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  1. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I have projects on the list of " Things to make " and would like to use cut nails. I have used some in the past to make wooden boxes but have not used them much. Does anyone have tricks or thoughts on using them? Also from where did you purchase them? TIA
  2. Wood & Lumber
    I have seen a lot of cutting boards on LJ. Some are end grain while others appear to not be end grain. Obviously non -end grain boards are easier to make, so my questions are. Does it make a difference? Should I be concerned with keeping the board clean more so with one or the other? If I...
  3. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I am making a rocking chair and I'm not using any plans. Just looked at some pictures to go along with What I already had in my head. I think I've got the measurements where I need them. I been kinda measuring me and My wife and coming up with something in between. The only thing I been...
  4. Joinery
    While I'm sure both have advantages. Tell me which you prefer - use most often and why one over the other?
  5. Hand Tools
    Why not.. there is an "of your dreams" thread for everything else why not vises and work holding fixtures. Handtool work requires the work piece to be held stable most of the time. There is a miriad of ways to do that… show us some of your favorites and/or some that you have built yourself.
  6. Finishing
    Hi everyone. I've searched for an answer to this question everywhere and can't seem to figure out what is wrong. I'm hoping the community has some advice for me! The problem: when I'm ready to finish a cutting board, the finish I use fails to seep into the end grain. For the most part, it just...
  7. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Hey, Hey, Hey!!! A first from Lew's Basement Workshop! Well it finally happened, after all these years of making and giving away "stuff" to family, relatives and friends (?) and donating items to school auctions and charities-someone actually ASKED me to make something for them and finished...
  8. Joinery
    I am making a set of recycling bin shelves for my garage out of 2×4's and 19/32" BC plywood. The frame is the 2×4 material and the shelves that the bins sit on are the plywood. Doing this in a hurry and I screwed up and made the shelves too narrow…..aaarrrrghhh! Actually what happened was I...
  9. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Normally when I use a carriage bolt with wood I will use a torque washer. Today I went looking for ones for 3/8" bolts and was shocked by the price. I have had problems with carriage bolts holding (not turning) with plywood or MDF. I was wondering if I coated the square shoulders with...
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