Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
June 2015

Hello Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum Member!

Welcome to the June 2015 edition of the WoodWorkingTalk.com newsletter!

To start off this month, we have some tips for making Dado cuts. Click on the first link below to check it out and offer your own suggestions!
As well, we've also collected a number of interesting posts from our community, including pics of re-purposed 2x4 scraps and thoughts about flattening a board with a belt sander. After you've read all that, please click on the image to the right to head over to ContractorTalk.com to take their Reader Survey for a chance to win a 6 Tool Combo kit from Milwaukee Tools!

Enjoy the newsletter and be safe out there!

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Dado cuts
I have a couple of questions on making dado cuts. #1. Is there a way I can make dado cuts without a dado blade? Can I somehow make it with just the regular table blade? I remember seeing it down somewhere but can't remember how he did it.
2 x 4 scraps - Repurposed
WARNING! The content presented below is not an example of fine woodworking!

I finally decided to do something about some of the scrap 2x4's I have been collecting. Some of them date back to when I built my storage building in 2001 or 2002 (can't remember the exact date).
Help getting squared up
I'm trying to get these two pieces of plywood squared and matching. A top and bottom of a box.

I cut them to the dimensions I want, but each piece is slightly off from each other and each are out of square by 1/32 or plus, when I measure diagonally like an x.
Flattening board w belt sander
I was given a stack of cupped/twisted English burr. Very dense, tree was 500+ years old. I only have access to a belt sander and random orbital sander. I hit the piece in the 1st and 3rd photo with ROS, for about an hour.
Raised Panel Kitchen Doors - Stave Width
I'm getting ready to build kitchen cabinets for our home. They will be face frame cabinets with raised panel doors. Face frames and doors will be hard maple and finished with wood dye and a clear finish.
Converting chop saw into a cheap table saw
I have a 14" metal chop saw with a no-load speed of 3800 rpm. Since I am not using it very much and have some rough lumber needing to be cut, I was wondering whether it is possible to convert the chop saw into a wood-ripping table saw.
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