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Dovetail saw
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I would like to start learning how to cut dovetails by hand and was wondering what saw you all would recommend for starting out? I can't afford anything to expensive so looking for some budget…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ethan May 6, 2014.

Wood type questions
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Hello,I'm looking into building a toy box for my little girl and have a question about wood types.First, would Pine, Cedar, or PureBond Plywood be the best for a toy box?  These woods are affordable…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Woythaler May 3, 2014.

Stud wall with pocket screws
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Is there anything wrong with building an interior stud wall with pocket screws, or would framing nails be a better route? Framing nails would be cheaper in terms of cost.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Cox Nov 8, 2013.

First project complete: Farmhouse Table
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I completed my first pig project just last week and I have to say it went well.  The project I chose was the farmhouse table which seems to be popular. I mainly chose this because my wife and I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Watkins Oct 14, 2013.

 

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Ethan replied to Ethan's discussion 'Dovetail saw'
"Thank you so much for the advice."
May 6, 2014
Ken Darga replied to Ethan's discussion 'Dovetail saw'
"Ethan, There are a few budget dovetail saws, on the market. You can find them at your local home centers and wood working stores. The Irwin saw will suffice for a beginner/novice. This size is handy for making small dovetails. It's about…"
May 6, 2014
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Dovetail saw

I would like to start learning how to cut dovetails by hand and was wondering what saw you all would recommend for starting out? I can't afford anything to expensive so looking for some budget friendly options. Thank you!See More
May 5, 2014
Keith Woythaler replied to Ethan's discussion 'Wood type questions'
"Wow!  Thanks for all the info Ethan...please update us when you get to finishing your build.  I'll do the same when I get to mine (i'm working on a shelving unit to fit inside the closet of the baby's room at the moment, so…"
May 3, 2014
Ethan replied to Ethan's discussion 'Wood type questions'
"Thanks Keith, same to you! I haven't chosen any specific plans yet for the toy box because I'm still going back and forth with the style I want to pursue.  I do however keep coming back to a Pirate Treasure Chest as the look for…"
May 1, 2014
Keith Woythaler replied to Ethan's discussion 'Wood type questions'
"Hey Ethan, As an aside, are you following specific plans for the the toy box build?  I'm curious as I will be building a toy box for my own baby...he/she is due around the end of June...I figured I might get a chance to build one over the…"
Apr 30, 2014
Ken Darga replied to Ethan's discussion 'Wood type questions'
"Choice or standard grade can be used, followed by filling the voids and then painting."
Apr 30, 2014
Ken Darga replied to Ethan's discussion 'Wood type questions'
"Cedar material makes for a very nice looking toy box. Select boards that contain some knots, which will make for an attractive appearance. For some projects, I want some knots, just for that purpose. Knotty Pine, is another nice material, if…"
Apr 30, 2014
Ken Darga replied to Ethan's discussion 'Wood type questions'
"Select grade is "free" of knots---used for projects where you don't want knots showing and is my choice for your intended project. You could use a "choice" grade---select the boards that have minimal…"
Apr 30, 2014
Ethan replied to Ethan's discussion 'Wood type questions'
"When it comes to pine wood the big box stores around me carry three types. There's what you could call standard, premium and select. What application would these three types be for? The select pine is very nice, straight with a very nice grain."
Apr 30, 2014
Ethan replied to Ethan's discussion 'Wood type questions'
"Whoops...not a question above."
Apr 30, 2014
Ethan replied to Ethan's discussion 'Wood type questions'
"Thank you so much for the great information?"
Apr 30, 2014
Ken Darga replied to Ethan's discussion 'Wood type questions'
"Pine or spruce makes for a nice toy box. Plywood can also be used, but the edges need to be treated to cover the laminations. Edge treatment can be accomplished by veneer strips or edge banding, bonded with wood glue."
Apr 30, 2014
Ken Darga replied to Ethan's discussion 'Wood type questions'
"The cedar boards with the rough-sawn side, hasn't been planed smooth, like the smooth surface on the opposite face.  It's intentionally made that way. The rough-sawn surface can be easily be sanded or planed, to make it smooth. The…"
Apr 30, 2014
Derick Upchurch replied to Ethan's discussion 'Wood type questions'
"I used 3/4 AC plywood on my toyboxes, its already sanded smooth on one side. As for your second question, if you own a belt sander it will smooth it down pretty quickly, if not, a plane will reduce the amount of time you spend sanding with a less…"
Apr 30, 2014
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"Are the plans for this chest available somewhere? What kind of wood did you use? Great job it looks amazing. Thank you!"
Apr 29, 2014

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Kreg Jig®, Kreg Jig® Jr.
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Intermediate DIY'er

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