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Hi i have a direct drive Ryobi table saw

When I switch it on it makes a screeching noise and when I try a test cut the blade stops but the motor keeps going. I removed the blade and with out a blade it sound normal
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Stripper won’t take off paint and now sander is gumming [closed]

I started refinishing an old table with red paint. Years ago my mom used paint stripper to get rid of the paint but there was still a lot left. I used several rounds of paint stripper with a scrapper ...
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How can I fix my particle board round kitchen table, I dropped it on its side and hole removing it from the box on concrete!

I received my brand new round particle board kitchen table and decided to remove it from the box outside before lugging it up the stairs. I lost my grip and dropped it on the side on concrete and ...
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How can I inspect a table saw blade for damage? [duplicate]

I have a SawStop table saw which I set off yesterday. The blade is not warped but am worried that a tooth could be loose. Is there a test to see if there is a loose tooth?
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What are interlocking table legs like this called?

For temporary support of a glass pane, I have been looking for cheap steel rods bent into this simple upside-down U shape (the bottom two points will contact the ground): The idea is to join a few of ...
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How can I save my teak wood table?

I used baking soda and water paste to remove water stains and it ruined my teak table. I did not do enough research. Pics of the aftermath: Click for full size The table is new and never treated ...
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How can I make this X-legged table more stable?

I bought a heavy (100kg) slab of wood and feet from a nice company. There is a problem though: when I push the table on the small side, the table oscillates for several seconds. The amplitude of the ...
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How do I hang my console table on top of my mirror

I have a floating console table and a mirror and I am trying to hang the table on top of the mirror for my entryway.
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Where do i start when applying finish to a table? [closed]

So I'm spraying a bojo table with polyurethane. Sounds easy right!! Where should I start? Legs first so I don't have to lay the table on the topside if I where to do the top first? Does that make ...
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How to seal an oiled table

My mom owns a walnut table. It was recently sanded, cleaned and oiled, but now even the slightest movement on the table stains and scratches. Even cleaning the table with a damp cloth affects the ...
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How can I reduce the outer diameter of galvanized steel pipes by .1-.2mm?

Is there a way to take off.1-.2mm from a steel pipe (1/2 inch ID) I am building several desks and a table. I am using pipes for legs, but the inner diameter of the fittings I ordered is maybe .1-.2mm ...
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Should i resurface a table i applied water polyurethane to?

First time working on a butcher block that I leveled with a sander and then started to apply polyurethane. I did 3 coats but after the third coat the surface feels very rough still and smoother in ...
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Table propane fire pit not igniting

enter image description here I have a propane fire pit table that has been working very well for several years. I was planning on staining my deck so I had to take my table apart and bring it inside. ...
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Quick ways to reinforce cheap wood-like IKEA table? [closed]

The weight of the 3 monitors on my 3-monitor arm has destroyed my IKEA table (not real wood). See picture. I want to still use the same monitor arm with 3 monitors in the same area, where the damage ...
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How to repair this plastic picnic table? [closed]

We've had this plastic picnic table for years and the surface is really cracking up. The frame seems solid yet. Is there a cost effective way to repair this table to get a few more years out of it? ...
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Attach wheels to hollow metal table legs

I want to attach some wheels to a small table. It has a metal frame. The foot of the frame is just a square metal legs of 20mmx20mm with a little plastic cap on each of the 4 legs. Taking the cap off ...
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Fix shiny spot after fixing scratch with rubbing nut oil

My dining room table was scratched and my research said to try to fix this by rubbing a fresh nut into the scratch. Most guides said walnuts, but I had pecans and saw that people said to try that as ...
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How can I repair this table?

I recently inherited a table. It is rather heavy with a solid maple top. Two of its legs have failed at their attachment points (one was fastened with a hanger bolt and the other with a machine bolt &...
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Filling gaps in polished wood table

I have a really nice polished wood table (not sure exactly what wood, sorry), which has some gaps in various places (see photos below). As we use it as a kitchen table, it's not great as all the ...
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How to create a rounded, irregular mold for concrete

I’m interested in creating an organic rounded shaped mold to pour concrete into. It will be large, a coffee table and end tables. It has to be a pull apart mold, as I want to carve the shape on all ...
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How can I make a straight cut along the bottom of a cabinet table?

I made a table using MDF, but since it had more height than it should I had the unfortunate idea to cut it at home using a Jigsaw tool. When I used it the cut was not completely straight as we can see ...
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How to reduce sway on this ikea console table

This tall ikea table is 74” long and I use it primarily as a kitchen counter/workspace. Unfortunately it sways a bit when I apply weight or pressure longways. Any suggestions for how I can brace or ...
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Building a desk-Does it need reinforcement?

I'm build a computer desk, but I've been agonizing over the build because I'm concerned that there might not be enough support. These are the details: Table top: Teak butcher block with a live edge ...
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How can I straighten out an extendable table that's starting to sag while still being able to take the middle out when needed?

We have a wooden table with a removable middle section to make the table smaller/larger. It's sagging in the middle. If I pull the legs in it straightens out. What can I do to straighten the table out ...
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Butt joint concrete table

I am building a 4' x 10' concrete table top. Because of the weight of the top, 2" thick would be around the 800 lbs range, I am breaking it into 2 parts. This will create a butt joint and just ...
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Can I drill extra holes into an Ikea Trotten table top so that I can connect it to a Rudolf underframe?

This is the Rudolf (https://www.ikea.com/in/en/p/rodulf-underframe-sit-stand-f-table-top-white-10497373/) and this is the Trotten table top(https://www.ikea.com/in/en/p/trotten-table-top-beige-...
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How to incorporate removable but stable legs into self-made foldable wooden table

I have a small but nice appartment (40m²). As such, I have to be creative with how I manage and use the space I have. My kitchen is also quite small. I own this kitchen island: Here is my kitchen ...
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Should I put glass directly on an aluminum frame for a table? [closed]

I want to build a table (for my office) from aluminum extrusions (sometimes called 80/20) and I like to put tempered glass on top. Can/should I put the glass directly on the metal? Or would it be ...
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How does hand crank sit-stand table hold its position?

Trying to DIY IKEA Skarsta hand crank sit-stand table, I've come to a point when I seem to get all things except this one: How does such mechanism hold the position of a desk? I get it if a crank ...
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How to fix wobbly table/improve stability?

i want to fix my table so it doesn't wobbly sideway. it's a little annoying because when i move sligthly my monitor goes shaky because of the wobbly. i try to use using this "white thing" ...
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Wobbly table help

Complete novice at DIY but we really wanted a industrial style table so we decided to give it ago ourselves. I really like how it turned out but due to the style of table legs used I have some ...
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The cheapest (in terms of efforts) way to mount mic stand to a table with slanted edges

I bought a microphone table stand and only after that I've realized that the edges of my (only one and beloved) IKEA table aren’t flat enough. I've tried different options but predictably have failed. ...
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How can i fix my wobbly table?

I have finally entered the world of DIY and built a desk based on the design of a coffee table we bought. Unfortunately it wobbles from front to back as you are sitting at it to the extent I can't ...
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Does this TV cabinet need the screws or can it rest on the frame?

I have assembled a TV cabinet / TV table. It is made of a metal frame, with "rings" on the inside of the frame on which the table plates rest. The first image shows one of the "rings&...
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Fix puncture in Ikea Linmon table

I'm using an IKEA Linmon plywood table 150x75 as a desk and the monitor stand I've been using did this at some point over the weekend. Looking for a cheap fix to help keep the structure of the table. ...
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Asbestos in old furniture adhesive?

I just bought a nice 1920s table which has obviously been fixed up a bit throughout its life, and thought I’d check before touching it whether there is any likelihood that the adhesive you can see in ...
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DIY Console Table - Unstable Design

I have embarked on creating my own hallway console table because I was unable to find a narrow enough one on the market that fit my space. For my design I went with 2 IKEA Bergshult shelves to save me ...
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Building a Wire Mesh Basket for Under a Table

I'm looking into the possibility of DIYing the table in the picture below (taken from here): I've found many great tutorials for a rough approximation of the legs (although mine will be four straight ...
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How to remove or fix the stain on this table?

I think a harsh chemical remove the varnish on this table, how should I go about fixing it?
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A type of compartment that rises out of a desk

I'm building a computer desk and I had the idea to hide some speakers in a compartment towards the back. I'd like the speakers to pop up out of the desk on some kind of mechanism that rises up, kind ...
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Is there any way to stop a low-profile desk from racking back and forth?

When I remodeled my house I had left over granite from the kitchen. I had the mason cut a piece for a built-in desk in a dormer. He first cut and polished a piece that wasn't the right size. I kept it ...
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Estimated strength of U-profile shelf standards?

I would like to make a table, which is only supported by 4 of these U-profiles. Two on each end will be screwed in a brick wall. The shop doesn't have any specs on the U-profiles. Question Assuming I ...
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Oil on wood table

in attempts to remove canola oil stains from leaving leaking bottles on the table, I made a solution of water vinegar and baking soda. Unfortunately now, the area I was scrubbing is white from the ...
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Fixing substantially warped table top planks

I'm fixing up a wooden table that has sat in a warm attic for about 10 years. It's got pretty substantial bow and twist across the planks. I'm a beginner and want some advice on how best to get rid of ...
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What should I do about an Ikea tabletop that is allegedly unfinished?

A couple days ago, I purchased a "Gerton" Desktop from IKEA. On their webpage, it says nothing in terms of it being finished/unfinished, merely that you should wipe it down with oil. As I ...
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what should I use to cover a table made out of a broken bookcase?

I'm working with a friend who is trying to make a kitchen table (i.e to use for eating) from a bookcase which broke. We're trying to do it as low-budget as possible (he's in a lot of debt right now). ...
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Which varnish to choose for a first time job (desk)?

I am building desks for my children: a wooden slab on a standing desk frame. The wooden slab is 160 x 80 x 2 cm and is made of smaller pieces of oak (probably) glued together. They form a nice flat ...
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Fix a wobbly table

I have a table consisting of a top and a leg. But top is wobbly due to a space/gap between top and leg. What is the easiest/fastest way to fix it? Note that there's no attachment between the top ...
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Are there major stability differences between simple table legs and plain ones?

I am planning to build simple, large desks for my children. They would be made from a 160x80x22 cm plank and legs. I am not sure which ones to choose: standalone or "plain" (sorry, I cannot ...
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Help with stain on white coffee table

I have recently discovered a light brown ring stain on my white coffee table. I have no idea where it came from (I'm still racking my brain for things I've put on the table that would create this ...
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