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What is the old-school way of smoothing a curved surface?
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There is a compass plane, a plane with bent or bendable sole. Unfortunately I couldn't find an image with a proper license (sic) The radius on a compass plane is probably too big for a stool. There ...

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Should I use aluminum and copper to make woodworking tools?
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With such soft tools you might make tools that are supposed to dent instead of cut hardwood. I am thinking of position adjusters like hammers and small sledges. A copper hammer for your chisels ...

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How to cut the centre out of a large round of wood
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Would it be possible to split the log with an axe and wedges, make the hole somehow, and then glue the pieces together again? You will demolish the wood at the axe's and wedges' entry points but the ...

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What are the different styles of Japanese Saws
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Dōzuki (胴付(鋸)) A type of backsaw. The Japanese means "attached trunk", thus a saw with a stiffening strip attached, i.e., a backsaw. Ryōba (両刃) Multi-purpose carpentry saw with two cutting ...

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Joining 3 wooden cubes with swivel joints
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Glue in some strong magnets and you have swivelling points. That is an answer to your question. But if I might dare change your solution, instead mount a hinge on the leg so you only have 2 parts ...

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How to prevent table saw blade vibration gouges?
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Possible reason: Hard to say but your hands shifted so the wood is not evenly pressured left/right throughout the cut. Possible solution 1: Install a feather board to press hold the wood in place ...

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Building a safer blade guard on a table saw sled
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Paint the parts you shouldn't touch. Glue awkward wooden pieces or sharp soda can aluminium pieces on the parts you shouldn't touch. Make the parts you should touch natural to touch, like with a ...

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How to treat floor-facing edge of OSB for a stool leg?
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Route a groove along the length. Glue a piece of hardwood into it. This will give the stool a long hard piece of hardwood to stand on and wear down instead of OSB. The stool will be elevated a ...

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Why do I go through so many philips bits?
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Are you sure you have a Phillips screw and not a Pozi? Using Phillips bits in a Pozi screw renders, in my experince, the result you have. Another thing to think of: Apply pressure! With the first ...

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How do I drill a hole exactly in the center of a circle?
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If the precision is important but time less so; mount the dowel in the drill instead. Make the dowel spin and create a jig to make the end of the dowel not wobble. Any point that does not make the ...

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Setting precise depth on a table saw with no depth gauge
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Take two pieces of wood of the height you are aiming for. Put one at 1/4 and one at 3/4 of a distance from the blade. Take a Very Straight Piece of scrap (extruded aluminium maybe) and lay on top of ...

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Setting precise depth on a table saw with no depth gauge
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For the same height repeatability you can attach a piece of right angled and dimensionally stable scrap to the fence as a sacrificial board. Raise the blade until right height. Unless your cut is very ...

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Methods of jointing without a jointer
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If you planks wiggle on your table saw, use your handheld instead. It is the same idea as you have already presented, but upside down.

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My jigsaw is terrible at cutting vertically through a simple 2x4
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If the blade is not exactly in line and you move the saw exactly in line it might wander off. Try it like this: Take a piece of plywood or other cheap material, between half a meter and a meter in ...

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How to make exact copy-ring templates?
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Don't get stuck on creating a round hole. As few as 3 points are enough to hold the copy ring. Below is an image on how to create "holes" on a row with good accuracy; without the "holes" being round. ...

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Sanding/filing small patterns at an angle
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On your table mounted disk sanding machine; build top on the table sloped at 10 degrees. This only works on convex forms. For concave parts us a piece of wood at 10 degrees to aim your file.

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How to make a long shallow cut on a narrow piece of wood with a circular saw
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Don't bother measuring distance between edge of saw plate and blade. Make your own guide rail instead. Get a piece of something flat (plywood, hardboard (i have used a 5mm sheet of plastic and second ...

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How do I ensure my drill is perfectly vertical before cutting a hole in my desk?
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Mount a bull's eye level on the back of the drill. Requires setup once. http://ideas.selfelected.com/2011/12/laser-and-level-for-drilling-in-right-angle/

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OSB chair finishing
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Put epoxy on it. It makes for a sturdy surface that can be shiny or dull depending on what you do afterwards. Without thinking too much about it I would epoxy one surface at a time to make the surface ...

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Freestanding Fence Post Support Size
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Don't try to guess how much wind will force your fence and how wide feet would be needed and how much weights adds to the equation. Instead figure out a way (construction) to adapt (change) the feet (...

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How do I remove pencil and lumber crayon marks non-abrasively?
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Eraser. It is soft enough to dig into the scratches to remove the pencil line but not hard enough to scar the wood.

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How to make exact copy-ring templates?
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Plastic and heat or mould: Heat the copying ring into a piece of plastic. After a few tries you hopefully have a perfect mould. After you manage to figure out how to make the plastic not stick to the ...

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What tools/methods I could use to create a small circular recess?
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Chisels, a light hand and patience.

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What type(s) of glue can I use on wooden kitchen utensils and devices?
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There is also cyanacrylate glue. It should be usable close to food since variants of it can be used with wounds.

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How to keep two boards from a table aligned?
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Look where you buy construction wood. I don't know what it is called in UK but "bygghandel" in Swedish and a "spikplåt" is sturdy enough. It is a flat piece of steel, with holes in it, to mount wood ...

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How to permanently bond metal screws into wood?
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Wood glue. In the hole and possibly around the edges afterwards. The latter looks ugly. Maybe too late but change the loop to something that isn't threaded and does not turn. On a side note fasten a ...

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Creating a hollow, seamless box; CNC needed?
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Your question is about getting a seamless box, not perfect holes. Most electronic inserts don't have that precision so even if you made the Perfect Box the electronics inside might be 0.1 mm to the ...

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Routing tight edges/corners
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If you have a similar bit without a bearing. (And your letters are created with a computer.) You might be able to scale them. And create a template to glue on top. And route with a collar. If.

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How to fix splitting laminated wood piece?
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I am out on a limb here but what about glue for shoe soles? It is used for attaching to leather and rubber, both porous materials, and to bend over and over again.

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Can I run pressure treated deck boards through thickness planer?
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A thought occurred to me. Why not use a sander? Something that has a set height or, possibly better, a set pressure. Since sandpaper is created to be worn you don't have to worry about ruined knives. ...

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