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  1. Scott here are a couple photos of my grill box....

    Scott
    here are a couple photos of my grill box. It's more brown than gray but old looking anyway. I did this to New Pine, roughed up with a hand wire brush to expose the grain some.
    It's nothing...
  2. Interesting how wood reacts to different liquid's...

    Interesting how wood reacts to different liquid's
    I made a outdoor grilling tool box a while back and wanted it to look weathered. I used Lipton Tea as my tannic steel wool and vinegar for the iron...
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    Pretty Cool Bill. I like the shade those...

    Pretty Cool Bill.
    I like the shade those laydown. Your supposed to wait till Fall and cooler weather to do those outside project :)
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    looks like there is some discrepancy with the...

    looks like there is some discrepancy with the Varathane Gel stain colors. My pint doesn't have a number on it any place. And I haven't been able to find the No. 469 Gel Stain
    Picture of my Pint of...
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    Hey Bill...good timing. Thanks for posting My...

    Hey Bill...good timing. Thanks for posting

    My Varathane Gel stain is a different color can, I wonder if there's any difference ? I'll check the No. on the can
    I am going to try my Dark Walnut...
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    Thanks for kind words. I have made way too...

    Thanks for kind words.



    I have made way too many samples...but it's interesting what all the different finishing process's look like.
    Even my customer (my wife) said it looks like a "Science...
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    Mine was dripping a little so I tightened all the...

    Mine was dripping a little so I tightened all the bolts around the cover and it fixed it for now. Haven't seen a drop since....its been a few months.
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    Fantastic Andrew !!! Like the sturdy look and...

    Fantastic Andrew !!! Like the sturdy look and form. Great job !
    I see a texture on the edge of the table top...what is that ?
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    I started my samples the other day with what I...

    I started my samples the other day with what I have on hand. Some stains and watco oil...

    Bill....with the gel stain I got the darkest of them all...maybe I did something wrong ? This is only...
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    Thanks for the comments on my work and thanks for...

    Thanks for the comments on my work and thanks for the suggestions. I have used Watco danish oil a lot on my project. And I have been using some wipe on poly..Minwax and Arm R Seal..I like both.
    So I...
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    Ready for Finish

    My hall table is ready for finish and the more I read and research the more confused I get. Most of the techniques for Stickley/Craftsman finish use products that are not easily available locally.
    I...
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    My stair tread project from a 1 1/2 yrs ago. I...

    My stair tread project from a 1 1/2 yrs ago. I bought my treads from Menards. They are solid wood. It took me a few trips to get enough Good ones with the color and grain I wanted. I prefinished them...
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    Mirka 5" disc

    FS: 5" 5 hole Mirka hook n loop sanding disc
    30 - P80
    27- P100
    7- P180

    $30.00
    shipping included
    458265
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    Thanks for all the input. Looks like there are a...

    Thanks for all the input. Looks like there are a lot of ways to listen to our old classic rock or other choices.
    I like to listen to a variety of music also..

    Old classic rock
    World Cafe...
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    My brother in laws wife and kids stained their...

    My brother in laws wife and kids stained their deck and threw all their rags in a pile and left them on the deck. They awoke to a fire on their deck. Lucky they caught it early enough to get it put...
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    Music in the Shop

    Do you listen to music in your wood shop ?
    What do you use for a music player ?

    I like to listen to music most of the time. I use a PC for my music provider, a small amp and some home made...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. Iím going to get...

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Iím going to get a U S General when I get a chance.
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    I thought about building one and in some...

    I thought about building one and in some situations a wood cabinet would work good but...with the price of plywood, drawer guides, handles , casters, time building, design issues...its easier and...
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    Fantastic suggestions and opinions !!!! I...

    Fantastic suggestions and opinions !!!!
    I should be able to find what I need from those choices. I appreciate the you tube video link and the craftsman photos. That points me in the right direction...
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    Rolling Tool Cabinet

    I am wanting to buy a Tool Chest. Going to get all my wrenches, sockets , plyers, screw drivers in the same tool box. Looking at a 40" wide cabinet
    Snap On is out of my budget for sure....even used...
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    Excellent Dave ! Thank you

    Excellent Dave !
    Thank you
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    Silly question Dave :) pictures would be Great !...

    Silly question Dave :)
    pictures would be Great !
    I have seen drawers like that with a dovetail guide on the bottom in the middle.

    Thank you
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    I'm going to answer my own questions :) Looking...

    I'm going to answer my own questions :)
    Looking at an old desk here at work.
    I could do this....and keep the runners even with the bottom of the side stretchers and make the drawer shallower than...
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    Well its been taking forever to get this table...

    Well its been taking forever to get this table built but working on it. Doing some building technique's I haven't done before so I'm learning new stuff. It's been fun.
    I have come to the drawer...
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    I took the serrated roller out and had the...

    I took the serrated roller out and had the machinist at work make me a new roller/shaft with out the serrated part.
    I contacted J&J Short assoc. and they rubberized the roller for me. Great company...
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