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    I Share Your Satisfaction

    Robert:

    I, too, made Lonnie Bird's desk. I'd gone to Colonial Williamsburg's Working Wood in the 18th Century the year they did desks and came back and tried to copy the one Jeff Hadley made. Even...
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    Two suggestions

    Buy a Waring Blender at a yard sale. I did for $10. reduces waste and shortens process. But better yet buy the liquid concentrate from Homestead Finishing. It is ready immediately, no weighing, no...
  3. Clarkson's book

    Philip Lowe of Beverly MA has a video (through Finewoodworking) that I used in learning how to carve the B & C's for the dining chairs I made. I am not holding them up as examples, but Lowe's book...
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    How about Round?

    A round table some 40" diameter with leaves might be a good bet. While not a mission expert (not from Houston) I believe I've seen a lot of round pedestal tables that would blend in with Mission. Of...
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    You Pays Your Money and Takes Your Chance

    I've had some good lick and some not so good. I've never seen one of their bandsaws, but if you can't find a good used saw it mightr be a way to go, but with some risk.

    I bought a millling machine...
  6. Who's the Bait?

    I've enjoyed the sailng along the Gulf cast, but thunder storms prevent that; so I can't think of much else. If you go shark fishing try not to combine with swimming.
  7. Who's the Bait?

    I;ve enjoyed the sailing along that part of the







    I've enjoyed the sailng along the Gulf cast, but thunder storms prevent that; so I can't think of much else. If you go shark fishing...
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    Good work!

    Good work!
  9. My Experience

    Obviously policies may vary, but after Katrina we had 3 evergreens that while not blown over were leaning at a big angle. The insurance co. did pay for removal on basis they were part of landscaping.
  10. Thread: I am Back

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    I am Back

    Though it may have not been earthshaking to the creek, I have not visited in over a month.


    First the closing up of my shop took my interest away from talking about woodworking.

    Then my...
  11. To Ken's family

    We'll miss him as we know you will, but we've both been lucky to know him.
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    Habitat Owners are not Free Loaders

    Tony, do yourself a favor and learn more about Habitat before you vent next time. Habitat owners have to buy their homes. In the early days of Habitat here in my hometown our biggest problem was...
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    Great Project

    On behalf of my neighbors in New Orleans let me say a heart felt "thank you".
    In our city of about 15000 we have built over 80 Habitat houses since Katrina - most of them for storm victims. If you...
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    Wooden Boat School

    I was on one of those Inn to Inn bicycle tours a few years ago and rode by Wooden Boat School in the Penobscot Bay area. Turned in and spent an hour or so just poking around. Lots of fun and no one...
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    Don't know much about body work

    I have has this experience though. A friend's headlight lenses were crazed so they were opaque. Used my PC ROS with a mohair pad and some compound to polish them up like new.
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    Good Old Cherry

    What would we do without it? Great work!
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    Norm and Woodsmith

    I considered making some a few years ago. I debated between NYW and Woodsmith. I decided on Woodsmith because they are unitized. That is, one unit sits on another. I think they also showed how to...
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    Arkansas Pine

    I've also used poplar but for my better pieces I like the looks and stability of the pine. The local lumber yard usually has a good supply of nice boards.
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    WOW to the third power

    Just great in every way. I'm anxiously wait6ing for the answers to Alan Turner's questions.

    May I make a suggestion? Don't you think it is better to avoid back lighting for your pictures? One...
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    Yeah, looks good, Keith. I wonder what size...

    Yeah, looks good, Keith. I wonder what size cutter you need and how accurately you have to be in getting the groove in the right place.
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    There has been a lot of good advice Above, but:

    It is easy to get a run no matter how careful you are. At least it is for me. If and when I find one I can often shave it off very neatly with a cabinet scraper. The run being thicker than the...
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    Is Gail on the air? I hadn't heard. I don't...

    Is Gail on the air? I hadn't heard. I don't imagine we get it locally, but does anyone know how to determine when and where to find her?
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    Net Dip

    Nick, I called Hebert's Marine in Houma LA and they have net dip in black or green for $15.95/ gallon. I'd suggest you call therm at (985) 851 - 2095 if you want more information.

    About 20...
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    A Coon-Ass Solution

    Here in Cajun country the traditional solution is Net Dip. This is a material fishermen use to preserve their nets from rot. It is also used on wood. I'll research it further for you if you give me a...
  25. One Consideration is the Kind of Plywood

    If you try to match a rotary cut plywood with solid wood you are in trouble. By rotary cut I mean the type they shave off a log as it spins in a lathe. Plywood where the outer layer is cut in the...
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