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  1. Design & Plans
    Hello! I’m hanging a large floating shelf over my TV using threaded rod for my brackets. I ordered some 1/2” diameter rod the other day assuming that I’d be working with 1” thick material but the best I could find at the hardware store was an edge glued oak panel only 3/4” thick. (I don’t have...
  2. Hand Tools
    I made a game set for a fictional game from one of my childhood TV shows as a personal project. The board needed marked vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines - and I elected to score them rather than paint them in. Originally, I used a woodburner and a straightedge, which worked fairly well...
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    So I am brand new and want to setup a workshop in my garage. I am cleaning everything out of my 2.5 car garage that I haven’t used since I moved in and have a ton of space to fill, but I need recommendations on what tools to fill it with. My budget is 1-2K, but I can go up to 3-4. I have a...
  4. Design & Plans
    I'm designing a 3 piece couch bed. Well, more accurately, I'm fleshing out my wife's design (she's the Interior Design Major, I'm the Engineer). We've moved into a small apartment ~870 ft^2 and are trying to create a dual use bed / couch (IKEA doesn't open in Manila till late 2020). The...
  5. Dust Collection
    So recently I got an old Craftsman 113.19063. I haven't gotten a chance to use it because we got evacuated during all these dumb fires in Cali. Anyway, I am going to build an ~4x6 table/stand/cabinet/outfeed table that it sits on/in and that I can store tools etc in. I have a small single car...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    I decided to build a arcade console similar to (just the lower part not as much crap on it but the basic structure is there) However I am think about building a base that is slot fitted so it can be broken down and stored flat. The top is a single unit and sits down with some 'tabs' at the...
  7. Power Tools & Machinery
    Having a planer issue that I'm trying to diagnose. Situation: Bought a used Rigid R4331 Planer a week or so ago, I used it very lightly to get familiar with the tool and everything worked fine. I then took what was probably too large of a pass on a test board and caused it to stall. I shut it...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am working on a slab of wormy maple (for a coffee bar top) that is pretty punky and rotten in certain places. I am going to be finishing it with Arm-R-Seal and am worried about wasting a bunch that soaks deep into the punky parts of the grain. The slab has a lot of character (and filled epoxy...
  9. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hey everyone, I am fairly new to wood working, ive had some experience, but I want to get into it more as it has always fascinated me. I am currently venturing into a project, to build a beautiful custom PC Case out of wood. I have thought about the types of wood, I know we will be using hard...
  10. Wood Carving
    We are currently producing thousands of board feet of basswood carving blocks, and have a question regarding defects in the wood. As you probably well know, knots, cracks, wane, and streaks are often unavoidable after basswood logs have been sawed and kiln dried. Now that we are in the final...
  11. General Woodworking Discussion
    Greetings! I am an amateur craftsman who is trying to dry out a chunk of sugar maple tree to use as a wooden frame for a circular stained glass sign. The chunk of trunk (heh) currently resides in my garage and it is growing mold. I know for certain that it will crack :wacko: and I would like...
  12. Power Tools & Machinery
    I am an avid hobby guy, and I have been trying to do some precision cuts with butternut, an incredibly difficult hardwood. I want to buy a mid range band saw. I have no idea what kind of AMPs are needed for cutting through dense hardwood, or what kind of blades would be good to use. I see a lot...
  13. Design & Plans
    This is my first post and I'm really excited to be here! I am about to start a project to build a conference table for my new office. It will be 10' x 3.5' using Maple wood. I plan to use 7 2x6 pieces and 1 2x4 to get the desired width(assuming appx 1/2" lost from squaring off all edges). I...
  14. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hi I have been looking at different table saw’s originally I was going to go for the cheapest bunnings [Australian Lowes?] had to offer. which is the ozito at $170 then I thought better upgrade a but to the other ozito $210 https://www.bunnings.com.au/compare?...290286,6290539, so then I...
  15. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi, I'm designing a desk that I hope to build in the coming months, but I'm not sure what material would be best for longevity. I want this desk to be sturdy and last for many years without bowing. This is my sketchup design for this desk: Its 72" wide, 30" deep and 3/4" thick. It will sit...
  16. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm trying to make an octagon structure as shown in the pictures. It's a very simple design - 2x4s with a V cut on one end. Does anyone have suggestions on how to attach the pieces together. Thanks in advance.
  17. Power Tools & Machinery
    Before I order a custom router bit, I wanted to ping you guys first. I want to create this profile, it’s incredibly small .25 inches high and .5 inches wide. I’ve tried doing it with a roundover to no avail (do both sides then flip it over). The chief issue is that the corners are not the same...
  18. General Woodworking Discussion
    So today I went to unfinished furniture store. The representative there was very nice and was trying to be super helpful but I am a bit worried. I would like a piece of solid wood furniture that will last. What they use is plywood for the sides and solid wood for the edging. He told me that if...
  19. Wood Finishing
    I really like this type of wood and its finish: Dresser: Dining room table: Questions: 1. Can any old wood furniture (such as oak) be stained to achieve this desired effect? Or is there a special type of wood being used in these pictures? 2. Which type of wood do you...
  20. General Woodworking Discussion
    I have the opportunity to purchase a powermatic 66-ta saw. I have't seen it in person but It sounds like the guy just needs to get rid of it because he is moving. He is only asking $650 for it. Is this deal to good to be true or not. Also I do not currently have 220v outlet, but I know an...
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