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    Hi Stew, Great to hear you’re about to get a...

    Hi Stew,

    Great to hear you’re about to get a shop. I’m on my fifth or sixth shop, now in a double car garage. A couple thoughts:

    -for the last two, I designed them with sketch up. In the...
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    Gasp! Park a car in the garage? (I jest with a...

    Gasp! Park a car in the garage? (I jest with a bit of jealousy)
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    And you had a lake to drop you phone into!...

    And you had a lake to drop you phone into! (That’s good news)

    Glenn, thanks for the sound wisdom.
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    I must say I’m a bit envious.

    I must say I’m a bit envious.
  5. Grest work as always Mike and very glad to hear...

    Grest work as always Mike and very glad to hear you are getting commission work!

    best
    chris
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    Impressive for sure. I haven’t heard of “piano...

    Impressive for sure. I haven’t heard of “piano finish” before but certainly fits.
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    I too have caught myself with a case of the...

    I too have caught myself with a case of the "stares" after ducking into my shop at the end of a long day (and sometimes before a long day)!

    I have found that I'm enjoying the shop and staying...
  8. Rob, Bummer you got a lemon and am glad they're...

    Rob, Bummer you got a lemon and am glad they're taking care of you. Its a great plane!
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    Mike, Fabulous work-the selection of oak and...

    Mike,

    Fabulous work-the selection of oak and accents give the piece a great update while bing a clear homage to MCM! Thanks for sharing and your work (and speed!) are inspiring.

    best
    Chris
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    I have a set of Tom’s hardware and think it is...

    I have a set of Tom’s hardware and think it is great. As nice as BC.

    best,
    Chris
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    How would you feel if someone really unpleasant...

    How would you feel if someone really unpleasant bought the property? That said, make sure you are fully protected ic you go the land contract route (get a good lawyer to rebut he agreement). That...
  12. Great looking table and the best part might be...

    Great looking table and the best part might be the help from your son!
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    OMG I was cut off for 36 hours!

    Hi all,

    My subscription lapsed and I could view posts but not see any pictures on my phone for a whole day and a half until I could get back to my laptop and renew! Less than $10 for the best of...
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    Could make a nice disc sander as well with a...

    Could make a nice disc sander as well with a simple homemade top.
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    Excellent box, photos and discussion on routing! ...

    Excellent box, photos and discussion on routing! I’d love to see a photo of the router table set Edwin described.

    best,
    chris
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    Beautifully done, sir. Great lines, cherry is...

    Beautifully done, sir. Great lines, cherry is always a winner and the single(?) edge joint in the headboard is especially well executed as it looks to be a single board. Thanks for sharing.
    ...
  17. Glad to hear your's will arrive in a reasonable...

    Glad to hear your's will arrive in a reasonable time frame and I don't think you'll be disappointed, it is a nice piece of kit. If I had the room, i'd have followed Chris' path and order the router...
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    Indeed, the air bellows, which blows dust from...

    Indeed, the air bellows, which blows dust from the cut as you saw, has disintegrated. I suspect a replacement is available. I have the multimax 18 and quite like it; mine was $350 used 12 years ago.
  19. Hi Johnny, i had the TSLS for about a dozen...

    Hi Johnny,

    i had the TSLS for about a dozen years and liked it a lot. However, I sold it when I got a SS because it is a space hog. And because I almost never need to index for a specific...
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    Touching up veneers with a shooting plane on a...

    Touching up veneers with a shooting plane on a shooting board is one of my favorite things! Glad it worked out and will look forward to seeing the project come together.

    Best,
    Chris
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    My variation is to rub out the final finish with...

    My variation is to rub out the final finish with 0000 steel wool and hard paste wax. Will have to try the craft paper trick.
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    spectacular!

    spectacular!
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    Good luck finding one. Mine is a favorite. Not...

    Good luck finding one. Mine is a favorite. Not much help, I know…
  24. Congrats on the big step! Have been and will be...

    Congrats on the big step! Have been and will be following along.

    Best,
    Chris
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    Great work Mike! And I've decided that when my...

    Great work Mike! And I've decided that when my lovely doesn't ask for something and buys instead it is because she wants me to build what I want :) Or (more likely) she's working on a different...
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