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Questions dealing with wood, woodworking, tools, (power/hand) projects, glues, fasteners, finishes, etc. Some examples: How do I build a birdhouse?; What kind of wood do I use for a picnic table?; or What is a good weatherproof glue?

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Mulch and TermitesMulch adjacent to the foundation can provide food and moisture needed by termites and other insects.This should not be a real problem as long as you have a pest control company regularly inspect and spray.  CORRECT ANSWER:Im told that cedar, cypress and redwood much is too ha…
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A business owner's policy would be a good place to start here. This type of policy comes as a package that includes general liability, and some property coverage. Although you may not need property coverage for a building in this case, this policy would cover still be able to cover some of your busi…
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Just completed similar rebuild 3 years ago. Hired the original builder and after watching realized I could do this myself.The support behind the pool walls should be similar to that of interior walls in your home. There should be a stud (2x4) spaced evenly every 16". Remove the old walls without dam…
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make a square base, and 4 triangles of certain lengths so that all spaces are covered and also make sure that the triangles have the same angles in every corner.
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Exterior house paints must be oil based because of the weather. If a water based paint is used, the paint will be damaged when it rains. Using a water based paint would be like coloring the outside of your house with washable markers. Exterior Paints DON'T Have to be Oil BasedThe vast majority of e…
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Generally speaking, softwoods are best for paper making as it's easier to split or break up the fibres in the pulping process. Softwood fibres tend to be more flexible than hardwood fibres which lends itself to making thin flexible sheets.Examples of softwoods are Fir, Spruce, and Pine. a good site …
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Wooden toothpicks are milled from trees, many millions from each tree.Toothpicks begin life a birch tree. Eventually, the birch tree ends up on a logger's truck, and finds its way to a toothpick factory (surprisingly, they are almost all in Maine). Once there, the tree is cut into thin sheets of woo…
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Answer Try checking on eBay for GUN PARTS. Sellers can not sell whole or complete weapons, but they can sell stocks, etc. Answer Midwest Gun Works also sells Factory replacement wood. Brownell is another source. There are many other stock makers (that are not original Browning) on the interne…
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Building a Model PyramidYou would need lots of glue to hold it together.You might search online or go to a library to look for tips or patterns, or talk to an artist or art teacher for tips on how to do it. If you cannot find a pattern, you could study pyramids and use a picture to make one. Of cour…
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Any kind of wood COULD be used to make them, but basswood is ideal; it carves and shapes easily, is lightweight, doesn't cost very much and sands well.
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The free plans can be somewhat limiting, for a more diverse selection check this site out: www.meiselwoodhobby.com Answer Internet. Type in "Free Woorworking Plans"
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Either one OK. Water based dries faster.oil base paint is better because it soaks into the wood
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Finding Wood for your projectsDepending on quantity, your first choice may be E-Bay. Many 100s of peices are available, and often can only easily be found on E-bay. Your next bet would be to try other on-line vendors, a Google search of "+wood exotic online" returns many results. Good Hunting! &n…
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Free Craft WoodThe woods ;}, depending on where you are, can be a source of a wide selection of sometimes hard to find exotic wood, remember to bring your chainsaw.Free Craft WoodIf there's a local company that uses pallets, they will probably let you have a broken pallet or two. I have a friend tha…
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Answer Wood crafts are a fickle project and there is no easy answer. To best help you will need to do two things. First is find out your material and physical costs. That means things like gas or electricity used to build the project. Then come up with a price based on this. That's the bottom lin…
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Vanishing Varnish First of all, if the varnish is dry, you could try to scrape it off with a razor blade. Another method you can try is to use paint thinner or stripper. Apply the thinner/stripper to the varnish you want to remove from the glass, and let it sit for 30-45 minutes. Then wipe off the…
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It just depends on the size of the circles. A hole saw must can be used to make circles, but you'd need to use a drill press to start it and you'd need to remove the center pilot drill. If you're after a larger circle you might need to use a wood lathe. Sometimes, for a very large circle, people wi…
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Santa check ever where to find the book. but he never found it so he contacted Lorenz Staff and asked her if she had another copy and she did and she only charged his five dollars for it
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Answer Yes you can have multiple 220 outlets, but if you are using multiple saws and start kicking your breaker, do not put a bigger breaker in to keep it from tripping you'll break up the protection inside of your wire, and then you'll have major problems. If it don't burn down. If you do start…
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Found Nutcrackers I have had good luck at finding unpainted nutcrackers @ Zims crafts I only wish I could find another venue. http://www.goldencockerel.com/shoprussian.asp?object=store&id=300000 http://www.folkartlife.com/articles/paintnutcrackers.shtml
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I have several unpainted Zim's nutcrackers. If you are interested, leave a message that you are. Thanks. Do you still have these? I am interested
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The boxwood tree turns dark green after it dies. It is the only species of tree that turns that color after its life has ended.
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Wood burning or pyrography patterns can be found in any hobby shop or woodworking magazine. Other sources can be as simple as children's coloring books or sketches. Any line drawing can easily be transferred to the wood surface using carbon paper.
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Usually conifers are used in Landscaping, The schrubs if harvested would be used in manufactured wood, if your refering to Pine trees, they harvested for building lumber.
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It would be ok as long as you are not using the board for food preparation purposes.
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you need a blue print graph.
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To make a Trebuchet like Yesteryears, they used more then one component, wood, rope, metal, to make a trebuchet out of one component would be difficult if not impossible. BUT: your 2 fingers, a rubber-band, and a tight raped piece of paper is one way. If you want to mimic Trebuchet"s of old, spread …
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Wood is made of atoms. These atoms make up molecules of cellulose, bound together with molecules of lignin. Joyce in your face
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Yes, especially if it gets damp!
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Make triangles (same length on all 3 sides), make 4 triangles and attach them, If you use paper, cardboard, or posterboard, you can lay them flat on a table and butt edges together, you will use 3 strips of tape to attach all 4 triangles, raise shape up to a pyramid form and tape last 2 edges togeth…
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If your serious about making a bow, start with a heavy or dense wood, Indians used osage orange for the're short bows, Europe used Yew for the're long bows, Both were effective. A simple way to make a Bow is to get 3 sapplings of your choice of wood, 1" (inch) in diameter, (Dry, Season, or Cure for …
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A hexagon has six sides and six angles [picture a six sided circle} now a circle has 360 degrees so a hexagon breaks the 360 degrees into 6 angles of 60 degrees each [360 divided by 6 angles] so each angle is 60 degrees but the cuts on each end of the individual sides has to be half of 60 degrees to…
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Free wood burning patterns have instructions on how to use the pattern. Woodworkers Woodshop and Carving Patterns have free patterns for wood burning. Another option is that you can draw a pattern by hand for your wood burning project.
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I belive sodium silicate can be used to fireproof wood and your ugly face >:-D
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Soft wood is wood that is soft and is a light type of wood although some people think it is drift wood but it is not.Softwood is the wood from conifers.The wood is soft
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Lignum vitae is the hardest trade wood on Earth. It is also generally considered to be the hardest because it is the densest and heaviest, but that is different than hardness. Australian Buloke is also sometimes considered to be the hardest wood on Earth. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_i…
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Tempera paint is washable and easy to clean up with soap and water. However, I have found that it does tend to leave a residue of color on some objects such as paint trays, and it often stays around for several washes on the paint cloths I use. Adding a small amount of dish soap to tempera paint…
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Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into fibers, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming panels by applying high temperatures and pressure.georgia and katie and adele aka add add plus em hop i love mdf it is…
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Corn Dolly! Well, I can make a yarn dolly. They should be pretty similar. First, you take a long stalk of corn, and wind it around a piece of cardboard an inch in width as many times as it will allow. Remove the cardboard. Next, tie another piece of straw in the place you want the neck to be and one…
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As a sustainable energy source, wood fuel also remains viable for generating electricity in areas with easy access to forest products and byproducts.
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Answer cnc setup helpok you have to reference the machine first for the x/y/and z axis ok use my email i will see that you receive free a few manuals ..i will help you you can phone me at:623-225-7322./ bill chalfin scientific products best regards
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Damar varnish is an excellent wood finish. I have used it on two kitchen table tops. When dry, damar varnish is hard as nails. It dries very clear. Many layers of damar varnish can be used to coat a surface. There are two primary benefits: Irregularities will become filled (leveled, when performed …
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If you go "online" type in popcicle stick plans you will find many sites for plans using pop, craft, and other sticks. Your paddle sticks pose a problem because of there shape, you can stagger them slightly to match up better and use stright sticks on the back for gluing your paddle sticks together.…
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Answer Their called furniture webbing, you can get them many places. one sight is: www.rochfordsupply.com
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According to eHow, your base area must support at least 1/3 of the table top area.
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Yes, initially the birds are usually afraid of the wind chimes. However, wit the time after they get used, they are never afraid of the same.
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Caution : these should only be constructed and used under adult supervision Hobby Bow Needed Items : a garden cane, a length of string (depending on how long your cane is) a hacksaw and metal snips some cardboard a drink can TO MAKE THE BOW With your hacksaw make slits in each end of the …
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Alot of people sell lego bows and arrows on ebay along with the occasional shealth of arrows for your minifigures. If your looking for a human sized one, youtube has some how-to videos that are worth watching.
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Plague has many signs. Some of them are fever, vomit of blood.
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Answer Here are a couple of sites to help you, primitiveways.com and basketweaving101.net primitiveways has a CD you can buy, basketweaving101 shows you how to get started, one way is the plaited design, it uses flat stripes of wood (birch bark). Tip! soak your stripes of birch bark in hot water …
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Answer I have always called them a carpenter.
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Goose and a rabbit for extra flavour + a fresh poo
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Answer cah-vitch-ee This is my name; my grandfather came from northern Italy to the US in the early 1900's. He told us to pronounce it as: (ka-vik-ee). LCavicchi CAH-vee-kee 1. In Italian, "cc" takes on the phonetic sound of "ch" if immediately followed by an "i" or "o" (Gucci). If immediate…
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While plywood is commonly thought to be an uneven number of layers or plies of wood assembled at right angles to each other, the commercial definition is that an assembly of three or more layers is plywood. Therefore plywood can be plastic laminate or veneer with a particleboard or MDF core. Melami…
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Wood hardness is rated on the Janka scale, which measures how many pounds of force it takes to drive a 0.444" steel ball halfway into a piece of something. Lignum vitae, at 4500 Janka, is the hardest wood there is. The next hardest wood is nearly 1000 pounds softer.See Quebracho (schinopsis lorentzi…
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because it is the color of treebark inside and that is what it is made of so yeah!
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Curing woodTo cure wood one must remove the moisture from the wood; if you're going to make something with wood, the moisture content of that wood should be below 6 to 9%. (There are cheap moisture meters out there. The pin meters are the cheapest.) There are many ways to dry wood. Here are a few.Fi…
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Personally, I have never seen a screen door used for security. but if the door is out side, use exterior paint. they come in water and oil bases. If the door has nothing on it now, you will have to prime it first. first of all that is not the question so if you want to give advice go back to school…
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If the fibers are cut, a "Dutchman" will need to be installed. This is similar to putting in an inlay, Another piece of wood with a matching grain is cut out and a "pocket" for the piece cut into the damaged piece to accept the new piece. This requires a skilled woodworker for a near perfect match.
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Baby Cradle Plans All I can afford you for this answer is a link, because it would literally take days for me to write up plans for a cradle. <a href="http://www.leeswoodprojects.com/baby_cradle.html">Baby Cradle Plans - Free</a> wood skills a good plan and ability
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Answer Agarwood is the most expensive, it comes from aquilaria trees. The tree usually becomes infected with mold and produces a resin that ranges from $5,000.00+ per pound. Ebody African Black. Brazilian Rosewood. The most expensive would be those not legally available anymore - i.e. Brazilian …
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Wooden spatulas have a few disadvantages. Wood is much more porous, which makes them more difficult to clean after use, meaning that they are easier for bacteria to cling to. In addition, wood is prone to chipping and splintering, which makes it possible for bacteria to get deeper into the spatula a…
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Answer Virtually all commercial finish carpentry installations are done with construction adhesive combined with finish nails at angles into the sheetrock. As a last resort, or if the trim is very heavy or often leaned on, drill holes using a bit for metal. Then use screws for metal to hold the …
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Answer Check and see how heavy it is
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If the trottle sticks on a 1995 Izuzu Rodeo please check under the hood of the car immediatly. The trottle cable comes from around the back of the engine compartment from the left side, and attachs to a pully, which you should see on top of the main engine block, unobstructed, and directly in front …
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The air that you exhale contains water vapour. When you exhale during a cold day, the relative humidity increases. Relative humidity is actually the percentage of the amount of water vapour in the air.(the maximum amount of water vapour that the air can hold at that temperature) The colder the air, …
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The best single source on all aspects of wood construction, preservation, coatings, maintenance and repair including laminated beam building is the nearly exhaustive, 496 page and free, "Wood Handbook, Wood as an Engineering Material" by the US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Produ…
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Aromatic cedar would be the first thought. One, it has a natural moisture equiliberant about it, and two, natural aromatic ceder tends to fend-off, deter, critters. Moths, ants, termites and other assorted, sundry,detrimental varmits that depend on fabric and material for staple.There may be somethi…
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The best way to build anything is with a set of plans. You can get them from simple to complex. You can find them in woodworking magazines, woodworking catalogs, etc. The way I build many things is from the bottom up and the inside out. Materials: Thin plywood, usually 1/8", 3/16", or 1/4", square…
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Odd as it may seem, though balsa is the lightest of all known woods and is very soft, it is a hardwood. Woods are not categorized into hardwoods and softwoods not by the measured hardness or rigidity of the wood, but by the type of tree they come from.
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One that has Options, Options, Options! Desk chairs can really vary is costand comfort so if your not wanting sell your first born in order to afford for a high dollar chair, try and find a mid-range desk chair that has lots of options and adjustments. Because almost all desk/office chairs advertise…
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Just got mine from NAPA, 12, 2009.Also autozone, Advance, E-bay,...Calipers Rebuilt and Rebuild kits.
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To shoot a bow and arrow in Minecraft, use your mouse and right click to pull back the bow and hold it until the bow string is held back all the way, then when you are ready, release it!
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exotic wood
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redwood also known as snakewood.
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Best way is to apply wax to the ends so it dries evenly. Stacking to allow air flow helps.
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Not that much.
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A lathe is a machine that is used to carve wood or metal by turning it.
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This is just a partial because I am looking for the same answer. Start with a 5 by 5 square. Cut each corner with a line that we call X. The space left on each square side between where the lines we drew intersect the square side is the same length, therefore we call that segment "X" also. Now the s…
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Plywood weighs a lot or a little depending on the amount of plywood being discussed. A quarter inch sheet of plywood that is 4 x 8 feet will weigh approximately 22lbs.
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Answer: Wood alcohol is also called methanol, methyl alcohol, Carbinol, wood naptha or wood spirits. It's used as an antifreeze, solvent, fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol. It's also used for producing biodiesel via transesterification reaction. It can also be used [on occasion] to clean wo…
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There are many answers but... It was originally developed for furniture. Perhaps you could use it for a house, a vase a wooden spoon... MICHAEL JACKSON IS NOT DEAD. HE IS SLEEPING :D
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ter are 1,000 types of wood
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It could be a paper clip. Answer A clothes pin
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A lathe is important because it's a machine that is widely used in Engineering operations. It was a boring machine that gave a workpiece the desired shape.
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The wind chime was designed first by early Romans and Southeast Asians. The earliest wind chimes have been found in Southeast Asia and date back to about 3000 BC.
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Answer there are also some excellent citric based strippers out that you can use, I apply the stripper, let it work as per instructions and I use a plastic scrapper to remove the bulk of the stripped material and re-apply where needed, this works great for me. Caution: wear rubber gloves and depe…
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You can make your own coffin, the problem is finding a funeral home that will let you use it. They are in business to make money and coffins are the major part of that. The way the laws are most places, a body has to be handled by a funeral home and if it stays longer than a day it has to be embalme…
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Answer we did this i my science class . you have to balance the nails and make sure they fit.
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Medium Density Fiberboard
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Basically sawdust and resin compressed under very high pressure. It's typically used for counter tops, furniture, speaker boxes and many other indoor applications. Yse, basically you are right. Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) is a reconstituted wood panel product. It is a dry-processed fibreboard …
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Veneers are a form of Cosmetic Dentistry used to enhance you look of your smile..there are many reasons why people use veneers. Discolored, chipped, cracked, out of line, teeth. Or like movie stars in hollywood, they just want to enhance the look of their smile.
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Yes, because you can see more than one substance on it. (ie. you see the wood and circles on the wood)
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This might help get you started,www.dbeweb.com you can also purchase Indian flute plans, just search the net for the same. (Indian flute plans)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkws50cnDs8www.dbeweb.com
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Need to know if it is a park bench or a work bench but either way your local book store or library has many books on that subject that will help you build one step by step.
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Hardwood is used in places where strength, beauty or durability count: - fine furniture - flooring - baseball bats - chairs Softwood is less dense so it is weaker and more easily scratched or cracked. It is cheaper, however, so it is chosen for framing houses, inexpensive furniture etc.
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