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Removing A Raised Panel, Saving The Frame

“Do you know of a procedure for removing a panel from the rails and stiles of a standard raised panel cabinet door constructed with cope and stick joinery, in order to replace it with a glass panel. I can’t figure out how to make a square opening in the corners on the back side in… Read more

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Jointer Biscuit Size

“I ordered a Porter Cable biscuit jointer and was wondering what size biscuits to order. How do you determine what size biscuit is used for a particular job. I have read about PC’s FF size but am still confused. Your advice is appreciated.” Submitted by: HHolmes WWGOA Editor Response: The three common biscuit sizes are… Read more

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Making Your Own Turning Blanks

“I had a nice cherry tree go down in my back woods that I would like to use for turning blanks. It is about a foot to 10″ across. What is the best way to dry something like this? WWGOA Editor Response: If you want to turn the pieces as logs, which would make natural… Read more

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How to Stop Wood from Warping

I built a kitchen for my nephew from the ground up and it didn’t turn out too shabby–for a beginner. The top is white hard maple and the rest is red oak. (See attached photo.) These have been installed in his kitchen since June 09. A problem has developed on the cabinet side at the… Read more

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Air-Drying Lumber with Stickers

“Can I use 3/4″ or 1″ exterior grade plywood or OSB for stickers, for air drying lumber – or do I have to use kiln-dried material?” Submitted by: harmannfamily WWGOA Editor Response: I talked to a handful of people about this and here’s the consensus. The best bet is always to make stickers from the… Read more

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Separating Bowl Turning Paper Joints

“How do you separate a bowl turning paper joint and which glue is best?” Submitted by: ebjuel WWGOA Editor Response: After the bowl has been sanded and finished, with the bowl still on the lathe, place the point of a wide bench chisel (1″ or more) directly on the paper seam in the paper joint…. Read more

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Delta Band Saw Review (14″ 28-276)

“I am looking to buy a new band saw and am interested in the Delta 14″ model 28-276, at Lowe’s. However, I got to looking on the internet and there were some pretty bad reviews – most of which were posted about 2005 and it made me nervous. I got to wondering if this was… Read more

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Related Lathe Spindle Height

“I am new to woodturning. I have purchased a used Woodfast, 20 x 16 lathe. It needs a base or stand. My question is, how do I determine the correct spindle height as it relates to me?” Submitted by: tb4x4 WWGOA Editor Response: As a general rule you’ll have the spindle at a comfortable height… Read more

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Track Saw vs. Table Saw

“Has WWGOA done a piece on the Dewalt or other Track Saw? I’m evaluating table saws and a new tool has come to my attention, the Dewalt Track Saw. I’m looking for bang-for-the buck, with the desire to stay under $1,000. I have >1,000 sf to work with, but I will do most of my… Read more

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Band Saw Blade Moving

“I just put a new band saw blade (3/8″) on my saw. As I was trying to adjust the side bearings, I noticed that the blade moved in and out [in the direction of the cut] by about 1/4″. By the time I finished adjusting the bearings, the deviation was still about 1/4″. Is this… Read more

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