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  1. Carbide is so brittle, I don't think it would...

    Carbide is so brittle, I don't think it would help you. If the staples are the work of your supliers ,try to get them to
    change methods. Running the first pass thru planer fast as machine will go ,...
  2. Agree with Mark. IF you can get poplar that is...

    Agree with Mark. IF you can get poplar that is reasonably straight. Years back we had a good suplier that sent stuff
    with a generous thickness and straight . They said their "secret" with poplar...
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    Many do work too cheaply in order to "get in"...

    Many do work too cheaply in order to "get in" with big contractors. Way to many! I believe in having some good stock products
    and always showing them ....not just getting the 30 feet of shoe mould...
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    I've had that happen even on some fine 12/4 fir...

    I've had that happen even on some fine 12/4 fir for big doors. For things that will be stained, I put the stock on a table, and use a piece of scrap from same wood to make a diamond shaped patch. For...
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    Steven , Im guessing 1920s for that piece.

    Steven , Im guessing 1920s for that piece.
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    Jim, nothing wrong with that book case, or paint...

    Jim, nothing wrong with that book case, or paint cabinet . But I doubt many in England would call that a sideboard .
  7. Thread: Double bead

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    Mark, I think some of us are wondering if the...

    Mark, I think some of us are wondering if the question is theoretical or practical. I think it was probably carved first .
    Then smoothed by shaped scraper and "horse tail" plant and or other...
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    Not trying to dissuade you from your goal ,but...

    Not trying to dissuade you from your goal ,but there are a LOT of old sideboards. Some are huge,so they tend to be the
    lower priced ones. Dovetailed drawers are nice, but I would not feel...
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    James, thanks for a well expressed bit of good...

    James, thanks for a well expressed bit of good news and friendship.
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    Burr oak came to mind ,don't know why. But the...

    Burr oak came to mind ,don't know why. But the net pics look like a possibility. Has some open pores and some closed.
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    Bill, good job. Too bad that cushy DRAGNET sign...

    Bill, good job. Too bad that cushy DRAGNET sign off job is now in China !
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    Congratulations,John. I suspect you keep the...

    Congratulations,John. I suspect you keep the best magic wands for yourself !! Happiness is a tough but
    rewarding skill and you two have it and share it. Wishing you all the best.
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    Net says GLIDDEN Sold to PPG and now not as good...

    Net says GLIDDEN Sold to PPG and now not as good as it was. I don't see any difference. Anybody here used both and
    have an opinion ?
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    Sorry I was not clear. Far as I know they are the...

    Sorry I was not clear. Far as I know they are the same thing ,that's why I mentioned name changes.
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    Yes,but I wish they would stop re-naming stuff. ...

    Yes,but I wish they would stop re-naming stuff. If you get some Gripper on your hands 20 seconds later you have to
    use a scrubby to remove it. Terrific hide quality ,too
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    I don't agree with the oil primer advice. I like...

    I don't agree with the oil primer advice. I like the Gripper primer that was first mentioned here by Jason Roehel.
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    Mark, It's too bad those Phoenix birds are...

    Mark, It's too bad those Phoenix birds are protected by the Feds. But I love to see them on clear nights !
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    Well, no offense taken....at least I don't have...

    Well, no offense taken....at least I don't have to pay a fine! for doing fine work!
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    Butt,Your Honor, I submit that a scarf joint 2...

    Butt,Your Honor, I submit that a scarf joint 2 inches long...or a little longer does not constitute a butt joint. My clients
    love them and have often praised my skill.
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    I would use a scarf joint. Probably about 2...

    I would use a scarf joint. Probably about 2 inches long. You can do most of the shaping after the gluing.
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    The real wood showing was a good decision ,that...

    The real wood showing was a good decision ,that would not have occurred to me. It shows the workmanship in a way that
    that paint would not. But takes nothing from its car-ness....or "karma"....
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    I agree ,even as a kid I thought it was beautiful...

    I agree ,even as a kid I thought it was beautiful stuff. And ,of course it was on tables ,desks ,and store counters,too.
    Linoleum was inspired by "floor cloths". The floor I would like for kitchen...
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    Order Bitrex (world's most bitter substance) from...

    Order Bitrex (world's most bitter substance) from eBay. It won't hurt the cat,and it's also used to keep deer from eating
    your garden.
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    It's certainly doable. I think the routed center...

    It's certainly doable. I think the routed center thing will end up full of cigarette ashes. My choice would be make it in two
    pieces and join them with the hardware made for that purpose. Then if...
  25. Maybe South America

    Maybe South America
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