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Cabinets and the best wood choice for the carcass.
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I am going to try and new project.  Never made cabinets before.  Researched and You-tubed like crazy.  So many opinions.  Mine are going to be:1 each= 30"W x 14"D x 38"H2 each =29"W x 14"D x 38"H1…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen S Oct 2.

Forstner bits
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Who makes the best, long lasting bits that will not cost me an arm and a leg? Or is this just one of those things you get to replace more often then I want?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Jul 13, 2017.

Moving Cabinet above Refrigerator to make room for new Refrigerator
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I have an idea and I really need some thoughts from all you expert cabinet/remodel/woodworkers. I have attached some pictures.  What I am wanting to do is move the cabinet forward and in front of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Leveques Dec 30, 2015.

Self-Centering Drill Bits
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I am looking at purchasing a set and would like input regarding suggestions and recommendations.Much appreciated as always.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie H Nov 17, 2015.

 

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Glen S replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Cabinets and the best wood choice for the carcass.'
"I would,, and do,, use prefinished 3/4" Birch or Maple ply from Menards. The left over pieces will make nice shelves with some edge banding. I used to poly the inside of my cabinets & it sucks! Thats why I use prefinished."
Oct 2
Stephanie H replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Cabinets and the best wood choice for the carcass.'
"I have the face frames and doors covered.  Reclaiming old barn wood.  I am also wondering what thickness?  I see 3/4, 5/8, etc.  I plan on staining them, I want the insides to look nice and using melamine for the shelves."
Oct 1
Matt Parsons replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Cabinets and the best wood choice for the carcass.'
"It all depends on the finish you are looking for (Paint or Stain). I use pretty much baltic birch on on my cabinet carcasses and maple on the face frames and doors with MDF panels if painting.  Oak (in not staining) needs a grain filler or lots…"
Sep 30
Stephanie H posted a discussion

Cabinets and the best wood choice for the carcass.

I am going to try and new project.  Never made cabinets before.  Researched and You-tubed like crazy.  So many opinions.  Mine are going to be:1 each= 30"W x 14"D x 38"H2 each =29"W x 14"D x 38"H1 floor to ceiling cabinet 18"W x 24"D and the height to be determined. Would love some input on wood choice for the carcass only.  I have the doors already sorted out.These are going to be for a laundry room.  So I don't need highend, but certainly want something nice and durable.Appreciate your…See More
Sep 30
Stephanie H commented on Stephanie H's album
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Son's 30th Birthday Fishing Rod Holder

"Darrel, I have no plans for this.  I just made it from the ideas I had in my head and researching others to design my own."
Jan 31
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Son's 30th Birthday Fishing Rod Holder

"I would like to get plans of this rod holder"
Jan 30
Ken Darga replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Forstner bits'
"I've used the Diablo drill bits, and didn't experience any problems. Prior to use, I keenly sharpened the cutting edges, and they performed without any problems. They cut as clean as others I've used."
Jul 13, 2017
Stephanie H replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Forstner bits'
"Thanks Tim. I felt the same way about the Diablo. Thankfully, I only bought the one 2" for my Fishing rod holder I made a few years back. I have a Porter Cable set but it doesn't go up to the 2" size. This purchase was a quick trip to…"
Jul 13, 2017
Tim Grace replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Forstner bits'
"I've been extremely disappointed with the Diablo bits. The fact that the are a Freud product makes them even more disappointing. I had a 1½" Diablo that lasted one 5/8" deep hole. I found the Woodtek brand on Amazon that works…"
Jul 13, 2017
Stephanie H replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Forstner bits'
"I bought a 2" Diablo brand. Wore out fast. I am cutting A LOT of 2" holes in about 60 - - 2 x 4 x 10 pieces. 3 holes each piece. I already have a simple 8 piece set. But I need this 2" bit for this project I am working on. Appreciate…"
Jul 11, 2017
Ken Darga replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Forstner bits'
"I have a set of Forstner bits, from Rockler. Good price for the larger set. I've drilled lots of holes with most of them, and they've served me well for several years. I touch up the cutting edges, to keep them sharpened, using diamond…"
Jul 10, 2017
Stephanie H posted a discussion

Forstner bits

Who makes the best, long lasting bits that will not cost me an arm and a leg? Or is this just one of those things you get to replace more often then I want?
Jul 10, 2017
Stephanie H replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Moving Cabinet above Refrigerator to make room for new Refrigerator'
"My other option, which I do not want to do, is to remove the cabinet permanently. "
Dec 28, 2015
Stephanie H replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Moving Cabinet above Refrigerator to make room for new Refrigerator'
"I will read it, thankfully this cabinet will be sitting above the frig.  If it falls, it will be less than an inch between the bottom of the cabinet and the top of the frig.  :)"
Dec 28, 2015
Stephanie H replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Moving Cabinet above Refrigerator to make room for new Refrigerator'
"I am leaving the soffit.  It is just one cabinet.  The new frig is going to be taller and deeper.  I wanted to bring the cabinet up to the ceiling and in front of the soffit, centered in the space abover the frig.  That would fit…"
Dec 28, 2015
Jay Boutwell replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Moving Cabinet above Refrigerator to make room for new Refrigerator'
"Stephanie, Back a few months ago I wrote a long post on hanging cabinets/  It was in response to the hanging of cabinets where a lady's arm was broken by a falling cabinet.  It would be good to read and you will learn a lot about…"
Dec 28, 2015

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig® K5, Kreg Jig® Mini
How would you describe yourself?
Beginner Woodworker
How did you learn about the Kreg Owners' Community?
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What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
I have turned half of my garage into a mini workshop. I enjoy learning how to use all my tools.

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At 9:45am on October 26, 2015, james wilhelm said…

You are very welcome , I will help you when I can , if I know the right answer , done a certain project , used a certain tool  that is asked  about in a post   !!!  Keep up the good work , enjoy your wood working and have fun , that is what it is all about, Have a great day , JIM !! 

At 4:26pm on October 25, 2015, james wilhelm said…

Stephanie , did not want to start an arguement , I just asked a question about the counter sink bit,s  , as they were not related to the post and did not want you to be misled !!!  I think all of your project,s are very nice and you have learned a lot and will do very good in wood working !!!  I have been doing this for 25 + years  and you have a good future in wood working , keep up the good work and have a nice day , JIM !!!

At 8:45pm on October 6, 2015, Jay Boutwell said…

Hi Stephanie,  I agree with the chat thing however sometimes some need to understand when they start writing answers to anyone trying to learn.  I can honestly tell you that I only write from my experience and that is a whole lot of years of building professionally.  I recall too many times when I have see articles written to some that are not correct in procedure and many are Google obtained information coming from some who are telling you how to do something yet have little and or no experience.  A pet peeve of mine is when a big mass of information is  dumped on someone who is trying to learn.  A good example was your experience with your table say and the massive amount of information that came in.   I am glad to see you working at learning woodwork and taking on challenges that you are unfamiliar with.  You will learn and you have the right attitude to go far in your journey in woodworking.    Thank you for extending your friendship.

 
 
 

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Cabinets and the best wood choice for the carcass. 3 Replies

I am going to try and new project.  Never made cabinets before.  Researched and You-tubed like crazy.  So many opinions.  Mine are going to be:1 each= 30"W x 14"D x 38"H2 each =29"W x 14"D x 38"H1 floor to ceiling cabinet 18"W x 24"D and the height…Continue

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