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    I work exclusively with old barn wood, and have...

    I work exclusively with old barn wood, and have become something of a self-appointed expert on epoxy filling of defects, large and small. The large ones are pretty easy: pour no thicker than the...
  2. Was interested in what the finished difference...

    Was interested in what the finished difference looks like. Considering switching mid-project, just not happy with the helmsman. I suppose I could buy a pint and finish two pieces and wait a few...
  3. How crazy is this idea for dust-free finishing?

    I'm at my wits end with keeping dust off finishing/top coating. I'm not talking about 1-3 little tiny dust nibs. Doesn't matter if I spray, wipe, or brush, nor does it matter if it's oil based, water...
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    I'm in the same boat, same area. A mini-split...

    I'm in the same boat, same area. A mini-split heat pump is the solution, best bang for buck.
  5. Difference between Helmsman Spar Urethane and ARM R Seal?

    What is the finished difference between Helmsman Spar Urethane and General Arm-R-Seal oil based? Both satin. Reason why I ask....doing some outdoor kitchen cabinets, and I'm not happy with the...
  6. Glass panel doors, what are you using for hardware?

    On my bucket list is to do a glass-panel exterior door similar to https://www.westbarnetwoodworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/High-Performance-Door.pdf (but not exactly!). One thing keeping me...
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    Nothing. They only banned the sale, not the...

    Nothing. They only banned the sale, not the possession. Not in cali though, I'm in an area of the country that has such disregard for air quality, we don't even have a vehicle inspection and being on...
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    They took away my mineral spirits!

    For the last billion years (at the rate at which I complete projects, it takes me 100 million years, on average, to finish one) I've been using Jasco Mineral Spirits, the kind that come in 1 gal...
  9. That guy is amazing. He's probably making...

    That guy is amazing. He's probably making 100k/month on his YT channel and doesn't even notice. I stumbled across his videos when I was looking up how to build a nuclear reactor. He gets 57 million...
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    Two things: I came close to smoking my 1617...

    Two things:
    I came close to smoking my 1617 last night. Was doing raised panels, and 50 of them, so I figured I could do them in two passes. Nope. Poor thing got so hot I couldn't touch it. Had to...
  11. Great Thread! I guess I shouldn't mention how...

    Great Thread! I guess I shouldn't mention how much my feet hurt after a day of wearing my "Safety Crocks" during a hot day in the shop. Love them ventilated toes....
  12. What are you wearing on your feet in your concrete slab shop?

    Just had a week off, and spend most of it in the shop, milling up some (a lot) of reclaimed oak for cabinets. I find, that at about 7-8 hours, my feet/legs are killing me. Wearing sneakers. Concrete...
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    Replace bearing....which one, and doesn't a...

    Replace bearing....which one, and doesn't a bearing replacement call for specialized tools? Bearing press, micrometer....
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    Delta TS motor is now "slow start"

    Delta 36-725, about 4 years old. Given that it was on sale, and my 10% discount, if this saw melted into a puddle of slag today, I've already gotten my money's worth for how much I use it. Up until...
  15. Finally, a rant about high prices but not about lumber!

    Good grief, we all know that lumber prices are obnoxiously high. Went to buy some planer blades today, had to take blood pressure pills:

    Name price paid approx year ago/price now if ordered today...
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    I have gone through gallons of various...

    I have gone through gallons of various manufacturers of epoxy filling thousands of BF of punky/bug eaten/cracked reclaimed barnwood. I started with West, and used both the fast (dried TOO FAST) and...
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    I'll never buy a supermax product again due to...

    I'll never buy a supermax product again due to the absolute nightmare of experience I had with tech support regarding a defective out of the box 16-32. The (second) replacement seems to be working as...
  18. What have I done?!?!?!? Posted this morning, 611...

    What have I done?!?!?!? Posted this morning, 611 was in stock everywhere, now it's not!!!!!
  19. What palm/trim router to buy with plunge base...?

    What palm/trim router to buy with plunge base...AND will take PC-standard sized bushings? I currently have the Rigid R2401, which is great for pulling it out of the toolbox and single-handedly doing...
  20. How to layout door dimensions for Pie Corner?

    I am in the very very very early/preliminary/rough-sketch of laying out a new cabinet build (for myself). "Early" is the key word here. Right now, I'm trying to wrap my head around how to dimension...
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    Great answers thanks!

    Great answers thanks!
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    Purpose of Face Frame Overlap?

    In various (but by no means all) examples I see of sizing the face frame for attachment to the caracas, I see there is some overlap: the face frame stiles overlap the caracas sides by 1/8-1/4" on...
  23. What finish is most similar to the "Maloof Mix"?

    Currently I'm using my own homemade "Maloof" mix. It is stunningly beautiful, but also a stunning PITA given the number of coats needed to get a good protective film, and chasing down BOLO that weeps...
  24. Odd diminsion blind corner cabinet: anyone used swingout shelves?

    I got a odd dimensioned blind corner cabinet I'm making for my very narrow kitchen. The current corner cabinets have the stove in between them (kitchen is u-shaped), and there is no entry into the...
  25. As of today, lumber is 197% higher than a year...

    As of today, lumber is 197% higher than a year ago and is forecast to dip A LITTLE by the end of this year, with Globex showing a sharper dip in May-Jan quotes. I suspect hedge fund managers put a...
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