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  1. Actually, I was thinking the maple boards were...

    Actually, I was thinking the maple boards were going to be edge glued. If there would be gaps wood movement would not be a problem and the boards could be attached firmly.
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    Did they dry to take it up the driveway forward...

    Did they dry to take it up the driveway forward or backward ? I usually don't have a problem with the weight at the bottom when going up our steep gravel driveway, although I certainly don't know...
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    David, how about, after gluing, drill and insert...

    David, how about, after gluing, drill and insert a nice big fat dowel up through the bottom of the foot ? Have you got or can you get a long enough drill bit ? You can get 3/8", 7/16" and 1/2" X...
  4. Torrey, I don't see wood movement being very much...

    Torrey, I don't see wood movement being very much of a problem but, if you're concerned about it, how about drilling oversized holes 3/4 of the way through the frame from the outside and putting...
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    Yes, there were some nice black splotches in some...

    Yes, there were some nice black splotches in some places .. mostly at defects.

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    Fooled by Persimmon Boards

    I've been engaged in a long project involving re-organizing my shop and wood barn. I ran across some persimmon boards that came to me mixed in a bundle of maple some while back. Both the dealer and...
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    joe, oftentimes there's a usable space between...

    joe, oftentimes there's a usable space between the back of the doors and what's inside. I would be tempted to put pockets for shoes on the doors. Doors that size could hold a lot of shoes. Make...
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    Noah, if you go with option 1, I'm a fan of...

    Noah, if you go with option 1, I'm a fan of splines in your long boards to keep them lined up at glue-up, as they will be hidden by the ends.
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    I love those cabinets, Jay. The color is...

    I love those cabinets, Jay. The color is delectable as is the oak grain. Beautifully done.

    I notice the door is narrower than the drawer. Is this expressly for the hinges ?
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    Our Romeo group had a discussion as to what else...

    Our Romeo group had a discussion as to what else Romeo could stand for in this regard and the best idea was : Repeating old memories ever over.
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    Brian, the house and yard chores will always be...

    Brian, the house and yard chores will always be there. Once you're retired, the trick is to work them in around the time you spend doing the things you enjoy doing.

    A friend of mine retired...
  12. I do. Being a one-man shop, I lose money any...

    I do. Being a one-man shop, I lose money any time I'm not working there.
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    Martin, I use Sony MDR-10RBT over-the-ear...

    Martin, I use Sony MDR-10RBT over-the-ear headphones. They work well for me. One thing that's important to look for is a unit that will receive two signals at the same time. That way, I can listen...
  14. This isn't really apropos, as far as I'm...

    This isn't really apropos, as far as I'm concerned. I have work to do.



    The difference here is, at the car wash and Wal-Mart, you go when you want. The doctor and you have an appointment at...
  15. I tend to disagree, Doug. Why does my doctor...

    I tend to disagree, Doug. Why does my doctor believe his time is more valuable than mine ?

    Someone should write some software so his receptionist can send me a text if he's behind schedule and...
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    That's a beauty, Dan. I can appreciate the...

    That's a beauty, Dan. I can appreciate the challenge of getting a flat top using thin, twisted lumber. You did a remarkable job. It looks great. I'm sure your friend is in awe of your skills. ...
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    lowell, I believe the on-line auction would be...

    lowell, I believe the on-line auction would be the easiest and fastest route for your wife. She would get maybe 70% of the true value of your tools and materials but that value would be true and...
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    Yes, I agree with Doug. It's a pneumatically...

    Yes, I agree with Doug. It's a pneumatically controlled bandersnatch.
  19. We wouldn't put up with an employee who is always...

    We wouldn't put up with an employee who is always 10 or 15 minutes late or a dinner companion who is always that late. Why do we put up with doctors who don't see us at the appointed time ? That's...
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    This is our plan, as well. I don't have the time...

    This is our plan, as well. I don't have the time or inclination to research, photograph and cost out all the tools and my wife doesn't have the time or inclination to advertise and make arrangements...
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    Ronald, I like the clever way you use the word...

    Ronald, I like the clever way you use the word "saw". Clearly it's intentional as your other grammar is impeccable.
  22. Beautiful chairs, Robert. The care taken in the...

    Beautiful chairs, Robert. The care taken in the final stages is evident .. I see a lot of hand sanding there and gorgeous finish. The back reminds me of a corset.
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    Ask Tony in Memphis. He built one with a nice...

    Ask Tony in Memphis. He built one with a nice counterbalance.
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    If this happens, and Dotti is reduced to only a...

    If this happens, and Dotti is reduced to only a Cheshire smile, please take a picture and post it here.
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    Nice tables, William. It's kind of hard to tell...

    Nice tables, William. It's kind of hard to tell from the photos .. do the faces of the drawers have open worm holes or did you fill them ? Either way, it's an interesting look .. a real...
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