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    Looks great and the first coat of finish is...

    Looks great and the first coat of finish is always my favorite part of a project! And can't do better than to encourage reading :)
  2. Hi Mike, I used to like reading your posts,...

    Hi Mike,

    I used to like reading your posts, but now they are just giving me a complex because you are cranking out so much great work! :)

    All three look great in their new habitat and I...
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    Nicer than my dining table! The inlay is a great...

    Nicer than my dining table! The inlay is a great touch for the graduate-I'm sure he'll be pleased.

    Best,
    Chris
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    Very well done! I hope the funds pay for a new...

    Very well done! I hope the funds pay for a new toy or two and some IPA!

    Best,
    Chris
  5. Thanks all. Good to know the dimensions are...

    Thanks all. Good to know the dimensions are workable with a crosscut sled. Chris, I like the support you made!

    Best,
    Chris
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    Gentlemen, thanks to you all for your kind words....

    Gentlemen, thanks to you all for your kind words. And, Joe, thanks to your wife as well-that's quite a compliment!

    Best,
    Chris
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    Thanks Michael, she is pleased and that was the...

    Thanks Michael, she is pleased and that was the main idea ;)

    Best,
    Chris
  8. Sawstop tabletop dimensions-riddle me this...

    Hi all,

    I've been mulling a new tablesaw, though it will be a bit yet. I currently have a 1974 PM 64 that there is nothing wrong with but...

    For an american style cabinet saw, there's really...
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    Hi Scott, I have an elm chop that's probably...

    Hi Scott,

    I have an elm chop that's probably 12/4, but that's because I got it from a friend, along with the wood for the base of my bench for the best price (free). I also have the Anchora chain...
  10. FWIW, I find paraffin from tea candles (same as...

    FWIW, I find paraffin from tea candles (same as gulf wax) works considerably better than beeswax, which has a bit of tack. Even though I prefer the idea of using beeswax... I go through about one...
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    Deftly done!

    Deftly done!
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    Thanks gentlemen!

    Thanks gentlemen!
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    Congrats Phil, turned out great and looks like a...

    Congrats Phil, turned out great and looks like a perfect place to set YOUR cup of tea ;)

    Thanks for sharing the build progress on the hand tool forum and will look forward to the full round...
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    Sandhill Crane jewelry box

    Hi all,

    Here's a jewelry box I was able to finish in time for the holidays for LOML.

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    Build thread is posted here if you're interested:
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  15. Nicely done! Haven't used bloodwood but your...

    Nicely done! Haven't used bloodwood but your stand reminds me of some sushi serving trays I made a while back.

    Best,
    Chris
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    Looks great Ken and Phil beat me to the cupholder...

    Looks great Ken and Phil beat me to the cupholder suggestion! Dave, definitely!. I heat with a wood stove and find the best plane shavings for starting fires are from a scrub plane-thin enough to...
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    Thanks gentlemen. Ken, the amazing thing about...

    Thanks gentlemen. Ken, the amazing thing about the marquetry is that it is pretty straightforward once one gets started. And good for small project that might fit in a motorhome :)

    Best,
    Chris
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    Hi all, The elf had to do some overtime, but...

    Hi all,

    The elf had to do some overtime, but the box made it under the tree :) The recipient is very happy, which is the whole point, right?

    I cut the top off on the bandsaw (though would...
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    Happy New Year and thanks for the detailed...

    Happy New Year and thanks for the detailed descriptions Derek. Your design is an improvement on the NBSS box Pop WW published a couple years ago that I'm currently building if I'm correct in...
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    Derek, Looks great and happy to see that I'm...

    Derek,

    Looks great and happy to see that I'm a bit ahead still on my chest, since I started mine almost 3 years ago...

    The ripping jig is slick and I'll file away for when I have a chance to...
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    Hi Ken, The guided salmon trip sounds like a...

    Hi Ken,

    The guided salmon trip sounds like a great idea and the fly rod will be an experience. I'm a recovering fly-fishing addict and the addiction led to my day job as a fish ecologist. I'll...
  22. TFWW used to sell a denim one that was pretty...

    TFWW used to sell a denim one that was pretty good-might try there. Good luck!
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    I'll only add that I have used the shapton...

    I'll only add that I have used the shapton ceramics for about 10 years in a shop that freezes frequently. Have the 1000, 5000, 13000(? it is light yellow) set with a diamond plate that Stu used to...
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    Phil, Thanks for sharing and clever jig. ...

    Phil,

    Thanks for sharing and clever jig. Looking forward to seeing more.

    Chris
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    Hi all, I have a swing-arm magnifier lamp...

    Hi all,

    I have a swing-arm magnifier lamp combo that I use at the scroll saw and only started using it because it came with the saw when I bought it used. For fine work, it is not the best but...
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