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  0 Thread: miters on small parts
Post: RE: miters on small parts

(07-08-2021, 11:41 AM)fredhargis Wrote: Would you consider a miter trimmer? I'm suggesting ones like the old Pootatunk or Dosch, although there are some Asian copies made these days. I use my Dosch ...
AlanS Woodworking 13 790 07-08-2021, 11:45 AM
  0 Thread: miters on small parts
Post: miters on small parts

I want to make several small boxes.. the liners are about 1/8" thick and measure 2"x 5".   I want to miter these liner inserts....I have used my chop box and table saw, but it's dangerous with the sma...
AlanS Woodworking 13 790 07-08-2021, 10:42 AM
  0 Thread: Finish for outdoor table?
Post: Finish for outdoor table?

Neighbor bought a pine outdoor table...slats on top...not solid.   Well, one week later, some of the slats are warping...she wants me to replace/ repair with new pine.    What is the best way to finis...
AlanS Woodworking 6 787 06-03-2021, 10:32 AM
  0 Thread: I need a new jigsaw!
Post: I need a new jigsaw!

I don't have a band saw, and sometimes I need to cut curves, etc.   I use my jigsaw, but I get terrible results.   I've had a few jigsaws in my time and the ALL have blade flex,  The cut is never at a...
AlanS Woodworking Power Tools 24 2,444 12-18-2020, 09:33 AM
  0 Thread: Wood expansion question
Post: RE: Wood expansion question

How is it that some builders will have a tight panel...no space ? Or glue a solid panel on top of a box frame.   There is no place for movement when you do that...glued with and cross grain.   And, I ...
AlanS Woodworking 8 1,500 11-09-2020, 05:51 PM
  0 Thread: Wood expansion question
Post: RE: Wood expansion question

[attachment=30920]Just to clarify....  I don't want any spaces between the top and the sides.   Am I asking for disaster?
AlanS Woodworking 8 1,500 11-09-2020, 02:07 PM
  0 Thread: Wood expansion question
Post: Wood expansion question

[attachment=30919]So, Building a small jewelry box   6"x3".   Sides are curly maple, 1/4" thick.  Top is Padauk..1/4" thick, set into a dado in the sides of the box.   Bottom is veneered...no issue th...
AlanS Woodworking 8 1,500 11-09-2020, 01:43 PM
  0 Thread: Veneer question
Post: Veneer question

A friend unloaded a nice amount of burl veneers on me.   Problem is, there are gaps in the veneer..some about 1/16" wide.   I tried to glue a piece to substrate, but the glue filled the gaps and that ...
AlanS Woodworking 7 970 11-03-2020, 05:50 PM
  0 Thread: I need a new sander...help!
Post: I need a new sander...help!

I have to retire my PC 7336 6" random orbit sander.   It was fantastic...I could do major flattening of surfaces as well as fine sanding work.   Read the reviews for it's replacement 6" unit and they ...
AlanS Woodworking Power Tools 6 2,359 10-27-2018, 01:20 PM
  0 Thread: Router bits...burned?
Post: Router bits...burned?

I was given a batch of old router bits.   some have blackened tips....solid carbide, some HSS.   Does the fact that they were once 'burned' cause them to be trash?    I want to send some out to be sha...
AlanS Woodworking 17 9,064 03-30-2018, 06:20 PM
  0 Thread: Can router bits be sharpened?
Post: Can router bits be sharpened?

I tend to do template routing, thus I have many straight bits...well, the majority of them are dull.    Can they be professionally sharpened?   Is it worth it?  I tried to 'tune' them up myself, didn'...
AlanS Woodworking 10 5,164 03-20-2018, 10:24 AM
  0 Thread: Need idea for small diameter dowel pin making
Post: Need idea for small diameter dowel pin making

I like to accent my boxes with corner 'pins' rather than splines.   1/8" birch dowels are easy to buy, but smaller diameter is not available.  To date, I use a metal drill gauge guide (the metal plate...
AlanS Woodworking 14 7,761 01-25-2018, 06:48 PM
  0 Thread: Storm door inserts...
Post: Storm door inserts...

Exterior storm door...current one is pine, painted.   I need to make removable screen and plexi panels for the seasons.   Poplar or pine for the frames of the inserts?  They will be painted and expose...
AlanS Woodworking 4 2,696 10-05-2017, 12:42 PM
  0 Thread: Can I paint over epoxy?
Post: Can I paint over epoxy?

I have a front exterior door that was built in 1925-  Pine.   There are many cracks in the wood, not completely through, mostly surface.   I want to paint the door, but I must fill the cracks first.  ...
AlanS Woodworking 5 3,687 10-02-2017, 04:42 PM
  0 Thread: Dresser leg repair questions
Post: Dresser leg repair questions

I have to repair three legs (short 5" stout legs attached to  'skirt' that attaches to the bottom of a dresser.  A lot of weight downwards and if the dresser is pushed, side tension.   The dresser ori...
AlanS Woodworking 2 1,965 07-27-2017, 12:45 PM
  0 Thread: Adirondack chair questions.
Post: RE: Adirondack chair questions.

So, neighbor was over...took a look at plans and wood samples.   He was interested in my using cedar decking (knotty STK) for the structure and clear cedar for the arms and slats.  Question he had (an...
AlanS Woodworking 26 13,473 11-22-2016, 06:37 PM
  0 Thread: Adirondack chair questions.
Post: Adirondack chair questions.

Neighbor wants an Adirondack chair... wants to use it during the summer, store it for the winters.   Got to keep cost down.  What wood is reasonable to use?   She wants it 'natural', no paint.    Clea...
AlanS Woodworking 26 13,473 11-15-2016, 07:22 PM
  0 Thread: Entry door wood
Post: RE: Entry door wood

OK...broke my left wrist !!!  No door making for me this season.  Anyone want to do it for me?  Seriously?  Door and jam...I'll send sketches to you if you are interested.  I am in N.Y. (Long Island)....
AlanS Woodworking 12 6,807 09-07-2016, 09:31 AM
  0 Thread: Entry door wood
Post: RE: Entry door wood

Is there any concern about laminating the 'veneer' to the LVL in an exterior application?   I fear de-lamination.   Are you sure that the hinges will be secure in the LVL?   Can LVL be sent through th...
AlanS Woodworking 12 6,807 09-01-2016, 07:57 PM
  0 Thread: Entry door wood
Post: Entry door wood

So, I have to build an entry door.   I am making this for my own home.  I am an experienced furniture maker, but have not made an entry door as yet.  The wood supplier I used to use has closed (Long ...
AlanS Woodworking 12 6,807 09-01-2016, 09:14 AM

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