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bio website jay-lickfett-woodworking.com
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Jun
7
answered What should I use to finish my plywood table top if I intend to leave the end-grain visible for a modern look?
May
16
answered What sound frequencies does a circular saw emit?
May
3
answered What tool should I use for carving deep shapes in a desk top?
Apr
29
revised What type of aluminum are squares and 72" straight-edge rulers made of?
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Apr
27
answered What type of aluminum are squares and 72" straight-edge rulers made of?
Apr
27
comment What type of aluminum are squares and 72" straight-edge rulers made of?
This answer implies that there is only one kind of aluminum that can be bought when in fact there are a number of widely used alloys. As with steels, the heat treatments that are done on many of these aluminum alloys significantly modify their properties. Finally these alloys are stronger than pure aluminum, not softer.
Mar
30
comment How to repair a small hardwood crack?
The wood has actually contracted due to lower humidity now. When the humidity increases again the crack will probably close up on its own and it could even blow out the ends. As Henry describes below, allowances need to be made for expansion and contraction cycles in solid wood. There would have been less chance of cracking if the grain had been run the long direction of the bench instead of the short direction.
Mar
30
revised How to repair a small hardwood crack?
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Mar
21
answered How do I sharpen wood lathe tools?
Mar
21
comment How do I sharpen wood lathe tools?
The angle does matter, but it depends on the type of tool and how it is going to be used.
Feb
1
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
23
answered How to sand wood without flattening it
Jan
23
answered How can I fix a big crack on an old hutch?
Jan
10
comment How can plywood edges be finished to conceal the plies?
MDF is commonly used for painted kitchen and bathroom doors (search 'custom cabinet doors' online). If you have a real lumberyard nearby you might be interested in ultralight MDF which is slightly more expensive but would be easier to handle when you are cutting the parts.
Sep
6
answered How can I reinforce a piece of furniture to put an aquarium on it?
Jul
29
comment Can I put a sanding drum in a routing table and use it like a spindle sander?
The shanks of router bits are manufactured to specific sizes in order to be held securely in the router collet. Speed control or not, it would be unwise to use any tool in a router that isn't specifically intended to be used that way.
Jul
26
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Jul
13
awarded  Yearling
Jul
12
comment What could cause polyurethane to dry with excess gloss?
I would love to see a reference to some product that has the gloss as the additive, because I don't think it exists! I suspect the people believing this are simply misinterpreting instructions to 'stir completely to ensure a consistent gloss level' or something to that effect.
Jul
12
comment What could cause polyurethane to dry with excess gloss?
edited to correct my spelling of 'flatting' agents and to add a reference link to more info