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    While I like a rich dark walnut finish, it would...

    While I like a rich dark walnut finish, it would not have given you the nice contrast with the ebony. The effort to strip and redo was well worth it.
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    A lot of nice details in those tables. I can see...

    A lot of nice details in those tables. I can see why it would have taken some time. Sometimes the finishing seems to go as long as the build, but in the end your tables came out great. Love...
  3. Grain direction aside, I’d be a very happy man if...

    Grain direction aside, I’d be a very happy man if I could own saws hand made by Stewie and Pete. Both are absolute works of art.
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    Iím very space constrained. Iíve dedicated about...

    Iím very space constrained. Iíve dedicated about 2 feet on a countertop for sharpening. Iíve settled on a pretty minimalistic set up. A holder with 3 diamond stones and one spyderco with a slow speed...
  5. ...and completely sold out at the moment. ...

    ...and completely sold out at the moment. Beautiful saw, Pete, I think you are going to be very busy.
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    I believe I saw somewhere that the Stop Loss...

    I believe I saw somewhere that the Stop Loss folks recommend putting a little wax on the threads of the spout to keep it from sticking.
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    I donít have experience with Aqua Coat, but for...

    I donít have experience with Aqua Coat, but for water based filler you might want to try either Wunderfill or Timbermate, both come in a walnut tone. Keep in mind you may need several applications. ...
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    Scott, can’t comment on the water idea. I’ve...

    Scott, can’t comment on the water idea. I’ve used Bloxygen with success, but it’s expensive, and as you said kind of a pain to have to keep around. I recently bought Stop Loss Bags and the funnel...
  9. We’ll all share are own current preference, and...

    We’ll all share are own current preference, and all will work with a bit of practice. You might want to look at the side of the diamond plates...might have “coarse”, “medium”, “fine” or “extra fine”...
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    Beautiful box, Freiler! Well done. Looks like...

    Beautiful box, Freiler! Well done. Looks like you get to work outside...I need to do that more often.
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    Coming along nicely, Steven. Best wishes that...

    Coming along nicely, Steven. Best wishes that your knee and all don’t keep you from the shop. Curious about the #70. I have an opportunity to pick one up, but already have a couple of Stanley 80s...
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    Nicely done, Steven. I restored a #2 as well,...

    Nicely done, Steven. I restored a #2 as well, but did not disassemble completely. Will likely get after it some cold winter evening. Thanks for sharing the exploded view...that will be helpful!
  13. Been out of town and just catching up. Big...

    Been out of town and just catching up. Big congrats Malcolm. That’s what retirement should be all about...doing stuff you love to do. Getting paid is a bonus. Your work on the arched doors is...
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    Ron, I know you said water based, but our cabin...

    Ron, I know you said water based, but our cabin and three season porch is completely paneled with knotty pine T&G. It was finished with shellac. Itís about 70 years old and still looks great.
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    The inner drawer bead is a really classy feature....

    The inner drawer bead is a really classy feature. You do it very well Derek. Look forward to the rest of the build.
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    Aluminum foil sprayed with WD40 is also a very...

    Aluminum foil sprayed with WD40 is also a very good way to scrub away rust.
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    Well done Rob. I know you love the QS oak, but...

    Well done Rob. I know you love the QS oak, but the maple scraps turned into a very nice gauge!
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    I use tshirt material. Folded so there are no...

    I use tshirt material. Folded so there are no wrinkles. Very thin coats...maybe 5-6.
  19. When working difficult wood, I need to spend more...

    When working difficult wood, I need to spend more time fiddling with throat opening and chipbreaker settings. I will add that based on what others have suggested here, I put a 50 degree bevel on my...
  20. Randall, I’m in a similar situation, looking for...

    Randall, I’m in a similar situation, looking for an oil for a mahogany table. I’ve been looking at General Finishes outdoor oil, but haven’t made up my mind yet. I’ve had good luck with Flood clear...
  21. Just a note to store batteries in a way where the...

    Just a note to store batteries in a way where the terminals don’t touch. We actually had a house fire in our community that was determined to have been started by a bag of batteries. Even the...
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    Charles, as a hobbyist, I may work on a dozen...

    Charles, as a hobbyist, I may work on a dozen projects a year. Some small like boxes, some large like tables. I use a variety of glues depending on the project. In my situation, a small bottle of...
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    Pure marketing here: ďLast year, it was big...

    Pure marketing here:

    ďLast year, it was big news when, after 35 years of designing and manufacturing tools that were treasured and passed down through generations, John handed over the reins of...
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    Thanks for posting that, Roger. The color change...

    Thanks for posting that, Roger. The color change is amazing. Much more than I would have imagined.
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    To preserve the dark color, I use Watco medium or...

    To preserve the dark color, I use Watco medium or dark walnut as a first step in finishing.
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