Question: I am making new kitchen cabinet doors and need some advise on the type of joints to use for the stiles and rails. Doors will be 3/4″ thick Red Oak with 3/4″ raised panels. Most doors will be approx. 13″ x 26″ with, the largest door approx. 18″ x 27″. Will a Stub Tenon
Question: I’m planning on moving from Las Vegas back to Minnesota. I’m in the process of designing my house which will hopefully be built next year. I want to build a work shop in my attached garage or basement. Both will have a dust control system and both will be confined to a single room.
Question: I have an inexpensive harbor freight lathe. I would like to purchase a lathe chuck to hold blanks to turn stuff. Don’t know how to go about doing that. Can you help? Submitted by TommyG Answer: You’ll need to look at your owner’s manual to get some information about your lathe. Specifically, you’re looking
Question: In prepping blanks for bowl turning, I cut them out of logs for face turning. I am using a freshly felled American Elm stump and a year old Walnut trunk for stock (felled a year ago). The blanks range in size from 6-8″ inches round and 4-6″ thick. Both the Elm and Walnut blanks
Question: How do I remove a large water stain from the dining room table top? Submitted by aldevita Answer: Try this trick on how to remove water stains on furniutre…lay a dish cloth over the water mark and, with an iron on a low setting, iron over the dish cloth for 30 – 60 seconds.
Question: I am building a bedroom set out of quarter sawn oak. What would you recommend for this type of wood – varnish, lacquer, water or oil polyurethane base, or an oil rub finish? Can you please provide the pros and cons of each? Is there a brand you prefer? Submitted by Garyw Answer: There
Question: How can I flatten plywood? I am making some panels out of 1/2″ oak plywood. The panels are not completely flat and will not fit the grooves in the frame. Submitted by Mackym Answer: This may not be a fixable problem, but you can try. One downside to plywood is its tendency to cup.