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    When you need to move a lot of wood fast ,the...

    When you need to move a lot of wood fast ,the single flute bits are best. Much faster than 2 flute bits.
  2. The “you are a really smart guy” thing has...

    The “you are a really smart guy” thing has always been a good smooth path and I have used it too. But when it doesn’t work …I slog thru
    the facts. They thank me later.
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    We were all taught to write clearly. Now it’s we...

    We were all taught to write clearly. Now it’s we can’t leave anyone out. I’m betting the new nonsense will not attract many more. Will
    probably be ended by someone on TV commenting “Only way we can...
  4. Tom, I’m impressed with your method ,and ability...

    Tom, I’m impressed with your method ,and ability to get a client to wait ! I had to replace a sill on my house ,year or two ago. I just
    picked out a sill with bark side up, fir of just average...
  5. “Whut we hav heah is falyuh to buhleev eny...

    “Whut we hav heah is falyuh to buhleev eny sighense butt owuh ohne “
    Yeah, Boss
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    Not the tattoo I would have picked….but it sure...

    Not the tattoo I would have picked….but it sure is realistic ! Glad you are healed , enjoy your fame !
  7. Gabriel, one thing that will stop that tear out...

    Gabriel, one thing that will stop that tear out is to first use a round over bit (climb cutting) and of appropriate size to get rid of the sharp corners. Then when you do the “real” cuts all will be...
  8. I agree completely with Mike on this one. Some...

    I agree completely with Mike on this one. Some of 3/8” dowels probably failed just because the grain was not straight. I’m betting the
    dowel factories don’t check dowel orientation,...
  9. Dit dit dit - - - sad news. The fight for...

    Dit dit dit - - - sad news. The fight for acronym accuracy is lost. Acronym was coined to mean initials that could be pronounced as a word.
    Well, ….I knew we were losing… nothing to be done now...
  10. Just want to add that the “drips NOT STREAMS “ ...

    Just want to add that the “drips NOT STREAMS “ off stirring stick is only a tad thinner than glue mixed exactly as the directions on the
    plastic resin glue.
  11. Warren, inside the house I guess any side is OK. ...

    Warren, inside the house I guess any side is OK. Most furniture is out of weather and I see that as ,use the best side. Most of the 4by 4 stuff
    is the center of small trees ,so it’s all bark side! ...
  12. John, I’m sure you are right about all of that. ...

    John, I’m sure you are right about all of that. The stacking I suggest relies on good flat material and I think that is likely with speaker boxes.
    The thin mix I learned in mill work and was well...
  13. Some white pines are better than others, the...

    Some white pines are better than others, the ponderosa stuff is not as good outside as Northeastern white pine. Many years ago we used to make a lot of
    circular trim out of Ponderosa pine. Some of...
  14. Thread: Red Meranti

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    I’m sure it would make a nice job. But I can’t...

    I’m sure it would make a nice job. But I can’t enjoy closets ,no matter how luxurious. I like white low gloss paint for closets , easy to see
    and easy to check color pairings.
  15. Again I suggest the Weldwood type “brown glue “...

    Again I suggest the Weldwood type “brown glue “ plastic resin glue. It can be mixed thin enough to drip, NOT stream off stirring stick.
    Plenty of working time, you can glue up a big stack of parts...
  16. I agree that painting all around helps , but the...

    I agree that painting all around helps , but the woods without a ‘good for exterior’ rating still rot. It was an unpleasant surprise for me;
    especially when they were painted on all surfaces. But...
  17. If you use fir, pine , or any other conifer, the...

    If you use fir, pine , or any other conifer, the bark side must be the face ,or the wood can peel up sharp….and non paint holding layers.
    I like using the non oil base copper naphthalate for...
  18. I think it might be birch , lot of stair rail and...

    I think it might be birch , lot of stair rail and newels are….
  19. I think a pic of the side would be helpful

    I think a pic of the side would be helpful
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    Since that surface is straight, I would sand with...

    Since that surface is straight, I would sand with a straight block that has felt on it.
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    That is nice ! Kinetic piece that will find a...

    That is nice ! Kinetic piece that will find a way to roam around the house while you are sleeping ! It’s the “Zoot Suit “ of doors ! And I see the
    face of a small dog over the left door knob.
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    One of the first things you learn with a shaper...

    One of the first things you learn with a shaper is always raise the spindle for tall work , that is to avoid needless strain on the spindle.
    Putting a bunch of spacers under the tooling causes...
  23. Some shop owners who use contact cement daily...

    Some shop owners who use contact cement daily …..won’t use it on stuff for their own house. Manufactures of contact cement say it lasts
    between 5 and 7 years. The urea formaldehyde type glue is...
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    The Sani Seal gasket is what most of the supply...

    The Sani Seal gasket is what most of the supply places around here like and push. Squishy thick rubber.
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    Years ago I used a couple of shapers in...

    Years ago I used a couple of shapers in employments that had really tall custom made spindles. Never liked the SCM stuff ,too gimmicky.
    I’ve used a couple of shapers that had spindles so ripply...
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