Instructables: question - woodworking Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:09:17 PDT BLOX v1.01 How long should I home dry a large oak log for carving? eagle4297 Hi, I have a large trunk piece  29" in diameter and 5 feet long with the bark still on it.  I want to dry it out for carving on one side and standing it in my yard for a decoration, similar to a totem pole.  How should I dry it and for how long?  Also, I have two pieces about 10" x 29" thick that I ...
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Wed, 5 Oct 2016 13:47:02 PDT
What is a good option for food grade epoxy/resin? skotek I'm making some custom mugs out of an old oak that was cut down. I'm looking for something that is food safe and will also hold the bark on the outside of the log. Suggestions?
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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 23:32:00 PDT
rustoleum epoxy appliance paint on wood? thedudeabides80 Hello all, I'm building a DIY wood aquarium conopy/hood and I'm thinking of using Rust-Oleum appliance spray paint for the interior, was wondering if anyone has every used it on wood? Or any suggestions for aquarium hood interior paint. Thinking of either that or using some white spray paint and the...
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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 08:40:06 PDT
Balance bike wheels ? Jonolydney I am in the Uk and have problems finding small. Wheels for the balance bike . Any suggestions any one?  Thank s  Jonolydney 
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Sun, 31 Jul 2016 22:50:26 PDT
Why Can't I publish my instructables in the Wood contest 2016? Carpenter Guy Almost all of my instructables are made of wood, but the Wood Contest 2016 says I have no eligible instructables. How can I enter them? My categories are mostly workshop, woodworking. Just for a test, I tried something else but it didn't work. Can someone tell me why this won't work? Thanks. 
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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:38:05 PDT
What type of hinge is this and where can I find it? gravityisweak I'm looking for a very specific hinge. I want it to match this photo as closely as possible.  I've found some that look like an almost perfect match but the requirement to buy is 1000 pieces. Does anyone know the name or type of this hinge so I can locate it and buy just a few of them? The link sh...
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Sun, 15 May 2016 17:15:38 PDT
4inch scroll saw blades...? TimH22 Hi,i am looking for 4inch blades for my Dremel scrollsaw, i know i can purchase them online but they are not cheap so i am looking for an alternative blade that will do the same job only for a little less money.... I have tried bucket loads of sites but have had no joy so far, if there is anyone out...
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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:28:12 PDT
I´m building skateboard and I need some tips, anyone? Daijsa-VeauF I am doing a sophomore project which is building a skateboard and I need some tips on how to and how long will it take and I need a certain paint anyone know what it´s called? 
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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:10:15 PST
How do you down load pdf plans for woodworking projects? erheller40 I am a member, I am signed in.  When I select Download PDF for plans, I get a window that asks me if I want to join Instructables.  I've already joined and I am in the website.  If I hit sign in, it takes me to the home page, I do a search on the project, get to the project, select download pdf plan...
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Wed, 9 Dec 2015 06:04:50 PST
Have a 9in Craftsman band saw and purchased a 62in metal cutting blade (62in blade is too small? mridgley Have a Craftsman 9in Band Saw.  Needed a metal cutting blade.  Specs indicate a blade length of 62in.  Purchased one but it is too loose.  Checked all adjustable mechanics in saw - found none out of order...  measured band and it IS 62 inches..?
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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 14:17:06 PST
How do I sell woodworking projects? MatthewB78 I'm about to enter a woodworking program at Hennepin tech in Minnesota and you are allowed to buy the cabinet, table, or whatever that you have been required to complete for the class at the cost of the materials you used. How can I sell these things for a profit to supplement my income? Will I have...
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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 20:38:44 PDT
staining finished one side plywood? nagybro i got a piece of finished one side plywood and decided to make a desk out of it. i cut a top ,bottom sides and spacers for drawers all out of the same piece of plywood. sanded the top down smooth. all the sides take the stain fine but the top will not. it wont penetrate the wood on top for some reas...
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Tue, 6 Oct 2015 15:38:47 PDT
How many PDF downloads are allowed each month if I decide to 'Go Pro' and sign-up? tgray18 Hi there, I have one small query, I am considering signing-up to one of  the 'Go Pro' Subscription plans, maybe for just a month or two to start with, my question here is how many downloads will I be able to make during this period, i.e. is there a limit/cap on downloads should I decide to subscribe...
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Sun, 4 Oct 2015 11:19:30 PDT
How do I properly attach ball bearings to threaded rods? jaypal Hi everyone I wanted to attach 14 mm ball bearings to 5mm threaded rod but I notice I can't get them perpendicular to the rod and parallel to each other resulting in a massive wobbling... Can you please help me figuring what am I doing wrong? I wanted to create a miniature table saw attached to a dr...
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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:27:29 PDT
Can I use WD40 as a wood finish, or am I an idiot? Sir__Walter I did it once and it seemed to semi-work. I have no idea what the properties of a wood finish are and am limited in my woodworking skills
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Sun, 13 Sep 2015 05:04:22 PDT
how much weight can mdf support? nightninja87 i have a table i built from an instructions on here. but the legs arent that sturdy. so i was going to put new legs on ikea ones and replace the wood ones. i was wondering if i need support beams.its a computer desk 2 monitors keyboard mouse and 2 medium speakers or should i not worry about the weig...
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Wed, 5 Aug 2015 01:27:36 PDT
Where can I find plans for the Fireside Twisted Table?? Jayhawk714
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:36:38 PDT
Dust shield for midi-lathe? DoctorWoo I recently snagged a midi lathe to teach myself how to lathe. However, I live in a studio apartment. My landlord has approved the lathe and use of it, however, I did not realize just how much dust this produces. As such, I was wondering if anyone has made or knows of someone who has made a dust shi...
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 18:42:11 PDT
How do I filter out certain words in searches? rjmendlein I want to search wood projects, but don't want all the pallet projects. I tried the "-keyword" search, but it gives me the keyword (only). I really want an "everything but pallets" search. Thanks.
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 13:02:03 PDT
carom board edges are damaged where striker get reflected back how could i fill those edges ? SunilB5 wooden champion board, sides of the board get damaged so i want to fill them but dont know which material should i use..because it would have properties like wooden so striker get reflected back while re bond shot played
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 23:36:31 PDT
Best way to build 'gig box' style box out of MDF? DoctorWoo I'm looking to make an enclosure for my 3D printer [Prusa I2], and, thinking long term, I am wanting to make it closer to that of a gig box. Ultimately, this would hold the printer, ATX, and a RPi to run it all in one box. I plan to put handles on it, as to be able to carry it if I need to move it o...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 19:54:31 PDT
Applying the right finish to a wooden knob? Tomahawk92 I was wondering what finish i could put on a shift knob i made out of purple heart. It is something that i will be touching every day, and it isn't light use. At first i was thinking linseed oil, since i heard people use it on gun stocks and stuff that people like to keep natural looking. But my fat...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 17:37:13 PST
What tools I need to begin wood crafting? akki5230 I want to make some wooden boxes and cases, and I haven't done any wood work till now so I don't have any tools and I can't buy the workshop electronic machines which I see in almost every woodworking instructables here (such as drill, lathe, sanding, saw, mitre, buiskit jointer, and all other elect...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 22:20:40 PST
How to finish wood with linseed oil? gizmologist Can linseed oil by itself be a good wood finish? The instructions on the can say that a buildup will be gummy, and I don't want that.
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:52:10 PST
Precision hand cutting tool for wood? BastardlyDungeon I have a scroll saw in my garage that's been sitting there for ages. Without going into my sob story about my whole situation, let's say the reason why I wanted to use it is because I'm dirt broke and wanted to craft gifts, and I spent a bit of money fixing it up just to find out it won't power what...
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:15:11 PST
Steps in woodworking project Burning/enamel/Staining? BastardlyDungeon Alright! So I'm starting a new personal project to create a gift for someone. I want to create a heart shaped home-made picture frame. I want to cut out the heart, have it stained, wood-burn their photos onto the heart, and chisel lettering and enamel that and give the whole thing a finish. Individu...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:10:20 PST
I joined 2 pieces of pine together. How can I make the seam invisible? jcliller I am replacing the stair treads in my house by removing the carpet and then replacing them with pine treads bought from Lowe's.  The problem is I have 2 stairs that are longer than the 4' tread.  I joined two pieces together to make a longer one using a dowel rig, glued them together, and clamped th...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 19:43:12 PDT
Failure to see posted comment? CurtR I signed in and posted a comment to an Instructable but nothing happens when I click on the Post button.  Am I missing something to do?
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:55:18 PDT
advice for a simple sturdy saw horse design, please?? HelenaTroy Having recently moved into a new home, I should get down and try some simple DIY for myself without having to book the handyman.  First thing I should make is a work bench, or a saw bench (hand saw only) I searched for sawhorses and found several, but: I have a lower-spine injury that means I can't...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:47:46 PDT
ceder cladding to timber frame extension, how to fix without it been seen ? JamesS2 i would appreciate any help we are doing a wrap around ceder clad extension onto a timber frame. The architects have spec'ed 2x1 cedar vertically and then 2x2 cedar alternate throughout. so you get the pattern 2x1 2x2 2x1 2x2. also for shrinkage and expansion what would you guys advise gap between e...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 13:39:13 PDT
Does anyone know if there is a place near Pomona Diamond Bar Chino Hills, California where i could get reclaimed wood? plasticpopcorn4 I'd be willing to drive a bit further. I always see all of these great projects on here using reclaimed wood but theres no place around this area where i could constantly get reclaimed wood. I guess i could search craigslist but thats always hit or miss.
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:25:03 PDT
How is bamboo turned into boards and other "flat" products? action_owl I am curious about the process used to turn bamboo stalks into flat boards (such as bamboo flooring and cutting boards). What is the process, how difficult is it to do on your own?
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:31:10 PDT
What's the best way to sand and spray paint particle board? rcgraham Hi All, Trying to make replacement bases for my floor-standing speakers.  The originals were made out of particle board and appear to have a black spray-paint finish.  They were destroyed in the post when the person sending me the speakers failed to package them properly.  I now have the particle b...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:47:31 PDT
Ideas for my black walnut table? Don,t try this at home I cut down 2 huge black walnut trees in my backyard and I have decided to make some tables but I need some tips and ideas for the table.. The thing stumping me the most (haha) is how should I make the legs for a table that small probably 2 feet in across?
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:05:31 PDT
How do I make a wooden toy without the size or measurements your pdf does not work? mytoyca I think your system needs a lot of help Can I have my money back? What button do I press to send this
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 23:03:41 PST
when i try to upload a picture it says -IO error radbro
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 05:02:04 PST
Need to hollow out a rectangular cut into thousands of dowel rods? barbaracj Hi All, I need to hollow out rectangular cuts into thousands of dowel rods. Is there a high end tool(s) that would make this a quick task so I could knock out at least 10 an hour? Or are there companies who provide custom wood pieces in bulk at a reasonable price? Thoughts! Thanks all!!
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:18:01 PST
Ho to make a hole in a shelf? Lylec I need to run some cables up the back of a built in bookshelf.  How can I make a neat hole if my drill will not fit, I am trying to avoid purchasing a 90 deg Chuck? I thought of using my small electric screwdriver but it does not have the power to drive the bit.
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:56:43 PST
Cutting Board Fix? schoonovermr I made two cutting boards and apparently I did a bad job cutting it or the wood was too roughly cut or something, I don't know, but now they both have gaps in them. I glued one up, and the other one I didn't but could tell it was going to be the same. Is there any way to fix my goof, or if there is ...
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:13:13 PST
Is there an IOS app similar to sketchup? JonathanWells I'm looking for an app to draw out plans for woodworking projects in 3D. Similar to sketchup, need to create to scale with measurements and be able to accurately align and position elements. Any help much appreciated thanks.
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 08:54:19 PST
A vase part measurement instruction or can we draw vase sketch on graph paper? deepaknrc Hi all frnd i am designer of a urn product but i can't draw urn diamention on graph paper and i do not know that how to calculate all diamentions of a vase or urn with the help of graph paper or any other instruments. so kindly let me know all please give me the information about this problem.
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:46:33 PDT
wood lathe by sears-dunlap ? 3wood3 I have a old Dunlap wood lathe model 103 - 0602. would like to have a live tail shaft for it . or is this possible. any help would be helpful. Thanks Roger.
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 18:01:21 PDT
What's like a big hose clamp? snotty I need to squeeze a 3" pipe tightly. A hose clamp would be ideal except it won't grab tightly enough without popping loose. A bicycle seatpost clamp would be good but those are too small. I'm trying to repair a bit of bamboo that has two cracks. I'm planning to put epoxy in the crack and squeeze it...
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 11:10:32 PDT
Making 2" thick log plates from a stump.How can I keep them from splitting too badly and keep the bark from falling off? daveofwar
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 14:39:30 PDT
Wood working help? Hiyadudez To make this question as short as possible, I'll get straight to the point. I am making a replica of a weapon from a game from wood, however the blade is quite large. Its a kind of battleaxe (see picture below) however I'm having a hard time finding a way to get quite a big piece of wood to slope t...
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Sun, 5 May 2013 04:38:40 PDT
Lute making problems? Travpena In my engineering class in high school I am being tasked to create a lute as a final senior project. I have done some research in to making a lute and have found a lute CAD generator which has helped me so much I'll be using a CNC to create most of the parts. The issues I'm running into currently ar...
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Fri, 12 Apr 2013 07:51:21 PDT
How to make a portable wall frame for wall panels 2 x 2 1/2 feet each? prosearchplus I'm making a convention piece that needs to be transported back and forth between different states. The front panels are already created and measure 2 x 2 1/2 feet each totalling a 8 foot height and 10 foot width. Please see image for example. I'm trying to figure out how to make a light weight fram...
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 12:37:01 PDT
how an instructables is selected as featured? Prakhar rox
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 19:49:23 PDT
Removing a metal object from wood? TheMike25 Hello! Somehow a small 9mm steel BB found it's way into a piece of wooden outdoor furniture. I know how to repair wood, but I can't seem to get the BB out. I've tried digging it out with a small knife, but that only resulted in me damaging the piece further. Do any of you have any experience with th...
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Fri, 1 Mar 2013 05:58:16 PST
Plans to build a "HIGH HEEL SHOE CHAIR" out off wood and material for a small project that i am working on in my shop. cbcs007
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Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:52:34 PST