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  1. I apply Arm-R-Seal and Waterlox with cheesecloth...

    I apply Arm-R-Seal and Waterlox with cheesecloth all the time without issues. I work in my basement where it’s cooler, not sure if that makes a difference or not. I prefer multiple thin coats rather...
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    I generally use nothing on jigs, or a coat of...

    I generally use nothing on jigs, or a coat of paste wax if I need it to slide easier.
  3. Jim- what about EM2000HBL?

    Jim-

    what about EM2000HBL?
  4. For poly, my preference is either Minwax or...

    For poly, my preference is either Minwax or Arm-R-Seal. Sounds like You have had good luck with the Minwax so might make sense to stick with that.
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    Thanks for posting this, I’ll keep an eye on mine...

    Thanks for posting this, I’ll keep an eye on mine as well.
  6. Stain was General Finishes water based dye stain....

    Stain was General Finishes water based dye stain. Top coats were Target EM6000, I built the base coats with gloss then a top coat of satin to cut the sheen. On this particular piece the ‘sealer’ was...
  7. Texture. But to put that in context most of my...

    Texture. But to put that in context most of my experience with EM6000 has been over Sapele which has a fairly open pore structure. Jeff advised my to use pore filler, which I did on some pieces and...
  8. Agree with Jim, use prefinished ply for boxes...

    Agree with Jim, use prefinished ply for boxes whenever possible. If you need to spray cabinet insides, leave the backs out and finish them separately, assemble later.

    I have the best luck with...
  9. Yeah, I’ve been taking a break since finishing...

    Yeah, I’ve been taking a break since finishing them.

    I track time with a printed sheet that captures the part, operation, materials & tools used and time. Helps me understand how long these...
  10. Thanks Bill. If I got the opportunity to live in...

    Thanks Bill. If I got the opportunity to live in a G&G home I’d probably never go outside.
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    Looking forward to seeing this! FWIW I think...

    Looking forward to seeing this! FWIW I think epoxy would be too soft for the markers on a fretboard, unless you are talking about the tiny ones on the edge of the fretboard of some guitars.
  12. Here’s a close up detail of one of the ebony...

    Here’s a close up detail of one of the ebony splines. The pins are nickel-silver rod, the type knife makers use to hold on scales.

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  13. My wife said it looked like we were setting up...

    My wife said it looked like we were setting up for church services.
  14. Thanks David. Gamble house is a great tour, I...

    Thanks David. Gamble house is a great tour, I really enjoyed it as well. My post was after midnight becase that’s about the only time I get to myself these days!
  15. You are right Carl, 15 is a lot of chairs. Once I...

    You are right Carl, 15 is a lot of chairs. Once I started assembling them I had to take over some of the kids play room to fit them all. There are, I think, 46 mortises per chair. Every joint is a...
  16. Thanks Fred. I think you are referring to the...

    Thanks Fred. I think you are referring to the scalloped detail on the back of the lower apron. That was an Interesting detail to make, since the edge of the scallop needed to be very crisp to look...
  17. Sounds good!

    Sounds good!
  18. Stop up any time, Jim, you are always welcome. ...

    Stop up any time, Jim, you are always welcome.

    Matthew has been having fun making pens, he has already sold two and has orders for three more!
  19. Not signed and dated, but I did brand them behind...

    Not signed and dated, but I did brand them behind the front apron.
  20. Thanks Bill. I considered using epoxy for the...

    Thanks Bill. I considered using epoxy for the longer working time but in the end I used TB3 for the glue-up. I did the glue-up in two stages- the front legs and apron as a sub-assembly and the back...
  21. Thanks Yonak. Yes, there was a lot of hand...

    Thanks Yonak. Yes, there was a lot of hand shaping particularly on the crest rails. Many hours working with spoke shaves, rasps, floats and sandpaper. Interestingly, I picked up a 14 grain Auriou...
  22. Ha! Lowell, don’t confuse extremely good luck...

    Ha! Lowell, don’t confuse extremely good luck with showing off!

    I did have my share of mess ups, but I was lucky enough to be able to recover from them. Like this one. A back assembly fell...
  23. Thanks everyone. why 15? good question. The...

    Thanks everyone.

    why 15? good question. The table seats 12 so I cut enough chair parts for 14, assuming I’d lose two somewhere along the way. Turns out I didn’t lose any, so that’s 14 chairs....
  24. Greene & Greene Gamble House Dining Chairs

    A set of 15 dining side chairs in Sapele and ebony. These chairs are based on a Greene & Greene design for the Gamble House in Pasadena, CA, as adapted by Darrell Peart and Bob Lang. The leather slip...
  25. Nicely done Jim, good way to break in the new...

    Nicely done Jim, good way to break in the new ride. where was Festool that I missed them?
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