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  1. Cutting ramps into Plywood

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi All: Envision a piece of plywood, say 3/8” in thickness. Now, envision that a tiny box is cut out of one side of the plywood, some distance from its edges, say 1/8” deep, by 1/2” wide. Envision that the piece of plywood is, say, 3/8” in thickness. Now envision that this tiny box is cut...
  2. Help with compound miter cut

    Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins
    Novice here. I'm trying to add some cove molding but having a tough time figuring out the cut for the turn on my stairs. Please see attached photo. Can anyone here offer some guidance on how to finish this off? Huge thanks in advance!
  3. Working with Gloves?

    Shop Safety
    When I first started woodworking in high school, we were always taught the safety basics (wear eye/ear protection, don't have loose jewelry, hair, or clothing, etc.). So in my shop at home, I've kept to most of those. I always wear my shop apron and eye/ear protection, but I've also found that I...
  4. Name of Male Cut on End of Dowel?

    Design & Plans
    I need to make a circle cut that leaves a part of the dowel there, so that I can insert that part into a hole, instead of inserting the entire dowel. The reason for this is to make the dowel flush with, say, another dowel, to make one long dowel. I just need to know how to accomplish this cut...
  5. Best Way To Cut A Burl

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi, I am new to this site (actually this is my first post). I am looking for some advice on what is the best way to cut a couple of burls I have. They were cut earlier today and they were on a dead standing tree. The outsides are very rotten, but after about an inch, it becomes hard wood again...
  6. How to make a smooth curve from a tracing?

    Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    Hey Guys, New kid here. I'm restoring a vintage amusement park ride and the only thing I need to completely rebuild from scratch is the seat. The shape of the seat bottom is roughly that of a slight 2-D elipse cut in half, so that the straight part is under the knees of the riders while the...
  7. Cutting boards

    General Woodworking Discussion
    How can i cut a 1x4"x6' board so it is 1/2"x4"x6'? Thanks
  8. Cutting down a walnut tree

    Forestry & Milling
    Hi, My name is Georgia and I live in Denver. I received a letter from the city that i have to cut down my Walnut tree because there is a disease going aruound. Mine appear to be healty. I actually have 2 very large Walnut trees, both of them are taller then my 2 story house. I was hoping they...
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