Chuck S
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How do I carve an inset circle?
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I would do this with a router and straight bit. Of course you would need a router. You don't mention the overall diameter so I am assuming larger than a reasonable drill bit size. You could also dish ...

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Built-in plywood desk and wood movement
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The plywood will not expand or contract a noticeable amount. You will not need to use special hardware to accommodate for movement.

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Using a larger blade in a table saw (circular saw)
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Probably will not have an issue with the arbor but there are other issues to consider. Blade tip speed - making sure that the maximum rpm rating of the blade will not be exceeded by saw designed for a ...

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Making a Wooden Vise (or wooden screw thread)
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I would recommend buying the vise screw only because they offer a larger diameter screw. The larger screw means beefier threads and more bearing surface resulting in more clamping force available or ...

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Winter and my tools
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Your corded tool will be fine. For storage make sure the tools are kept dry and shielded from dust and dirt (from caring for the cow perhaps). If you use the tools when they are cold it is best to let ...

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How to store/dry freshly cut lumber (white oak)
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Seal the ends as wood loses moisture from the ends faster than the face. You are trying to lower moisture throughout the wood evenly. Latex paint is a cheap effective sealer. Pick a location with good ...

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Why is my West Systems epoxy discoloring after sanding
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When you apply the poly the scratches will fill and the cloudiness from the sanding will disappear

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Is a bench top jointer better than no jointer?
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Every tool has it's abilities and limitations. The benchtop models do not have the table length and rigidity for jointing long and heavy boards. By using the machines within the range intended you can ...

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How dangerous is particleboard?
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The concern with particleboard is that that because of the large amount of urea formaldehyde adhesive used in the product, outgassing of formaldehyde was a big issue. This was quite the issue in ...

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What screw is best with treated lumber?
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Pressure treated lumber is treated with Alkaline Copper Quaternary (ACQ), an environmentally friendly water-based preservative that is free of arsenic and chromium. However, ACQ treated lumber is more ...

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Belt sanding belt joints
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Belts joined with a butt joint and taped offer a smoother joint while a lapped joint will tend to have a bump at the joint. The lapped joint tends to be stronger though old belts come apart due to ...

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Finishing wood slices to an even thickness
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Since you have a CNC router you can flatten the slices with a straight bit in the CNC.

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What are the standard dimensions for cabinet making?
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The floor of the cabinet is 3-1/2" toe kick space + width of face frame stock", Top of the cabinet is 34-1/2" allowing for a 1-1/2" countertop to come to a 36" height above floor. Disclaimer - In the ...

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Can I use the filter from a shop vac on my dust collector?
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The issue with using the shop vac filter is not a matter of inside-out versus outside-in. The filter works better outside-in because the pleats are able to hold more dust on the outside but the filter ...

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Cross cutting narrow stock using a track saw
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There is no reason you can't use a track saw to cut 2x4s if it is able to cut that deep. What I have found very helpful is to get a sheet of foam insulation board (not white bead board) to use as your ...

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What could I use instead of a froe when cleaving?
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You can make one from a car leaf spring (available at auto salvage yard) keep the eye end to mount a handle and grind one edge with a double bevel. It will be curved slightly but not bad over the ...

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Food Safe Finish for Cutting Board
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Mineral oil is a food safe finish for cutting boards. Though because it is not a drying oil meaning that it will not harden. It also means that the finish can be washed off. This results in proper ...

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Why does my router have countersunk holes on its bottom plate?
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The large countersink that surrounds the bit is for guide bushings for template work. The smaller holes are probably for the auxiliary fence attachment.

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Is a "bradder" the same thing as a "brad nailer"?
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Yes it is. Those hip talking advertising people.

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Is the MT2 Arbor for a Drill Chuck milled incorrectly?
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Yes it is oversize, the black band should be just proud of the chuck. If the chuck is too far from the shoulder you will have trouble removing adapter with wedges. Send it back, try again

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Can I avoid spur / knicker marks in dado bottom cut with plough plane (stanley #45)?
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Once you get close to your final dept, remove the spurs and you can score the corners with a matte knife (like the spur) but stop short of the ends.

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Minimum bend radius for hardboard
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I don't think you will have a problem bending 3mm hardboard especially in the narrow binding strips. You will have better luck bending dry than wet as wet the board will swell and come apart. If you ...

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How to treat tools immediately after de-rusting treatment (molasses)?
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After cleaning the parts and drying, a light coat of oil will prevent them from rusting. The application of phosphoric acid is to convert any remaining rust to a more stable compound.

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How to cut wood to square it up when both sides are not cut straight?
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Assuming you have a saw, You will need to mark a straight line along one of the edges. ( I understand you to say that all edges are not straight) Cut that line, you now have one straight edge. ...

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Woodmizer LT40 - smallest diameter of log?
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This may be obvious but the larger the log the more usable lumber returned. Since the lumber should be sawn to avoid capturing the pith that will limit log size somewhat. Time is the main factor. ...

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How long the bracket should be with respect to the plywood?
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The restraints on the bracket are the load rating of the bracket. That rating is assuming that the load is centered over the leg of the bracket. Wider shelves move the load center further out from the ...

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What's the best clamp for a hex shape?
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You can see examples at McMaster-Carr, search on punch and chisel holders. There are several styles shown

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How do I duplicate large fretwork, brackets and corbels? Plywood and CNC?
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The plywood will hold up but the edges will look like plywood sooner than later. Keep in mind that the original wood managed to last 150 years and probably failed from lapse of maintenance. I would ...

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Is it important to minimize volume of duct in a dust collection system?
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There is no benefit to reducing the "dead" pipe lengths. That has no impact on the available airflow and pressure drop. The only time this would be a concern is if the branch exited the bottom of the ...

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Is there a ~#12-5/16 wood screw or lag bolt that can self-tap into wood?
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Wood screws and lag bolts of this size will self tap and will not split a 4x4. For 60 signs I would look at renting a cordless. Those posts will have dried out and will not be as welcoming to the ...

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