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  1. Joinery
    I want to cut ¼ X ¼ tongue and grooves to align bathroom vanity carcasses. Marc S method. I'm torn between Sommerfeld T&G set at 149.90 http://sommerfeldtools.com/professional-equipment-and-tools/router-bits-and-sets/tongue-groove-set-usa and a Freud 99-036 @69.99...
  2. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I picked up 6 old Stanley planes off of eBay and after verifying they aren't especially valuable I'm taking a turn at restoring them to working order. One thing I noticed with two of the planes is that the handle has been split about halfway up. The original owner put a nail through the handle...
  3. Wood & Lumber
    Hi all, I'm in the midst of building a redwood fence using tongue and groove Clear A redwood. I know with standard wood slat fences, using other types of wood, you should leave ~.25 inch gap between each slat to allow for expansion and prevent warpage and cupping from slats being too tight. My...
  4. Woodworking Skill Share
    I am making a bunch of Tongue and Groove Boards for exterior gates. The wood profile I am looking to achieve is: I had hoped the Yonico 15227 Matched Tongue and Groove V-Notch Router Bit Set 1/2-Inch Shank would work and that I could just flip the boards to get the desired profile …...
  5. Joinery
    I'm working on a desk top that I'm constructing out of reclaimed pine heartwood floorboards. The thickness of the boards is a little on the thin side, so I'm trying to minimize planing as much as possible while still ending up with a flat surface. The trouble is that some of the boards have...
  6. Joinery
    I'm new to woodwork and I'm trying to join 1"x 6" x 40" pine panels by tongue and groove to make a coffee table top. I've bought a tongue & groove router bit and have it set up on my router table. The problem is I can't seem to cut the tongue or the groove perfectly in the middle for the whole...
  7. Blogs
    Designing the Till As my hand-tool usage has grown, I have gradually expanded my collection of saws. I started with three (rip, crosscut, and back) and over time I've added other restored specialty saws until I have no place to put them all. At that point I realized I had to build a saw till...
  8. Blogs
    Introduction and References The Stanley #45 Touted by Stanley as "7 Planes in One" Beading and Center-beading Plow Dado Rabbet and Filletster Match Plane (Tongue and Groove) Sash Plane Slitting Plane What shall follow in subsequent entries will be information that I've been...
  9. Blogs
    Skill Building: Learn All The Things!!! My new post is up at The Crafty Cantrell. This is the first in a series covering the self-study course provided for the ShopSmith. There are 10 lessons that cover all aspects of the base machine, and each Lesson is broken up into several assignments...
  10. Blogs
    An Old Drop Leaf Table My wife and I found this old drop leaf table at a local antique fair. I thought it was a nice size for a breakfast nook or a sitting table in the office. I was intrigued because it was obviously quite old and showed signs of being made with hand tools. I don't know...
  11. Blogs
    Dovetails! I am finally starting a new project. Lately, I have been doing more home maintenance, painting walls which is kind of boring. I want a cabinet to store various office supplies and that matches the style of my existing office furniture. This will be a cabinet that sits on the floor...
  12. Blogs
    Moravian Workbench Build at the Woodwright's School I was fortunate to get the opportunity to take a class at Roy Underhill's Woodwright's School to build a portable Moravian workbench. The class instructor is Will Myers along with Roy Underhill. Will is wonderful and patient teacher and...
  13. Blogs
    Walnut Coffee Table Construction When I returned to woodworking several years ago my nephew had been talking about a particular style of "coffee" table he'd seen online somewhere and was describing it to me. Since he'd just announced plans to marry, I told him I'd make him, and his fiancée...
  14. Blogs
    Two step stool This is my first wood working project ever. It's a step stool for my girlfriend. I got a R4511 for Christmas and that's where it started. I still need to sand it some more, and carve hearts into the sides. I used finger joints, and the three side pieces are held together with...
  15. Blogs
    Woodmaster planer/molder tongueand grove attch Hey guys! I have been doing research on the Woodmaster 718 Any info on tis machine? Are there any other machines out there that I can compare to this one? Is there any tongue and groove attachments for a 13" Jet planer molder? Thank You MS
  16. Blogs
    Strongest mitre for picture frame - How I made it Moulding the stock Following up from the video film on the strength of these mitres. These are the steps I took to make this picture-frame moulded and inlaid stock and the frame itself. It's dead straight forward using a pair of wooden T&G...
  17. Blogs
    Spanish Cedar Gate I've been making some gates for my house. Here's a link to a project I posted a earlier. Here's the drawing. the gate is roughly 6 ft tall and 4 1/2 ft wide. So it is a rather large gate. While the back gates, made from inland red cedar, came out fine, I wanted a more...
  18. Blogs
    Making Figured Maple Wainscot for a restaurant Over the summer one of my instrument building customers told me he bought a restaurant. It seemed out of the blue but I wished him well. Then I realized that he was not telling me this coincidentally. Rather, he wanted the restaurant's...
  19. Blogs
    Stanley #48 Fence Locking Pin I've been interested in purchasing a tongue and groove plane for a while now, but I wanted to wait until I definitely had a project where I'd use it. I decided to build a Dutch tool chest and thought this would be a great project to justify pulling the trigger on...
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