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08-12-2016 03:54 PM

Wood Glue + Primer = To Sand or Not to Sand - 3 replies

hey everyone, I just finished glueing up a barn door but got some glue on faces of the door that it shouldnt be. Do I need to sand off the glue as much as possible if I am using primer then painting the door or will the primer stick to the glue thus eliminating the need to sand off the excess glue? The less work the better when it comes to ...

11-24-2015 03:25 PM

Refinishing toy chest top - 4 replies

Hey everyoneI am refinishing a toy chest for my 11 month old daughter and got it as a hand me down from my grandparents. Looks like the top has gotten some wear over the years and may have been damaged with some liquid perhaps. Can you have a look and recommend fixes? I have tried to sand with 60 and 80 grit sandpaper with my orbital and hand sa...

11-18-2015 02:14 PM

2x4s and Plans - 4 replies

Hey everyone,I am about to start my second project (planter boxers after a successful router table build) and just bought the lumber. The plans call for 1.5” x 5.5” piece and a 1.5” x 7.25” piece. Now at the lumber yard, these are known as 2 by 6 and 2 by 8. They come with rounded edges which I believe need to be mille...

11-05-2015 04:14 AM

Threaded Inserts - 13 replies

so I was building this badass ROUTER TABLE!!! and to have the fence pieces slide a bit across the bit, the plans called for a threaded 5/16” insert. The plans said to fit said insert, I should use a 9/16” forstner bit. When I drilled the cylindrical hole, I found that the hole was too big for the insert. Any tips you have when the...

10-06-2015 11:27 PM

Bandsaw wont turn on - 18 replies

hi there, Just bought a bandsaw on craigslist. It was working fine but I would notice that the light which is on the same breaker would dim a bit when I would turn on the bandsaw. But the saw was still working when I would use it the first 2 weeks. Recently, I turn on the bandsaw and it ran for maybe one second then shut off. Since then, ...

10-02-2015 07:51 PM

Beginner looking to collaborate in Eastern PA - 4 replies

Hey people! Just started woodworking but tried to educate myself as much as possible with the Woodsmith Shop (currently building the router table), Wood Talk, Wood Whisperer, and Steve Ramsey. I would love to meet up with any level person in the eastern PA / Bucks County area to sharpen / develop my skills and maybe do some tool sharing. Is t...

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