grfrazee
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Does it matter what kind of diamond stone I get?
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I am trying to figure out if there are any differences between the two that would make me want to choose one over the other. There is really only one significant difference I can see between the two ...

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Jointing a 1.5"x1.5"x25" stock on a benchtop power jointer/planer
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Sounds like you're a good candidate for investing in a set of push blocks. An example is below. These don't necessarily need to be bought, but the store-bought ones usually have a grippy rubber ...

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What type of bed rails connectors make the best connection (the most rigid)
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Many years ago (probably close to 25 or 30), my father built a set of twin bed frames for me and my bother as kids. For these, he used simple threaded rods epoxied into holes drilled into the end ...

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Garage work bench compound miter saw position
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Why do people position the saw in the middle why not at one end with a small overlap on the short side? Part of the reason people put the saw in the middle is so that they can cut miters from both ...

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Should I apply my stain/varnish before or after drilling hundreds of tightly packed little holes
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I have a small project during which I drill hundreds of little holes Sounds like a cribbage board, but you don't say for sure. In any case, you do mention that having finish inside the holes isn't ...

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Considerations for cordless circular saw blades - effects of kerf, coating and geometry on performance?
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Handheld (cordless) circular saws are the disposable razor blades of the sawing world. Mostly, you see them used on construction sites for rough work (trimming 2x4s and similar tasks), so the cut ...

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Folding table issue
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I suspect that the middle is sagging because it is not adequately braced. Most of the folding tables that my parents own (that we use for family reunions as eating tables) are similar to the one ...

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How to attach table legs to wood that is too thin?
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Ive looked everywhere for table legs which I can screw into the wood but every table leg I see needs a minimum depth of 25mm for the wood, whereas my wood is much thinner at 18mm. For my Imperial ...

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Building a wooden arcade stick case
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When drilling screw holes for acrylic should I make it slightly larger than the actual diameter of the screw hole so that it does not crack? If you're planning to have the screws thread into the ...

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How to determine the location of joinery fasteners
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Specifically, I am wondering about how to determine where those fasteners are located in the joint and how many are needed in total. As far as I'm aware, there are no real guidelines or rules of ...

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What is the type of wood that is often purchased in bulk at the hardware store?
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@Steven has it correct that it's most likely SPF for generic dimensional lumber. In the central US, you can also find dimensional lumber in Douglas Fir (DF) and Southern Yellow Pine (SYP). Usually ...

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What would be the best way to bevel an oval table top?
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To expand upon @keshlam's answer, you're going to want to purchase a chamfer or low angle bevel bit. Amazon (among others) sells a 60-deg bevel bit (pictured below), and chamfer bits can be found at ...

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Should I use solid color wood stain or paint for my project?
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Outdoor finishes have a hard job. They have to withstand weather (rain, snow, etc.), hot and cold temperatures, and the relentless beating of UV radiation from the sun. People often have unrealistic ...

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What is the best method for sanding a rectangular cut out
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I'm currently working on a cutting board with a rectangular cut out for a handle. I used a jig saw to cutout the handle, and need to sand the edges of the cut. Here's what I would suggest. If you're ...

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What is an electric planer (hand tool) good for?
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And I'm wondering whether there is any task where it would really have an advantage over other tools such as hand planes, a thickness planer, a belt sander, etc. Electric planers are coarse tools for ...

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Sculpture: Anchor a wire armature to a natural wood branch
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My current thought is cutting a channel in the top of the branch from the point where the armature attaches heading toward the anchor, so the wire would poke through the branch, be bent and then run ...

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Sand before priming plywood built-in
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My question is, since the grain raises and I have to re-sand it anyway, do I really need to sand it before priming? Birch has a tendency to be a bit stringy even after sanding, so this could be what ...

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Can you apply wood with glue over stained areas?
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my question is why don't people glue over stained areas? Will it not hold? I don't want to have to stain around all of the letters before or after gluing. Staining a piece will reduce the ability of ...

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Why keep gaps in siding of outdoor furniture project?
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What I would like to do is implement some Tudor house design features since he just bought a Tudor home to start his family in. For those unfamiliar with the Tudor style of house (as I was), here's ...

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Technique for using a "poor-man's rebate plane"
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How can I improve the results I get? Based on your pictures, I surmise that it's due to a combination of: Your chisel not being sharp enough, Planing against the grain, Not having the edge of your ...

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What would be the UK equivalent of the common US 2 by 4 (not just by size)
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Does the UK have a piece of wood that is universally commonly used for hobby / domestic projects that it is simple referred to by a common name and is this typically a suitable substitute for the US 2 ...

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Sanding inside pockets, fast
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You could use a small-diameter sanding drum on the drill press, similar to that pictured below. (source) You would have to lower/raise the drill press table each time you move to a different pocket, ...

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What wood type is appropriate for creating custom inlays?
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Which wood types would be appropriate for creating these inlays? I know they'll need to be relatively thin, but that's all I know. You can inlay pretty much any wood you want. Some will work better ...

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8 to 12 mm plywood box joints: brackets vs glue(box joint) vs screws
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The box size would be height=400mm, length=800mm, width=400mm, made of 10mm plywood. Say the max load on boxes when used as benches = turned open side down is 200kg and the load when used as a box is ...

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How can I flute my own dowel or create dowel with similar properties
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Is there another method of working the dowel that will get a similar functional result? You could maybe make a dowel plate, but instead of drilling a regular hole through the steel plate, make a ...

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Sears Craftsman Table Saw Model Number
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Does anyone know what the proper model number to use is, in order to obtain the proper digital manual and for parts ordering? I would trust the model number on the saw itself more than the manual. ...

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Can I run pressure treated deck boards through thickness planer?
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Will I have problems running 16' deck boards through a planer and will I get a nice result? Will the pressure treated chemicals, or the years of tree muck adhered to the surface of the boards wreck ...

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Is there a generic reason to mark work with Roman numerals?
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What do you think this is assuming it is not a personal practice? Marking mating pieces with numerals is standard practice in timber framing, at least in a historic context. These were often called "...

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Looking for a specific drill bit holder that reduces cam out
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Are you possibly talking about a drywall screw adapter? These have a custom set that allows it to cam out when the screw is driven deep enough, and would probably not engage the screw if you didn't ...

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Glue joint bit, recommended?
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I was wondering if I should get a glue joint router bit to make the glue joints. It would make it stay in place better and stronger right? Glue joints, when properly prepared, are at least as strong ...

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