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  1. I am starting to build kitchen cabinets for my sister. I've started cutting all the parts from the 3/4" prefinished maple plywood for the cabinets and will use 1/2" prefinished maple plywood for the shelves. My question is how much shorter do you cut shelves to fit inside cabinets on adjustable shelf pins? 1/8, 1/4??
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    Kitchen cabinet, prefinished maple plywood

    Dab, kudo's on those cabinets, they look good. But I am making the cabinets out of hickory. I haven't seen the prefinished maple plywood, it is getting delivered to my shop next Wednesday but I have bought rustic hickory 1/4 veneer plywood to cover the exposed areas. But I like Fred's suggestion. I have used rubber cement to cover some table tops in my shop with laminate. So thanks Fred for pointing that out. I will certainly come back and let you all know what I ended up doing. Best to all, Ron
  3. Hello, My sister has done some much for me in my life that I am going to make her some Kitchen Cabinets for her ski condo in Colorado. I am going to make them out of prefinished maple plywood with a rustic hickory face frame and doors. This will be the biggest project that I have ever done. For the sides of the cabinets that will be exposed, I am going to cover them with a 1/4" one sided rustic hickory on MDF. I have worked with MDF before but not the prefinished Maple plywood. I would want to glue the MDF to the sides of the prefinished maple plywood (I could only get the maple plywood 2 sided) and want to know if anyone else has faced this issue? Would I have to scuff the finish up with a low grit sandpaper, or can I use tightbond III glue straight? Best regards, Ron
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    Wood Movement

    The panel is 25 " x 25 ".
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    Wood Movement

    Hello, I have been asked by my son to build some nested tables for him and his wife. I glued up some oak panels for a tops a few weeks ago and I see now that one has a slight bow in the center. The plans my son gave me has cross pieces that you use to attach the tops to the tables. I was only going to put glue only in the center of the cross piece, and hopefully screw the bow down at the front and the back. Then at the sides I was going to put a slight slot in the cross piece and put a screw in it so it can move around. Am I thinking correctly about getting rid of the bow and wood movement? Best regards, Ron
  6. I have been looking for my jigsaw, it was a Bosch that I got from a pawn shop on eBay a few years ago and it looks like it has been stolen. I really liked it and it had the original owners name carved into it and came with many blades. It was a top handle one but can't find any information what model it was. I've been looking on line to have Santa to replace it. I see a JS260 for a good price, but wonder if is a good one for a hobby woodworker? I hadn't used my old one for a long time so I don't know when it disappeared. But when you need one, you have to have one. I can't find any information on if it is at the bottom of their line of jigsaws. Anyone out there have a JS260?
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    What to do with sawdust

    WOW!, I'm glad I asked before I tried it. Back in my old shop in Massachusetts, I had some pine trees and loads of pine needles behind my shop. I just dumped it there. My shop was heated with radiant heat. Now my shop has a wood stove. If I have to empty the drum during the winter I have burnt it as the video in the message chain shows. But my last bag went straight into the green waste container that our city provides, I have no idea where they take it. Thanks for all the post, carry on making the sawdust folks.
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    What to do with sawdust

    I have a dust collection system with a cyclone attached to a 30 gallon drum. I have to empty it every so often and have just been throwing it in the garbage. A friend told me about some videos on YouTube where sawdust is mixed with paper and water to make a slurry of paper pulp and sawdust. Various videos show some easily made presses to compress the slurry into bricks. Has any of you done this?
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    Turning black limba

    Well I finally figured out how to make the knobs. I used the lathe to do the side of the knobs in a line down the length of the turning. Ever once in a while the wood would break in two as I was turning, so it took some time to get more than I needed. At each end of the knobs I left room to turn the top of the knobs by turning a "1\2 inch dowel" and cut each knob at my bandsaw. Then I attached a board to the plate used for bowl turning and marked the center the drilled a 7/8" hole in the center. I then wrapped tape around the dowel to fit in the hole snugly to turn the tops of the knobs. Ron
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    Turning black limba

    Hello, I got my hands on some Black Limba hardwood. My Aunts, granddaughter's father in law bought it then died. I have a bunch, maybe 800 BF and I'm making my daughter in law a jewelry box out of it for Christmas. I need to turn some knobs to match the box. I've been trying but there is a lot of tear out. Is this due to my skill level or to the wood? Has anyone turned this wood? I have sharp tools, any pointers? Best regards, Ron
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    Need a pattern for knobs

    Lew, would you be able to send me the files? My email is rpeterro5@gmail.com. Thanks
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    Need a pattern for knobs

    Yes Lew, that's what I'm looking for.
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    Need a pattern for knobs

    I'm looking for the wooden knobs like you get from Rockler. MAN! THOUSE ARE GREAT KNOBS, but too elaborate for me.
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    Need a pattern for knobs

    I'm making a jewelry case for my daughter in law with the black limba hardwood that I need to make knobs for. I thought I had some birch one from Rockler but couldn't find one. Do any of you have one you can take a photo of and provide some measurements? I need to make a 1" knob. Thanks for anyone out there that can help. Best, Ron
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    Unisaw motor tripping breaker.

    DONE! Went to my shop tonight and cut off the crimped wire nut. I used an electrical tool to strip off the covering of all 6 wires in the box. It was a bit hard to read the wiring diagram but got it wired correctly. Now it's back! I cleaned up the place, hanging some clamps and turning on the dust collection system to clean up the area......now what to build with the black limba???

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