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  1. Thread: Gum Wood

    by Jamie Buxton
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    The OP observes that his wood is pretty high...

    The OP observes that his wood is pretty high density. That suggests eucalyptus more than Liquidamber. As I recall, Liquidamber is more like cherry's density and hardness. The eucalyptus lumber...
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    I say they’re drawers because they look like...

    I say they’re drawers because they look like drawers. There’s little reason for th maker to build them to look like drawers, but not be drawers. I bet they are drawers with some sort of push-to-open...
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    When I say "wood spring" I'm thinking of a long...

    When I say "wood spring" I'm thinking of a long thin slat, not a fancy coiled up thin. The long thin slat is a leaf spring. Hold it firmly at one end, and try to move the other end away from...
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    Here's an unusual approach.... The drawer box is...

    Here's an unusual approach.... The drawer box is recessed about 1" from the back of the visible drawer front. The drawer front is pivoted on a vertical axis at the middle of the front. If you...
  5. Thread: Gum Wood

    by Jamie Buxton
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    There is a tree in the southeast US called Sweet...

    There is a tree in the southeast US called Sweet Gum or Liquid Amber. Lumber from it is often called Red Gum, and I've seen it in a lumberyard here in San Francisco.
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    Here's a link to the Hettich product pages:...

    Here's a link to the Hettich product pages: https://www.wwhardware.com/media/installation/QuadroIW214D.pdf
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    If color change from steaming or boiling is a...

    If color change from steaming or boiling is a problem, consider bent lamination. Resaw the lumber to get thinner laminates, and keep the laminates in order when you glue them back together. You'll...
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    If your wood is pinching the blade bad enough to...

    If your wood is pinching the blade bad enough to blow a fuse, that's a very bad situation. The rear of the blade is moving upwards. When the wood pinches the rear of the blade, there is the danger...
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    I have a 1.5 hp Unisaw, and it does rip 8/4 stock...

    I have a 1.5 hp Unisaw, and it does rip 8/4 stock with a combo blade. I'd check a couple of possibilities for your poor performance.
    * Is the combo blade sharp?
    * Is the lumber pinching the blade...
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    Couple more thoughts... If you make this panel...

    Couple more thoughts...

    If you make this panel with thick veneer on a substrate, use balanced construction. That is, put the same veneer pattern on the back of the panel as on the front. This...
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    So the size of the table is limited by how big a...

    So the size of the table is limited by how big a cover the kid can operate. Consider a table that's four feet by four feet. Put a cover on it which is made from quarter inch plywood. Make the...
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    Using plywood for the herringbone overlay may...

    Using plywood for the herringbone overlay may give you issues when you chamfer the edges. The chamfer will go past the front layer and into the next layer. I'd use solid lumber.

    Usually...
  13. Use a scissors truss. It does have the desirable...

    Use a scissors truss. It does have the desirable load-carrying strength of a truss, but looks like an open v-shaped ceiling once you put the drywall on.
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    Use a sharp knife to slice into the bubble. Slice...

    Use a sharp knife to slice into the bubble. Slice at a flat angle. Work glue through the slice. A hypodermic needle is useful. You can buy them at woodworking places. Use a thin runny glue like epoxy...
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    Figure out how to connect your two track sections...

    Figure out how to connect your two track sections together so that they are straight enough for your purposes. On my track saw, the joiners don't assure straightness. A long straightedge is...
  16. Are the cutters proprietary, or can you buy them...

    Are the cutters proprietary, or can you buy them from some other source? It'd really tick me off if I had to send them money to fix their bad parts.
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    You can use any plastic bag whose mouth is large...

    You can use any plastic bag whose mouth is large enough to fit over the end of the canister. The hose clamp gathers the extra material and squishes it against the canister. Heavy-duty garbage...
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    +1 on learning to sharpen your forstners. They do...

    +1 on learning to sharpen your forstners. They do work much better when they’re sharp.
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    Use non-skid shelf liner. It is grippy but not...

    Use non-skid shelf liner. It is grippy but not adhesive. Buy it anywhere they sell shelf liner.
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    If you cut a little off each end of the logs like...

    If you cut a little off each end of the logs like John suggests, also look to see how much heartwood you have. Young walnuts are notorious for having a lot of sapwood.
  21. Here's a source....

    Here's a source. https://www.amazon.com/a15111200ux1295-Electric-Protection-Bushing-Grommet/dp/B01AUQGR2S
  22. I'm not seeing the difference between the first...

    I'm not seeing the difference between the first two photos.
    Does the .5 degrees happen because the table turns? Or is it because there's left-right slop along the whole table, and if you push it...
  23. For a while, Apple made a big deal about using...

    For a while, Apple made a big deal about using your fingerprint to unlock your phone. It may work okay for younger people, but it fails quite a bit on older people -- for instance me. It turns...
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    What was the enormous fail? You got plenty of...

    What was the enormous fail? You got plenty of suggestions, so it is not clear what paint you chose to try.
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    I have a DeWalt 611 trim router. It is corded. ...

    I have a DeWalt 611 trim router. It is corded. Like the cordless DeWalt Ray cites, the 611's baseplate for standard template guides is an extra-cost option. I hadn't realized that until I built...
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