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  1. Thread: Poplar

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    I too like poplar from the store, usually genus...

    I too like poplar from the store, usually genus liriodendron I think. That stuff, both according to the books and my experience machines easily and takes finish well. The book also says rot...
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    You will get a host of responses for sure in a...

    You will get a host of responses for sure in a mater of hours. Jim K (Koepke?) has an excellent thread on plane restoration that should be in the sticky threads section at the top of the Neanderthal...
  3. My grandpa used Arkansas stone only as he aged. ...

    My grandpa used Arkansas stone only as he aged. Unfortunately, perhaps, as he aged all he was keeping sharp were his pocket knife and grandma's kitchen knives, so the stones I inherited were heavily...
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    I should mention my BB scrap does have enough...

    I should mention my BB scrap does have enough fiddleback figure to do the vertical slivers in vertical grain fiddleback and paint over the horizontal grain shelf lips. Dang it. I think I know what...
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    I have a grain matching problem and am about to...

    I have a grain matching problem and am about to reach for a paint bucket.

    As you can see in post #7, especially in the middle two pictures, I used slivers of hickory on the scale model to...
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    Now that I have a fair selection of each, I...

    Now that I have a fair selection of each, I prefer the socket style to the tang style. Mine socketed ones tend to get loose towards the end of my dry season unless I keep using them regularly over...
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    If your Doug Fir has on the mill mark or mill...

    If your Doug Fir has on the mill mark or mill stamp the characters "s-GRN" is was surfaced green. Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) specifies such a label can only be applied to Doug Fir...
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    When I was in college the kids with loft beds...

    When I was in college the kids with loft beds were able to sit at their desks under the beds, but they couldn't stand up under there.
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    I am in the same aesthetic camp as Dave on this...

    I am in the same aesthetic camp as Dave on this one. What you have there is an artistic use of scrap, excellent execution, and I would have chosen oil and wax as well.

    The folks who would have...
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    Your 4x4 post strength is magnificent overkill,...

    Your 4x4 post strength is magnificent overkill, no worries there - but look for FOHC end grain. Free of heart center cut. No pith, and no face grain. You want the ones with all edge grain on all...
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    Hopefully 2-3 weeks for a finished project in the...

    Hopefully 2-3 weeks for a finished project in the project section. I still need to figure out leveling feet like under a washing machine and wall fasteners for earthquake resistance. Finished item,...
  12. If you have a local Sur le Table or Williams...

    If you have a local Sur le Table or Williams Sonoma you might try the Global kitchen knives. If we were Lord of the Ring characters I am an orc and I love my Cutco, my elfen wife likes Sabbatier. ...
  13. If trading the Ulmia's around doesn't work for...

    If trading the Ulmia's around doesn't work for you, I have a #4 Stanley from the current home store inventory that was useless as a #4. I think I paid about $20 for it. Once I gave up on taking...
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    If you look at the tops or bottoms, do they have...

    If you look at the tops or bottoms, do they have through holes for a handle to be mounted? The mushrooming on both indicates they have been hammered on some.

    If they have pretty small through...
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    Yay!! I do have your not illustrated narrative...

    Yay!! I do have your not illustrated narrative in my email box, but the pdf is the bee's knees. Besides your kids and your grands and your greats, you have packed a little bit of legacy into the...
  16. One other tangential thing. In one or another...

    One other tangential thing. In one or another thread here there are at least 3 folks who just use duct tape to slap one 20x20 filter onto a 20" box fan to filter their shop air. One registered user...
  17. FWIW the item in post 2 is now in 24/7 use at my...

    FWIW the item in post 2 is now in 24/7 use at my office in the building owned by my employer. Happy to provide the long version if anyone needs it. One of the guys came over with some test...
  18. I see two hurdles to overcome on the way to...

    I see two hurdles to overcome on the way to production:

    1. I need better legs to attach the casters to. In general the floor of the box needs to be about 5" off the floor of the room to get...
  19. General observations: 1. The plywood panel...

    General observations:

    1. The plywood panel with the round cutout to duct to the fan stiffens the assembly up a LOT. I am going to keep making those. If I just tape the filters to the fan with...
  20. And for folks who do heat with wood, this one is...

    And for folks who do heat with wood, this one is a horizontal output to establish a convective loop between the back bedrooms and the room with the wood stove with the fan on low speed during heating...
  21. This permutation is for folks who don't heat with...

    This permutation is for folks who don't heat with wood and have lots of sqft in their home.

    FWIW this is open source. All I have done is come up with a permutation on the Corsi-Rosenthal box,...
  22. tweak a design for low volume production help

    I am building cubes that take 20x20 furnace filters on some of the sides, and incorporate a 20 inch box fan on one of the six sides of the cube.

    Primary motivation is summertime wild fire smoke. ...
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    As Christopher Charles has already explicated...

    As Christopher Charles has already explicated elegantly, the paper cutout idea is intuitive and easy to use.

    I sincerely hope in our next home I will not be competing for shop space/vs garage/ vs...
  24. Glad to see your draw knife sale proceeds going...

    Glad to see your draw knife sale proceeds going to a good use. I have a few sizes of handplane I use rarely, but no sizes in stock I am anxious to be without.
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    I have not sold through Mr. Bode. He does have a...

    I have not sold through Mr. Bode. He does have a good reputation and I often browse his site just to escape from ordinary drudgery.

    I did try an order a thing from him once. Like live lobster...
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