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    Good grief...lost my mind

    Some time ago I posted about making a box and trying a high gloss polished finish. Turned out reasonably well, but there was one small area on the front (of course) where I burned through the...
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    Everyoneís technique is a little different, but...

    Everyoneís technique is a little different, but as Ken said, it depends on how much they are out of alignment. If itís slight (say less than 1/16Ē) I tend to even that up first using a card scraper...
  3. Tim, welcome to SMC! Donít be too hard on...

    Tim, welcome to SMC! Donít be too hard on yourself, most of us have managed to create skewed edges when learning to hand sharpen (and sometimes still do!). Most likely you were just putting more...
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    Ha, maybe a little cleaning before the picture,...

    Ha, maybe a little cleaning before the picture, but truth is the small size just demands things be kept fairly neat or it would become completely out of control. The space, for the most part, does...
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    A small shop pretty much demands some level of...

    A small shop pretty much demands some level of organization, or I wouldnít even be able to move around. It also keeps things a bit minimalist. The cabinet and wall space above it, and shelf below...
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    Given your other recent post on the new chisels...

    Given your other recent post on the new chisels from Stan, Iím just curious if the North wall design will include a 275 chisel wall cabinet. I know that wonít hold all your daily users, but look...
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    I agree with Eric, and even planed slabs may not...

    I agree with Eric, and even planed slabs may not reveal their true color. Given the price of slabs these days, I canít imagine any seller refusing to let you wipe some DNA on it to see what it looks...
  8. Wow, Patrick, that chair is stunning.

    Wow, Patrick, that chair is stunning.
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    I have more saws than Iíll ever need, but for...

    I have more saws than Iíll ever need, but for those who might be hesitating here, Iíll say that my Atkins are every bit as good - if not better - than my Disstonís. If you need a saw or two, this is...
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    Bill, Iíll throw one more idea at you. You can...

    Bill, Iíll throw one more idea at you. You can fill and stain and sand at the same time by wet sanding. Flood the piece with dark walnut or black walnut watco, let it soak in for about 30 minutes...
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    My bad, didnít re-read the post. If youíre after...

    My bad, didnít re-read the post. If youíre after a dark color, yes, what Jim says. Color first, then seal, then fill. You might want to look into the Black Walnut Watco for the color. I havenít...
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    Bill, once you use filler, youíll wonder what all...

    Bill, once you use filler, youíll wonder what all the fuss is about. Itís pretty fool proof. I think I mentioned before, but seal the wood first with a seal coat shellac...one light coat should do...
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    Of course a bit more labor intensive, and not...

    Of course a bit more labor intensive, and not knowing what tools you have, Iíd rough them out with a coping or bow saw and fine tune with rasps, spoke shave, and sandpaper. A sanding drum on a drill...
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    You know the problem with reorganization is that...

    You know the problem with reorganization is that after itís done you canít remember where anything is :confused:. Probably obvious, but Iíd start with deciding what tools/supplies go together and...
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    Like some, I like everything that I use regularly...

    Like some, I like everything that I use regularly out in sight. Iíve made custom holders and stuck them to peg board. Itís easy to change as use of some tools change or expand (like MORE...
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    Iím a bit surprised you had a less than positive...

    Iím a bit surprised you had a less than positive experience with the LV router plane. I have both their large and medium size. A good variety of cutter widths that fit both planes. Iíve had nothing...
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    Cool ďpinchĒ spoon Rob. I enjoy being able to...

    Cool ďpinchĒ spoon Rob. I enjoy being able to use an offcut of some kind for these type of projects. Well done.
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    My experience, Tom, is that narrow blades rarely...

    My experience, Tom, is that narrow blades rarely stay put in the clamp. Iíve had better luck using the accessory, which is their narrow blade head. I know itís frustrating to think you need the...
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    In addition to many already mentioned, those wooden stir sticks from a coffee shop...works great for finish stirring, shimming and occasional ďgap fillĒ. My oil pot makes it easy to give every tool...
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    Bill, after you sand the filler smooth, give it a...

    Bill, after you sand the filler smooth, give it a light spay or thin wipe of dewaxed shellac (the rattle can shellac is dewaxed) just to seal it in before the wipe on poly.
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    Iíd probably start with a lighter color grain...

    Iíd probably start with a lighter color grain filler...wonderfill or timber mate. Iíd then seal the filler with shellac. Itís always easier to start lighter and darken...difficult to lighten a dark...
  22. And yet, sometimes folks just donít know. I...

    And yet, sometimes folks just donít know. I recall an American Pickers episode where they buy a number of circus signs, discover they are worth far more than they paid and return to the owner to...
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    Stan Covington. Covingtonandsons dot com.

    Stan Covington. Covingtonandsons dot com.
  24. Well done Brian. Love the walnut you used...nice...

    Well done Brian. Love the walnut you used...nice varied color. Perfect finish.
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    Mark, looks like an amazing build. Please share...

    Mark, looks like an amazing build. Please share when you can.
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