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Help! Baking soda/water stain on finished wood countertop!

I soaked strawberries in a bowl with water and baking soda to clean them, ten minutes later I came back and realized the bowl was cracked and had been leaking. This stain is the result. Wooden ...
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Remove blood stains from wood tray

I am trying to remove blood stains from a wood tray I had in my refrigerator. It came from meat I had defrosting above the tray. I tried bleach, baking soda and vinegar. Any other methods I can use?
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Replacing a key on old keyboard

I have an old Dell SK-8135 keyboard. I love it because it has a volume knob instead of buttons. I've used it so many years that it's the only keyboard I can touch type on without tons of errors. But ...
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How do I clean my wood floors?

How do I get rid of these spots and streaks on my floors? Just moved into a house and thought this was just dirt but its not getting removed with a mop and Bona hardwood cleaner, I'm a little nervous ...
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How do I get soot out of my clothes blankets and pillows?

We had a house fire a couple of weeks ago and now there is soot all over my blankets, cloth wall hangings, dressers, plastic drawers and even my goo gollies. How do I get it out of washable colored ...
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How can I remove curry powder stains from a wooden table?

I have a wooden table, at least 10 years old. It has yellow stains on it, presumably from a curry. I don't know what kind of powder/curry caused the stain. The stains are difficult to remove -- no ...
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Storing wooden doors in shed

We had someone else concrete garage as our storage but they had a water leak from the toilet upstairs and much of our stuff is going spoil, we took off the wooden doors as many people are in the house ...
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How to remove baking soda stain from wooden kitchen worktop?

I cleaned my oven with a mixture of baking soda and water. Unfortunately, I got some of this on my kitchen worktop and it caused some stains (see picture). I scrubbed the stains for 1-2 minutes with ...
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How to remove scraped-on paint from finished wood

Some white-whicker deck furniture came into contact with some finished dark wood and left white streaks. They're resistant to simple abrasion. Is there any way to remove the paint without wrecking the ...
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Organize and increase work area in size

I do electronics work in my apartment. This is my current setup in my bedroom. I have lumber scraps available and I enjoy making items, but would consider something else pre-made if it is cheap or ...
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How to clean water spots from wooden table?

I have got water spots on my wooden table. Is there any trick to make them disappear.
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A more reliable way to get rid of chopstick splinters other than rubbing them?

Whenever I try to rub my chopsticks together (regardless of etiquette; the places I go to aren't that fancy) to get rid those splinters on the cheap wooden chopsticks, I usually end up with more ...
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How to fix a gouge in a wooden table?

My children made a dent gouge on the living room table: The dent gouge is about 3-4 cm long (~2.5 in), the brown coating in the dent gouge is a weak attempt of the children to hide their misdemeanour....
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Drill cone-shaped hole [closed]

I want to drill a cone-shaped hole in some thick wood. The hole needs to be about 75mm deep and 45mm diameter at the surface. The accuracy of the dimensions isn't so important, but I do want the ...
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Cheap Method to Extract Oil [closed]

I'm intending on building a few shelves from scratch, including chopping down the wood, and then treating it. With my budget tightening up, what are some easy to access methods of harvesting oils from ...
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Securing a large board on the roof of my car

I want to buy a large board of MDF 2440mm X 1200mm. I won't be able to fit it in my car so I will need to carry it on top. I was planning to put some towels on the roof and then hold it on to with ...
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Bed frame not stable

I have a wooden bed frame that uses wooden bolt thingies to attach each part together. However, instead of 3 bolts each for connection, I only have 2, so the bed shakes a lot and sometimes breaks ...
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