Instructables: question - woodworking Thu, 2 Apr 2015 00:52:34 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Removing an almost completely stripped screw? Hiyadudez Pretty much what the title says, its quick a small screw too (in length) and I've tried quite a few methods online, such as placing a rubberband in the screw head and using a larger screw bit and a hammer. The head is almost completely stripped and the screwdriver gets like 5% grip. Any tips? D:
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Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:54:26 PST
What needs to be considered before buying a wood lathe? blkhawk I am thinking of investing on a wood lathe. I have seen a few lathes of different sizes. I would like to turn bowls, dishes, chalice and even mortars out of wood. What should I need to look for on a lathe? It is size important? Thank you very much once again! You are the best!
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Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:59:11 PST
What is a good way to permanently affix a solid glass ball to a wooden cradle? Making a cosplay staff. cerras13 Some time ago I found an interesting branch in my yard. It had grown with a cork screw like top and seemed perfect for something a wizard might carry. I've cleaned it, carved it, and dressed it up. However one thing that is missing is a topper for it. I have a solid crystal glass ball that I'd like ...
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Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:13:13 PST
Could I use a scissor jack and attach a mount bracket to the jack for a router lift? Speded I was looking at the idea of gears and router table lifts. i thought for 20 bucks and some metal it could be done to lower and raise the height of the router  tool attached to a car scissors jack. can this be done with accuracy? Has any one tried it?
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Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:31:46 PST
How do I mount or house a Taper Bearing? Sneezus I am wanting to build a lathe for turning larger projects (hollow wooden shells: up to 29" wide, about 30"-32" long, 1.5" thick all the way around). I have the motor, belts, drive wheels, etc... I just need to know what would be the best for mounting or housing a taper bearing. Would I absolutely ne...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:05:56 PST
How can i chop up a large log into small plate pieces without having it split? Should i let the log dry first? How long? daveofwar
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Tue, 15 Jan 2013 04:13:21 PST
How to cut a whiteboard? General Eggs Over the summer I acquired a very large whiteboard (4' x 8') from a summer camp that was trying to get rid of them. I wanted to put a grid onto it and use it for Role Playing Games-- the only problem being that it is HUGE! It doesn't fit anywhere in the house other than the garage, so it's been col...
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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:20:31 PST
Craftsmen radial arm saw? sparky9030 Hello all does any one have the diamensions of the table pieces for amodel 113 radial arm saw got my dads old saw in graet shape but table is gone  plaese let me know
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Tue, 1 Jan 2013 17:35:40 PST
Anyone knows how (or if it is possible) to apply pop rivets to mdf? Gepetto Father I'm designing a carrying case out of 15mm mdf (actually i already have the mdf assembled from a previous project. It's a heavy box, i know, but meh) and would like to add some drawbolt latches to it. The fact is, the latches do have a loop for a padlock, but the hinges and the latches themselves are...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 23:46:39 PST
wood shop project ideas?? pizzanik so for my shop class i have to make a project using wood and whatever else i want but idk what to do i wanna do something video game related so suggestions please !(no weapons) shields allowed
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:44:41 PST
How to laser cut 90 degree interlocking gears? astroboy907 I am working on a project that involves laser cutting wooden gears, and I would like some of these gears to be at 90 degrees to each other. Ideally, a beveled gear would be the best for this, but I doubt I could make one with a laser (I could possibly modify this method, or make one with interlockin...
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Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:08:58 PST
How do I build a catapult with HIGH ACCURACY target hit? lala114 I want to build a catapult that will hit exactly 3 meters away in pinpoint ..!! And later adjusted so as to hit 4 and 5 meter away too..?
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:56:32 PST
I need a way to hold cedar logs to cut into boards with electric chain saw!? triumphman I am making a bow and arrow rack I saw in a magazine. They want $50.00 dollars for it, plus shipping. So being frugal, I have plenty of dead cedar logs around for projects, I will make my own. I just can't seem to come up with a way to hold the logs (28" L x about 10: D) . Anyone got any suggestions...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:45:49 PST
Is there any one out there that is building or has built the aquarama riva 1:10 scale RC boat from Angrierbeaver I have been working on this boat for a couple weeks now and the body of the boat was fairly self-explanatory, but I Am having trouble trying to figure out the interior. Is there anybody out there that can help?
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Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:08:39 PDT
Ways to hold screw with something without using nut? mumer1 I am trying to build a holder, that will hold onto a pipe. So apparently, it will be cylindrical in shape. And from 1 end it would be cut and curved at 90 degrees. And 3 holes would be drilled into that space. So like i can lock the holder onto pipe and take it off whenever i want, just by screwing ...
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Sun, 23 Sep 2012 14:48:43 PDT
What to do with a saw motor? vectorges I have an old hand circular saw that has a few broken parts and is really kind of dangerous. I was thinking of adapting the motor to something, but can't find a good use (yet). Any ideas?
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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:17:10 PDT
Can you make inlay out of found shells and is there anything you need to do in order to cure or preserve them? ELIPHANT

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Fri, 7 Sep 2012 18:34:11 PDT
hey does any one know a good tutorial on how to make a nice tobacco pipe? riguy98 im looking for a relatively easy tutorial on how to create an all wood pipe like gandalf the greys from the lord of the rings if anyone knows a good one or just any tips on making it look good id appreciate the help, thank you.
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Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:32:21 PDT
Adult Baby high chair and crib? wolfofthewhitemt I am looking for plans on making a simple Adult Baby/Littles high chair and crib. I will most likely make the high chair first.
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 14:53:04 PDT
Mook Jong construction free standing instructions? wolfofthewhitemt I am looking for information on building a Mook jong(Wooden Dummy). I would need one that is free standing, not wall mounted. Also, where would I buy the needed wood for the body? I am looking for a rather simple plan not one that is complicated. I am not looking to make one of plywood but rather a ...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 14:43:08 PDT
I am restoring a table and this was one of my ideas for the top, I would like opinions? The Science Guy The table is all black with Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban quotes on it, really I'm just wondering if people like it and if not I'll change it as I'm on the fence
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Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:49:34 PDT