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    Chessboard project

    I will let you know. I will make mine at least 1/2 inch or more. Still considering backer board.
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    Chessboard project

    Spot on. that's what i thought. I just haven't done it before and figured that would be the best way to strengthen the overall board. Your response is reassuring. Thank you.
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    Chessboard project

    No not like that. you are making it hard. I know how to make the board. Cutting strips the length of the chessboard. Glue alternate strips, light and dark. Cut accross the big square and re-position the strips to make squares. All I am worried about is that over time wherever edge grain is...
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    Chessboard project

    I am making a chess board and have some design concerns involving glue-up. The board will be made of 2 or 2.5 inch squares. It will have a thin beaded on top frame and then a wider frame about 2 inches on all 4 sides. Question is concerned about glueing the squares. No matter how you look at...
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    I’m not feeling woodworky...

    Not really, that's my busy time. My locals come beging for stuff. Suposed to be retired.
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    Finishing wood with bright blue or green, special need

    I have a request to make some wood trophy mounts in green and blue. We are trying to convince the end-customer to go with a natural wood and just use a name plate of the desired color. In the event that doesn't work, I am trying to find a way to finish the final product in these colors. It...
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    Cutting larger holes with a hole saw

    Thanks Joe. My confidence is restored, I am ready to go do this. Thanks to all.
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    Cutting larger holes with a hole saw

    Thank you. I Read some info that pretty much folows your guidelines. I just wanted to be certain before I buy the hardware. I needed to hear it from someo e who has walked the walk. My cordless drill has been a faithful servant and handles heavy duty work pretty well. Drilling relief holes...
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    Cutting larger holes with a hole saw

    I need some advice on using hole saw to cut 3 and 4 inch holes in 3/4" hardwood. Can I effectively use a whole saw that size with a hand held 3/8 ths drill. I read that you need to keep the rpms down a bit and try not to force your way through the wood. I don't want to spend $50 or more for...
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    Finishing very old hard pine still laden with turpentine

    The book case is a must. Also building a table from this same wood.i do a lot of wood (exotics and ptherwise) in natural and it is my primary way of working. I really believe I can convince him to keep it natural. He is coming by to discuss options tommorrow. Thanls for your input. Almost...
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    How to cut a "perfect" small square opening in center odf a smallish panel

    I like this method and also router template with small diameter bit so corner cleaning is minimized.
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    Finishing very old hard pine still laden with turpentine

    You wanted some pictures. Here you go. The narrow boards on the right of the center photo were really dark when planed. There has been a lot of change in these boards after sitting in hte shop just a couple of days. The lumber in the round shelves was not nearly as "wet" as the others but if...
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    How to cut a "perfect" small square opening in center odf a smallish panel

    I know about jig saw cuts. Not only not stright enough but I also have a problem with the saw blad not cutting perfectly vertical. I get some vertical slant on the cut sides as well.
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    How to cut a "perfect" small square opening in center odf a smallish panel

    No, I don't need the waste piece. Just neeed it t obe really square. I thought about using a router with a template and squaring the corners. Main concern is making several identical cuts.
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    Finishing very old hard pine still laden with turpentine

    Thanks. I am looking into the shellac. I've had my troubles with blotchy stains on certain wooods in the past and want to avoid messing up some very nice looking wood. I have cut 4 of the five 24" rounds that make the different shelf layers and the wood is really great looking,
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    Finishing very old hard pine still laden with turpentine

    Thanks for your sugestions. You are correct on resins. Not moisture. It smells very strongly pine. Never tried Zinser Sealcoat. If it is a shellac, it should dry rather quickly, right? Do I need to air dry first. Others thought stickering and drying it a couple of weeks in the shop might...
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    Finishing very old hard pine still laden with turpentine

    I have used tung oil on some other woods and really like the outcome. Looks really good on zebrawood too.
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    Finishing very old hard pine still laden with turpentine

    He's coming over Wednesday to look at where I am . I think he might be open to that suggestion; however, he may balk at that depending on the room decor and furniture where he wants to place it. Thanks for your help. I am gthering all of the input I am getting from everyone here. A lot of what...
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    Finishing very old hard pine still laden with turpentine

    Thanks for ypur i put. Roblem is, this wpod is like a hundred years old and it was weathered and you couldn't tell much about it. It is very hard. I mean, make your plane complain hard. Only some pieces appear wet. so now that I have what i got, Air dry. For some time? Any thoughts.
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    How to cut a "perfect" small square opening in center odf a smallish panel

    OK, all you jig makers and setup guys. i need to cut a square opening in the center of a flat panel. The front plate is about 8 by 12 inches. I need to cut a square hole in the center that is about 4 x 4. I need to have a reproducible method of doing this so I can cut several. Inside...

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