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  0 Thread: Wood ID help
Post: RE: Wood ID help

Spalted curly soft maple is my guess.
WoodworkerTom Woodworking 1 120 01-25-2022, 07:27 PM
  0 Thread: Getting the correct amount of lumber for a job
Post: RE: Getting the correct amount of lumber for a job

Find a commercial lumber dealer. In Chicago we have Aetna, Rainer Rinn Scott and others. My father had a business far west of Chicago in a similar vein. All the cabinet shops would purchase skip plan...
WoodworkerTom Woodworking 10 670 01-04-2022, 08:15 PM
  0 Thread: Cabinet Plywood Thickness?
Post: RE: Cabinet Plywood Thickness?

1/2 works for lowers just fine. I personally use 3/4 for uppers and add a solid wood nailing flange that gets pocket screwed to the sides and top and bottom of the box. I dont rely on the back to ho...
WoodworkerTom Woodworking 11 764 12-13-2021, 03:30 PM
  0 Thread: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?
Post: RE: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?

I have the HTC outfield roller table, the larger sized one. Love that I can fold it down when I need to. I have the 52" rip capacity and with the roller outfield table crosscutting a sheet of 3/4 is...
WoodworkerTom Woodworking 65 7,348 12-06-2021, 01:51 PM
  0 Thread: What size generator works for you?
Post: RE: What size generator works for you?

I ended up getting a Generac 24kw nat gas generator. 3000 sq ft house 2, central ACs and furnaces. The bump in price fron 22kw to 24kw was negligible. We lose power frequently since moving and ...
WoodworkerTom Home Improvement 22 1,225 11-08-2021, 01:49 PM
  0 Thread: Move pictures
Post: RE: Move pictures

If you have a PC or laptop, connect the usb charging cord to your computer and the other to the phone. You should be able to find a folder on the phone that says DCIM. You should be able to copy...
WoodworkerTom Home Improvement 4 414 11-03-2021, 04:29 PM
  0 Thread: Type of wood
Post: RE: Type of wood

When I said veneer I meant laminated. It looks like laminated strips that make up the back. No clue on species. Add pictures of the long edge of the back
WoodworkerTom Woodworking 8 1,053 09-28-2021, 05:00 PM
  0 Thread: Type of wood
Post: RE: Type of wood

Back looks like a veneer to me. Spindle reminds me of elm but it difficult to be sure.
WoodworkerTom Woodworking 8 1,053 09-27-2021, 02:58 PM
  0 Thread: veneer vs solid wood
Post: RE: veneer vs solid wood

Look for grain patterns to be fairly consistent on the top and bottom of the piece or if you can see face grain traverse into the edge grain sections.  If there is no end grain on the edges it's ...
WoodworkerTom Woodworking 9 1,108 09-22-2021, 04:25 PM
  0 Thread: refinish table & chair
Post: RE: refinish table & chair

I would strip both pieces and use something with MEK.  Then hand sand the table as needed to clean it up.  Sanding the finish off the edge profiles would be a pain without stripping first in...
WoodworkerTom Woodworking 10 736 09-22-2021, 04:20 PM
  0 Thread: Build Me Table?
Post: RE: Build Me Table?

Buy some prefab tops from big box store or ikea. All you are doing is mortice and tenon of the apron in to the legs.  I you know someone with a Domino it's even easier. Legs might cost a bit if ...
WoodworkerTom Woodworking 16 1,398 09-20-2021, 03:03 PM
  0 Thread: Flower box
Post: RE: Flower box

Make an H shaped planter box that straddles the railing far enough to go below the bottom of the railing.  Then use a dowel, scrape wood pieces or screws to lock it on the underneath the railing, capp...
WoodworkerTom Home Improvement 6 1,330 08-20-2021, 11:50 AM
  0 Thread: Sistering joists
Post: RE: Sistering joists

You can use steel strapping 14 guage if I recall.  You start on one side at top end, angled down to the middle of the span, buy strapping with screw holes and screw it on to the joist every couple inc...
WoodworkerTom Home Improvement 18 1,935 08-08-2021, 08:26 AM
  0 Thread: pre-catalyzed lacquer need to know?
Post: RE: pre-catalyzed lacquer need to know?

It's no different than regular nitro lacquer.  I spray all the time in a two car garage with door open in warmer months and even spray in winter, but keep session short and open garage door while spra...
WoodworkerTom Finishing 5 752 08-02-2021, 12:51 PM
  0 Thread: miters on small parts
Post: RE: miters on small parts

For small mouldings I use a Nobex miter box set up.  It's easy to get right where you need to cut and wont blow apart the piece or take your fingers off. You could use a circular miter saw but move...
WoodworkerTom Woodworking 13 1,268 07-09-2021, 01:50 PM
  0 Thread: Please help me with lacquer
Post: RE: Please help me with lacquer

Adjust to have more fluid pass through the nozzle.  It's possible the air in the turbine was getting too warm and partially drying the finish before it made it to the doors given that it's the last 2 ...
WoodworkerTom Finishing 9 1,040 06-21-2021, 10:21 AM
  0 Thread: jointing before glue-up?
Post: RE: jointing before glue-up?

I would think it depends on how well you keep the piece you are ripping consistently tight on the fence when feeding it. I have done glueups both ways.  As long as there is no gap when boards are h...
WoodworkerTom Woodworking Power Tools 17 2,099 06-05-2021, 08:46 AM
  0 Thread: How would you attach a granite piece to a table top
Post: RE: How would you attach a granite piece to a tabl...

How can the piece be the entire top if its 18" square?   As others have mentioned silicone adhesive is probably good enough. A wood base should stay attached if they move the table around by pickin...
WoodworkerTom Woodworking 12 1,722 06-05-2021, 08:40 AM
  0 Thread: New 23 guage micro pinner
Post: New 23 guage micro pinner

Been looking at the metabo micropinner that can shoot up to 1 and 3/8" headless pins. I have a Senco that i have had to 15 years that goes up to 1 inch and it has been giving me fits with a lot of ...
WoodworkerTom Woodworking Power Tools 17 2,310 05-17-2021, 08:40 AM
  0 Thread: Shower valve
Post: RE: Shower valve

If you overtighten the shower head or the hose on either end if you have a handheld, the rubber washers can close up restricting the flow. Only hand tighten and a 1/4 turn more to stop drips or get...
WoodworkerTom Home Improvement 5 823 05-06-2021, 09:42 AM

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