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  1. Woah, good point. I never thought of that (wonder why Yeah, my 5x5 sheets at my yard is similar price. But for some reason the 4x8 sheets are sky high. They must be like A quality on both sides like you mention. I was in such shock I didnt ask why.
  2. After your comment, I thought, yeah BB would be real nice to that stuff. Use 5'x5' sheets all the time, called my yard, 125$ per sheet!!!!!!!! yowza. 45$ sheet HD poplar ply made in usa, here i come
  3. Thanks everyone for the advice, tons of help. After comments and thinking not only about the boxes, but also securing them to walls/ceiling and having some good meat to use my domino xl on, im going on a mix of 2x's wrapped in ply and some just ply boxes. im also doing keyed miter splines,,,,,bc ..overkill and i like using my flush cut saw im sure some things will change during instal. And the railing design in the pick is def against recs of consumer protection, so my top railing will cover the whole side and i may end up with two. for the safety po po's . of course, my daughter will be using it as a diving board no matter what i do, so hey.
  4. LOL, thats really what i have been wrestling with...what tool can i say i need....been looking at a shooting plane or no 4 smoother you know, to make everything smooth!
  5. Ive been given my next," keep my wife happy and letting me buy tools" project ! Built In bunk beds for the kiddos room. For the attached design, would plywood box construction be enough for this structure, or would you do a 2x4 framing wrapped in plywood? Thanks for the help! And back to your "real" woodworking And hey, the stairs and handrails get to have some decent joinery!
  6. Im trying my hand at making some window sashes. Material thickness is just under 1 3/4". Just wondering if anyone has preferred sash router bits they prefer. Ive been shopping around but not sure which have good lifespan and cut well. I was looking at whiteside and infinity but open to any suggestions. Thanks!
  7. Edge banding tape thickness

    Thanks for the quick reply. I think I will look for some unfinished. Hopefully all goes well Haven't used an iron since my wedding !
  8. I have to order some edge banding tape last minute for a project but need to build ahead before it arrives. What is the general thickness of something like this maple edge banding tape..1/8, 1/16? Thanks!
  9. Quick bump to this topic. Im making a single entry door and it is a frame/panel design. When you do the glue up, how do you prevent glue from the frame joints sneaking out into the corner near the panel, thereby seizing the panel? Or should I treat the panel in someway, wax or finish to prevent the glue from locking it tight?
  10. Definitely four season, Im in New England. So we will see how they hold up. They don't get direct sun which is good for not getting bleached but bad for drying out. Its weatherstripped inside and I will be adding an astragal with weather stripping soon for the middle gap. Im custom making adjustable bottom sills so the bottoms are sealed up as well. You can't see it but there is a mortised bottom sweep.
  11. I really love its clean simple look. But man, it sure likes to blow out when routing edge/long grain,,,,,and I definitely learned never to carelessly slide your hand down the edge of DF,,,those splinters are like stepping on a stingray
  12. They are individual panes/lites. I was able to use the actual space I remodeled for most of the work on the doors. My woodshop is pretty compact and in my basement, so I was only able to mill and size parts down there. All the assembly, glue-ups and finishing were in the studio, its 26'x26'. Which now that I am done, I can actually use for my other work again.
  13. Hey How'd you know I haven't finished all the sides yet!?!> Bottoms and tops and hinge sides are done, just have to get lock sides since I planed them during instal. I used a few layers of epoxy on the bottoms.
  14. Just wanted to thank so many of you on here. From advice to getting my shop setup a few years back, to question after question while these building carriage doors for my remodeled garage into art studio project. My doors a finally done, thanks to all of your help. I don't know any knowledgeable woodworkers, so you guys and a few youtube vids are all I got I just have to clean windows, add the sills, and attach astragals once i decide between glue or screwing. But Im pretty happy with how they turned out. CVG Doug Fir throughout.
  15. I am finishing up an exterior carriage door build and forgot to attach the astragal before finishing. The doors are finished with a polymerized tung oil and since I applied and wiped off excess for each of the four coats, its more of a smooth matte hand rubbed finish, not glossy. Could I just scuff sand the specific area and epoxy the wood astragal? Or do I need to sand down to the bare wood? How does epoxy interact with Tung oil finishes? Thanks for the help note: My astragal is just a 1/2" x 1 3/4 flat piece, it is not a T shape which would also adhere to the side of the door.