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Cooler Wrote: (09-30-2021, 02:25 PM) -- Kydex is the only thing I can think of.  It is easily formed when heated. It is the stuff they use for formed holsters and it is the stuff they use for airline...
ed kerns Woodworking 18 1,169 10-07-2021, 08:57 PM
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Wild Turkey Wrote: (09-30-2021, 04:55 PM) -- You're thinking too permanent.:laugh:  It's a stage prop, not a children's toy. Spray adhesive to bond strips of poster board together for the outline....
ed kerns Woodworking 18 1,169 10-07-2021, 08:54 PM
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Rob Young Wrote: (09-30-2021, 05:17 PM) -- Some can cut that deep. But what I'd probably do is set up and cut layers and glue them up. Edit to add, the rendering was done in Fusion 360 and took ab...
ed kerns Woodworking 18 1,169 10-07-2021, 08:50 PM
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goaliedad Wrote: (10-04-2021, 06:29 PM) -- search you tube for “ask this old house letters”. Jimmy Derista did exactly what you are talking about -- Really!? I will definitely check that out. Most o...
ed kerns Woodworking 18 1,169 10-07-2021, 08:47 PM
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Rob Young Wrote: (09-30-2021, 08:33 AM) -- To be clear you are wanting something that looks a bit like this? You said you wanted to cut out the letters but this is sort of screaming for CNC wh...
ed kerns Woodworking 18 1,169 09-30-2021, 11:50 AM
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iclark Wrote: (09-30-2021, 03:01 AM) -- You are welcome. I did not describe it well. I meant that the front letter was just the outline of the letter. That outline is then glued to a solid let...
ed kerns Woodworking 18 1,169 09-30-2021, 11:40 AM
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iclark Wrote: (09-29-2021, 08:00 PM) -- Some letters are easier than others. :D For letters that big that you are going to hang, I would suggest making 2 sets of letters with the front/top set hav...
ed kerns Woodworking 18 1,169 09-29-2021, 08:47 PM
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Allen Wrote: (09-29-2021, 07:42 PM) -- Thin Plexiglas and a heat gun? Al -- Not a bad thought. Thank you. I also notice that I've posted in "power tools" instead of woodworking. Oops!
ed kerns Woodworking 18 1,169 09-29-2021, 08:02 PM
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I have an up-coming project in which I will need to cut out several large letters (about 30" H). I will probably use 1/2" MDF or MDO for the letters themselves. Then I'd like to edge the letters with ...
ed kerns Woodworking 18 1,169 09-29-2021, 06:54 PM
  0 Thread: Kitchen counter laminate question
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ed kerns Wrote: (04-19-2021, 02:26 PM) -- Thank you all for weighing in. I'm told the lead time to even get a specific sheet of laminate shipped is about 3 weeks. I just put down Hickory hardwood on ...
ed kerns Home Improvement 9 1,326 04-24-2021, 01:48 PM
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I'm doing some remodeling in my kitchen and have arrived at the countertop part of the project. I am leaning strongly toward toward either replacing the counters with pre-fab laminate counters or simp...
ed kerns Home Improvement 9 1,326 04-19-2021, 02:26 PM
  0 Thread: Hardwood floor repair question
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jteneyck Wrote: (12-30-2020, 03:24 PM) -- Ed, I've never done what you need to either, but I think your plan will work fine.  I'd go with fir if you can get it, quarter or rift sawn being best.  Scre...
ed kerns Home Improvement 7 1,221 12-30-2020, 04:44 PM
  0 Thread: Hardwood floor repair question
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I've been asked to help a buddy repair his hardwood floor. Long story short, a section of wall was removed that separated two rooms. Both rooms had wood, one floor is Fir the other is Maple (It's a ve...
ed kerns Home Improvement 7 1,221 12-30-2020, 02:18 PM
  0 Thread: I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right?
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packerguy® Wrote: (12-22-2020, 10:03 PM) -- Make a template by drilling holes in a hunk of mdf. Double stick the material to a backer waste board, mdf template on top and use a router with a pattern ...
ed kerns Woodworking 21 3,076 12-23-2020, 02:22 PM
  0 Thread: I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right?
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Gary G™ Wrote: (12-22-2020, 07:45 PM) -- Do you have a lathe? Turn spindles the diameter of the disks and slice to thickness. -- Yeah, unfortunately the end grain won't usually work. I'm doing sor...
ed kerns Woodworking 21 3,076 12-22-2020, 09:05 PM
  0 Thread: I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right?
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Large Wooden Badger Wrote: (12-22-2020, 10:11 AM) -- Know anyone with a cnc machine? Thats what I would use. -- I do know a few guys with CNCs, but this is something I'll need to do one or two o...
ed kerns Woodworking 21 3,076 12-22-2020, 09:01 PM
  0 Thread: I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right?
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ed kerns Wrote: (12-21-2020, 07:51 PM) -- Thank you everyone. Definitely some workable ideas here. You're good people and a fine bunch of woodworkers! Merry Christmas! --
ed kerns Woodworking 21 3,076 12-21-2020, 11:18 PM
  0 Thread: I need to cut a hole in wood. Simple right?
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I need to cut some small discs out of some thin (about 1/4") hardwood. The discs need to vary in size ranging from 1/2" to maybe 1 1/4". The disc is my keeper piece and I don't want a hole in the midd...
ed kerns Woodworking 21 3,076 12-21-2020, 07:51 PM
  0 Thread: dining chair rehab
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hcbph Wrote: (11-12-2020, 05:16 PM) -- Ed Here's a little more advice, some learned the hard way.  Even with friends, get something in writing on what's expected and what you're planning to do.  It ...
ed kerns Woodworking 20 3,130 11-13-2020, 03:34 PM
  0 Thread: dining chair rehab
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hcbph Wrote: (11-11-2020, 04:56 PM) -- If you planned to put food on the table, $50 a chair is light unless you keep the shop full.  If on the other hand you're just doing it for fun, that's tool mon...
ed kerns Woodworking 20 3,130 11-12-2020, 05:03 AM

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