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  1. Please advise a newbie about rail and stile router bits

    Joinery
    Please help a newbie by recommending the correct router bit shape. Here's some background about the project. Mom has several doors in her house that rotted. It seems that whoever assembled the doors did not paint the edges of the door slabs, and the doors did not hold up to the weather on the...
  2. Attempt to resolve Sloppy Movement in Radial Arm Saw

    New Member Introductions
    Chicago area. With limited woodworking skills used for rudimentary home improvements. Owner of an old Sears RAS which only has limited use and then only for cross cuts. Mostly because since getting this RAS, years ago, there has been sloppiness or play in the motor mount to the rail. I am fairly...
  3. Dowel spacing for bed rail

    Joinery
    I building a bed frame out of red oak. I'm using 2x6 side rails and attaching a 2x2 on the inside for the box springs to sit on. I planned on using dowels to strengthen the joint between the 2x6 and the 2x2. The frame rail is 81" long. Anyone have any suggestions on the spacing of the dowels?
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