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01-13-2019 07:42 PM

What’s the best way to build drawers with angled front? - 4 replies

I’m building a pair of floating nightstands. After building and using the prototype for a month decided to put the drawer at the bottom rather than the top. The drawer front will now be angled to match the front of the nightstand. I’m not sure how to build it. The fronts are 3/4 thick. The drawers will be installed with 6” full extension sli...

03-17-2018 06:42 PM

Identify wood from old barn - 27 replies

An old barn near me was taken down. A pile of scraps were left with a sign “free wood”. I grabbed some pieces today for a small craft I’m building. Here are pics as was and after planing. Any idea what type of wood this is? Thanks

05-07-2016 01:31 AM

Looking for a source for quarter sawn white oak - 10 replies

My next project is a modification of the Harvey Ellis drop front desk which I plan to make using qtrsawn white oak. I’m learning that its not so easy to find qtr sawn. Does any one have a wood source they would recommend. I am in the NE corner of TN. Thanks

01-01-2016 03:00 AM

Router table- dust collection below the table? - 9 replies

I’ve done a ton of reading about building a router table, primarily on LJ. After hearing from a number of LJs about the various routers, lifts, router plates and such, I’m still uncertain about which direction I’ll go, but decided to start building the table. ...which brings me to another question…should I install a ple...

12-27-2015 03:07 AM

Source for 5/16-18 cap screw for Stanley planes - 4 replies

I’m refurbing a junk store find and need the caps crew for it. Does anyone know a good source? Thanks Dan

12-25-2015 10:19 PM

What Router Lift to select? - 35 replies

I will be building a router table using purchased plans in Woodworkers Journal 152. I currently have an old craftsman router but plan to purchase a new router to mount on the table. With lift kits ranging from $99 to over $300 there’s obviously a huge difference in lifts? Any suggestions on which lifts I should consider and maybe more i...

01-27-2015 05:38 PM

looking for source of bookcase design/plans - 0 replies

My next project is to build a bookcase with my 15yr old son, for my son. He is an avid reader, with many books. His current book storage (2 store bought laminated particle board book cases) is overloaded so there is a need. More importantly I want to build a fine piece of furniture together that will serve him for many years. I’m not su...

01-04-2015 01:17 AM

Door pivot - 5 replies

I want to put inset doors with leaded glass on the tv stand I’ve built. The face of the doors will be flush with the cabinet face. To access the DVD player etc the doors will swing down…pivoting on pins. Then pivot back up and held closed using a ball detent at the top. I don’t know what the hardware that the door pivots on ...

12-31-2014 01:17 PM

Staining maple - 42 replies

I am building a maple flat screen TV stand (first furniture project) .I understand it is difficult to stain maple and get uniform color. What is the best way, in a home shop, to get the most uniform color? With the cabinet ready for stay, I still have to build the skirt and join the cabriole legs, I am thinking about the finish. Red mahogany st...

11-30-2014 10:52 PM

Stanley Rule and Level Co No 29 find - 6 replies

I bought this Stanley Plane while picking through an “antique” shop. Not knowin much about it, I gave $47 for it. I’ve included links to a few pics of it. Looking for any information or a source of info. As my plan is to use this plane, and this is new to me…. I’d appreciate any sugge...


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