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  1. I like the idea of making your own pulls. But if...

    I like the idea of making your own pulls. But if not, brass looks better with walnut than polished nickel, IMO. The first sofa table I made, I tinkered with the dimensions (from the plan I was...
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    Thanks Stew, thats info worth keeping for future...

    Thanks Stew, thats info worth keeping for future reference.
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    So, I've looked at some of those sites and...

    So, I've looked at some of those sites and videos, and while I can see how the table legs are set up, I cant quite figure out how the two round dowel assembly works. Is it like a keyhole slot?
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    OK thanks for that Stephen.

    OK thanks for that Stephen.
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    Thanks guys. I really dont have a need for panel...

    Thanks guys. I really dont have a need for panel saws, and I'm trying to slowly downsize the shop. I'd rather see someone who will give them a good home end up with them. Otherwise, they'd end up...
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    Two Disston D-12s

    I bought a tool box at a garage sale, without going through it. I found these two D-12 saws in it. I am not a collector, and don't plan to use them so will want to sell them, eventually. I am...
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    Its not just about carbon. Smoke is bad for your...

    Its not just about carbon. Smoke is bad for your health. And your neighbors health. The particulate matter in smoke of any kind can cause long term illnesses and is likely responsible for the major...
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    A burn barrel is better than the usual backyard...

    A burn barrel is better than the usual backyard fire pit. A barrel gets hot enough to thoroughly burn the paper and the smoke, with less fussing. Neither is exactly legal in our city limits.

    I...
  9. Thread: Boxes

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    One place I have recently seen nice custom...

    One place I have recently seen nice custom jewelry boxes for sale is ...a jewelry store. Of course it made sense when I thought about it.
  10. For most homes around here other than high end,...

    For most homes around here other than high end, in the same age range ('80s & '90s), almost all oak was stained in Minwax Golden Oak, light, heavy, or medium. So I can cheat that way to start....
  11. Is there a special ed teacher in his life, or a...

    Is there a special ed teacher in his life, or a therapist, or some trained professional you could consult with? Sometimes there are issues with attention span or hand/eye coordination or stamina,...
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    I first saw one used by the woman who came to...

    I first saw one used by the woman who came to measure our windows for new blinds. We have some big windows. I thought it was a cool tool, and bought one, even without a business purpose.
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    We have always picked any green tomatoes just...

    We have always picked any green tomatoes just before first frost. Wrap them in newspaper or put in a paper bag, in a dry space, and they'll eventually ripen. They won't be as tasty as vine ripened,...
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    Any good recipes for doing something with pears...

    Any good recipes for doing something with pears other than canning?
  15. Thread: trim router

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    I have three of the old model Colts now, and one...

    I have three of the old model Colts now, and one Ryobi (garage sale, $5). I keep each one loaded with a specific bit, so I don't have to change the bits out. I haven't tried the new model, but...
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    We use the Terro traps because we have small kids...

    We use the Terro traps because we have small kids and pets around. But its basically the same active ingredient - borax. I found a small nest in my hardwood kitchen floor once, far away from an...
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    Dennis, save some of the scraps and cutoffs. In...

    Dennis, save some of the scraps and cutoffs. In case you need a repair, but also they make good birdhouse material.
  18. I've done some repairs to (100+) old dark oak...

    I've done some repairs to (100+) old dark oak furniture including replacing parts. I got pretty close to the original dark color with stain and dark garnet shellac. The stain I used was I think dark...
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    I have the PC Saw Boss 6 1/2 left-blade and have...

    I have the PC Saw Boss 6 1/2 left-blade and have used it for years. But for smaller things and general handyman stuff, I find the Dremel Saw with a 3" blade to be enough for most things. It'll cut...
  20. Thread: Figs

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    Well, we've never had the opportunity to get...

    Well, we've never had the opportunity to get fresh figs but rarely, and if we did, I'd eat them before they could be used. So we use dried figs from the grocery store, as they are always plentiful....
  21. Thread: Figs

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    JKJ look for a recipe for Italian fig cookies,...

    JKJ look for a recipe for Italian fig cookies, and you can get pretty close to the filling part. But they start with dried figs. Wife makes them every year. The dough part of a fig newton might...
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    Thanks guys. I may spend some time combing the...

    Thanks guys. I may spend some time combing the stacks at my suppliers looking for something with a bow in it already.
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    Keegan, yes I understand steam bending, but give...

    Keegan, yes I understand steam bending, but give the thickness of the piece, I dont think thats practical. I am not looking at laminating either or carving. I was hoping someone had experience by...
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    Intentionally warping wood

    I want to take a 5/4 piece of kiln-dried walnut, 12" x 18" and get it to bow along the long axis just enough to put a slight curve into it. Any suggestions on how to do that? I've had plenty of...
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    I cant even find redwood here in the US midwest -...

    I cant even find redwood here in the US midwest - hard to imagine what it would cost over there. If you don't put a finish on it, it will turn gray, whatever wood you choose. It will probably turn...
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