence in woods like pine and fir. Many would suggest that you do not use these woods for reasons just like this one. If you persist then heat is the solution. Note: ...

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Making biscuits cuts by hand
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One hand tool that I found that could do this is a router plane. A good looking example comes from Lee Valley

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Is an oscillating multi-tool a good option for detailed sanding?
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Not to suggest that an oscillating multi tool is not good for this type of sanding but small spaces and sanding in corners can mean different things. Just to have another suggestion for these types of ...

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Drilling a hole parallel to the face in a tight area, right angle drilling?
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In the same vein as bowlturner's answer you could also use a off set drill adapter. Most of them are rather large for the work you are trying to do there are definitely some smaller ones out there. (...

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How to plane boards to the same thickness
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I work with a lot of pallet wood and frequently many of the boards will be different thickness. I could pass all boards through, lower the height, pass them all through again, lower again, and so ...

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