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  0 Thread: rolling pin finish
Post: RE: rolling pin finish

Do they need to be finished? The only experience I have with this is rolling pins that have been purchased. The rollers appear to be unfinished maple and the handles are usually painted. When I see an...
Willyou Finishing 10 251 01-22-2023, 11:11 AM
  0 Thread: Extending Glue Working Time
Post: RE: Extending Glue Working Time

Good information. Thanks.
Willyou Woodworking 11 620 01-21-2023, 08:40 PM
  0 Thread: hardwood buckled from a bit of water
Post: RE: hardwood buckled from a bit of water

From my experience and observations, they will lay back down after they dry out. A few years ago out local YMCA got flooded and the racquet ball courts buckled something awful. After a few weeks, they...
Willyou Home Improvement 9 405 01-10-2023, 06:35 PM
  0 Thread: Switch Box Dilemma
Post: RE: Switch Box Dilemma

You can buy remote control units that get wired into the fan housing like this (https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Ceiling-Control-Westinghouse-Honeywell/dp/B07WBYT5H9/ref=sr_1_2?crid=D5EIYFY4QR8I&keywo...
Willyou Home Improvement 10 480 01-09-2023, 06:54 PM
  0 Thread: Icy storm door
Post: RE: Icy storm door

KC Wrote: (12-30-2022, 06:42 PM) -- Yes, I considered it.  Anywhere else would require step down from it to the ground, and dealing with the aluminum siding. -- For a long term permanent solution, ...
Willyou Home Improvement 10 585 01-05-2023, 10:47 PM
  0 Thread: Torsion Box Brag
Post: RE: Torsion Box Brag

Edwin Hackleman Wrote: (01-05-2023, 06:51 PM) -- Made of 3/4" particle board, they sag like a hammock, even when supported every 24". -- That's because particle board has very little compressive or t...
Willyou Woodworking 16 1,034 01-05-2023, 10:32 PM
  0 Thread: Torsion Box Brag
Post: RE: Torsion Box Brag

Nicely done. A slightly narrower version of that makes an excellent planer sled too. Flat, stiff, and light, Bending forces on a plank are greatest along the surfaces. Almost zero along the center li...
Willyou Woodworking 16 1,034 01-05-2023, 04:58 PM
  0 Thread: Icy storm door
Post: RE: Icy storm door

Have you thought of putting your doggie door somewhere other than through a door. Going through an inconspicuous place through a wall is usually doable and can be aesthetically more pleasing overall. ...
Willyou Home Improvement 10 585 12-29-2022, 04:03 PM
  0 Thread: Icy storm door
Post: RE: Icy storm door

I think that before I went to the time and/or expense of replacing the doors, I would try to become inventive and experiment a combination of doggy doors in both doors or a single doggy door on the in...
Willyou Home Improvement 10 585 12-26-2022, 09:06 PM
  0 Thread: Walnut countertop finish
Post: RE: Walnut countertop finish

"don’t use wood for kitchen countertops"
Willyou Woodworking 11 874 12-24-2022, 11:24 PM
  0 Thread: How do you store paints & finishes?
Post: RE: How do you store paints & finishes?

I have come to like stop-loss bags. You can squeeze all of the air out so that solvent based paint doesn't skin over. The bags alone take up less space on the shelf, but I sometimes clean out the orig...
Willyou Finishing 4 269 12-20-2022, 06:04 PM
  0 Thread: finishing a kitchen full of drawers?
Post: RE: finishing a kitchen full of drawers?

mound Wrote: (12-20-2022, 10:23 AM) -- Actually I'd prefer to keep the maple as light as possible -- I highly recommend a water based product, but strongly suggest you do a test panel to see if you...
Willyou Finishing 18 897 12-20-2022, 10:29 AM
  0 Thread: finishing a kitchen full of drawers?
Post: RE: finishing a kitchen full of drawers?

Water based poly is now pretty common and works well. Dries fast, easy to apply, durable, low odor. The only down side is that alone it does little to enhance the color of the wood. But, you can start...
Willyou Finishing 18 897 12-20-2022, 10:18 AM
  0 Thread: 1/2" DOWELL IN 1/2" HOLE
Post: RE: 1/2" DOWELL IN 1/2" HOLE

Just sand the dowels a bit. It doesn't take much. Put the dowel into a drill chuck. Loop the sandpaper (+-100-120 grit) around the dowel. Turn it on and move the sandpaper up and down the length until...
Willyou Woodworking 12 911 12-16-2022, 04:05 PM
  0 Thread: Drilling a Long (12") Hole
Post: RE: Drilling a Long (12") Hole

Don_M Wrote: (12-10-2022, 10:39 AM) -- Thanks - all good responses/suggestions. MY DP has a 3" throw and it is only a bench-top! So thinking about it now it would be a very complex process to drill (...
Willyou Woodworking 33 2,238 12-10-2022, 10:20 PM
  0 Thread: Drilling a Long (12") Hole
Post: RE: Drilling a Long (12") Hole

The bottom of most shelves is not usually very noticeable. I would go with the groove idea (maybe you don't need 1/4"??). Then fill over the wire with a matching wood strip of cover someway as suggest...
Willyou Woodworking 33 2,238 12-10-2022, 10:19 AM
  0 Thread: Glue recommendation for redwood outdoors
Post: RE: Glue recommendation for redwood outdoors

I think most wood glue is OK at 50-60 degrees; maybe taking a bit longer to set up and cure. Check with the manufacturer. If you need more heat, as with epoxy, make a temporary plastic or cardboard te...
Willyou Woodworking 6 512 12-07-2022, 11:29 AM
  0 Thread: Help designing this table?
Post: RE: Help designing this table?

Make it as two pieces screwed or bolted together underneath. It could be done in such a way as to allow the "L" to on either end of the large table. Making it all in one piece would make moving (incl...
Willyou Woodworking 12 959 12-01-2022, 10:18 AM
  0 Thread: glass door
Post: RE: glass door

iclark Wrote: (11-28-2022, 07:42 PM) -- It is good practice in most parts of the country to allow for what can happen during extended power outages. Our region has experienced winter power outages of...
Willyou Woodworking 6 576 11-28-2022, 09:06 PM
  0 Thread: Lil Thanksgiving holiday project. Poker chip trays
Post: RE: Lil Thanksgiving holiday project. Poker chip ...

Good work. What tools did you use?
Willyou Woodworking 11 762 11-28-2022, 10:04 AM

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