Even if your wood has been drying in Uncle Joe’s barn for the past 100 years, the moisture content (MC) will be more than 15 percent. What you need is a MC of about 8 percent.
Properly adjusting handscrews can be tricky, but these two steps at right show a clever way to do it.
Manufacturers must follow very strict guidelines established by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in order to legally use this label.
A Low-angle bench planes allow you to change the blade’s effective cutting angle to suit specific tasks. Because the bevel points up on a low-angle plane, the effective cutting angle can be varied based on the iron’s bevel angle.
When I’m not using my miter saw station, I simply remove the saw and stand the 2x12 on end, secured against a wall. The whole setup cost me about $50.
Turn on the sander and exert just enough pressure to keep the pad in place.The rust should be gone in a matter of seconds.
Use a bandsaw, not a tablesaw. It’s not good shop practice to rip a board less than 12 in. long on the tablesaw because it may kick back at you.
Polyurethanes for floors or woodwork are often formulated so they don’t have to be sanded, but polyurethanes for furniture generally should be sanded.