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    You can make your own up fresh by adding urea to...

    You can make your own up fresh by adding urea to freshly prepared hot hide glue. Google for proportions. That's what's in the commercial products.
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    Visit your local Redwing store. Great boots/shoes...

    Visit your local Redwing store. Great boots/shoes in a wide range of styles and fits. They last a long time and can be repaired. Some are even made in the USA if that matters to you. Then buy some...
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    Hard to beat hot hide glue. It is soft and easily...

    Hard to beat hot hide glue. It is soft and easily scraped off before it dries out, or the squeeze out becomes brittle once fully dry and easily scrapes off. It sands easily.

    Some folks like...
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    Recently bought the Portamate PM3500 for my big...

    Recently bought the Portamate PM3500 for my big spindle sander. It is much nicer than any of the other mobile bases in the shop.
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    Investigate whether there is actually a ply...

    Investigate whether there is actually a ply underneath the veneer bubble. I had some really bad ply a few years ago where they ran the 0.1 mm thick top veneer right over voids in the next layer down....
  6. Rafter ties prevent the walls from spreading,...

    Rafter ties prevent the walls from spreading, collar ties prevent the roof from lifting and separating at the ridge line. Collar ties can be omitted when suitable rafter to ridge attachment methods...
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    I use the Logitech Harmony to replace 5 different...

    I use the Logitech Harmony to replace 5 different remotes, 3 of which were typically lost at any given time. I also installed an IR relay so that there is one tiny receiver mounted just above the TV...
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    Still harvest season in New England. The veggie...

    Still harvest season in New England. The veggie hall is overflowing with produce of every sort, big emphasis on apples in Essex County. Barns upon barns full of poultry, cows, pigs, sheep, rabbits,...
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    Lots of fun, especially with the kids. We make a...

    Lots of fun, especially with the kids. We make a lot of tops over the course of 11 days!

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  10. As of today many companies appear to be still...

    As of today many companies appear to be still shipping Mohawk shellac reducer (same product as Bekhol) to California. Their DNA products show the CA restriction, the shellac reducer does not. Several...
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    Off to the fair!

    I start today on a week of demonstrating at the Topsfield (MA) fair at the Assoc. of Revolutionary Turners booth. Usually a very fun time if the weather is decent. We make a lot of tops as quick...
  12. Little interest?? These are the coolest critters...

    Little interest?? These are the coolest critters on the planet (or off, so far). They will outlive us by many billions of years.
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    As of today Woodcraft will ship Mohawk shellac...

    As of today Woodcraft will ship Mohawk shellac reducer (same product as Bekhol) to CA....
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    Thanks for the ideas! The jointer is 220 cm (~87...

    Thanks for the ideas! The jointer is 220 cm (~87 in) long. Using what I think is a straight board it seems that the cutter is lower than at least one end of the table. Probably a sensible first step...
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    Straightedge for jointer setup?

    Is a moderately priced 8 ft level from the Borg likely to be flat enough for jointer setup? Is a long Festool saw track stood on edge accurate? My new-to-me jointer is bowing boards pretty badly. I...
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    I managed to stay in school until I was 30, and...

    I managed to stay in school until I was 30, and might have kept going but that my bride-to-be insisted it was time to get my first real job. Prior to that I was jack-of-all-trades in the family...
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    FWIW, the Trans-Tint type dyes are supposed to be...

    FWIW, the Trans-Tint type dyes are supposed to be much more colorfast than aniline dyes. They dissolve well in both alcohol and water. A light coat of shellac seems to take care of most blotchiness....
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    I had to go back to look to see if I could figure...

    I had to go back to look to see if I could figure out what might have changed. The search window is still top center, where I think it has always been. That's pretty much the only thing I've ever...
  19. Based on the curriculum requirements I don't see...

    Based on the curriculum requirements I don't see why you can't do essentially exactly the same thing for both groups. Yes, there are slight differences (where do you even find a brace and bit these...
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    Nice wood for turning, offer it to the local...

    Nice wood for turning, offer it to the local turners group is nothing else.
  21. Oops-- someday I'll learn to read more carefully!

    Oops-- someday I'll learn to read more carefully!
  22. I bought the 1hp on a really good sale at...

    I bought the 1hp on a really good sale at woodcraft. Both my wheels are 180 grit, both the same from WoodturnersWonders with the grit on the face as well as the edge, it's come in handy a few times....
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    We are reasonably avid birders and have had many...

    We are reasonably avid birders and have had many sets of binoculars over time. I've found the 8x40 range to be an ideal combination of magnification and field of view, with enough light gathering...
  24. I recently upgraded to a Rikon 8" 1800 rpm...

    I recently upgraded to a Rikon 8" 1800 rpm grinder and CBN wheel and am extremely happy with it. After fussing with swapping jigs for a while I decided to buy a second wheel (both are 180 grit)...
  25. The whole point of a frame and panel door is to...

    The whole point of a frame and panel door is to allow the panel to move independently of the frame. Having the panels look painted in is very unnatural and contrary to the design of the system....
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