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  1. Wood Finishing
    I'm working with some bubinga cookie cut slabs and when I try to fill voids with epoxy (west systems), it is staining the lumber black anywhere the epoxy touches!! I HAVE to come up with some sort of solution.
  2. Wood Carving
    I am in the market for a Morakniv knife for whittling and I was wondering if anyone has ever had any issues with a guard like this on a knife? Does it ever get in the way when whittling? Or is it worth the couple extra dollars?
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hey y’all, I’m new to woodworking and my first project is for my fiancée, it’s an oak jewelry box. The issue I’ve run into is how to cut out the opening for the drawer to fit through. It’ll be 2” in length and about 9-1/2” wide, so that I can fit the drawer slides in. I’ve done most of the...
  4. Wood Carving
    Hello, I'm a new member and this is my first post. I have almost zero experience with wood working. I am working on a wood burn/ pyrography project. I drew an image digitally and wanted to transfer the picture on to a sanded unfinished wood desk that is about 27"x27" I had to have the image...
  5. Design & Plans
    I'm making a bedframe for a kingsize mattress, only problem is the mattress got here today and any and all lumber yards near me are either out of 5/4, can't get any for weeks or its waaay out of my budget (just spent life savings on a house 2 weeks ago lol). My parents will be here next weekend...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    So I'm making a recurve bow for a friend and it's based off of a video game bow that will for sure be challenging. The ends of the bow have a unique shape and I don't know what the best process to pull them off would be. I would like to make it as visually accurate as possible but still shoot...
  7. Wood Finishing
    Hi All, I recently purchased a Moppe chest from Ikea (the small 6 drawer chest made out of birch plywood). I am planning to finish this with only polyurethane, essentially to improve the durability and decrease the chance of the wood splintering. I recently went to home depot and was told that...
  8. Woodturning
    Hi! This is my first time on any kind of forum but I need help. I’m new to turning and have a lot to learn but my first obstacle is I’m highly allergic to every wood. I’m literally allergic to pretty much anything that grows from the earth. I love playing on my lathe and really doing anything...
  9. General Woodworking Discussion
    One of the tools I inherited recently is a bit of a mystery to me. It has a sanding bar across the bottom but no overhead assembly. I think it looks like a kind of drum sander but I don’t know how even pressure could be applied across a piece in progress. It is definitely home made. The frame is...
  10. Design & Plans
    I recently acquired this vintage record cabinet and the hinges need replacing but I’m pretty new to woodworking/refinishing and don’t know what type of hinge this is so I was wondering if someone could help me with what I would need to look up to find a replacement hinge ! this is a photo of...
  11. General Woodworking Discussion
    I have very little woodworking experience but have been wanting to do a project in an office for a while now. The plan is to build an alcove desk in my office area and combine two workspaces and printer/file cabinet storage into one space. Unfortunately, I want it to be 13' 4.5" long and 30"...
  12. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi, I'm really interested in starting woodworking but it seems that's not so easy to do in the era of coronavirus. I can't get a proper respirator mask anywhere. Do you all have any recommendations about what I might do to get started? Is it enough to just wear a normal relatively tight-fitting...
  13. Design & Plans
    Hello all. I am going to attempt to make a tree-shaped bookcase (yes, I know, how original) for my partner's birthday present. I have seen various designs that are fine but all seem to involve either screwing all the pieces into a huge piece of mdf backboard, or screwing all the pieces into...
  14. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hi Everyone! I'm entirely new to woodworking and I really want to do this as a hobby for a while. Making tables, stools, etc. I have a miter saw, circular saw, orbital sander, jigsaw, drills and a few other misc. tools. There are still a ton of tools that I want to buy but as my pockets get...
  15. Woodturning
    Hello all! I have inherited an old belt driven woodworking lathe and am very excited to get started working with it. It has been awhile since it was used, so I first went to break everything but the headstock spindle down to apply some wd-40 and general cleaning. When I went to turn it on it...
  16. Design & Plans
    So this is going to be my first wood project, so yes I’m new to the whole thing. I have someone experienced to help me with it all, but I need some help figuring out the plans. There’s a picture that I made of a mock-up with cardboard to help understand what the idea is. It’s going to be a shoe...
  17. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello, I've inherited a wood shop along with my lab class as a middle school teacher. I found this lathe and I'd like to get it working. The drive belt is rotted through. It hasn't been used in at least ten years, probably much longer. Other than the drive belt, does it look like I'm...
  18. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello all, I'm working on the design of a side table and I've hit a wall. I'm having trouble finding a solution to installing the bottom shelf in this table. Image attached/posted below. At first I thought I would just glue blocks to the stretchers below the shelf (with the grain running...
  19. Power Tools & Machinery
    I recently acquired an older (1985) Makita 2030N combo planer and jointer. Looks like a great machine but I need some help on replacing the current switch. Motor is good, replaced the carbon brushes, cleaned the commutator, but I am trying to replace the original switch which doesn't work with...
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