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What Are The Marks On These Pieces Of Wood?

June 15, 2019, 2:04 am

On our recent trip to Oregon we walked along the docks in Astoria, right near the original Bumble Bee Tuna cannery on the Columbia River. All of the wood on the docks, the railings and even the ra... Read more »

OT: Screw Extractor Drill Bit Guide

June 15, 2019, 1:33 am

I like the technique that this guy uses to extract bolts that have broken off inside of a recessed hole. Spoiler alert! I'll explain the technique after the link if you don't want to watch the v... Read more »

Dovetails to assm. boards for raised garden

June 13, 2019, 3:27 pm

I just got done making a raised garden, and it was work! The biggest problem was the final assm. of the end pieces to the long pieces with the 4x4 attached with structural screws. Went to Home ... Read more »

Constant shop vac filter clog

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June 12, 2019, 12:34 am

I'm tired of the sawdust induced filter in my shop vac and decided it's time to get a better filter, which I assume there isn't anything to stop sawdust clogging, or make a cyclone separator. Thu... Read more »

Finishing cedar t&g siding

June 7, 2019, 11:30 am

I need to counsel son on finishing some cedar. He intends to stain it. An y recommendations for a top coat for fade protection? This is a small job — about 80sf. Read more »

Anybody Need A Ladder?

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June 4, 2019, 7:39 pm

Good Condition. I'd buy it if the listing said Perfect. ;-) https://rochester.craigslist.org/tls/d/sodus-point-ladder-24-foot-frame/6902303234.html Read more »

Home Owners hub is good for something

June 4, 2019, 3:14 am

https://www.homeownershub.com/woodworking/ot-robatoy-final-farewell-556386-.htm Read more »

Watco for butcher block kitchen table

June 3, 2019, 10:52 am

I have a butcher block kitchen table. Over the years it had gotten stained and scratched up. I sanded it down and applied Watco Danish Oil. I had recently used it on an oak shelf - three coats then p... Read more »

OT The Ranger

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May 31, 2019, 10:18 pm

I like it, things I notice first it is about the same size as a F 150. Has a lot of bells and whistles, but plugging in a USB flash drive loaded with music is great (having once crashed while retri... Read more »

Fastening suggestions

May 31, 2019, 4:00 am

I have the small 40 x 48 Harbor Freight trailer which I will use for hauling 4 x 8 sheets of material (Plywood, drywall, etc.) I came across this idea which I like and plan to use. https://s3.am... Read more »

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Are you supposed to tip a freight delivery driver?

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I've decided that this is on-topic for this NG since many of us order large tools that have to be delivered freight. When a truck driver drops a pallet in your garage, is he expecting a tip? How mu... Read more »

Watco vs. Wiping vs. Homebrew

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a varnish and some mineral spirits Watco Danish oil Wiping poly Homebrew of BLO, Poly and mineral spirits The watco directions say to leave it on for 30 mins then wipe. reapply for 15 min then wipe. ... Read more »

Glue For Melamine To Melamine?

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Is there a glue that will bond melamine to melamine? Not melamine glue, like Titebond or Roo, that glues melamine to porous materials. I'm looking to face glue 2 sheets of 3/4 melamine covered p... Read more »

Jet Cabinet Saw - dust collection question

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I recently purchased a Jet 2HP cabinet saw, and I have a question about the dust collection capabilities. There are small gaps between the base of the saw and the cast iron top (I think some new saw... Read more »

Cleaning Urethane from Brushes

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I was doing a project with urathane, and after applying it to several large pieces, I had a very messy brush. I spent twenty minutes plus trying to clean it using paint thinner, and running water. ... Read more »

Rub out shellac with oil soap?

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Can you rub out shellac using Murpheys oil soap as a lubricant? Seems like I read that somewhere, but am not sure about the water base on shellac... Read more »

How To Chamfer Cabinet Door Frame?

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How do you build doors like this one? Frame and panel, M&T joinery, inside edge is chamfered. https://tinyurl.com/ChamferDoor Full link: https://www.homecrestcabinetry.com/-/media/homecrest/produ... Read more »

makita LS1013 fence

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I had a piece of hardwood flooring kick into the fence and it is now slightly bent. Can this be straightened. I tried adjusting it but with no luck. Is there a proper sequence to adjust it. Read more »

Plant Stand and Nitrocellulose Lacquer

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I am finishing an Orchid Table, and am at a fork in the road as to the final finish. It has been stained with an oil-based stain, and I have the following available on hand: Waterbased Poly, Oilbase... Read more »

Sycamore and tulip poplar for woodworking?

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In a couple of weeks we are having a huge sycamore tree (platanus occidentalis) removed that is buckling the foundation of our barn, and also at the same time a tulip poplar (lirodendron tulipfera) t... Read more »

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