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09-13-2018 04:26 AM

Becoming A Carpenter - 23 replies

Hey there, This one is aimed towards any carpenters in the group. I am currently working as a videographer and editor. The job has become super tedious, not great hours, bad pay, no insurance or benefits. I am considering in making a career change and becoming a carpenter as I like working with my hands and I woodwork for fun. I understand th...

03-10-2018 02:00 AM

Tenon length... - 9 replies

Hey all I am currently in the process of designing a coffee table to build. You can see what I am doing here. Nothing new, not recreating the wheel here. Storage on bottom, space in between, and then the top. The sides for the storage are shaker style with a panel in the middle. My question comes from connecting the panels to the legs of the ...

10-14-2017 04:00 AM

Poly gumming up sand paper - 10 replies

Hey all, just looking for insight on people who have worked with Polyurethane before. I have used it in the past when I was a novice and knew nothing about getting a nice smooth finish, but have decided to use it on the project I am working on now. Working on a computer desk. I finished the top of the desk with danish oil and then 3-4 coat...

07-19-2017 01:43 PM

Wood Filling Pores Padauk - 6 replies

I’ve been reading up on filling wood pores. I did a project recently that I used some Padauk on and during the finishing process I went to use some paste wax on it and some of the wax got in the pores. As some of you know Padauk has some very noticeable pores/grooves and you can definitely see the paste wax as I couldn’t get in there...

05-14-2017 09:39 AM

Wooden Briefcase Style. Expansion question - 4 replies

Hi all, I am a weekend woodworker so I know a decent amount but by no means a pro. I am looking to start a new project but am running into a snag on the design. My goal is to essentially create a wooden brief case sorta. I have some board games that I have created my own maps for and would like to house them in a box with all the game piec...

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