Rockler Dovetail Jig: Half-Blind Dovetailing Demo

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Rockler Measuring Kit

Square Check Features: Prevents your tape measure from slipping off the corner while measuring diagonals 90 inside corner securely straddles any outside corner, and rotates 360 to accommodate any rectangular object Attaches easily to your tape with a single, powerful rare earth magnetUse it while assembling drawers for a perfectly square batch Slot for tape hook measures 1-1/8′ wide Durable plastic EZ-Mark Line Cords The fastest, easiest way to mark or identify the location of shelves and internal construction components without marking the wood Each cord stretches to twice its length A metal alligator hook on each end holds the marking line in place Includes three elastic cords (10′, 20′, 30′) Biscuit Cutter Gauge Shows the exact width and depth of sizes 0, 10 and 20 biscuits slots Lets you determine which biscuit size will fit before cutting (and potentially blowing out an edge) Once correctly positioned, the pencil slots allow you to perfectly center your marks Gauge shows actual cut, which accommodate the swelling of the biscuit once glue is applied The hole allows it to be hung on the wall
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Question by Tricnic: What is the best way to sand a wooden table before staining?
I am refinishing a round dining room table. It currently just has a light stain and poly over the wood, but I want to stain it a dark brown. I heard of the liquid sandpaper and was interested because the base of the table is very curvy and wasn’t sure how well I’d be able to sand with typical sandpaper, but I haven’t heard a lot of good about it on here. HELP!!!!

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Answer by Chrys
you need to strip it with REGULAR paint stripper..the liquid sandpaper won’t take off the poly (and really won’t take off the stain..)
if you have a place that dip strips, take it there and let them do it in a will be easier on you and the table.

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    • dhoffmaneye
    • April 25, 2013

    Be sure that the dovetail bit is centered in the guide bushing. If it is not, you will not get good dovetails.

    • dianne b
    • April 25, 2013

    Right at Home Depot you can rent an electrical sander and they sell different grades of sand paper, so check the back of the package so the appropriate sand paper is purchased.

    • solitus3989
    • April 25, 2013

    Don’t use TOO fine a sandpaper when you have the old paint removed – you want to rough up the surface just a little bit – not buff it to a shine. the paint won’t stick good if there is old paint on there or if the surface is too smooth.

    • Rockler
    • April 25, 2013

    Liquid sandpaper is a “deglosser”. It’s designed to take the sheen off of a finished surface so that a new finish will stick to it. What you want to do is completely remove the poly finish. So, you’ll need a stripper, as mentioned in another answer. A heavy-duty chemical stripper – available at any hardware store – will probably work fastest. But if you don’t like the chemical smell (you’d need a respirator to work indoors), we’ve heard great things about a product called Soy-GEL. It’s made primarily from soybeans, has very little odor and apparently works very well.

    If you end up sanding the finish off all or part of the table, use a stearate coated sandpaper, such as 3M Sandblaster or Norton 3X. It won’t clog up nearly as fast as “regular” sandpaper. Even if you strip the table, you may still have to sand a little residue out of crevices and corners. A set of detail sanding curves ( and abrasive sanding cord ( can really help get into tight spaces. But you can get by without it with a little creative sandpaper folding.

    Once you have the table thoroughly stripped and cleaned, you’ll want to give it a light sanding to even out the texture and remove any grain “fuzz” that was raised in the stripping process.

    Hope this helps!

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