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02-27-2018 06:22 AM

Help cutting curves in slats - 17 replies

I’m making a shower bench for a disabled man, and I’m running into some problems. The design consists of 19 2” slats each spaced apart 1/2” with 2 1/2” slats on the end. He requested the seat lean back a little bit so he doesn’t fall forward because he can’t use his legs and doesn’t want to lose co...

02-24-2018 03:10 AM

African Mahogany split across grain - 19 replies

I’m currently building a shower bench for a man with Friedreich’s ataxia, which is a disease that affects the nervous system. He can’t walk and needs a way to take a shower by himself, but doesn’t want the house to look like a hospital, so he wanted it made out of wood. It’s also fairly temporary because it’s ...

01-06-2018 04:34 AM

Help with desk design - 12 replies

This is a picture of a desk I designed in Google Sketchup. I have a few questions about the design, as I’m still a relatively new woodworker. I want the top to be made out of solid oak, not plywood, because I want it strong, heavy, and sturdy. The two posts that are on the two side legs are 3/4” X 1”, and the back two are 1...

12-18-2017 10:23 AM

Help with wiring for a new tablesaw - 9 replies

I recently bought a Hitachi C10RJ 10in 15 amp table saw at an auction. I got a crazy good deal on it, but the power cord was cut. Since it’s a 15 amp motor, I got a 14 gauge replacement cord and spliced it on. Now, however, I’m starting to think the switch is bad, because it would click on and stay in place like it’s supposed t...

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