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  1. Norm's Router Table

    Here's my version of Norm's router table. Its not the best I've seen on here, but I think it will get the job done. The biggest challenge was routing out the top for the plate insert. I spent several hours screwing around with bushings and stuff, only to eventually have the light come on that...
  2. Wood & Lumber
    Hi all! Long story short, I'm drying green wood for the first time. It's been in my garage for about a month and with the holidays, I just got around to restacking it in a better location. I stickered it right away and 2 weeks later put a box fan on low from about 6 feet away. This is how it's...
  3. Finishing
    My experience with wetting a sanded wood surface to raise the grain more often than not promotes mildew growth on the wood - within a matter of minutes(!) The wood in question is primarily maple, cherry, and walnut for cutting boards. Mildew grows BEFORE I can apply mineral oil/beeswax...
  4. Wood & Lumber
    I picked up some "pressure-treated" 2×4s at a covered, outdoor lumber yard here in the midwest. Since the weather is cold the wood had some ice on it, I'm assuming based on the moisture from the wood. After 24 hours of being indoors they began to thaw. I'm noticing now some green streaking...
  5. Wood & Lumber
    I'm building some kitchen cabinets for our basement, using this Sassafras lumber I got real cheap. I had hoped to use some of the orange bark as an accent in some places. Upon closer inspection, some of the sapwood has mildew in it. It's more noticeable when wet/sealed, so I'm trying to...
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