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08-13-2018 11:10 AM

building kitchen cabinets - shopping list - 10 replies

i am building new kitchen cabinets and was wondering if there was a calculator or formula that would help me calculate the amount of plywood i needed… for example: 1 sheet of 3/4 plywood and 1/4 plywood usually gets you two wall cabinets 12inches deep & 30 wide etc etc. i know there are a lot of variables but im sure there has t...

07-30-2018 05:38 AM

Finishing a pine desk - 10 replies

I’m working on a pine desk. I’ve heard that if I use higher grit 220 320 sandpaper that it will not allow the pores to open up and accept the stain properly but then I’ve also heard that if I use 150 grit that I’ll see swirl marks in my finish from the orbital sander I’m using general water-based gloss stain ...

09-20-2017 02:14 AM

how to measure cabinet frame opening for double doors - 12 replies

I am trying to figure out the formula for double doors for this particular opening . I am using the pictured hinges. Opening measurements are 19 7/16 wide – 26 5/8 tall the hinges are 1/2 inch overlay thanks in advance for any help. I know that there should be a 1/16 gap between the center of the doors, but im not...

04-11-2017 01:58 AM

What to buy: Delta Model 28-276 vs Rikon 10-305 - 6 replies

Looking for an entry level band saw…250 range… i was considering the: Rikon 10-305 craftsman 21400 but i saw this Delta Model 28-276 on CL from 2007 for $250 should the used delta be a no brainier … or would the new Rikon/craftsman serve me better. here’s a picture of the delta…. as i know there were sev...

03-06-2017 04:14 AM

installing metal hooks for bed rails - 9 replies

Does anyone know what is used to cut the slot that the hooks slide into ? im replacing side rails that were cracked and around the hook area and i would like to know how to cut this slot in the wood.

12-15-2016 01:50 AM

wow what a difference ! - 15 replies

I was in my local woodcraft store and decided to try stain from there instead of the minwax or verathane from home depot or lowes…. MAN what a difference. the ” general ” brand of stain is amazing compared to what home depot or lowes sales… even their foam brushes that woodcraft sell are better… I can actually us...

06-04-2016 05:15 PM

Enco Dust Collector any good ?? - 2 replies

Looking at Craig list and came across a Enco dust collector… is this worth paying $225 for or should i just pay 179.99 for a HF and call it a day.

04-07-2016 01:18 AM

Used or new table saw ? - 58 replies

I’m in the market for a new table saw… I really don’t want to spend anymore than $1400 so in that price range The Grizzly Item# G1023RLW seems to stand out above all others in this price range. I’ve also been considering used but the used market seems to almost cost what new ones Ive seen used saws range from $80...

03-30-2015 08:06 AM

lueco saw blades quality? - 2 replies

I’ve searched and have not been able to find much on these blades. I happen to stumble upon a U.S office for this company down the street from my house and before i take a $70 chance i figured I would ask. The guy in the shop told me their blades were right up there in quality with frued, forrest and some others that i had not heard ...

10-08-2014 10:50 AM

what wood and finish to use for a wood vanity counter top - 9 replies

I’m making a vanity cabinet to replace a cheap cabinet that was installed in the house when we purchased it. I would like to use wood as the counter top and I was wondering: 1. what would type should I use ?2. what finish should I put on it to make it safe around water ? 3. one side of the cabinet will be exposed, so I’m w...


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