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OSU55
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15 votes

What's the purpose of raising the grain before finishing a furniture piece?

10 votes
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Is a shorter rip fence safer?

9 votes
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Should you always use Pre-Stain?

9 votes

How can I protect a desk top made from softer wood?

8 votes

How to find out what kind of finish is on a piece of furniture

6 votes

Hand planing edge joined board without tearout

5 votes

What types of food-safe finishes work best for protecting wood that will be outdoors?

4 votes

What do I need to know for basic lathe safety?

4 votes

How can I prepare the end grain for stain, so that its final appearance matches the rest of the wood?

4 votes

How do you turn the bottom of the bowl?

4 votes

What minimum level of hardness (on the Janka scale) is appropriate for a desk top?

3 votes

How can I adjust my hand plane to take an even cut across its width?

3 votes

How do you plane end grain?

3 votes

Efficient paint removal from rough sawn wood

3 votes

How can I achieve a raw, unfinished look to my project while protecting it from water and physical abuse?

3 votes

My band saw blade consistently slips off. What are some common causes of this?

3 votes

What are the differences between sanding and scraping?

3 votes

How to remove dust after sanding before applying paint/oil/glue?

2 votes

What are some safe finishes for indoor projects likely to be chewed on by a young child or infant?

2 votes

What is special about wood glue?

2 votes

How do I make a table top from oak 1" x 4"

2 votes

Does knotty wood dull a hand plane faster than normal wood?

2 votes

Best way to flatten boards by hand

1 vote

Should I use sandpaper or Steel Wool between coats of polyurethane?

1 vote

What advantages does a dust collector have over a shop vac?

1 vote

Evening reflectivity of a finish after "finishing the finish"

1 vote

How to effectively fix a crack in a turned bowl

1 vote

What minimum amount of equipment is required to start turning bowls?

0 votes

Recommended technique for applying oils

0 votes

Is there a 'best' way to sharpen an edged tool like a chisel?