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  1. I just had some plain Jane looking mahogany tear...

    I just had some plain Jane looking mahogany tear out on my drum sander, hard as that is to believe. No idea what species it is, but it's not African nor Sapele. The only way I could get it smooth...
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    Hi Rich, I've had cats for 40 years and never...

    Hi Rich,

    I've had cats for 40 years and never had one scratch a piece of finished furniture. Unfinished wood - definitely, but never anything with paint or varnish on it. Unless those cats have...
  3. This idea should work well since I need to add...

    This idea should work well since I need to add wood plates behind the brackets anyway to space out the handrail beyond the window casing part way up the staircase. Thanks very much.

    John
  4. Anyone know of a removable handrail system?

    I've been asked to install a new handrail on a very narrow set of stairs in an old house. The owner wants the handrail to be removable so they can bring bedding, etc. up/down the stairs. My first...
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    I have routinely used 60 grit (and sometimes 36...

    I have routinely used 60 grit (and sometimes 36 grit) on tabletops that have a lot of cleanup required to get uniformly flat. I use a hand plane to take off the worst of it, but once I'm down to...
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    I have both those sanders and neither leaves...

    I have both those sanders and neither leaves swirl marks, so save your money on thinking new ones are the solution. The thing that really caught my eye in your work description is that you move the...
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    The OneFinity X-50 Woodworker has a 32 x 32" cut...

    The OneFinity X-50 Woodworker has a 32 x 32" cut area. It costs $2329 with the controller. Add a display, or spare laptop like I did, a Makita palm router, the X-Y-Z probe, and a joypad and you are...
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    Have you looked at and compared Millright to...

    Have you looked at and compared Millright to OneFinity?

    John
  9. Hard to tell for sure but that blade looks to...

    Hard to tell for sure but that blade looks to have a high tpi count, far more than I would use for sawing veneer.

    John
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    Many of us have found two to be a good...

    Many of us have found two to be a good compromise. A larger one with a wider, aggressive blade for ripping and resawing, and a smaller one for everything else. FWIW, my smaller one gets most of the...
  11. IMO there's no reason you can't make due with a...

    IMO there's no reason you can't make due with a chainsaw for cutting out bowl blanks. A bandsaw makes them nice and round, but that's not a major requirement, especially with a big powerful lathe. ...
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    You wouldn't want to use the 1.3 tpi blade on...

    You wouldn't want to use the 1.3 tpi blade on stock thinner than 1/1.3 = 0.77", and it's a good idea to always have 2 teeth in the wood at all times, so 2 x 0.77" = 1.44". I never use anything...
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    A cup in the infeed table is definitely not...

    A cup in the infeed table is definitely not ideal, but if you are getting acceptable results then it's not an issue. How much are you talking about? 0.002" would be a non-issue to me, 0.010" would...
  14. The Peterson Swingmill has a 10" radius blade so...

    The Peterson Swingmill has a 10" radius blade so cutting 12" wide stock might not be the best comparison. But here are two comparisons of a BS vs Swingmill cutting 2 x 4's.
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    I'd use a right angle block to keep the parts...

    I'd use a right angle block to keep the parts aligned properly.

    John
  16. It lasts a pretty long time if you put the bottle...

    It lasts a pretty long time if you put the bottle in a quart mason jar that has rice in the bottom. The rice absorbs the water in the air. Silica gel would likely work even better. I've had...
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    The 1" x 1.3 tpi Woodmaster CT is hard to beat. ...

    The 1" x 1.3 tpi Woodmaster CT is hard to beat. It will resaw like a maniac, and rip and cut gentle curves without complaint by it or you. It's substantially cheaper than the 2 tpi version, and far...
  18. I use a plastic autobody spreader and spread it...

    I use a plastic autobody spreader and spread it as thin as possible while still getting a complete film. Squeeze out mess is a non-issue when it's that thin, a few bubbles here and there.
    John
  19. One part product - no mixing, good open time, low...

    One part product - no mixing, good open time, low creep, MUCH higher strength at 150 F than yellow glues, and it's completely waterproof. I've used it on several MDF skins on ladder back door frames....
  20. The properties of PU glues like Gorilla Glue are...

    The properties of PU glues like Gorilla Glue are right in line for veneer applications.

    John
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    If the compressor can't keep up with the gun, or...

    If the compressor can't keep up with the gun, or the gun you have to use to accommodate the compressor doesn't meet your actual needs, you will wish you had bought the turbine unit.

    John
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    The standard grades of hardwood lumber are:...

    The standard grades of hardwood lumber are:
    Lumber sold by Woodworkers Source, unless marked otherwise, is graded “Select” or higher; however, some boards may be cut for shipping or to make “Packs”....
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    You don't need portability so that eliminates one...

    You don't need portability so that eliminates one reason to buy a turbine unit. But if you just want to plug and play then that's one good reason to buy one. If you don't mind doing just a little...
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    No reason I would finish them. John

    No reason I would finish them.

    John
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    OneFinity use Buildbotics controllers. John

    OneFinity use Buildbotics controllers.

    John
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