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07-28-2020 05:50 PM

Pallet Wall Clear Coat - 4 replies

Just completed installing a pallet wall. In my research on how to do the project I noted that there was one person who did a clear poly coat over the boards after the install. Obviously, the poly would help protect the wood. What would be any cons or drawbacks of applying a poly coat? Considering there a several species of wood in the...

07-12-2020 05:15 AM

Staining Rough Sawn White Oak - 4 replies

Hello Folks, So, I will be using freshly cut rough sawn white oak to create a feature/accent wall in my basement. Wood was acquired from a saw mill where it had been cut the same day or 1 day earlier. Boards are 3/4 to 7/8 thick How long do I need to wait before applying a stain after the initial cuts from the logs? I will probably...

04-06-2018 06:28 AM

Hourly Rate of Pay - 33 replies

What is a reasonable hourly rate for woodworking? I have an open ended agreement with a local business to do a routed sign with a local high school theme. Since I am a woodworking hobbyist I could not set a price or guarantee super quality craftsmanship. Really had no idea the time it would take to do the job. We have a tentative agree...

02-15-2018 02:12 PM

Routing Plywood vs Solid Wood - 10 replies

Hey All, Understand I am a hobbies/diyer. I have just begun to dabble with plunge routing to make some fun signs. All of my work has been in solid wood and not yet plywood. So far just old salvaged wood planking. Free is for Me! While solid wood is probably preferred, would plywood provide the same results or should I stay away fro...

07-05-2017 11:04 PM

Need Help with Miter Cuts - 17 replies

Hey All, Looking for some help. See the images below for dimensions and project space. So… I have need for more storage space and have some dead space in a corner of the garage. I would like to build some triangle shaped/framed shelving that will be mounted to two of the walls. My plan is probably 3 shelves total. One Large...

07-02-2017 05:33 AM

Value of reclaimed Oak Boards - 26 replies

Hey All, I recently salvaged some oak boards from a gym locker room. Dimensions are a true 1×9. They were 16 ft. boards and regretfully had to cut them into 8ft sections for transport. Was thinking of getting them planed and reselling them. Any idea of a fair market asking price for the boards? I have 13 8ft and 3 6ft. ...

04-16-2017 03:12 AM

1/8 inch Shank Router Bits Where to Buy? - 10 replies

Hey Folks! So, I have just started dabbling in routing with a Dremel tool and Bosch Colt 1hp router. My purpose for now is making engraved signs for fun. I am a total newbie who has bought some budget bit sets from Amazon to experiment with before investing in better quality bits. Where would I buy 1/8 inch shank bits to fit my Dremel?...

03-27-2017 02:59 PM

Tips and Tricks for Router Woodcarving - 9 replies

Hello All, Just found this site and excited to be part of the community. Just bought a Bosch Colt Palm/Finish Router!! I am a complete newbie to woodworking. Overall, just one of those people that always exploring new things to do in the shop/garage. Have not used a router since Jr. High shop class 35 years ago. Want to start by ...


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