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  1. I did some repair work on some...

    I did some repair work on some reeeeeeeaaaallllyyy expensive chairs for a 163 foot mega-yacht. This set of 12 chairs cost them $72,000 (yes, seventy-two thousand USD) and came apart just weeks after...
  2. He specializes in large slabs from Guyana-...

    He specializes in large slabs from Guyana- primarily Angelique. He will use this as a top for a slabbing table. He wants everything in his shop out of Angelique, as his shop doubles as a showroom.
  3. He liked the idea of being able to build it in...

    He liked the idea of being able to build it in 12” sections and then bolt together for the worktop. Down the road he can change the size of the worktop by unbolting and adding or more likely...
  4. I have repaired countless doors by cutting off...

    I have repaired countless doors by cutting off the damaged rail or stile and adding on a new piece. I have used loose tenons, dowels, and splines with equal success. Splines are great for a door...
  5. You are correct. Thin passes on the planer and...

    You are correct. Thin passes on the planer and final planing with a hand plane. Sometimes belt sander with figured mahogany that I work with a lot. It is the king of tearout. I always cut it to...
  6. The issue I have is that this will be an edge...

    The issue I have is that this will be an edge grain “chopping block” type top and what looks best with this wood is wide face grain, but it is still going to be pretty.
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    The number 8 is the number of teeth per inch it...

    The number 8 is the number of teeth per inch it was filed to originally. Warranted Superior is a Disston trademark. This site should help you identify the details of the saw:...
  8. I do, but probably will assemble it at his shop...

    I do, but probably will assemble it at his shop and hand plane it. Easier than lugging it to another shop to belt sand, and the owner of that shop, although he is a good friend, would probably...
  9. Angelique for a bench top? He’s payin’, so I’m playin’!

    The guy two bays down from me brings in wood from Guyana, and specializes in Angelique. He asked me to make a bench top for him glued up out of Angelique. This is almost a sin, but for him it’s...
  10. My home was built in 1836. When I pulled the tin...

    My home was built in 1836. When I pulled the tin to replace it, I laid down treated ply over the original 1” pine and then put rigid foam insulation. The difference was amazing. The attic during...
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    By cabinet, I mean armoir. I believe it needs to...

    By cabinet, I mean armoir. I believe it needs to be shown in as full length as possible. I did consider just gluing it up as a panel and framing it as a piece of artwork. Maybe sign it “God” at...
  12. Well, this changes everything. I found a third...

    Well, this changes everything. I found a third piece that is a book match of the first. Hold on to your hats, because this is going to be an amazing piece. I will now do full-sized book-matched...
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    Today I found the book match of the first piece. ...

    Today I found the book match of the first piece. That makes three.

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    I have to sleep on this. Might become two or three cabinets.
  14. This reminds me of a story told by one of my...

    This reminds me of a story told by one of my business partners in Jamaica. There was a lady who had conned the entire Jamaican government that she was a princess- I can't remember where from- and...
  15. Thanks for the replies. Here is a cabinet that I...

    Thanks for the replies. Here is a cabinet that I have which is similar to what I want to do, but I want drawers at the bottom, because this would be for a bedroom most likely in an older home with...
  16. I held it up vertical to take the photo.

    I held it up vertical to take the photo.
  17. Armoir made with the amazing piece of mahogany- need help with drawers

    Here is what I came up with for the amazing piece of mahogany. If you missed the thread, here is that piece of wood:
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    Sorry, posting from the phone, so pics will be sideways. Maybe the...
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    Today I am headed to the shop to just look at it,...

    Today I am headed to the shop to just look at it, and believe it or not, pray about it, and figure out what it wants to be. (*respectful of SMC rules on religious posts, but this is important...) I...
  19. Also, don’t worry about magnetizing your knife. ...

    Also, don’t worry about magnetizing your knife. I sharpen professionally and it is not an issue when sharpening- black stuff gets on the blade magnetized or not, and wipes off the same, magnetized...
  20. Godo grief, my meat clever looks like a...

    Godo grief, my meat clever looks like a freshly-used murder weapon. I need to give that a bath in vinegar or something. All ya need to do is route out the back to within about 1/8” of the face and...
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    Pretty much, yes, but Sipo is a specific wood...

    Pretty much, yes, but Sipo is a specific wood that a good supplier will sell as Sipo. It has characteristics that makes it preferable for me: Darker reds, frequent mineral streaks (which I like),...
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    100% certain this isn’t sapele. It is African...

    100% certain this isn’t sapele. It is African Mahogany or Sipo but not Sapele. African and Sipo are frequently sold together as mahogany in my experience. Sapele is not as porous and wild grain as...
  23. Apparently the new thing in home decor is gray. ...

    Apparently the new thing in home decor is gray. I saw one picture of a home interior that literally looked like a black and white photo except for a color painting on the wall. One thing I loathe...
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    Sipo Mahogany

    Sipo Mahogany
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    I won’t tell where I got this, not to be stingy,...

    I won’t tell where I got this, not to be stingy, but because I get a good deal and am under a non-disclosure, but I paid $3.60 a board foot for this bundle. There are many more figured, but this one...
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