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    Thatís exceptional, Mark. We all have an...

    Thatís exceptional, Mark. We all have an appreciation for the craftsmanship...making the curves (all the same I might add), the veneering, and even the cockbeading are all challenging. Really well...
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    Very nice Bill. Being a transplant to Michigan,...

    Very nice Bill. Being a transplant to Michigan, I must admit I havenít heard of Michigan Rummy, but then again, I donít know how to play Euchre either (Ha!). Anyway, it looks great...for however...
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    Just to follow up, I sprayed (spray can zinseer)...

    Just to follow up, I sprayed (spray can zinseer) a couple of seal coats on a cherry box and as John said, no blotch. Thanks again John!
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    Thank you Derek, appreciate the visuals. Iím...

    Thank you Derek, appreciate the visuals. Iím still trying to decide if I want to go with three or four legs. Itís going to be a smallish/plant stand size (about 21Ē wide at the back). I think...
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    This works very well also 426404

    This works very well also

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    I was looking for the traditional method to...

    I was looking for the traditional method to attach legs to the curved apron and found this image...a bridle joint.

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    Half round table joinery

    Never mind, found my answer. Sorry, too late to delete the post.
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    Beautiful work, John.

    Beautiful work, John.
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    I donít know, Glenn, might have to disagree with...

    I donít know, Glenn, might have to disagree with you on this one. I started typing ďanti corrosioĒ (not with quote marks) and got that far and the drop down box had ďcorrosion-inhibiting storage...
  10. Nice job, Jim. I grew up always having birds in...

    Nice job, Jim. I grew up always having birds in the house...mostly cockatiels and parakeets. They become a part of the family. Sorry for your losses. I watched a video recently of someone going...
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    The friendís smile makes it all worth it. Nice...

    The friendís smile makes it all worth it. Nice of you to do that. As you said, before the internet and places like SMC it was all just guesses and trial and error. I inherited my Dadís no name #3...
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    Not sure how dark you want to go, but as another...

    Not sure how dark you want to go, but as another point of reference, this is a guitar stand I did years ago finished with amber shellac. Itís a little washed out in the picture...the vertical piece...
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    Beautiful work, Christopher. The wood...

    Beautiful work, Christopher. The wood combination works really well together...nice choice.
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    Iíd recommend doing it the way you did before...

    Iíd recommend doing it the way you did before leaving a small flat, then a card scraper with a half round.

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    Siris wood

    I donít build guitars, but my daughter just picked up a Martin that has Siris wood on the sides and back. Sure is pretty and apparently has good tonal qualities. Anyone use this wood species?
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    That walnut is beautiful. Nicely done. Great...

    That walnut is beautiful. Nicely done. Great idea on the handles...works well with the piece.
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    Thanks all. Yes, Mark, you could say some days...

    Thanks all. Yes, Mark, you could say some days I’m luckier than others. I cut them a bit long on a miter box, then use a donkeys ear shooting board to fine tune.

    Thomas, I would say it’s not...
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    Simple picture frame

    In the spirit of hoping folks will post more completed projects, I present to you this simple picture frame. My son purchased this at an art fair and of course I offered to frame it. I thought...
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    Sandpaper here too. I do sometimes use the...

    Sandpaper here too. I do sometimes use the rubber profile sanding forms like these:

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    Very nice, Mark! Great design and love the grain...

    Very nice, Mark! Great design and love the grain in that walnut.
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    Agree with the above...give it some time to see...

    Agree with the above...give it some time to see if it darkens and blends on its own. You could set it in front of a window towards the light. Might speed things up a bit.
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    John, trust me, itís nothing special...pine, MDF,...

    John, trust me, itís nothing special...pine, MDF, glue and nails with slots aligned with the saw and height adjusted to saw height. I use it so infrequently (both the saw and the table) that I donít...
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    I rarely use my contractor saw for crosscuts for...

    I rarely use my contractor saw for crosscuts for the reasons youíve stated. But, I did make a dedicated in-feed table with a miter slot that I can align and clamp to the saw on the rare occasion I...
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    Agree, talk to the instructor and see if he/she...

    Agree, talk to the instructor and see if he/she has any recommendations and if there will be the opportunity to try otherís tools. But, if youíre looking to buy you canít go wrong with either Lie...
  25. Tom, good one. If I was near a lake that is...

    Tom, good one. If I was near a lake that is probably where mine would be as well.
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