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  0 Thread: Sliding doors in plywood dados
Post: RE: Sliding doors in plywood dados

Based on experience, I suggest that you don't do it. You will find that the dado will, after a while, accumulate dirt and gunk and become sticky and unusable. And, those grooves are hard to clean. I h...
Willyou Woodworking 5 499 11-28-2023, 11:33 PM
  0 Thread: Buying Electric Range/Stove
Post: RE: Buying Electric Range/Stove

I've never used one, but I've always been intrigued by the induction cook tops. I just like the concept of it only heating the pot. I've always wondered if they are bad for people with pacemakers, etc...
Willyou Home Improvement 23 941 11-20-2023, 10:40 AM
  0 Thread: Dovetail Drawers for new masterbed room dresser
Post: RE: Dovetail Drawers for new masterbed room dresse...

I recently completed a chest of drawers using white oak 1/2" thick. No problems except they are quite heavy. I don't think there would be any issue using poplar. If your concern is warping, make the d...
Willyou Woodworking 12 1,168 09-30-2023, 09:59 AM
  0 Thread: WATCO

Try some Japan Drier:
Willyou Finishing 2 476 09-24-2023, 09:37 PM
  0 Thread: Spraying PolyUrethane Question
Post: RE: Spraying PolyUrethane Question

I have had good experience spraying water based urethane with a low volume low pressure (LVLP) spray gun. No experience using an airless gun, but I assume it would work well with the correct tip. For...
Willyou Finishing 2 411 09-21-2023, 09:49 AM
  0 Thread: Swapping Out Kitchen Drawer Cabinets
Post: RE: Swapping Out Kitchen Drawer Cabinets

Yes. You will need to add mountings on the sides unless you use bottom mount slides. I've never used the latter. So, I can't advise on those. Whether you build new drawer boxes or not, you will still...
Willyou Woodworking 11 1,179 09-20-2023, 11:04 PM
  0 Thread: How would you lay out these curves?
Post: RE: How would you lay out these curves?

Your OP seemed to ask about grain direction and segmented curves. It also implied that you know how to do the actual curve layout. Did I misunderstand?
Willyou Woodworking 15 1,267 09-18-2023, 04:58 PM
  0 Thread: Have you ever been defeated by wood movement?
Post: RE: Have you ever been defeated by wood movement?

You don't say how much it expanded, but if the figure 8s are not oriented at an angle (ideally 90 degrees) to the direction of movement (parallel with the grain), they can't allow for the movement. It...
Willyou Woodworking 14 1,085 09-13-2023, 09:06 PM
  0 Thread: Attaching Table Top
Post: RE: Attaching Table Top

It appears that the top may be veneer over some kind of substrate. If the substrate is plywood or mdf or some other stable material, the method of fastening is less critical as seasonal movement will ...
Willyou Woodworking 11 733 09-13-2023, 09:16 AM
  0 Thread: How would you lay out these curves?
Post: RE: How would you lay out these curves?

IMO, the arcs made in multi sections would look strange and it would over complicate your build. I think the arc in the upper left of your photo looks the best. I would find straight grained lumber li...
Willyou Woodworking 15 1,267 09-11-2023, 09:25 PM
  0 Thread: dark finish
Post: RE: dark finish

I'm not an expert, but based on my experience, it is difficult without a toner. I recently built a desk of white oak that needed a dark finish. I started with a dark water based dye (Transtint dissolv...
Willyou Finishing 2 348 09-05-2023, 11:49 AM
  0 Thread: screening
Post: RE: screening

My only comment is regarding color. Darker is easier to see through.
Willyou Home Improvement 6 619 09-03-2023, 07:21 PM
  0 Thread: Dealing with a cupped top?
Post: RE: Dealing with a cupped top?

jteneyck Wrote: (08-30-2023, 10:02 AM) -- If it came out of the clamps flat but now it's not, then there's been moisture gain/loss in the top.  One scenario would be if the boards used to make the to...
Willyou Woodworking 17 1,355 08-30-2023, 10:54 PM
  0 Thread: Dealing with a cupped top?
Post: RE: Dealing with a cupped top?

There is an old trick of placing it out on the lawn, convex side up, in a sunny spot. That sometimes works. Long term, it needs to be mounted on its base whether that be a skirt all around or 2-3 larg...
Willyou Woodworking 17 1,355 08-30-2023, 09:09 AM
  0 Thread: Cleaning Spray Gun
Post: RE: Cleaning Spray Gun

Bencuri Wrote: (08-29-2023, 09:04 AM) -- ...possibly Chinese made, some cheap stuff... -- I would be very careful about using solvents that might dissolve plastic such as lacquer thinner.
Willyou Finishing 10 667 08-29-2023, 09:41 AM
  0 Thread: Cleaning Spray Gun
Post: RE: Cleaning Spray Gun

So. Two different sections of the manual are in conflict. These days, that along with strange translations are not unusual. You need to decide which is correct. You don't say much about the sprayer an...
Willyou Finishing 10 667 08-26-2023, 11:34 AM
  0 Thread: strength of cable signal
Post: RE: strength of cable signal

rschissler Wrote: (08-26-2023, 09:10 AM) -- Seems like a Comcast technician could figure all that out. -- Yes. I'm no expert, but I think that the cable company has to "turn it on". If you don't hav...
Willyou Home Improvement 10 1,009 08-26-2023, 11:21 AM
  0 Thread: Cleaning Spray Gun
Post: RE: Cleaning Spray Gun

What does the manual say about using paint based on solvents other than water? Perhaps that particular sprayer is only intended to be used with water based paints?
Willyou Finishing 10 667 08-25-2023, 07:05 PM
  0 Thread: Teak Chair Plans
Post: RE: Teak Chair Plans

It looks like pretty simple joinery and all rectangular shapes. Just check some existing chairs (most any will do) for height and width dimensions and work out the rest from there. You don't need plan...
Willyou Woodworking 1 254 08-05-2023, 10:33 PM
  0 Thread: Maple top issue
Post: RE: Maple top issue

Back to the oil stains in/on the wood; I'm not really sure if that presents any adhesion issues or not. My theory is that linseed or danish oil, because it is an oil, might be more compatible. If full...
Willyou Finishing 8 596 08-05-2023, 04:50 PM

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