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Bandsawing a small log - how to keep the log on the bandsaw table?
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Several times a year I rig my 14" bandsaw to resaw logs, usually up to 10" dia. and 4' long by removing the table from the saw and securing a 10' roller conveyor centered in place. (Sorry, I have no ...

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How do I create a hole with a hole saw that is deeper than the tool?
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Three other options come to mind, none are perfect although # 3 is not bad. Toolmonger.com has very deep hole saw bits. (http://toolmonger.com/2009/08/14/extra-deep-hole-saw/) But damn, these babies ...

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A good way to store wood "outside"?
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6 votes

Keep your outside wood elevated, level and well supported. Place horizontal supports a maximum of 4' apart with at least 4" above the floor or ground. Allow for plenty of airflow placing 1/2" ...

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What alternatives are there to throwing sawdust in the trash?
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I found a link with a multitude of possibilities. OK 28. The break down into categories of burning them, using them for gardening, craft applications, animal bedding, absorption uses, wood filler, ...

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How do I make a drill hole the same depth every time?
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27 votes

The simplest means is to place a tab of masking tape on the drill bit at the desired depth. When the spinning tab lowers to the surface of the wood and sweeps away the wood chips, stop.

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One day projects for wood working fundamentals
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5 votes

I think the best project is a simple rectangular box. You can teach good tablesaw and hand work practices as well as multiple joining techniques in a project that is completed in a couple classes and ...

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DIY woodshop cabinets
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I would suggest you take a look at a few youtube videos on sites like Stumpynubs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCstwpLSByklww1YojZN-KiQ The Wood WHisperer: https://www.youtube.com/channel/...

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Structural engineering with wood: determining post size, span, etc, for a timber frame house
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While there are plenty of reference books available on how to do it, remember that every structure is unique. Your natural inclination will be to do something special and this is where you could omit ...

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How can I preserve wooden sculptures indoors?
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Wow, that is a wonderful piece of art! I assume that this will be displayed inside in which case the 'elements' will consist of temperature, dust, handling, and light. Temperature-wise the piece ...

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Strength of 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" Douglas fir
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Based upon your description it appears that the trailer has some sort of metal floor framing at 2' centers In which case the 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" and sheathing members are not carrying a substantial ...

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What is the functional purpose(s) of a central insert in a workbench?
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If you search Youtube for split top roubo benches you will find many examples of this bench feature in use. The insert board is loose in the gap and designed to be flush when oriented with one side ...

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Can I use a grommet(eyelet) in OSB sheet as structural element? Which size?
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Grommets should provide adequate protection for the hole provided they have a bottom flange capable of supporting the OSB board. I would not recommend a threaded grommet without a bottom flange. ...

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How might I make a template to fit the top of my desk?
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A variation on the answers above is to make a template like cabinet makers do for counter tops. They will use either strips of 1/4 sheathing/plywood, place them at the perimiter and glue the parts ...

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Building a large dining table and wondering if my design is strong/structurally sound enough
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I ran a span calculation for a 2x4 oak board at http://www.awc.org/codes-standards/calculators-software/spancalc using a 35psf live and dead load, the minimum setting available and got a result of 6 ...

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Best way to apply stain
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I would not recommend commercially available stains for anything intended to have furniture-like quality appearance, especially stain & finish one-step products. The problem with stains is that ...

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How can I fix warping on board made of glued 2x4s
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In addition to the concerns in other answers addressing the selection, preparation, and arranging of the wood used in the top I would also suggest two design changes. First, the overall thickness of ...

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Joining an irregular, detachable modesty panel together and to an irregular shaped desk
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Rather than using a single thickness of 3/4" plywood for the skirt, I would suggest using two layers of plywood (they can be thinner if you like) with an internal wood frame not unlike a wood stud ...

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