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Hand planing punky wood
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Minwax makes a hardener that will harden up punky wood to a point (your mileage may vary). I've used it and am a fan, particularly for water damage on a house where the wood is typically pine or fir. ...

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Morse taper #2 to #1 converter
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The #1MT is smaller than the #2MT, so essentially such a setup would be less safe than investing in the better equipment (a #2MT lathe). The "animal" would basically be a #1MT on one end, and a #2MT ...

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Are there such things as oversized screw threads?
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As mentioned above, Confirmat is made to handle mdf/particle board where screws tend to pull out. A walk down the aisle will show all sorts of screws including what seems like a lot of new types. ...

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Do modern glues make dovetails obsolete?
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Not to repeat JustSaying, I would say the answer is no, they are not obsolete. While strength is one component of a joint, esthetic is another. Who doesn't love a good dovetail? It's a detail that ...

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Wood Lathe Safety Drive Center: Correct Usage?
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Friction drives allow the tail center to adjust the tension and allow or constrain spinning of the drive in reference to the blank. The drive is actually the outer rim, not the inner point. The ...

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When to finish modular projects
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I would say that asking "what should I consider" may draw fewer negative responses, but one never knows what someone else sees as not appropriate. I personally think your question as is, is ...

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Sanded lightly between coats of minwax. Applied second coat and you can see where I sanded. How can you fix this?
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The simple answer in my thinking, is yes, it can be fixed but with caveats. Sand, apply more, sand, apply more until you're happy. Of course you risk adding more scratches. As others suggest, ...

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What is the material that goes over Bathroom cupboards to give it a plastic shine look?
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A turner in my club does the equivalent of this finish. In presentations, he's pretty clear that it takes specialized equipment, lots of time and focus for a perfectly level (no orange peel, etc.) ...

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Filling crack in walnut table top
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Welcome Ethan. Where splits are linear, I would consider a butterfly or other brace, but when the split is around circular grain, I'm sure it's usable. Worth a try, I suppose. A "butterfly" is a ...

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Finishing Red Cedar Tabletop
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Quickly, my answer is Epoxy, but to your point, there is wood movement to contend with, so the answer is not that simple. I guess my point is that epoxy is not a single product, and you might look ...

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Ideal outdoor preservative for a wooden ornament
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As mentioned, best is relative to what you want to end up with. Jamestown Distributors, a marine finish dealer, has what is termed a Penetrating Epoxy. A Fine Woodworking article several years ago ...

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Are sharpening jigs reasonably universal?
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Great question. There are in my mind about as many sharpener brands as there are any other class of tool out there. I agree that hand alignment (for me) is a pain, and I've got more fun things to do....

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