OK, so Wiley woodworker comes along and starts a new thread:
How do I..., what do I use ...., which tool/material do I..., where do I... etc.
First reply goes like this:
Not enough info.
Got a sketch?
Post a photo.
Got a link?
What are the dimensions...how high, thick, wide etc.?
Response from OP is:
I'm on a Smith Corona typewriter that Albert Einstein used in 1942, so I can't post a photo.
I'm at work so I''ll post a photo when I get home.
I don't know how to post a photo.
Go to "Manage Attachments" or the paperclip on the tool bar, click "browse" click "upload" .. wait.. click "submit". DONE.
Your answer will only be as specific as your question is detailed. If you want a general type answer, ask the question that way. Want more specifics... give more details.
Can you match this stain from this photograph?
Yes and No. We can get you close, but you will have to make samples using the recommended stains, dyes, bleaches, oils etc. on the type of wood that is in the photograph OR the wood you intend to use....that's very important.
Frequent Question: How can I fix this?
What tools do you have? It all depends on your skills and your tool chest and shop equipment.
Should I get a jointer or a planer first?
Get both. OR make a sled for your planer.
I one sentence answer works some of the time. Warner is famous for one word answers, but we all know that and that's who he is. If you say I searched and found "this great machine, tool, material...etc" post a link while you're at it and save us the trouble of repeating the same search. If you can post an "image" of the product from Amazon, Grizzly, or an "image search" that is always helpful. Searches on Yahoo always give the option of Web, Image, or Video. A You Tube Video of the process is always helpful... a video is worth 10,000 words.
Please feel free to add you peeves and ranbts to this thread.