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  1. Tint the UF glue dark or black and what squeezes...

    Tint the UF glue dark or black and what squeezes through the worm holes will fill them.

    If friction from the router bit warms the wood the heat might also soften the hide glue.
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    Years ago I purchased a kit of dry pigments from...

    Years ago I purchased a kit of dry pigments from a national company that gave classes for finishers, and sold many products to fix finish defects, can't recall the name, There are peprhaps 15...
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    I have read that people who spray a very thin...

    I have read that people who spray a very thin solvent based first coat after using solvent based contact cement on veneer have found the solvent in the thin first coat easily penetrates the veneer...
  4. More than once or twice I've read that veneer as...

    More than once or twice I've read that veneer as thick as 1/8" starts to act like solid wood when humidity changes. I have no experience with veneer that thick and don't have a band saw that will...
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    Bruce Hoadley covers this in detail, working...

    Bruce Hoadley covers this in detail, working through an example of moving wood from one ambient himidity level to a different one.

    Wood expands and contracts at a different rate along the growth...
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    Might have been Bruce Hoadley's Understanding...

    Might have been Bruce Hoadley's Understanding Wood that suggested an approach that has worked for me. The explanation in his book is that, since wood is always absorbing or giving off moisture...
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    I rotate the saw blade with the end of my plywood...

    I rotate the saw blade with the end of my plywood push stick when the blade is not moving.
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    For years I have used clear packing (shipping?)...

    For years I have used clear packing (shipping?) tape to hold veneer in place for vacuum veneering. Care is needed when removing as some woods will want to lift slivers. Lifting across the grain may...
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    Ripping 2x6's may be okay. For my first try at a...

    Ripping 2x6's may be okay. For my first try at a bench top I ripped 2x8's, because I wanted yellow pine thinking it would be harder than SPF in 2x6's. Every ripped piece warped noticeably and...
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    One of the reasons I like Suffolk Machinery...

    One of the reasons I like Suffolk Machinery (Timberwolf) band saw blades is they have several different tooth designs for optimal cutting in different materials, such as sheet goods, green wood, kiln...
  11. First time I read your last line Reed I thought...

    First time I read your last line Reed I thought you said "martini instructor" which definitely got my attention!
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    Found some very obvious typos on one web page and...

    Found some very obvious typos on one web page and .pdf, which does not inspire confidence. Perhaps I missed them, are there MSDS sheets on the web site? Finally, I was looking for some results of...
  13. Might there be evidentiary value in resawing some...

    Might there be evidentiary value in resawing some wider poplar and perhaps maple or cherry. The woods shouldn't be too expensive and the experience might shed some light on the issue(s).
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    Think my search term was something like "FDA...

    Think my search term was something like "FDA approved finish", anyway came across a Federal Register document that seemed to suggest (not in clear English) that most finishes when cured are...
  15. Five months sounds like a long time to let a log...

    Five months sounds like a long time to let a log begin drying through the bark. As a general rule I try to turn from a freshly cut bowl within a week, with the ends sealed immediately after cutting...
  16. In all likelihood if the lumber has been in your...

    In all likelihood if the lumber has been in your shop for 2 months the relative humidity of the air and therefore the moisture content of the surface of the wood has been changing, unless your shop...
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    My sincere suggestion is to look for a turner...

    My sincere suggestion is to look for a turner near you willing to serve as a mentor for a few hours on their lathe. A bigger lathe can turn smaller items, but the converse is not true. Often see...
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    When the bowl gets to about 1/2" thick I stop and...

    When the bowl gets to about 1/2" thick I stop and coat the surface of the bark and the sides of the bark cambium and maybe a bit of the sapwood with thin CA. When I get to final thickness, usually...
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    Have to ask, who does the darning in the family?

    Have to ask, who does the darning in the family?
  20. Surprised no one has asked what diameter bowl the...

    Surprised no one has asked what diameter bowl the friend would like to have the ability to turn. Many lathes may have an optional bed extension to turn a longer spindle. But to turn a larger...
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    If the person operating the saw knows what makes...

    If the person operating the saw knows what makes good and bad lumber for making furniture, and the logs are not full of knots and metal, might be okay. Urban and perhaps suburban logs may not be...
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    One time I started turning a blank cut from a...

    One time I started turning a blank cut from a tree that had been standing dead for a year or two. The tree was dropped in the fall and I cut off a section of the log within the next couple weeks. ...
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    Turn the top over for a couple weeks on the legs....

    Turn the top over for a couple weeks on the legs. Perhaps there is directed hot air flow that is drying one side of the top more than the other.
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    Haven't made one in a couple years but my...

    Haven't made one in a couple years but my rememberence is using a long plane set to take a thin shaving on say a 60" long edge, make a pass on just the middle 15" or so, then a pass on the middle 30"...
  25. The Norton best brand of sheet paper has worked...

    The Norton best brand of sheet paper has worked well for me. Recently I think the brand name changed so I'm not sure what it is called now. I buy it at the local Woodcraft store in 20 sheet packs.
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