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    Beautiful work and box!! Craftsmanship is...

    Beautiful work and box!! Craftsmanship is outstanding! Great details!
    I've been making a few wine boxes also, but haven't done any with veneer yet. I may try that soon.

    Jim
  2. I have the 500 and use it quite often. Frames,...

    I have the 500 and use it quite often. Frames, boxes , furniture...….it is so simple and so precise.

    Jim
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    I use on occasion the following: Golden Ratio...

    I use on occasion the following: Golden Ratio Calculator, Handyman Calculator, Metrics Conversion, TimeSheet, Time Recording, Woodworking Utilities
    They all have something that I have used.....they...
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    I would use heavy grade self adhesive felt(you...

    I would use heavy grade self adhesive felt(you can buy it in large rolls, even pool table quality) and cut it to size and apply to either:! Framing matboard(like the one used for picture frames) or...
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    Agree with Bradley....Klingspor sanding mops and...

    Agree with Bradley....Klingspor sanding mops and sanding stars are one of the best methods. I also find a Foredom with small inflatable (pneumatic drums) are also very useful in sanding small pieces...
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    Definitely looks like Padauk to me. Jim

    Definitely looks like Padauk to me.

    Jim
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    I set my Samsung GalaxyS8+ on a charger when I go...

    I set my Samsung GalaxyS8+ on a charger when I go in shop. My hearing aids are blue tooth connected to the phone so any calls I hear in my ear. There is a button also that hangs on a cord around my...
  8. The inflatable sanding drums that you can use on...

    The inflatable sanding drums that you can use on your drill press are probably the best option if you're trying to sand finish off. You will need to use a rubber sanding eraser often so as to not gum...
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    Nice use of space! Jim

    Nice use of space!

    Jim
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    I've bought spalted (and other) pieces from this...

    I've bought spalted (and other) pieces from this seller before....
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    Sticky: Please enter my name in drawing. Jim

    Please enter my name in drawing.
    Jim
  12. This does that from Lee Valley. I use this on my...

    This does that from Lee Valley. I use this on my drill press and router table. There may be other types and sizes elsewhere....
  13. Thread: Wood ID

    by Jim Tobias
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    Reposting hoping for an idea or two. Jim

    Reposting hoping for an idea or two.

    Jim
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    Nice table....I like the look and the wood combo....

    Nice table....I like the look and the wood combo. Now a square table will be a piece of cake for you to make after doing this one!

    Jim
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    I always put the 2 mating pieces (with mating...

    I always put the 2 mating pieces (with mating sides out) between 2 pieces of MDF or plywood. Align the edges and lightly sand with 220 sandpaper attached( I use self adhesive sandpaper on this) to a...
  16. Thread: Wood ID

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    Wood ID

    Anyone have a good idea what this might be? It is 3/4" tongue and groove flooring. Got it from a friend who got it from a friend. Just a few boards 36"~ , 5" wide. It sorta looks like Brazilian...
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    I use ROS sanders with Abralon all the time to...

    I use ROS sanders with Abralon all the time to "finish" a topcoat. I trust the randomness and even pressure control of the ROS more than I trust the randomness of my hand. The Abralon is available in...
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    It won't matter except I would want the size of...

    It won't matter except I would want the size of the pad to match the size of the sander. Variable speed helps also. I use the Abralon pads a lot to define gloss/shine after a finish and sometimes to...
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    Looks exactly like some birch ply that I just...

    Looks exactly like some birch ply that I just bought.

    Jim
  20. Here is a picture of the Lacewood I was talking...

    Here is a picture of the Lacewood I was talking about yesterday. Seems to be very similar.

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    Jim
  21. No finishing expert here....but I have found that...

    No finishing expert here....but I have found that you have to use a VERY light touch on the LAST stroke when wiping on Arm-A Seal to try and avoid streaks.

    Jim
  22. I think it is Lacewood. I recently bought some...

    I think it is Lacewood. I recently bought some Lacewood from Wall Lumber and it had this very same distinct coloring and look to it. Slightly different than regular Lacewood and much darker. I'll try...
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    It is even hard to try and imagine how different...

    It is even hard to try and imagine how different our lives would be if it were not for those brave soldiers. Bless them and their families for their bravery and for their willingness to do what...
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    Thanks Keith. Behind the "Creek" all the way...

    Thanks Keith. Behind the "Creek" all the way wherever it meanders!

    Jim
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    +1 on what Jim said. Also, I have been using T &...

    +1 on what Jim said. Also, I have been using T & T on numerous items lately and have really liked it. I have found (in my experience) that if you sand up to very fine grits(1000 grit) before...
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