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    Still drying and not completely there yet, but...

    Still drying and not completely there yet, but still a good indication of the low level sheen. Please note that the original surface wasn't perfect and I chose not to abrade it completely flat which...
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    Wow...that upper level is nice! Good score...

    Wow...that upper level is nice! Good score...
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    So...do tell...and do show... ;) :) :D

    So...do tell...and do show... ;) :) :D
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    This is a valid thing, Mike. There absolutely are...

    This is a valid thing, Mike. There absolutely are certain tasks that I choose not to do for one or more reasons including the task being something I really don't enjoy, especially if it's pretty...
  5. No, I don't believe I have a thread specifically...

    No, I don't believe I have a thread specifically on it, but I started with it about the time I put in my MiniSplit and ordered my CNC machine. My shop ceiling got R30 insulation and then I stapled up...
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    I've had the pleasure of working with Brady's...

    I've had the pleasure of working with Brady's output. He's a really good person to at lease consult with about the possibilities for that particular part you need to figure out a solution for.
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    No. Those only work with "universal" motors...the...

    No. Those only work with "universal" motors...the ones that scream. You cannot use them on induction motors.
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    Most foundations around here were built with...

    Most foundations around here were built with block but there is growing use of poured concrete in forms, especially by custom builders. The largest "neighborhood" home builders, including those that...
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    ROFLOL!!!! I resemble that remark!

    Seriously, this topic is a major reason why I'm so glad I put in the acoustic ceiling tiles in my shop. "YUGE" difference...you can feel it just walking into...
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    http://www.ibild.com/

    http://www.ibild.com/
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    Ok, I just shot a couple coats of the Polycrylic...

    Ok, I just shot a couple coats of the Polycrylic Matte and I'm pretty pleased with the low luster sheen. It's not flat and it's not satin...almost "just right", IMHO. Pardon the quality of the photo...
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    Gary, v-bit style inlay is a very common...

    Gary, v-bit style inlay is a very common technique, especially for smaller projects where the backside of the inlay (male) can be sliced off on the bandsaw and then brought flush with a hand plane or...
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    The biggest challenge with sourcing material like...

    The biggest challenge with sourcing material like that is less about drying it, which most folks can do properly if they want to; rather, it's more about insuring over time that it doesn't have...
  14. What you're experiencing, Paul, is a reduction in...

    What you're experiencing, Paul, is a reduction in "direct transmission" of sound which can lower its apparent volume level. That, combined with having some softer surfaces in the workshop to absorb...
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    Just remember that for those of us who do use...

    Just remember that for those of us who do use CNC...it's just one tool and we still have to do all the finesse work on any parts a machine like that cuts. For me, it's the best of both worlds, but I...
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    Sap out for me. More natural looking.

    Sap out for me. More natural looking.
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    I would think that a primer will give you a much...

    I would think that a primer will give you a much better end-result because one of the primary reasons for using it is to insure a good bond between the part material and the intended finish. I'd...
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    That temporary loading dock was a great idea. It...

    That temporary loading dock was a great idea. It would be good if you could keep it around somewhere after the fact in case you, um...upgrade something. :) :D
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    I actually just found an unopened quart of the...

    I actually just found an unopened quart of the Polycrylic matte in my cabinet...bought at great discount when HD was phasing out Minwax products in the last year. I don't normally use Minwax products...
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    Yea...$5.50 bd/ft. And I had to buy a 117 bd/ft...

    Yea...$5.50 bd/ft. And I had to buy a 117 bd/ft "lot" which was the smallest available. I only need about 80 bd/ft for this project. But I know it will be good stuff at least. It will not go to...
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    I only spray waterborne finishes plus a little...

    I only spray waterborne finishes plus a little shellac as you mention. I'd be perfectly happy with an open ended booth...if I had a booth...
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    Dave made some really good comments there. I'll...

    Dave made some really good comments there. I'll add that while you could get away with a 2x3, you'll probably get more utility from a 2x4. IMHO. That z-height thing is going to be important because...
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    Tom, if you browse the OP's original thread,...

    Tom, if you browse the OP's original thread, you'll see that this beautiful structure is in the woods on a fairly heavy slope. If I recall, they only cut/leveled enough to accomodate the foundation...
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    No Menards. I can buy clear pine at my local...

    No Menards. I can buy clear pine at my local independent lumber yard no problem. But it's S4S and "construction lumber". I'm not going to use that stuff for doors on a commissioned project from a...
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    Dennis, the time will come when "on-call" will be...

    Dennis, the time will come when "on-call" will be a distant memory. :) :D And congrats on the x-axis upgrade. That should kick things up a few notches!

    Eclectic week for me last week...a small...
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