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    Advice on removing part of a storage shelf.

    Hi, i have a friend who has this storage unit... The shelves appear to be glued into routered slots. She would like to remove some of the shelves to enlarge areas of the unit (so the small boxes are larger) but is not too sure how to do this. Would she be looking at some kind of saw, or...
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    Where would i find wood that is 1000 years old?

    A local market stall sells pendant necklaces that the seller claims are made from 1000 and 1500 year old wood. Is it even possible to get a steady supply of wood this age? If so, where would you get such a thing? I wanted to make something which is quite small, but wanted the oldest wood...
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    Does Danish oil smell bad once applied?

    Hi all, A friend of mine has just bought a cupboard of ebay for her house, however she say it "smells funny". apparently the seller states that the cupboard was finished with danish oil. Could this be the reason for the smell? I'm not sure if my friend has a lot of previous experience with...
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    Is Isopropyl alcohol acid free?

    Hi all, not sure where to put this one, but i guess as people here may have used this stuff as a cleaner or similar, i may get some answers..... I use a lot of alcohol blending soloution for arts and crafts, primarily with alcohol inks. Also as a cleaner. I currently get the blending soloution...
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    Pliers advice please.

    Hi all, i'm looking for suggestions on pliers/cutting tool that will give a "non jagged/sharp" end to a cut piece of wire. My girlfriend uses wire in a lot of her craft projects, some of which will be handled a lot, and up to now she has just used normal wire cutters or pliers to cut the wire...
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    Router table problems.

    Ok it's my own stupid fault, but i didn't check the size of my Titan router before buying a cheap and cheerful Nutool router table. As a result, the router base is fractionaly bigger than the recess that the router sits in under the table. :roll: Really annoyed as i'm totaly new to routing...
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    Cutting a circle out of wood.

    Can anyone recommend an easy way to cut a decent circle from mdf? All i have at my disposal at present is a jigsaw and a router (only just learning about the router though). I am pretty good with a jigsaw but wondered if there was a method of getting the circle exactly round easily? I was just...
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    Titan mitre saw only suitable for MDF?

    Just seen this Titan mitre saw on the Screwfix site, down from £90 to £55. http://www.screwfix.com/prods/98832?ts=33207# Reading the instruction manual on the page there, it says that it is only suitable for cutting MDF board. I will be using pine a lot, and mdf, but surely a mitre saw would...
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    Is this Titan router ok for a novice?

    http://www.screwfix.com/prods/31965/Pow ... outer-230V I've never had or used a router, but am getting highly fed up with coming across projects that need one! :roll: Have'nt got a great budget (i blame the kids), so was looking at one under £50 that would give me at least an insight as to...
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    Need help with a wood project plan.

    Hi, I am having real trouble figuring out how to make a storage box for my girlfriend. Well not for her literally......i'm not that fed up with her yet..... :D....... She has asked me if i can make these out of thin MDF..... I am having what you might call a mental block on this. I can make...
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    Advice on saw hole drill set.

    Hi, I'm looking for a set of drill saw bits that cut holes in wood. I will be mainly cutting holes in MDF no more than 1cm thick, so i wondered if this sort of set would do? Hole saw kit I was also after making holes a little bigger, and there is this tool that appears to go up to 10cm, but...
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    Chair leg advice for a friend.

    I am looking for some advice for a friend of who posted a query on another forum, it involves her wooden chairleg so i thought i'd ask here for advice. It's a bit of a long shot, but i thought i'd try anyway. Heres her initial post.... "Well I ended up spending a big chunk of yesterday trying...
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    Is this ok to start with? Cheap B&Q mitre saw.

    These are going for under £18 Now at B&Q, i've never had a mitre saw so thought it might be a good starter one for me. Mitre saw Any advice? I know you get what you pay for sometimes, so i guess i shouldn't expect much, but for small projects i can't go far wrong at that price can i? Thanks...
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    Need help with a basic box project please.

    My girlfriend is into crafts and would love an A3 lightbox, one of these..... A3 lightbox At £50, i thought i could easily make one, and it would probably look better too......however i have come across a stmbling block, i have'nt a clue where to start! :oops: Has anyone any basic ideas of...
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    Advice for wooden bagatelle game.

    I'm making a bagatelle game for my kids, this is what i mean for those who are'nt old enough to remember one :wink: .... Bagatelle I have a basic idea of how i am going to make it, but i would like help with a couple of things please. Firstly, the holes that the ball can fall in, sometimes...
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    Difference between a parting tool and a chisel?

    Hi, I'm wanting to buy a decent vee chisel, i've mentioned it in previous threads here. I settled on getting one from Robert Sorby, the 1/8th inch as i want to cut very narrow v shaped groove along a piece of wood, making it look similar to paneling on a door. After toying with the idea for a...
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    Restoring a pedastal writing table?

    Today i saw a writing table, older but similar to the one below tucked away at the back of a second hand store, they only want a few pound for it but it needs a lot of work done to it. The wood side of things i think i can handle, in fact it just needs a bit of sanding and restaining. Actualy a...
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    Where would i find larger peices of natural looking wood?

    I wanted to make a large door for a playhouse, but it's going to be about 3 or 4 ft tall, about 2 ft wide and at least 6 inches thick. Would i find this sort of thing at a sawmills or can anyone recommend anywhere else? It's the thickness of the wood i'm having trouble finding. I was thinking...
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    How do you measure a V shaped chisel?

    Hi, i have been using a set of cheapy chisels for ages now, they cost about £5 for a 6 piece carving tool set. It gets the job done for what i need, however the blades come loose after a while. I only use the small V shaped chisel and was thinking of splashing out on a nicer chisel that will...
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    Cutting a shape advice please.

    Excuse me if this sounds like the most basic question ever, but i'm not exactly the world most proficient wordworker! :oops: I use a lot of small pieces of wood, pine to be exact shaped like an arched door (church like). Up until now i have cut these with a jigsaw, usualy up to 50-100 at a...