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    The ultimate method done by top furniture...

    The ultimate method done by top furniture companies and yacht interior finishers is simply 2K urethane over epoxy or polyester. Don't use PE, because its problematic, hard to get etc, but use epoxy...
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    You want tempered hardboard, not MDF or the brown...

    You want tempered hardboard, not MDF or the brown stuff at Lowes. I get mine from DSI - a cabinetmakers supply distributor of mainly plywoods. Duron Hardboard is much denser than the stuff at...
  3. A little tip for you, if you like to veneer over...

    A little tip for you, if you like to veneer over melamine, as in my case when I wanted melamine interior (inside of cabinet doors to match interior of entertainment center), but exotic veneer...
  4. . You just addressed the obvious, and thanks...

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    You just addressed the obvious, and thanks for stating it so eloquently. I am a professional with $5K overhead per month, so time is $. Anyone running a pro shop knows this, which is why I...
  5. Well worth it - been sharpening my own carbide...

    Well worth it - been sharpening my own carbide for nearly 20 years. Doesn't require machinist level skill either, and it takes about 3 minutes each blade. I am a professional, so I have many types...
  6. Nice description, very accurate and can't believe...

    Nice description, very accurate and can't believe that guy said "what's a few more oz's?" - pricey and weighty resin. I turned common 4 oz cloth into "spread tow" when I did my hull by overlaying 30...
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    Great breakdown by Steve and Glenn. I'm like Tom...

    Great breakdown by Steve and Glenn. I'm like Tom King - nearly 40 years using the tablesaw daily, as professional with all the pressures to make a living, not hobby, and have over 100 stitches in...
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    Robert is right on. I used to be pro...

    Robert is right on. I used to be pro cabinetmaker and used tons of melamine, and still do in my shop and at home - very convenient material - no painting needed, high chemical resistant finish. The...
  9. Personally, I love the clean look of jointless...

    Personally, I love the clean look of jointless picture / mirror frames by lowering the panel into and plunging the t-saw blade through the veneer ply or decorative panel then jig sawing the inside...
  10. Thanks for everyone's replies! Very informative....

    Thanks for everyone's replies! Very informative. Ray from Rabbit Laser came by to pick up the laser to take to his shop to work on. He was on his way back from delivering a laser in NY, so it...
  11. Thanks for the reference - will get to it. Great...

    Thanks for the reference - will get to it. Great location - near exhaust, inside the hose, or the lower pan where hose attaches.

    Nice. Need a camera that feeds into my glasses at top corner,...
  12. Thanks Kev for the idea - great idea on the heat...

    Thanks Kev for the idea - great idea on the heat sensor. Was concerned that it would go off wayyy too often with normal use, but hey. Another reason I like my glass idea is because once the lid...
  13. Its a non-reflective grid from MDF, kindof burns...

    Its a non-reflective grid from MDF, kindof burns if constant heat, but mostly is a good grid, as the laser does not reflect off it when cutting acrylic (which leaves lines in edge with honeycomb...
  14. F2 Laser Fire - Don't leave laser unattended!!!

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    Been a long time, but thought I'd show up with a warning we all need to hear. I was cutting some epoxy-based laminate samples - section only 3" x 14" into dozens of little 3/4 x 2"...
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    Thanks Aaron! Since you like Deco and Dichrolam,...

    Thanks Aaron! Since you like Deco and Dichrolam, you are on a good track. I always thought that if Dichrolam was available in the 30's the Deco Masters would have used it. Ruhlmann is not entirely...
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    C'mon!! disgustingly dirty clamps with every...

    C'mon!! disgustingly dirty clamps with every form of adhesive and overspray is war wounds!!! Of course, I agree that if it interferes with threads, get it off. I use a straight claw hammer on big...
  17. Great tip on the transtint. I believe its...

    Great tip on the transtint. I believe its alcohol based, so it does not interfere with the epoxy cure (alcohol is the best thinner for epoxies, up to 10% only), and so many other uses. Like sharpie...
  18. Always heat the wood with a heat gun just prior...

    Always heat the wood with a heat gun just prior to applying epoxy. Does a world of help for a ton of reasons. When doing large cavity pours, pre-apply epoxy as a seal coat and wait for it to...
  19. Trick to drilling clean holes is sharp spurred...

    Trick to drilling clean holes is sharp spurred bits (Forstner has edge spurs, but also newer spade bits and brad point), and high speed, then flip board over once the center pierces through, then...
  20. Got this Jackson guitar refaced for NYE in my...

    Got this Jackson guitar refaced for NYE in my latest 6A Quilted Carbon Fiber with megashift chameleon pigment cast within it. The new owner played it for the concert that evening (lead guitar for a...
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    Great story. Reminds me of "The Tree" - the...

    Great story. Reminds me of "The Tree" - the legendary quilted mahogany that is still being made into guitars. I remember when the article came out in FWW back in the mid 80's when I majored in...
  22. Thread: Art deco

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    Thanks, Dave for those welcoming words in a cold...

    Thanks, Dave for those welcoming words in a cold internet world! I would love to be here more often - so swamped these days.



    Dichrolam on elevator doors is a great idea. Sent samples and...
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    On the subject of priming, a major help is to...

    On the subject of priming, a major help is to preheat the wood prior to application of epoxy - it does a number of benificial things - it immediately lowers the viscosity of the epoxy so it soaks in...
  24. Thread: Art deco

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    Hi Aaron, You are speaking my love language. My...

    Hi Aaron,
    You are speaking my love language. My favorite design style by far. So much so, I have been inside the stainless spire of the Chrystler building and visited the Art Deco district of...
  25. Opening pics of that bookcase is my favorite,...

    Opening pics of that bookcase is my favorite, because I love contrast between light and dark woods to accentuate line quality. One of the easiest, and underutilized design tricks out there. Not to...
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