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  0 Thread: How many figure-8 clips for this table?
Post: RE: How many figure-8 clips for this table?

It's not the clips that you calculate load for, especially for something like this (pullout strength). A #8 screw at just over an inch of penetration will have a pullout strength of roughly 100#. Theo...
FS7 Woodworking 4 250 05-10-2022, 10:23 AM
  0 Thread: where is all the Bubinga Korea !!!!!
Post: RE: where is all the Bubinga Korea !!!!!

There ARE regulations on timber harvesting. The availability of bubinga has gone down (and the price has gone up) precisely because of regulation. Bubinga is plentiful, while rosewood is not. Bubinga ...
FS7 Woodworking 4 417 05-08-2022, 08:00 AM
  0 Thread: Bubinga drawer/platform bed
Post: RE: Bubinga drawer/platform bed

Bill_de Wrote: (05-07-2022, 08:10 PM) -- Looks great!  Bubinga is hard, but not bad to work with. Your photos and comments are very much appreciated. --- -- Thanks! I haven't found it to be particul...
FS7 Woodworking 8 312 05-07-2022, 09:58 PM
  0 Thread: Bubinga drawer/platform bed
Post: RE: Bubinga drawer/platform bed

Thanks all. As a reference, I thought I'd include some back of the envelope math on the storage you get from using drawers in beds. For a full-size bed with my drawer configuration, there is an ...
FS7 Woodworking 8 312 05-06-2022, 11:28 AM
  0 Thread: Bubinga drawer/platform bed
Post: Bubinga drawer/platform bed

As my "thinking out loud" posts have indicated, I was working on converting the crib I built about five and a half years ago to a bed. My oldest is a very graceful sleeper and is fine in my wife's old...
FS7 Woodworking 8 312 05-05-2022, 09:07 PM
  0 Thread: Heavy duty dining table leveling feet?
Post: RE: Heavy duty dining table leveling feet?

These are the type I normally get, not the slightly wedged shape above: https://www.amazon.com/Furniture-Levelers-Adjusting-Adjustable-Threaded/dp/B08C9DQXH2/ref=sr_1_24?crid=3RBVVEDGCU6RW&keywords...
FS7 Woodworking 3 308 04-24-2022, 07:30 AM
  0 Thread: Heavy duty dining table leveling feet?
Post: RE: Heavy duty dining table leveling feet?

Search for threaded rubber feet and you'll find plenty. Most don't have loads listed (it's basically screw pullout strength, just in the other direction) as they will be well over normal use. I usu...
FS7 Woodworking 3 308 04-24-2022, 07:28 AM
  0 Thread: How close
Post: RE: How close

I built a deck years ago. It wasn't my first choice (concrete was, as it was ground level) but I couldn't get a contractor to call me back. So I decided to build a deck. We had a second-story deck tha...
FS7 Woodworking 8 530 04-21-2022, 08:23 PM
  0 Thread: Day Job
Post: RE: Day Job

Handplanesandmore Wrote: (04-08-2022, 12:18 AM) -- Good luck with whatever decision you come down to. I know I wouldn't enjoy making things for a living. I hate to part company with my labored and...
FS7 Woodworking 22 1,932 04-08-2022, 06:44 AM
  0 Thread: pre-finished maple plywood, two colors
Post: RE: pre-finished maple plywood, two colors

The prefinished ply I use I get from Home Depot, and I suspect it's the same stuff (Columbia PureBond). I have never really paid attention to whether one side was lighter or darker. They are both defi...
FS7 Woodworking 7 463 03-30-2022, 07:10 AM
  0 Thread: Alternatives to bubinga
Post: RE: Alternatives to bubinga

The maple dye idea made me think of that, yes. The African mahogany is a bit orange (and plain) but if I'm going to use that piece I have enough little scraps that I might try stain (or tinted Danish ...
FS7 Woodworking 6 444 03-29-2022, 06:29 AM
  0 Thread: Alternatives to bubinga
Post: RE: Alternatives to bubinga

https://i.ibb.co/qYsc9fH/20220328-125208.jpg As always, my shop is a mess. The board in question will be in the front, flush with the footboard side of the footboard drawer opening. This puts the fro...
FS7 Woodworking 6 444 03-28-2022, 12:20 PM
  0 Thread: Can You Help ID Some Boards?
Post: RE: Can You Help ID Some Boards?

It's all junk. Where are you located? I'll get rid of it for you. Honestly though it does look like mahogany (or sapele) and walnut, at least as much as I can identify rough lumber. Planing will te...
FS7 Woodworking 4 518 03-28-2022, 11:07 AM
  0 Thread: Alternatives to bubinga
Post: RE: Alternatives to bubinga

From measuring other beds in the house the standard height seems to be about 16 inches, so there will be about 4.25" between the bottom of the drawers and the floor. Enough for little girls to lose th...
FS7 Woodworking 6 444 03-26-2022, 05:00 PM
  0 Thread: Alternatives to bubinga
Post: Alternatives to bubinga

My youngest is quickly outgrowing her temporary toddler bed, and I figured it was a good time to make the final conversion from crib to full-size bed. It's been disassembled and sitting in the shop fo...
FS7 Woodworking 6 444 03-26-2022, 03:42 PM
  0 Thread: Epoxy
Post: RE: Epoxy

I've done a few things. I've used mica powder with good success. It is true that a little goes a long way. The more you use, the more opaque and uniform it will be. If you want translucence (or swirls...
FS7 Woodworking 6 602 03-24-2022, 08:59 AM
  0 Thread: Where do you find woodworking plans?
Post: RE: Where do you find woodworking plans?

I'm the opposite of Fred in that I almost never use plans. The last (only?) time I would have would have been for Adirondack chairs, and I haven't made any in years. On the rare occasion people do me ...
FS7 Woodworking 11 917 03-20-2022, 09:16 AM
  0 Thread: Table planks seperating
Post: RE: Table planks seperating

If it can be clamped shut, glue might be sufficient. If it's simply a panel glue-up with no frame or breadboard ends (and you can tolerate the loss of about 1/8" in width) then the most thorough f...
FS7 Woodworking 9 637 03-17-2022, 06:42 AM
  0 Thread: 1/16 kerfs
Post: RE: 1/16 kerfs

An average circular saw blade has a 1/16" kerf. I use them occasionally in my table saw as it is much easier to drive a smaller and thinner blade.
FS7 Woodworking 9 980 03-13-2022, 01:20 PM
  0 Thread: Countersinks
Post: RE: Countersinks

The cleanest holes I get are from the ones with integral drill bits. The others seem to chatter endlessly. Also, I have heard that cross-hole countersinks are like magic. I have one on order to try bu...
FS7 Woodworking 12 918 03-12-2022, 10:04 AM

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