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    They cut great in stable wood and leave a very...

    They cut great in stable wood and leave a very smooth finish but dull VERY quickly. And if the wood you are cutting pinches so much as a nanometer it will bind up the blade because it has so little...
  2. The Details pulldown suggests there are two...

    The Details pulldown suggests there are two versions, one is the rubberwood one stained espresso brown, the other is made with a white engineered panel. The white one looks a lot like Melamine to...
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    Dye only penetrates a few mils - as in...

    Dye only penetrates a few mils - as in thousandths of an inch. Put some on a piece of scrap then cut it in two after it dries and take a look. All that depth and grain pop you see is right near the...
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    I'm spraying some Emerald Urethane right now for...

    I'm spraying some Emerald Urethane right now for a dining room table base. Thinned 10% with water it sprays incredibly well and flows out to a factory finish. I'll take some photos when I get the...
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    I vacuum up, set up my temporary spray booth, and...

    I vacuum up, set up my temporary spray booth, and start spraying within 30 minutes. There's no need to wait. The biggest thing is to get the floor clean so that you don't stir up sawdust with the...
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    Yeah, that would be challenging. I can see how...

    Yeah, that would be challenging. I can see how ProClassic would work a lot better in that environment, but even it would appreciate higher temps., too. But I understand; sometimes you gotta work...
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    Gotta a garage or shed roof? All you need is...

    Gotta a garage or shed roof? All you need is some place out of the weather for a 12' x 8 ft x 4 ft box of foam panels. Maybe the boss will let you steal a few square feet in the warehouse at work. ...
  8. If your bracket is 3/8" lower then the blade...

    If your bracket is 3/8" lower then the blade needs to be 3/4" shorter. You can buy blades of any length from many suppliers.

    John
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    Make a tension gage and measure it. That's the...

    Make a tension gage and measure it. That's the ONLY way you'll know. Shoot for 20 ksi. This link will show you how.
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    Emerald Urethane takes a lot longer to cure than...

    Emerald Urethane takes a lot longer to cure than ProClassic. It has an alkyd oil resin in it whereas ProClassic is acrylic It takes at least a week for the Emerald Urethane to substantially harden...
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    ProClassic dries and cures faster but doesn't...

    ProClassic dries and cures faster but doesn't spray as easily for me as Emerald Urethane. 10% thinning of the Emerald Urethane and it sprayed like a dream with my pressure assisted HVLP conversion...
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    One like this would be best. ...

    One like this would be best.
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  13. You just pointed out both advantages of the...

    You just pointed out both advantages of the WoodSmith jig. It can flush fairly wide edging and it works on any size workpiece. I've used the one I built to flush edging at least 1-1/4" wide. If I...
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    From a commercial standpoint you are right. ...

    From a commercial standpoint you are right. Volume almost always wins. But I interpreted the OP's questions to relate to being a hobbiest, as am I, mostly, and when you don't put a $ value on your...
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    Mohawk Finishing makes some: ...

    Mohawk Finishing makes some: https://woodrepairproducts.com/product/wiping-wood-stain-aerosol/

    John
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    That is not true. I modified my solar drier for...

    That is not true. I modified my solar drier for Winter use and it easily dries partially AD wood to 6 - 8% MC with excellent control and at low cost. You could build the same type of insulated box...
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    Mark, you took that out of context. I said...

    Mark, you took that out of context. I said there's nothing wrong with air drying wood after which I put it in my kiln where it dries to 8% mc and then gets sterilized. It's not hard to do, and at...
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    Actually, you can easily kiln dry lumber...

    Actually, you can easily kiln dry lumber yourself. Go to the Sawmill forum and read my recent posts. I at least partially air dry lumber first, shooting for 30% or less, and then load 500 BF at a...
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    I've used Aquacoat a couple of times. No odor to...

    I've used Aquacoat a couple of times. No odor to speak of which is very nice. If you don't seal the surface first it tends to leave streaks and they are really hard to remove without a lot of...
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    A further update. I have now processed 3 loads...

    A further update. I have now processed 3 loads of lumber in my modified kiln. One load started at 32% MC and took 33 days to dry to 6%. The next two started at 21 and 24% MC; both took 13 days to...
  21. OK, here are a couple of photos. The key is to...

    OK, here are a couple of photos. The key is to make sure the outer edge of the router bit is in the same plane as the shoe that rides on the panel, or just a smidgeon shy.
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  22. Woodsmith magazine had a very useful jig to hold...

    Woodsmith magazine had a very useful jig to hold a router parallel to the surface of the sheet goods. I can't find a picture of the one I made at the moment, but I can take one if you are...
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    Richard, 0.010" offset is huge. No offense, but...

    Richard, 0.010" offset is huge. No offense, but you should try a different way of gluing up panels. I just did a 42 x 95" table top with 4 wide boards. I glued up 2 at a time then the two halves...
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    Dual drum sanders work fine if you understand...

    Dual drum sanders work fine if you understand that they are not abrasive planers. 0.005" is a big bite with this type of machine. I use 80 grit on both drums 95% of the time. That distributes the...
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    That Delta looks just like the Steel City my...

    That Delta looks just like the Steel City my friend has and the General International I have, just different paint. Both his and mine have performed w/o complaint by the machine or us; everything...
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