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Cutting board wax?
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It may be difficult to know what exactly is in the turpentine in your product so it is difficult to even determine what residues are left when the turpentine evaporates. Reviews I found on the ...

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How to clean sharpening stone in wood case?
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...after a few hours more oil oozes to the surface... Oil oozes from the surface because it has soaked into the porous stone. It may continue to do so for some time considering that it is an old ...

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Which way of joining is stronger?
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IF you consider the connection of the bracket to mounting box as a hinge (or rotation axis) the projector will exert a downward force that will try to rotate the bracket counter clockwise in your ...

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Suggestions on improving an elevated-bed project?
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This design is NOT ready for prime time! Wedging the main column from the floor to ceiling is not adequate. Every structure has movement and changes size a bit as the seasons change. What is a ...

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Any suggestions on filling gaps in wood flooring? - Pine Tongue Groove
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You cannot fill these gaps in. Any wood floor needs to expand and contract across its width and the tongue and groove profile of the individual strips allow the floor to absorb changes in width ...

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Arm for heavy TV
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There are several challenges with your design. Since you do not give dimensions for the frame, I will assume it is fairly large. The greater the width the more rotational force will be applied ...

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How to account for wood movement in a curved chest lid
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As Graphus stated in comment, the wood members in the arched top will expand and contract while cross grain ends will not. The differences in expansion can easily cause failure in the top. I can ...

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Crosscutting a tabletop after glue up on a table saw
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Table saws are often used to cut full sheets of plywood, so your table top can certainly be cut with great accuracy provided you have adequate support for the panel at infeed, outfeed, and side. The ...

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Can you use smaller dimensions of hardwood than softwood and have the same strength?
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There are tools on the internet such as the sagulator (click on the 'design' tag and select more info to find a link to the sagulator) that can assist you in determining if a piece of wood can support ...

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How big should you build cabinets?
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Considerations to include when determining the size to make cabinets: How large a cabinet can you easily accommodate in your shop, transport and position onsite. What cabinet storage areas do you ...

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Carving long curved recess
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I have not used a grinder for shaping wood as deeply as your project may require, but have free-form shaped concave surfaces using a disc grinder air tool. My suggestions include: If the leg is ...

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How do you pick a joint?
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When I was beginning to do woodwork projects I often selected the joint I had not done before. To me it has always been about learning something new. Most joints are strong enough for most common ...

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Shelves inside cupboard, how to attach to legs?
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As an alternative, instead of legs why not use solid plywood vertical panels at the two sides that extend from the back to at least the depth of the left side recess. You could then apply the stone ...

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How to cut a double rabbet joint (that looks like two stair steps) for tablet holder?
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The first thing I would recommend is making a zero clearance insert using plywood and a couple of set screws to properly level the insert in the slot. Working with small wood profiles increases the ...

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How can I evenly distribute small boards of lumber to make a bigger board?
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The first thing you will need for this project is a lot of bar clamps capable of spanning the width of the finish panel (29 5/8"). You should plan on clamping the width of the panel at least every 24" ...

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Is making this picture frame do-able?
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Here is another approach to the frame design. A 1/4" wide frame will not be very supportive so you must beef it up. You haven't mentioned how large the picture is, but unless it is very large you can ...

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2.20m x 3.80m rectangular frame - will it be stable?
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Will this be stable enough as far as warp is concerned? The term 'warp' can cover a lot of issues. Your boards may readily cup, twist, bow, or crook due to the repeated exposure to water and uneven ...

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Invisible join between two 200x200 beams on a support
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There are a number of problems with your proposed design. Before you refine your design to conceal fasteners you should consider the structural needs that must be addressed. The beam across the front ...

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Replacing deck boards, frame got rained on
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I assume that your deck had gaps between the deck boards for drainage, in which case you would clearly see deterioration in the framing lumber if it wasn't treated. Examine the deck framing for any ...

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Will table base hold granite top
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I am concerned about setting a granite table top on a base of this design. The issue is not so much the weight of the granite which is 12.8 psf, but the brittleness of the granite and its inability ...

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prevent wood bending when glue is applied
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The wood is curling due to moisture before the glue can set. If you must use PVA glue, try wetting the top side with water and cover the top with plastic sheet to slow down drying of the top. You may ...

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How many dowels is enough to support this joint?
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Assuming a heavy load of books, the connection is can easily be uspported using two 3/8" x 2" wooden dowels. The 2" length insures that the dowels are firmly held in the framing members on each side. ...

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Laminating Boards For loft Leg
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To answer the first part of your question, the glue adhesion should be more than adequate to handle the weight from the 2x6. This is both because the glue is more than strong enough to bind the four ...

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Wood movement with L-shaped mitred leaning shelf
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First, if the space is air conditioned, I would not worry about the expansion. The temperature/humidity change will be minimal. The 1x3 you glued on the back side will help strengthen the miter joint....

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Is it appropriate for an 8 year-old to act as a 'helper,' ripping sheets on a table saw?
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Other answers for this question all make excellent points, but I see one overriding issue here and that is that the setup shown for cutting large panels is inadequate. If cutting a panel requires two ...

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Best way of building an interior door with screen
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If you rent a table saw and have some experience in how to use it you can size 2x? lumber from 1 1/2" down to 1 3/8". Whenever I am working with pine on a project and I am not to choosy, I look for ...

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What are the best ways to glue thin edges?
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I agree with your concern that frame might not give an art deco appearance. The thinnest panel I would recommend without a frame is 3/4" thick for widths up to about 30". It is important that you ...

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PVC duct for dust collection: Glue the pipe and fittings together, or will tape suffice?
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I've had a similar 4" PVC duct system with approx 50' of pipe, a large debris cyclone can, and three gated openings running for years without any glue. The system is run by a 1.5 HP industrial two ...

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Cross Cutting Large Boards (4x8) Stock?
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If you are cutting large 4x8 panels you are not really cross cutting in either direction. You do not want to use the miter gauge. The problem is having adequate support to properly feed the panel ...

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Antique table that has gaps in the wood
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You can paint over dried glue successfully, but you may see textures telegraph through. You cannot stain since the stain will not penetrate through the glue.

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