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11-09-2018 01:25 AM

Wood Drying / Checking - 4 replies

Hi Everyone I just purchased a few rough sawn oak boards from my local mill. The moisture content right now is at 13% and there is some checking / cracking happening at the end of the boards at the moment. My question is will this cracking continue to happen? Im using these boards as is for some rustic shelves. I don’t mind the cr...

10-08-2018 03:10 AM

NJ Local Sawyer - 3 replies

Hi Everyone I am looking for a local Sawmill / Sawyer. I use to have a guy that air dried all of his wood so I would prefer to stick with that. I have a client that wants a shelve made that has that rustic feel. Im thinking something like a thick piece of rough sawn oak. https://www.greatlakesdesignmi.com/uploads/6/0/7/9/60799795/img-35...

12-16-2016 08:16 PM

Joinery Suggestion - 6 replies

Hi Everyone Im working on a rush project for my friend. Building him a Record Player stand. At the moment I thinking it would best to use Glue / Dados / Rabbets / pocket holes. I dont normally like to use pocket holes but with out going full mortise and tenon I’m not sure how else to join this together. I would love your suggestio...

09-16-2016 01:40 AM

Poplar / Walnut Vanity - 17 replies

Hi Everyone I’m in the middle of building a vanity out of popler for my bathroom. The link of the image below is what my wife wants me to try and reproduce. Any suggestions on how I can get popler to look like this walnut color? I’m also going to want to protect this as much as I can since there will be a sink on top of this an...

09-13-2016 07:14 PM

Mortise & Tenon Question - 16 replies

Hi Everyone I’m working on a vanity project where I have two aprons joining into a leg. Both aprons and the leg are 1.5-inch square walnut. I designed how I would join this in sketchup and attached a screen shot below.Should this hold together well? I guess I’m worried about the 3/8” excess. This will be my first time ...

09-11-2016 08:03 PM

Walnut Vanity - 7 replies

Hi Everyone Im looking to build this walnut vanity for my house.https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/f2/fa/4d/f2fa4d3fd4c69a9ae44e9101d0d5b7fa.jpg I designed it in sketchup here. The problem that im having is im not sure how to join all this together. I was thinking I could use dowels in the legs and join them to the shelves but w...

08-03-2016 02:37 AM

Rustic Furniture - 1 reply

Hey Everyone Im going to be making a bed frame for a buddy of mine who wants it to look like this – http://www.hitchexclusives.com/images/bedroom/rustic-beds/mountaineer%20bed-med.jpg I was planning to go to the hardwood dealer to pick up the lumber but im not that experienced with hard wood. What do you guys think would work best fo...

05-06-2016 02:04 AM

Final Coat of Polyurethane - 12 replies

Hi Everyone I about 4 hours ago I applied my third coat of polyurethane to a walnut table top I made. After each coat I sanded down and vacuumed with 220 grit. Now that my third coat is dry I noticed there’s some air bubbles and some ruff spots that I would normally sand down but I wasn’t sure if I should sand this final coat. ...

01-24-2016 07:41 PM

Identifying Drill Bit - 4 replies

Hi Everyone I have these drill bits I got from my grandfathers shop and Im not sure what they are. Having a hard time figuring out what there used for. They don’t drill through wood.

08-23-2015 07:32 PM

Rust Spot on Table Saw - 3 replies

Hi everyone i noticed some rust on my table saw today and I used some WD40 and fine grit sand paper to knock off the rust. Now i have this weird stain. Any suggestions?

05-07-2015 04:12 AM

Draw slide tuff to close - 7 replies

So I’m installing a bank of draws using 22inch full extension drawer slides my first draw opens and closes no problem. The second opens great and closes a little tuff. The first draw I can fully extend and push (so the drawer rides it’s self) it close. The second one when I push it it shuts almost all the way but then gets stuck a...

04-30-2015 02:17 PM

Euro Hinges - 11 replies

Hi Everyone Im putting together my first door on a work bench I created. The door is a full overlay 3/4’’ door. I purchased these hinges. – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005YVKJ10/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 My question is will these hinges work with a 3/4” door? Also will these hinges wor...

04-26-2015 04:08 AM

Antique Wooden Planes - 1 reply

Hi Everyone I just moved into a new house and after cleaning out the basement I came across 4 antique wooden planes. I have attached a picture of all 4 with there profiles. I was thinking about selling them on ebay or craiglist and im trying to get a name for them and a price. Any help would be appreciated.

03-31-2015 03:56 AM

Waxing MDF Cross Cut Sled? - 9 replies

Hi Everyone I have a Cross cut sled that Im not happy with the “action” in pushing back and forth. It works fine but not as smooth as I would like it to be. Im figuring I can add some paste wax to the bottom of the sled and the runners but I wasn’t sure if you can apply paste wax to MDF. Cross Cut Sled:3/4” MDF Base...

03-07-2015 05:08 PM

Moving R4512 Down Into A Basement - 2 replies

Hi everyone Im moving into a house next month and Im trying to start to plan on how I will get my Rigid R4512 (Table Saw) into my basement. The basement has a outside entry with 4 to 5 steps. I guess i can get some friend and just muscle it down the stairs. Wondering if anyone else has any other smarter suggestions. Any input would b...

02-25-2015 01:47 AM

Jelly Cabinet - 2 replies

Hey Everyone I just hung some doors on a Jelly Cabinet I made. The right door isn’t sitting flush with the other door. Im not even sure how to explain it the top left corner of the right door seems bent out away from the cabinet. I attached a few photos, hope they help.

02-24-2015 05:10 PM

Butt Hinge Install - 5 replies

HI everyone. Im finishing up a jelly cupboard and I need to hang the doors using a butt hinge. What are the benefits of cutting out a mortise for the hinges? Do i need to cut out a mortise for them to work properly. Any tips on installation would be appreciated as well.

12-26-2014 04:42 PM

Stanley SW 60 1/2 Block Plane - 13 replies

Hey Everyone and Merry Christmas. I received a Stanley SW 60 1/2 Block Plane from my wife for christmas yesterday and Im having some issues. I can seem to get the blade at a angle enough to show through the hole. No matter how much I tighten loosen move the blade forward or away from the blade it never seems to get pass the body. I have...

10-23-2014 03:35 PM

Old Craftsman Bandsaw Tires - 14 replies

Hi everyone I just inherited my grandfathers old craftsman 113 band saw. Right away I put a new 1/4 inch blade on it. I started cutting a piece of plywood and even though I didn’t smell burning or see smoke I have burning on the wood. I noticed that there isn’t any urethane strips on bandsaw tires. Would this cause the burning? What ...

10-13-2014 09:25 PM

Band saw burning - 13 replies

Hi everyone I just inherited my grandfathers old craftsman 113 band saw. Right away I put a new 1/4 inch blade on it. I started cutting a piece of plywood and even though I didn’t smell burning or see smoke I have burning on the wood. I tried cutting a 1×2 board of pine and had no burn on that piece. Please help


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