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  1. Joinery
    I purchased a second hand china cabinet and I'm attempting to transform the top section with glass doors into a bookcase. I've attached feet and am staining a new wood panel to attach to the top. The current top is a crown moulding trim on the front and sides with an unfinished area behind that...
  2. Joinery
    Not that M&T joints are bad (I love them), they're just very time consuming even with a jig. For attaching a breadboard end to a table top for a typical 4 legged table with aprons I was thinking of an alternative and wanted to get everyone's opinion. What if I just attached the breadboard with...
  3. Joinery
    Hi everyone, this is my first post in here. I was wondering is somebody could explain to me, what "self-jigging joinery" is? Thank you for the reply.
  4. Joinery
    I'm making a table top out of 2x8 kiln dried doug fir. I used biscuits and edge glued the top itself, but for the breadboards I was trying to figure out the best/easiest way to attach them, which are also 2x8's. I know mortise and tenon is probably the best and I do have a router to cut them...
  5. Joinery
    Hi, all. I am working on a small, basic coffee table base and am wondering if a dowel inserted through both pieces is a proper, secure method to join end grain to long grain. The photo is a test run on some scrap wood. DETAILS Wood: Joining two pieces of 1x2" pine, end grain to long grain...
  6. Joinery
    Hi. I am new to the list and wood working. I am planning to build a table 60" wide x 30" deep x 42" high out of red oak. I was planning to take four 1x8x6's to get my 30 inch depth for the tabletop. I was planning on using glue, clamps and a caul to edge join the four pieces together for the...
  7. Joinery
    Hi All, First post here. First piece of furniture I am building (though that will become obvious as you read on). My wife found a dining table she liked and instructions online, so I got busy. Without ripping/jointing the edges of the 2x10x8's (I know, lesson learned), I glued and clamped them...
  8. Joinery
    Hi everyone, I bought a second hand lovely pine dining table with extensions on either side but it’s not very sturdy and would appreciate your expertise in fixing it! I have no knowledge of carpentry but i’m pretty good with my hands and also good at following directions! The legs of...
  9. Joinery
    I purchased a dowel joint jig and am a little confused. I get that people may want to use various sized dowels, but why have 4 different sizes on one jig rather than have 4 of the same size (i.e. 3/8 " or such). It seems like a lot of clamping and moving to make just one hole at a time. Is...
  10. Joinery
    Hi all, I was just wondering whether there was a way to make a simple wooden box, with a hinged lid, only thing is that i don't want to be able to see any part of the hinges at any point, I don't want to use anything like dovetail hinges because they can still be seen. Thanks, Ned
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, another new member here. You'll find me in the joinery, hand tools and milling forums mostly, as I'm a furniture maker who loves hand tools and I also run a lumber yard that harvests urban trees from within New York City. So milling wide slabs, tuning hand tools to work well and...
  12. Design & Plans
    So I thought it was going to be all sooooo easy and now I am wigging out. I am building a very wide table 45" (and a bit) x96", yeah I am getting ready to invite the whole neighbourhood for thanksgiving this year. I am using 8/4" x 2" x 8" rough hewn white pine to get rustic look to it. I...
  13. Joinery
    Box Joints - Please Help! I'm working on a boat box for a friend, and my original plan to dovetail went south when I realized the box was larger than my 12"- and accessed the numerous jig-building instructions, all of which said the box joints will be perfect. Not so! My joints are fine until I...
  14. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am wanting to build a dining table out of 8/4 white oak, and I am concerned about it cupping after it is glued up and planed. It will be roughly 8' long and 3' wide. What is the best way to glue it and ultimately design it to prevent it from warping with the change in temps?
  15. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi there, I have been self employed Kitchen fitter for 3yrs now and am finding the quoting really hard, and costing myself a lot of money, often ending up doing great jobs and getting about £10 an hour for my troubles because i miscalculate time needed. I have recently boxed in some electric...
  16. Joinery
    I am in the process, after 25 years of marriage, of making a headboard and footboard. The horizontal top rail is supported underneath by 4 uprights. The top rail is curved underneath and I need to figure out how to match the uprights with the curve. I started by placing the uprights under the...
  17. Joinery
    I'm a new member and thought I would give the forum a try... I'm building a 6' round table of bubinga. The top is comprised of 8 pie segments, the grain from each segment pointing to the center. I've built each of the segments, glued them a segment at a time until I now have two half-circles...
  18. Design & Plans
    I am making a simplistic coffee table. I want the the top to be out of one piece of wood and have a knot in it that i can knock out. The part that i need help with is the legs i want there to be four legs one by each corner however i don't want to use an apron.
  19. Joinery
    I'm thinking about making a low-cost "safe" from rebar-impregnated hardwood. The main goal is to be a deterrent: too large and heavy to move and too difficult to break into in a short span of time. I'm not concerned with fireproofing (heck, I chose wood!), but I do want it to be as strong as...
  20. General Woodworking Discussion
    I have been watching another thread and it got me to thinking about woodworking and the different types of joinery used. I thought this might make for some interesting discussion on how we view our woodworking. Since this is about how we see our woodworking and the joinery we choose to use...
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