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  1. Northeastern US Community Woodshops

    Off Topic
    Hi all! Quick new member intro–my name is Jenn, I'm an artist trying to begin my woodworking journey. I enjoy both abstract wooden sculptures and furniture making. I'm looking to move out of the Southeastern US to the Northeastern US eventually, but am having a hard time finding a town to move...
  2. Can I use wood thats glued together for shaping with rasps?

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Ok, so I'm a beginner woodworker. I only have a saw, a crayon and some rasps in my arsenal. I've been wanting to buy some beech or oak planks (100x20x2 cm) but they're all made from glued pieces of thinner wood. Do I face any risk of separation between the pieces, or is everything fine? Here's a...
  3. Newbie questions

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hey there! First off a little bit of background: I've always wanted to work with wood but didn't have the chance until now (no space, no money). I only have basic handtools and some handheld power tools, which should be enough to start the obsession :grin: I've received a lot of wood as a gift...
  4. Laundry Hamper

    Project Showcase
    Made out of 2x4s and some plywood. I kept it "open" so damp clothes won't mildew and it's possible to see and pull out an article of clothing down in the pile without dumping everything out. Has one coat of Arm-R-Seal on it.
  5. New and Inspired

    New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, I'm pretty new to woodworking, especially on the furniture side. I got into wood working about a year ago when I built my first plywood drawer cabinet. I then followed up with an ambitious project of rebuilding our 20x26 deck from the footers up. This really got me interested in...
  6. Used Powermatic Artisan Saw

    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...
  7. One piece of wood, multiple questions.

    Project Showcase
    - posted this in the introductions thread, woops - Hi everyone, made an account on this site so I could get some advice on a summer project I'm getting underway. I'm about as beginner as you could get really, but I need a new desk so I'm attempting to restore an old tressle table from the...
  8. Large Craft Table plan

    Design & Plans
    Hey folks. I was hoping to get some feedback on the attached plans I created for a very large counter-height craft table. I'm new to woodworking (about 2 years messing around with projects in my spare time), and really hoping that what I've designed is structurally sound. I welcome any and all...
  9. New to the forum and new-ish to woodworking

    New Member Introductions
    Hello from Raleigh. I joined because I am looking to learn as much as I can. I am mostly new to real woodworking and looking back on my past projects I realize that I wish I would have done things differently. My grandfather was a woodworker and did some very nice stuff, however I was still...
  10. Band Saw Advice?

    Power Tools & Machinery
    I'm new to woodworking and I'm trying to get a handle on what tools work best. I inherited a handful of saws and power tools from my father which I've used for working around the house but never for creative woodworking. Right now I'm building up my skills on some of the starter projects in Nick...
  11. Are Harbor Freight lathes any good?

    Woodturning
    Hello I am a young wood worker looking for some advice from the "Pro's". I am extremely interested in wood turning and am hoping to purchase a lathe in the next couple weeks. I am looking at a 12 In. X 33-3/8 In. 3/4 HP Wood Lathe With Reversible Head from Harbor Freight on the account that...
  12. Total Beginner Designing a Bed

    Design & Plans
    Hi Folks, First off I've never done any woodworking before so please forgive any dumb questions or mistakes. The bed I'm sleeping on right now is a very cheap, full-size, platform style bed and I really want to have something more robust and aesthetically pleasing. I've been playing around in...
  13. Filling Cracks in Walnut Slab

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi Everyone, This is my first real project - making a coffee table out of a 1.5" thick slab of walnut. There is a long, thin, uneven crack running on one end. I attached a photo. I'm debating what to do with it: 1. Apply wood glue and clamp (also clamp from top to make the crack flush?)...
  14. New woodworker looking at a table saw. Advice?

    General Woodworking Discussion
    I have been on the lookout for my first decent table saw for quite sometime. A Delta Unisaw came up on craigslist that I am interested in. I live in rural northern MN so my options are kinda limited when it comes to Craigslist. He is asking $500. Model: Delta 87-369 This one is about two hours...
  15. Final Wet Sand on Polyurethane Finish

    Wood Finishing
    Please help: I am a beginner woodworker. I'm re-finishing a table, and am working the final sanding of my polyurethane layer. I've never finished anything before, so I of course gave myself the Google U. educational course. I have 5 layers of Minwax Wipe-on oil based poly (satin finish) on...
  16. Could you coach a beginner through a build online?

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi all, I have a project in mind, after using this site for a couple of weeks, I wonder if this fine community would be interested in helping? I am a complete carpentry beginner, and I would like to build a bench for our living room, and I would like to do it by sourcing and recycling used...
  17. Annoyingly Simple Question

    General Woodworking Discussion
    (Please fight the urge to roll your eyes as you read this...) Hi, I´m new(ish) to woodwork and I´ve decided to take the plunge after a few smaller projects and build a large drawer unit for our kitchen. I´ve got a general design in mind (pg 100 in Collin's Complete Woodwork Manual) but, my...
  18. Need ideas

    Design & Plans
    Hi guys, I am applying for an assistance-ship in a woodshop/school. I have a portfolio of work and a resume that I think will help me out, but nothing impressive and detail-y in wood. So I need to make a project or two, and document them, to prove myself on the application. I have found a...
  19. Rookie looking to build a couple beds

    Design & Plans
    Hello everyone. I am stopping by to ask some advice and/or just some general information. My family and I will be moving in a few months and one of the things that my kids has asked me is if they can get something different in their bedrooms. So with that I started looking around and found...
  20. Beginner here, looking for a few skill-building starter projects

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello all! I'm looking for a few skill-building projects for a complete newbie. Does anyone have a short list or a few ideas for some starter projects that would allow me to build upon some of the more fundamental shop skills? I don't even care if I have a useful finished project. Even if...
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