Duckweather
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How to clean and maintain my table saw top
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I have a 50+ year old Craftsman cast iron table saw that has seen many years of hard use. Probably 3 times in it's life it needed some serious cleaning and surfacing. I started with a large flat block ...

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How do I sharpen a chisel/plane blade?
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In trade school we sharpened tools on a fine sanding wheel, like a 16 in grindstone. I leaves a slightly concave surface on the angled side, and left a tiny burr on the flat side. Using a fine oil ...

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Can I repair this bent part in my thickness planer?
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I am guessing it may have been caused by a kickback at some time. Do you have access to another machine to look at? If so, you may be able to straighten it once you know which way to do it. But, I ...

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Is it bad to sand extra-fine before applying Poly?
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Pre raising was a standard procedure for furniture when I was in trade school. We would rub the entire surface with a damp cloth to raise any grain tips, let dry, then sand with up to 220 sandpaper. ...

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Accurately cutting large (4x8) stock to size
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Like Jason said a circular saw and a good straight edge. With a good saw and a good quality blade you should be able to split a pencil line if set up right. However things that can throw it off; a ...

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Why shouldn't I shake my can of polyurethane?
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I have been told that it isn't so much that you get bubbles as Matt said but that the bubbles become much smaller and more of them when shaken, making them more difficult to brush out and before they ...

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Does this butt joint with a beveled profile have a name?
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Is the "rail and stile" look what is important or could you bevel both pieces first and miter the joint? I just did some cabinet doors where I set my table saw to 45 degrees and cut, what is your left ...

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