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05-13-2019 02:46 AM

Tongue & Groove - 5 replies

I’m in the process of design a window box for flowers , the window box will be made of frame and panel joinery(using Tongue & Groove joinery ) and wondering should I use glue and if so where??? I’m aware that I need to keep the seasonal humidity and it’s effect on the wood but not sure what to do??

05-10-2019 12:33 AM

Tongue & Groove Joinery - 16 replies

Hi all I am in the planning stages of designing some window boxes using cedar and I want to use the T&G joint to join the panels together that go around the box .. my question is if this joint is strong enough or appropriate to use on a window boxes that will be outside all year round???

04-19-2019 12:54 PM

Glue Up Sequence - 8 replies

Hi Everyone A quick question I am making a breakfast serving tray that consist of a tongue and groove base made of 4 boards.. I need to cut tongues in the the sides of each board and I am wondering do I glue up the panel first and cut the tongues.. or cut the tongues on each workpiece then glue it up To further clarify the base panel is to...

03-30-2019 06:00 PM

Clamping Question - 5 replies

Hi Everyone I am about to take on making what’s called a C table using only finger joints as the joinery method.. I have cut lots of finger joints over the years for boxes but never for anything like this type of table pictured below I just not sure how to glue up the table when all the finger joints are interconnected Any ideas!!!

01-27-2019 07:11 PM

Torsion Box Top - 8 replies

Hi Everyone, I am in the middle of designing a outfeed/assembly table based on the Wood Whisperer plans and I am wondering when dealing with the construction of the torsion box is it better to do half-lap joinery on the inside pieces rather than doing what Marc did and nail each row into the stretchers as he went Thanks

11-12-2018 11:24 PM

Glue-up narrow boards - 7 replies

Hey Guys I have done many a glue up to make a wide panel but I have never glued up narrow boards 3/4”-1” wide… should I still use cauls. I am making beer flights and I have to glue 5 pieces of lumber together (total width 4-1/2”) but don’t know the best practice . I need to glue 2,sets of 5’ boards into beer flight blanks and then...

11-11-2018 05:33 PM

Cutting half-circles - 8 replies

Hi Everyone, I am in the design phase of making a beer flight and I am wondering what is the best way of cutting half circles on the feet as you see below. Usually what I would do is make the feet pieces extra wide and long and cut full circles out with my hole saw attachments on the drill press, then cut the parts to size creating th...

10-30-2018 05:54 PM

Dado & Groove Question - 18 replies

Regarding the above pic.. I am creating trivets on the tablesaw using a 1/2” Dado stack.. the design has alternating dadoes and grooves I am getting a lot of tear out in the inner part of the trivet and I am wondering should a cut with the grain first and then across the grain to minimize the tear out.. Before you ask I am using a ZCI ...

10-19-2018 06:34 PM

Suitable finish for trivets - 5 replies

I have been doing a lot of research on finishes for trivets and I can’t determine wether to use a food safe finish like salad bowl finish or mineral oil .. or to use like a danish oil .. I do need to protect them from heat somewhat I can I achieve that by using a food safe finish? TIA

10-10-2018 05:02 AM

Removing Wood burn in grooves - 11 replies

Hey everyone I need to resolve a problem that I have.. I am making trivets using a plunge router and the trivet has inset grooves criss-crossing the top and bottom faces and I have a good bit of wood burn and it is proving very difficult in getting into the spaces at the end of the grooves Does anyone have suggestions I looked online but a...

09-23-2018 07:42 PM

Template Routing - 6 replies

Hi everyone and hope you are having pleasant Sunday. So a little about the project and then the question … I am making a sharpening station and I want to recess out the top to receive my sharpening stones so they don’t move around . I need to recess 5 (3” x 8”) sections that are 3/4” away from each other. Tools being used:A Bosch ...

09-15-2018 05:38 AM

Another restoration - 16 replies

I have been on a restoration tear as this is the second plane that I am trying to restore after successfully restoring a #4 Bailey This next one is a number #5 but as of yet I can’t determine the brand but my problem is: I am soaking the plane in a vinegar bath and while I was checking it’s progress I scrubbed away some rust and fo...

09-11-2018 05:39 PM

Plane Restoration - 29 replies

I have an old #4 Bailey plane that I am trying to restore and I use a technique of breaking down the plane part and steeping them in white vinegar .. so I did that and removed most of the rust but I am now trying to flatten the sole of the plane and I can’t seem to flatten the sole But my biggest problem is sharpening the plane … I have...

08-01-2018 05:59 PM

Hand planes - 19 replies

Hi All I am wondering if I was to start buying hand planes what would be a good one to get I can only get 1 right now and I’m wondering what is the most versatile I plan on using it for 1. Shooting wood2. Planing surface to remove tool marks I have been looking at a #4

07-31-2018 02:31 PM

Day Trip to Epic Woodworking - 1 reply

On Saturday I visited a well know woodworker Tom McLaughlin at Epic Woodworking I wrote a blog entry for those of you that would like to read it

07-09-2018 04:49 PM

Sticking Cork- tiles - 8 replies

Hey everyone I have been working on a office room divider and on one of the sides I want to add a cork-board surface (12”x12” tiles) but I am not sure how to stick them permanently should I use A. Contact spray adhesive B. Regular wood glue like Titebond IIC. Other method Project picture I will be adding the cork-tiles to this pa...

07-04-2018 06:37 AM

Miter Saw Station : Revamp - 1 reply

Hi Everyone I am seriously thinking about changing some of the aspects of my miter saw station because since I have been using it for a few years there are certainly features of it that I don’t like: Right now the setup is basically 2 (36” wide canibets ) that I want to install drawers into… I have more power tools that can be stored...

06-23-2018 01:21 AM

Stuck Router Colet Nut - 17 replies

I have a Craftsman router that has a fixed and plunge base, I have the fixed base in my Kreg router table Today I tried to use my wrench to loosen the nut to release my router bit but it is badly stuck. I can’t even budge the nut around the colet . The router has a button that you press to engage the lock while using your wrench. I have t...

05-24-2018 05:36 AM

Attaching a mitered edge to a flat base - 20 replies

He everyone, So I am designing my latest project on Sketchup and I have hit a snag. I think to best describe the problem I need to show you. I need to figure out a way to attach Part A TO B. I thought about using a biscuit joint but not sure I can geta biscuit slot positioned correctly in the Base to Attach Part A. If anyone has a s...

05-20-2018 01:11 AM

Bowed Table top - 13 replies

Last year I made a kitchen island and I used 2×4 SPF lumber to make up the top, the customer informed me that the back side of the tabletop has raised up alot and is not flush, when I gave them the kitchen island I informed them that I used butcher block conditioner on the top and to not add a stain as the stain is not food safe but they di...

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