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  1. Wood Finishing
    Hello all! Newbie here. Just got my shop put together/finished last year but have been working for a little over two years. Still very amateur. I made this pipe box for my brother in law last summer and really felt great about how it turned out. It is made from red oak and was finished with...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and a relatively low-skilled woodworker. I need a workbench and have two Ikea oak laminated table tops (31"x49"x1.25") that I'm considering using as a top for the workbench. However, I have no idea whether this will work and I need some advice! I have had the...
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello All, I'm new to the forums here. I'm a novice, but far from new to woodworking, but I've recently taken it back up as a hobby. I hope that I can learn a lot here and maybe improve my craft/hobby skills. But I have a problem that has reached a critical point, hence the forum post. I've...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    This weekend we squared up & glued two 10x36 paduak 4/4 boards to be used for a new standup desk. A little too late, we noticed one end of one board was warped. We should have noticed before we bought it, but didn't. It went through the planer ok. Water under the bridge, er money out of the...
  5. Joinery
    Hello all, I've got some really nice barn Chestnut that I want to use in a project or three, but it's got some problems. One if the boards is close to 13" wide, and 3/4" thick, and I want to use it in a headboard, showing off its width, but it's got some rather severe cupping going on such that...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi - I have zero woodworking experience and would appreciate any suggestions on how to deal with the large cracks in an old farm table I just purchased. http://oi46.tinypic.com/21aihvm.jpg I'd like to repair the cracks, especially as they seem fragile. I guess can live with the slight warping...
  7. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    Hi A little history. If I understood correctly about this wood when it was bought it was quite fresh, recently cut from a log. It was cut and shaped to different pieces to make a table. There 2 wood types, mahogany and ebony. This was 17 years ago and the wood was placed in storage never to be...
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