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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    Nothing like a challenge. Sorry for the long post. There's a lot to this. Mine seeks to recreate this table: My attention focuses for now on the table's circular skirt. Most of the other stuff is done, or I know can be with my skills. It needs to be 3/4” thick, 5” high, and with an...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm a member of another forum for musicians. Regularly a newbie (like me here) posts a question asked and answered 10K times before. I don't want to be that jerk to you experts here. I did try searching this first. I will glady accept etiquette lessons here as I'm new and don't know...
  3. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    hi i need to bend some 1/8" Italian Poplar just a little a bit further than it wants to. It always snaps right before I get the needed bend. Basically, I performed an experiment: I soaked it overnight in lukewarm water. Also, I heat treated some of it. This thread describes the two batches...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm building a curved banquette for the first time. I took 1/2 inch birch plywood and used my table saw and made slits about every 1/2 inch to bend the wood for the back that people will be leaning against. As I didn't think I could bend one large sheet, I did it in three sections and filled...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi, this is my first time on this forum and im hoping someone out there can give me some advice. i have an old vanity w/mirror that i am refinishing. it has 3 separate tops, the middle section is 4" lower than the 2 sides. the problem is that it got some water damage at one time and the back 4"...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    I need to bend an 86''x 6.75'' piece of 3/4'' marine grade plywood at a radius of about 111''. I would be attaching it to a circular frame that has the same radius. any suggestions on how to do this?
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi Guys! I'm a newbie here,so please be patient... I was wondering if anyone has tried drying out Brazilian Pepper Tree wood and using it for building things with,anything.... It has real nice long slender branches,that are very straight and I thought they would make nice walking canes or...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi, The short question is, what is the best way to attach bending lauan to a plywood frame? The longer version if you have any other insights: I am student working on a project that is roughly 14' by 9'. It is made of large pieces of 1/2" lauan plywood ribs that I milled and which intersect...
  9. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm new to woodworking and wanted to try to make a drum frame/shell out of maple burl. I was hoping to do the frame with one solid piece of wood. Does anyone know how maple burl reacts in a sweat box or whatever you pro's call it to bend wood? Appreciate hearing about your experiences on this.
  10. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    I have been trying to find a different material than MDF to create a large bending form for laminate bending. Any suggestions? I remember reading something about working with construction foam, but cannot find the post and since I don't have any experience with building houses and materials...
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