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    Yes looking at the sides it looks like all the...

    Yes looking at the sides it looks like all the plies have some voids except the good face, so I figure it is common grade stuff, nothing fancy. On the other hand it does have 5 plies (not too bad...
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    It is uniform like that throughout he whole...

    It is uniform like that throughout he whole sheet, for what that is worth.

    There are some tiny little flaws that look like tiny knots here and there. They show a little better in this picture....
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    What is this plywood?

    This is some plywood that I picked up at the curb on our heavy pick up day. Can anyone identify it? It is 3/8" thick and 5 plies. The center ply looks a little thicker. One side has perfectly...
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    Oops, missed that one.

    Oops, missed that one.
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    Odie's Oil?

    Has anyone here used this product?

    I had a chance to try some on a test piece at a friend's shop and am pretty impressed. It seemed to penetrate well, fill pores, and catalyze quickly. My friend...
  6. Depending on how much you use them one (or two if...

    Depending on how much you use them one (or two if necessary) of those magnetic strips might be a good way to hold them and have them accessible.
  7. Lots of possible answers and none are universally...

    Lots of possible answers and none are universally right for all.

    I kind of like having a cheap set so I have all the sizes I might want once in a blue moon and can sharpen the ones I might rarely...
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    With a jig like the porter cable is a variable...

    With a jig like the porter cable is a variable speed router required/desirable? Or would something like the PORTER-CABLE Fixed Base, 11-Amp (690LR) be a good choice for a router dedicated to the...
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    You mentioned the Rikon 10" and the 14" cast iron...

    You mentioned the Rikon 10" and the 14" cast iron models. Those are the two options that sound like likely options for the OP to me. Either squeeze a the Rikon inside somewhere on the bench or find...
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    I think the acceptability of this exposure will...

    I think the acceptability of this exposure will depend on the attitude and background of the user. I read about how folks fuss over their cast iron and wax, protect, polish it and are upset if it...
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    I just remembered a shop I visited years ago. ...

    I just remembered a shop I visited years ago. The guy who owned it built a lot of custom stuff for older restored boats. He worked up lots of custom teak pieces, some of it high dollar stuff. He...
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    I'll play devil's advocate here. Lots of power...

    I'll play devil's advocate here. Lots of power tools live in non climate controlled garages. How much worse can it be to be in a covered outdoor space, especially with a little extra care? I'd get...
  13. I am happy to see that others have done the same...

    I am happy to see that others have done the same and brought back interesting stuff. I have not always been successful in finding interesting wood to bring home like I was on this trip, but I...
  14. Too bad. Thanks for looking.

    Too bad. Thanks for looking.
  15. I'd love to see that. Any chance that you have a...

    I'd love to see that. Any chance that you have a link to some pictures?
  16. I was lucky enough to have free checked bags on...

    I was lucky enough to have free checked bags on this trip. For pieces up to almost 24" a USPS flat rate box often works well.
    Large Board Game Box 23 11/16" x 11 3/4" x...
  17. What do you bring back from vacation?

    I brought back about 40# of beautiful koa and mango lumber from Hawaii in a large checked bag. A couple pieces of the koa were purchased, but the larger portion of koa and the mango were a wonderful...
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    For me that would definitely be my drum sander. ...

    For me that would definitely be my drum sander. It wins by a mile.
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    I have a 16/32 (upgraded from a 10/20). I...

    I have a 16/32 (upgraded from a 10/20). I absolutely love the 16/32. The 10/20 had some of the problems you mention, but was still one of my most used tools. The 16/32 has worked flawlessly for...
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    Glad you found something that suits your needs. ...

    Glad you found something that suits your needs.

    I usually find that it is fun to look at a bunch of pictures on line including plans and also completed stuff for sale on etsy or where ever. Then...
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    Around here (Tallahassee) they have bulk pickup...

    Around here (Tallahassee) they have bulk pickup every other week where they will take just about anything. I wouldn't want nice stuff to go to bulk pick up, but if you put stuff out a day ahead,...
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    I'm retired, so as much as I feel like. It...

    I'm retired, so as much as I feel like. It varies pretty widely, but always at least several hours per day and sometimes long hours.
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    A lot depends on what you will be building and...

    A lot depends on what you will be building and what kind of stock you are using. For me even though the wood comes in as big slabs it gets broken down into shortish lengths (<5') and usually fairly...
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    White oak is nice. Here in the Florida panhandle...

    White oak is nice. Here in the Florida panhandle we have access to nice cypress that weathers well and I am inclined to let it go gray when used outdoors in full sun.

    Partially sheltered I may...
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    Just to clarify... He isn't there when I am...

    Just to clarify... He isn't there when I am working on my projects. He comes out to work with me on little projects for him. When he is there the time is focused on him and not on my work. Some...
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