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  1. Wood Finishing
    So I bought a house and it has an outdoor bar that was left unfinished by the previous owner. I asked him about it and he said it has a few coats of polyurethane on it but that's it. This may be a stupid question, but do I need to sand down and remove the polyurethane before I attempt to stain...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi everyone, I'm an absolute beginner with access to a pretty well equipped shop. I want to cut a 1/2'' deep and 3/4'' wide groove in a piece that is about 3/4'' thick and 1.5'' wide. The groove is also very long relative to the piece, going almost its entire length (pic attached). What would...
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    Greetings, I have many (many) board feet of black walnut that I have felled and dried. I already have a sawmiller lined up, but I do not know what size to cut the lumber to. The largest piece is 27" in diameter by 12 feet long, clear. Any guidance on this ? I appreciate your assistance in...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi all. I am looking for advice on a new (to me) table saw that will be my first stationary saw in my shop (garage). I am looking to buy used from CL and have been looking at a few models such as the ridgid R4512 (shying away due to the alignment issues with the weak trunnions). I am looking to...
  5. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hi All! I am new to this forum and a somewhat beginner wood working hobbyist. I was using a job site skill saw table saw for a while and was able to get by... although it was a pain in the butt fence that I had to measure each time and the blade would bog down all the time. But still was able to...
  6. Hand Tools
    Hello, my name is Jessie and I am pretty new to woodworking. I have done a lot of helping and building with my dad and in one year of tech ed about a decade ago, but I am now in the position of trying to find my own tools. :eek: I was wondering if anybody knew of an infographic or a slide...
  7. Woodturning
    Need advice. Fairly new to bowl turning compared to a lot of you all. I have made appx. 70 mostly segmented bowls in a little over a year and just recently found the walnut and maple (shown in my albums) to have cracks in the joints highlighted. Cracks about .0003 open and run from center 1/4"...
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