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  1. Wood Split on Major Project

    General Woodworking Discussion
    I would be eternally grateful for any help with this scenario. This was my first major project, it’s essentially a cabinet, with most of the box being made from play wood with an ash veneer. The top is made with solid walnut, stained dark. I used biscuits and Elmer’s wood glued to attach the...
  2. How can I fix this?

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello everyone! I built this planter back in July. I placed a biodegradable container (Paw Pods) inside as the resting place for my recently deceased cat. It's made of recycled barn oak and cedar. I read oak was best for weather resistance, so I imagined it would be good for a planter. I oiled...
  3. Organ Pipe Repair

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hey all, I'm new to the forum, and looking for some tips on repairing large cracks in wood. For my high school senior project, I'm restoring an 1867 George Stevens and Co. pipe organ. Some of the larger pipes are made of wood and have developed splits along their length over the years. Thoughts...
  4. OctoGrill™ Outdoor Table - Please HELP!!

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi all! New guy here. I’ve undertaken a fairly (for me, anyway!) ambitious project of building a 6’ octagon which houses a center Weber Grill for on-the-fly grilling and imbibing. It’s built 100% out of Cypress which I’ve read to be a great choice for outdoor furniture. I’ve covered it in 5...
  5. Wood pens split when assembling

    Hello, after making a few pens without incident, my recent batch have been splitting when I assemble them. For example, my last 3 padauk pens have all split (I enclose a picture where you can see the crack if you look carefully). My 3 first pens, made of bocote did not. Here is what I do: 1)...