WOOD Answered

Ok, so im 12 (i dont want too hear "oh your too young blah blah blah" i love to work with my hand but i never can get all of the materials and just quit does anyone have an idea what i could make that i could actually finish? i like to play with wood?

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Wood working

I want to know what wood working tools i shuld have and what bran

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Your tipe of Workshop.

What is your workshop intended for. Crafts, electronic, carpenters, welding, bike repairs... What is the thing you most like about your workshop, what would you like to have, like a 3D laser cutter... Where would you like it to be located, in the nature, in a house, building... What do you think is the most important tool you have.

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Wood trailer

Hi Joined this interesting website today When the spring comes, a trailer made off wood will be built. So far, a cheap small trailer from 1977 is bought and will be modified The Sketchy drawing program is used to plan how it will look A picture of the original trailer and two screenshots from the program are attached Pictures will be taken during building and will be included in a new instructable later

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Wood bench sizes&diagram

Hi! I want to built a bench like the following: http://passim.co.il/picllery_files/garden_bench_1.jpg  someone can send me sizes or diagram of something similar or even link to toturial that made something like this?  thanks!

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workshop heating ideas.

Hello all, I have a slight problem, while designing my workshop for the winter months, I happened across a monumental problem... how am I going to heat it? As any Canadian reading this will know, our winters are not for the faint of heart (-50 anyone?), the structure I designed has a metal frame, HardiBacker lined inside and out as walls, screwed into the metal poles, fireproof spray foam insulation in between the cement board walls, it has been placed on a gravel surface, and is held to the ground by rebar that is nailed into the ground a few feet, and currently no ventilation. I know it has flaws left right and center, but I'm working with what i have right now, and I've got very little to work with. The structure is quite small 10' x 8' at 640sq. feet. Winter is on its way and I need ideas for heating. I've thought about wood heating but I'll need all the space I can get on the inside. propane heaters are quite expensive, and electric heaters.... well its out in the middle of a field basically. Im looking for something that can heat it up fairly quickly, and is safe, I made it fireproof so i guess a tiger torch isn't out of the question.....  Any suggestions are welcome! Cheers!

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wood and fiberglass cars

Hi i was just wondering when people make those awsome cars out of wod and fiberglass how do they get the shapes of the wood right?

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How to dry wood?

I've picked up a horse-chestnut branch, 2-3 inches thick. It's fairly fresh (I think kids climbed the tree & snapped it off). Without specialist equipment, what's the best way to dry it out (season it?) without it splitting and cracking? It's currently standing in the corner of my shed.

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preserving wood outside? Answered

I just scrounged a big round slab of a tree from a firewood seller. It is still green and about 32" across and 8" thick. My question is, how can I make it last a long time out in the weather all the time. I am using it as a knife and axe throwing target. I don't really want to spend a lot of money putting expensive varnish or wood preservatives on it! Any cheap recipes out there? Thanks, Triumphman.

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Wood working help?

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 to a point like a blade would. So basically I want to make a large piece of wood into a long wedge shape but I cant figure out how to do it. As you can see in the picture, using the hand on the handle for size reference, it is quite a large blade. The tools I have in my workshop are: A table saw, a band saw, a scroll saw, mitre saw, drills, handsaws, and chisels. (these are the only tools I think would come in handy, I do not have any tools such as a belt sander, though I do have an orbital sander if that helps) Any help it appreciated! Thanks.

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Wood/Biomass Gasifier? Answered

I have always been interested in the principles behind gasification, but I have had some problems fully understanding it due to some differences in the devices I have seen.  I have noticed two real differences which I can only describe as closed and open systems.  Closed systems have some heat source which heats a closed container of wood, this wood is directly fed to an engine or flame.  No air can enter and their is no combustion prior to reaching a torch or the engine.  The open systems I have found to be more common but I can't really grasp how they work.  The fuel source is lit and then the smoke is captured, but this captured smoke is then somehow flammable.  I just find it difficult to understand how this can work in an open air-fed system.  Does anyone have more details on the differences between these two styles?

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Forge using wood?

I'm building a brake drum forge, and coal obviously is the fuel of choice. I understand some guys use lump charcoal which they say works well, because anthracite or bituminous coal is hard to come by in some places-- like where I live. Has anyone used just plain, good old fashioned wood? Or has anyone tried wood pellets? In my area, pellets are 10% of the price of either coal or lump charcoal. I have hundreds of trees on my ranch and I use wood for heating my log cabin. With a good air supply, will Douglas fir, other conifers, or even pellets get hot enough for forging? I'm sure wood was used in bygone times in places where there was no coal, but is it a good forging fuel? Does anyone have experience (good or bad) forging with wood? THANKS!!

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Build LED lights for 24x24 workshop

Can anyone help me in designing and building lights for a wood workshop? 24x24, 10 ft ceilings, switched outlets on ceiling.  Have been doing quite a bit of research, but unable to figure it out for sure.  Was thinking 50W LED.  Would 4 give enough light for that size?

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wood lathe by sears-dunlap ? Answered

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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wood shop project ideas??

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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Home improvement/ workshop?. I'm stumped,

Trying to make storage shelving in corner of my tiny Bathroom. I'm stumped on how to fasten to wall. How to properly toenail into corner stud or use brackets/anchor screws? fear of to much weight. Here's a photo of my bath & photo of what I'm trying to create. Thinking thinner wood. Glass shelves are going up on larger walls. Any advice? Thanks

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What are the dimensions of pallet wood? Answered

Yes, I've searched. Also, I don't mean what are the dimensions of the pallets in general, I mean the wooden planks they're made of. PS: I realize it may vary. Estimates are OK. I'm mainly worried about thickness. Thanks for any help.

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What are some good Barn/workshop options?

I'm looking at getting more property and I'd like to add a large workshop (aka barn)  I do work with computers, electronics and wood working so I'd like to have space and facility for all. This won't be an animal shelter (though dogs may hang out with me) I'm looking for opinions and hopefully an unexpected suggestion.

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Multi-function, multi-materials workshops?

I'm on a small rural acreage. My shop situation is that I’ve got two separate, fairly compact spaces for working with wood (or general “handyman” repairs for the home) and for working with metal (cutting, welding, grinding, etc). My metal area is where I also often work with small-engine equipment. These spaces are located inconveniently, separated by nearly 100 feet! I think about how I might like to combine functions under one roof. So I’m posting to try to coax some of you people to show me how you may have done this. Or examples you've found on the internet (give URLs). Obviously, no one wants to get sawdust into an area where torch flames or electric-welding sparks could cause a hazard. And you wouldn’t want to get engine lubricants or solvents mixed up with wood projects. Discussion and description are fine, but I’d really like to see pictures or floor-plan diagrams if possible.  I need examples that represent modest investment, as I could probably only afford to build an enclosure of about 16x24 ft, with a bay door. ( Yes - could probably learn something from shops that are somewhat bigger than this.) In grandfather's day, farm shops were usually multi-purpose. You know, for "bench carpentry", and maintaining or servicing the truck or tractor, welding bailer components back together, etc. Often had a tablesaw, maybe a bandsaw - besides the hoist, welders, socket wrenches. I suppose sometimes a fire did occur in one shop or another, but probably not often.  I'd like to see some more modern versions, rather than just the "version" I have in terms of vague memories. Thanks.

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What are the most must have tools in a workshop and what brands should they be?

Hello everyone. I am trying to figure out what are the most used tools in a workshop that handles with wood and maybe metal and from which company are the best quality tools? Thank you

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How to finish wood with linseed oil?

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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How to dissolve wood glue of a brush? Answered

After I used a brush to apply Gorilla© wood glue I forgot to clean it and, I need to know if there is a solvent that can remove the wood glue of the brush.

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What's the English name for this? Answered

I'm working on an Instructable and I don't know the English word for this type of threaded connector. Does anyone know?

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i am looking for wood subsitute Answered

I would to mke chest or bed sitters from a product that can be handle like wood but is not wood. i have wood making tools but i love the tress. i am also interested in recycle wood what we throw way i use and resale as i own a store geared towards green living. i recycle clothes in to quits and wood back into useable funiture.

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Removing a metal object from wood?

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 this, or ideas on further courses of action? Anything is appreciated.

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rustoleum epoxy appliance paint on wood?

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 then a top coat of spar urethane? Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!

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Precision hand cutting tool for wood? Answered

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 whatsoever. So now I'm looking for a way to cut wood precisely, possibly by hand. I've been working with wood about 3/4" thick, but I may go thinner for my own sanity if I'll be working by hand. Any recommendations? 

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Vacuum cleaner as wood dust collection?

I was wondering if it is possible to use a vacuum cleaner as a form on wood dust collection in my workshop. What type of vacuum clearer would be the best for this, one with a bag, bagless, whatever. If this is possible, what precautions should be taken to ensure smooth operation of this setup. I'm worried about wood dust possibly clogging up the vacuum cleaner. Any help/ more info/ ideas/ would be great.

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How to make a conveyor belt with no wood or metal?

Hello, I am a student who is working on a project. I was wondering if there was a way to create a conveyor belt with no wood or metal? The biggest concern for me is the motor. Thanks.

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Where in the UK is a good place to buy wood for crafting/modelling?

All I can find are turning blanks or builders timber. Thanks!

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Ideas for my black walnut table?

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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What tools I need to begin wood crafting? Answered

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 electronic tools). So I want to begin with simple hand tools.

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Upright wood cutting right at Home Depot? Answered

I've see this upright wood cutting right at home depot.  They put the wood in the rig and then slide a circular saw down and it makes the cut.  Does anyone know what this sort of rig is called?  Has anyone seen a good instructable on how to make one?

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Which wood would be good for making a crossbow??

I want to make a crossbow, not a proper one one, just a toy one so that I can have some fun. However, I'm not sure which wood would be best for the bendy bow bit. I'm located in England, and I would like an easily accessible wood to make it. 

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What methods allow wood glue to seep into basswood better?

Hi Everyone! I am currently working on a Basswood bridge project and my initial testing came to conclude that failure of my bridge was due to break joints! i took a look at the joints and the glue and these locations had barely seeped into the wood enough that it eventually broke off from weakness! I am aiming for my bridge to break within the sections and NOT at the joints. Are there metods like baking? soaking? the wood and glue so that the glue can seep in better? Specifics too please! I have seen people soak it, or "damp" i should say. But I have no clue how much to damp it or any of that! Acetone came up too.... not to sure though, how does this even work?! -Thanks noobie

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Is 3/4 inch to thin to make furniture out of?

I am looking of making a entertainment stand and a desk.  I went to a speciality wood shop and bought 3/4 inch red oak plywood.  I am having second thoughts thinking I probably should of gotten the 1 inch. Do you think I will be ok with the 3/4?

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How to attach a small motor to a piece of wood?

I am not so sure this is possible, but I have a small 8rpm motor that I would like to attach to a piece of wood. The trick is I want to attach is so the wood is hanging under the motor, so I need a way to permanently attach it so that it will still spin, but not drop a 3lb-ish load. I don't know much about all this, so if you need anymore information from me about the parts just ask. Thanks! EDIT: The motor is a small dc motor. It's about an inch and a half long cylinder. The spinning part is on the end of the cylinder, a bit off center, and is shaped like a partial cylinder. I hope this explaination makes sense.

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I'm curious how a person could make a headband out of wood. How would you get that kind of curvature out of wood?

I was wondering if one could potentially make wooden headphones.

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Protecting wood from heat from fire ? Answered

Hi all, I have been thinking of trying to set a small fire pit into a patio table. Its a fairly solid low "coffee table" type outdoor table so is capable of holding the weight, but im not sure if I can just cast a fire cement bowl to hold the wood/charcoal and set it into the table or would it eventually catch fire through heat transfer. Thanks in advance for any replies. 

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Looking for tips on painting wood in mass amounts.? Answered

Big fencing project coming up and I need to pretreat all the wood (2000+ boards). I am looking for any tips.methods for covering all sides of every board quickly and efficiently. I'm using a penetrating oil and it seems to take a couple days to dry so I'm trying to figure out how to coat all sides and set them aside to dry without affecting the finish too much where it rests on the sides that are wet. I'll be needing to do around 40 boards per day to make any kind of real progress, and would like to do the whole surface in one go as opposed to doing half at a time, but I don't see how to do it without setting it down a side that's still wet.

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Wood Converted SWB Recumbent Bike of Awesome!

This is a project coming soon... But I'm so excited I have to share... I'm beside myself in excitement, in fact.All that's left to finish the project is:1. Recondition a bit more chain and add it on2. Add idlers and get my chain line in order3. Cut excess wood and make a SeatBut after I assembled a crank into some 2x4's - and had to step back and laugh. I've seen it before, in person at the maker faire. But to do it myself and see how easy/simple it is... Ha!So I cobbled that together - made a pseudo tie fighter handle bar from some scrap PVC and two Tees... And rode off into the sunset... Until the chain derailed - and then I realized I couldn't make appreciable low speed turns due to chain routing... Both problems can be fixed with an idler - a solution I've yet to install due to Kinematics homework having a due date of tomorrow.So yeah, this is something I've always wanted to do. And I'm totally happy I did it (and happy I bought those cheap bikes at auction last year :p). AND, the front boom is modular. I intend on making it, and have accommodated for, adjustable. So I can go for more incline and a more aggressive seat position. (mind you, this is a single speed :p).Okay, I'm done venting -- feedback?

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Why Can't I publish my instructables in the Wood contest 2016?

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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