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    Forrest is as good as anything. Dados are easily...

    Forrest is as good as anything. Dados are easily chipped from sloppy handling . You can protect them AND make them
    easier to use by making a box with slots out of 3/4" plywood. Pieces stored...
  2. For that piece I would use high gloss paint. Its...

    For that piece I would use high gloss paint. Its pretty hard to make white too shiney. And I don't think IKEA makes glossy
    stuff.
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    That tool is pretty narrow. If you can't find a...

    That tool is pretty narrow. If you can't find a clear line between steel and iron then the steel is just used up and the piece
    should just be considered a sign of early every day work. Not a...
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    "Warranted cast steel " was a real thing. Small...

    "Warranted cast steel " was a real thing. Small batches were required to make it . Steel making is different now ,but
    cast steel is still good stuff. I've forgotten the start - stop dates ,but...
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    Aye Too ! And the descriptions use the proper ...

    Aye Too ! And the descriptions use the proper gnomenklature !
  6. Thread: Roof Gutters

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    Yes, And an impluvium can be a big improvium. ...

    Yes, And an impluvium can be a big improvium.
    Saving money on water and roofing
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    Yeah. It's just more difficult to do a champher...

    Yeah. It's just more difficult to do a champher than a 90 degree cut. A little lateral movement doing an ordinary 90
    doesnt botch the squareness. The lateral moveing is more likely with concave...
  8. I tolerate hot better than cold and gloomy. This...

    I tolerate hot better than cold and gloomy. This winter has been real dark so I recently bought one of those lights that you
    use in the morning to get happy. I think it is helping. In my teens I...
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    Sometimes it's just a crooked band. Bad weld....

    Sometimes it's just a crooked band. Bad weld. With the machine off ,I would open the cover and turn the wheel by hand
    and watch .
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    [QUOTE=Mike Allen1010;3090573]awesome Chris! Love...

    [QUOTE=Mike Allen1010;3090573]awesome Chris! Love how you went "full boat" to inlay individual strip of curly maple to represent the Sun's rays. I admire your high standards! I would have been sorely...
  11. Some furniture stores have ...or used to have...

    Some furniture stores have ...or used to have their own shops that sold only copies of old pieces of merit. To make the
    stuff more "authenticky" ....and track "who botched this?" They had a policy...
  12. [QUOTE=Robert Engel;3090370]Scott, Sommerfeld...

    [QUOTE=Robert Engel;3090370]Scott,

    Sommerfeld tools carries bit sets the profile bit does a slight round over on the edges of the grooves. Iíve never used one, but thought it would be something to...
  13. In reading grain to see in what direction the...

    In reading grain to see in what direction the stock should be run ,many will look only at the growth rings....and sometimes
    that's all you can see. But you can also check best direction with a...
  14. I agree that's often the case. But I think it's...

    I agree that's often the case. But I think it's more what cutters are commonly used . Shaper guys often have more steel
    knives than carbide. Few shops have ANY steel router bits, and with careful...
  15. I think it only makes sense when the wood is not...

    I think it only makes sense when the wood is not dry. And sometimes it doesn't even make sense then, as I have seen
    wood change color so drastically while stored that even after planing off a heavy...
  16. I see no value in multiple passes ,it can work...

    I see no value in multiple passes ,it can work ,but is certainly not reliable. Two passes take twice as long as one pass.
    Climb cuts work but usually give a more ripply surface, for painted stuff it...
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    It would be easier to get the right solution if...

    It would be easier to get the right solution if we knew how it was to be used. If the strips will need to be bent, you will
    have to specify straight with grain cuts or they might just break in use....
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    Sometime used office furniture places have good...

    Sometime used office furniture places have good chairs. I've got one that has a lot of adjustments, the kind you see in old
    movies. One foot push-off, and and just a few seconds later I'm on the...
  19. [QUOTE=Kevin Jenness;3089618]If your profile...

    [QUOTE=Kevin Jenness;3089618]If your profile cutter(s) takes a full height cut you can eliminate tearout by overcutting 1/16" or so- if you want to end up with 2 1/4" width start with 2 5/16"....
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    Agree with "soft" maple, used it for mine. Can't...

    Agree with "soft" maple, used it for mine. Can't remember right now if 6/4 or 8/4 ,but I know I bought it from the
    vendor around here, they don't shop price, they always buy from same reliable...
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    Is it kiln dried? Would not do the pictured...

    Is it kiln dried? Would not do the pictured glue-up without kiln dried.
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    All interesting comments! But bright colors...

    All interesting comments! But bright colors predominated for a long time. Electric lights made it possible to to use dark
    colors on walls. A good yellow was particularly admired ,but expensive; now...
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    I guess new paint is good. But if you listen to...

    I guess new paint is good. But if you listen to real estate people ,yeah, they always mention "neutral colors". What that
    really means is "you are a peasant and I knew that the moment I met you. So...
  24. I would not run climb cut with the real profile...

    I would not run climb cut with the real profile cutter. But a climb cut made on the still square stock that rounds the
    corners ,and more if possible WILL help. Sometimes even something like a 1/4...
  25. My Gramma had an 1890 brownstone with several...

    My Gramma had an 1890 brownstone with several pocket doors. They ran on brass floor level tracks. Smoooth ...
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