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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    I got some really nice 2-3“ thick, 10”x10’ white oak pieces for an incredible deal. I’m interested in making one of the combo Roubo/Nicholson work benches. With lumber like this would it be better to glue them on the thickness dimension faces or cut it all down to to similar 2” wide planks about...
  2. Power Tools & Machinery
    So a 1.5 Hp Unisaw has popped up in my area on the used market for $780 and I'm trying to decide whether or not to buy it. It would be a big upgrade from my current tablesaw... but I'm not sure if the 1.5 Hp motor is worth the investment, especially since it's not an RI bullet motor...
  3. Design & Plans
    I hope I'm posting this in the right area. I'm making a dog bowl stand for a friend whose dog needs a "slow feed bowl" for his food (before this you could blink your eyes and the dish was empty!). I've built it out of walnut and cut the holes for water and food out of plywood for the top. The...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi there woodworking people! :) Right now I'm a freshman in an art school that requires its students to take a woodshop class, so I'm learning how to work with wood for the first time! I decided that since I have access to the school's nice shop, I really want to make a simple wooden box for my...
  5. Design & Plans
    Hi everyone, I´m trying to build an inexpensive, minimal platform frame for a queen size mattress. The idea is to use two 3/4" sheets of walnut veneer ply, cut as shown (see attached), glue and screw laminate, and add steel hairpin legs. My question, based on the attached drawing, will 1-1/2"...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello, Recently I cleared out a barn on my mother's property and found several planks of black walnut. Four of the planks are about 15" wide and 1 1/4" thick; two of those four are 12' long. The other two are more like 8' long. In addition I found an amazing bookshelf: 18" deep x 49"wide x 84"...
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