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    Ok. I didnít mean to make it even worse. Sorry...

    Ok. I didnít mean to make it even worse. Sorry for saying anything.
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    Again with the defensiveness. Of course people...

    Again with the defensiveness. Of course people have small benches and do things to be practical or economical.

    Does anyone have the passage that schwarz said that in? I highly suspect you...
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    Itís fun to do a couple mortises. Literally a...

    Itís fun to do a couple mortises. Literally a couple. One to practice, the second to perfect. Anything beyond that for me is an elbow danger. Hand tool working is hard on arms and neck - even...
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    Not that I recall. You can use cauls to keep...

    Not that I recall. You can use cauls to keep them from shifting.
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    In fact, since the concavity will run the length...

    In fact, since the concavity will run the length of the bench, have you considered just coopering your slats? I did this a couple years ago (on a bench that was never completed!).

    I ripped my 8/4...
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    A compass plane will be slow going. There are a...

    A compass plane will be slow going. There are a number of faster ways to do this:

    (if you're not above it) an angle grinder with a carbide cutting wheel. Then a bench of block plane or...
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    Consider cherry. Age appropriate and without...

    Consider cherry. Age appropriate and without some of the ethical challenges of HM.
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    Fancy. What did you use for vise hardware. ...

    Fancy. What did you use for vise hardware. What's the curved 'handle' for?

    I considered building a high vise. Nice for carving.
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    I learned completely on the internet (and this...

    I learned completely on the internet (and this forum). I made mistakes (mostly aesthetic crimes against humanity). I spoke out of turn (still do). But I learned.

    Now, I strongly agree that...
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    The size/thickness of that bowl does not look...

    The size/thickness of that bowl does not look like it should cause vibration.

    Are you SURE you are sharp? Do you get the same problem at slower speeds? Are your jaw screws tight?
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    Don't glue for structural integrity. Glue for...

    Don't glue for structural integrity. Glue for aesthetics. A bowl is about the hardest kind of wood piece to dry. The grain orientation and varying thickness of the blank create all kinds of...
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    The wood moved. Even if the shrink happened in...

    The wood moved. Even if the shrink happened in the winter, the epoxy may not settle back when the wood later expands. Also it is possible the slab was not dry when the epoxy went in.

    It...
  13. The waterlox will be a little bit darker. ...

    The waterlox will be a little bit darker. Honestly, now I'm thinking just leave the danish oil and don't top it. You can always do it later. Leave it for now. I believe your marks are just from...
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    Beg to differ. I'm impressed with Youtubers and...

    Beg to differ. I'm impressed with Youtubers and anyone who is out there doing stuff. Who cares? What's the harm? Theoretically the bad advice may result in some dangerous situations, but by and...
  15. DO doesn't cure. Doesn't mean you can't put poly...

    DO doesn't cure. Doesn't mean you can't put poly over it, but it's not a best practice.

    I'd rethink your GF product. Most waterbased finishes aren't so bullet proof that they'd resist scratches....
  16. Is your wood green? Beware of sap build up on...

    Is your wood green? Beware of sap build up on the blade. These woods are all fluffy and benefit from very low tpi
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    Glad u found the prob!!!

    Glad u found the prob!!!
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    You can rub out. Many do. I think a better,...

    You can rub out. Many do. I think a better, easier finish is had by just buying the satin sheen. You can put satin over gloss, so you would only need to buy a small amount additionally.

    Ymmv,...
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    (as if these guys need something added to their...

    (as if these guys need something added to their advice)

    Before you start spraying, check your tip for boogers and pick them off or you may get a sputtery flow.
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    like everything you post, this is fantastic on a...

    like everything you post, this is fantastic on a couple levels.

    the coopered base is so tastefully done.

    the grain match is impeccable.

    but the best is the staggered leaves. such a great...
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    Nice. Pretty ambitious work on the LP. I see...

    Nice.

    Pretty ambitious work on the LP. I see you inlaid and bound the fretboard too.
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    Rick- I thought about replying, but brushing ARS...

    Rick-
    I thought about replying, but brushing ARS just isn't my chosen method.

    Here's how I'd do it if I were you:

    Sand to 600.
    Wipe on ARS, 2 coats a day. One first thing in the morning, one...
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    YMMV with dye. You may find (as do i) that...

    YMMV with dye.

    You may find (as do i) that hvlp is better with alcohol diluted dye, and waterbased dye is easier applied by hand.

    If you spray, you really don't want drips to require you to...
  24. I used windows for many years. Ten years ago I...

    I used windows for many years. Ten years ago I switched my home workstations to mac. My kids use macs. I hate it. When they move out next year I plan to convert back to windows.

    Mac doesnt...
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    I owned a sawstop for several years. I tripped...

    I owned a sawstop for several years. I tripped the blade 3 times because of contact with the aluminum miter fence I own. False trips or careless user trips are to be expected. Itís expensive...
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