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  1. The whole thing is great, but the carving is...

    The whole thing is great, but the carving is terrific !! I would have picked a nice pic from a magazine and carefully glued it on. Yes. It can
    take an hour or more to find just the right one ,...
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    I would think about re-using it, a bundle of a...

    I would think about re-using it, a bundle of a few batts is over $50. If you are not sure that it’s the sound stuff ,put a radio in a box and put
    a batt on top of it and listen.
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    Lot of people use it for quieting through the...

    Lot of people use it for quieting through the wall toilet flush. It’s a big deal now with new houses.
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    That might a product that is for sound proofing...

    That might a product that is for sound proofing ,not temperature
  5. Aaron, looks to me like your machine uses the...

    Aaron, looks to me like your machine uses the standard aprox. 5/32nds or 1/8th thick knives held by gibs. I have no idea as to whether that was a late
    machine or a converted one. So each knife is...
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    I don’t think it’s new. It’s just not the way we...

    I don’t think it’s new. It’s just not the way we want it. Latest FIRST FROST I’ve seen in Richmond was Nov. 2 and I think almanac says something
    like “by Nov. 1” . There are some really old...
  7. I would not change the machine to spiral. It...

    I would not change the machine to spiral. It will make it cut much slower. That machine will remove 3/4 “ of wood in one pass, may be
    even able to remove whole inch. If you buy REAL M2 or T1...
  8. I was always told that walnut held up well...

    I was always told that walnut held up well outside, except for the white sap wood.
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    Beginners will sometimes just not recognize their...

    Beginners will sometimes just not recognize their own just made sharp edge ,so they put aside the stone they used and go for something
    that will tear open their finger …..maybe a cinder block hone...
  10. I always kept a small wood sample of each pair of...

    I always kept a small wood sample of each pair of panel cutters ,that means one sample and keeping it with the cutters. Not making new
    sample unless it was somehow used differently for a particular...
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    I worked in a place that made window sash. They...

    I worked in a place that made window sash. They wanted everyone to use those rules….it was a rule. Like snowflakes no two were ever the
    same. But some are made of box wood, and they are fun. ...
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    Well. That post I just made was my 8,000 th ! ...

    Well. That post I just made was my 8,000 th ! Doorbell rang and and there are 3 go-go dancers in my living room !! Keith must have
    sent them on behalf of the Creek !!!. Thanks Guys!!
    ...
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    Worked in an antique shop that had an old broken...

    Worked in an antique shop that had an old broken up piano that was treasured. It was made of Santo Domingo mahogany that was veneered
    with Brazilian rosewood. We used both for repairing stuff. ...
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    TR says “BULLY ,BULLY !”

    TR says “BULLY ,BULLY !”
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    Of course the crown is dated….it is a real period...

    Of course the crown is dated….it is a real period design. Not a mishmash conjured up by a workman experimenting to see if his new
    flights of fancy would be good enough for HIS kitchen ! Don’t...
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    If you get a LOT of paint on your shirt people...

    If you get a LOT of paint on your shirt people will say , “That’s the first tie- dyed T shirt I’ve seen with heavy starch”.
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    The old books say that when the material is 1/8th...

    The old books say that when the material is 1/8th or more it is a “facing”. They also warn about going thicker, but with modern
    temp control , glues ,and kiln drying, I doubt there will be any...
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    Years ago my former wife and I bought a round...

    Years ago my former wife and I bought a round “tavern table” made of elm. To me it has a look that is humble ,but perhaps “charming “,
    the grain was so open that with some added Minwax and wax it...
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    Well, that makes sense. But there are some guys...

    Well, that makes sense. But there are some guys who “cling to the old ways”.
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    Is it possibly an old lime mortar without any...

    Is it possibly an old lime mortar without any cement?
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    I would not use walnut stringers. Too dark. ...

    I would not use walnut stringers. Too dark. Would only use white or light yellow. Most stairs are poorly lit. Let the walnut be the star.
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    Agate burnishers were used by many old timers and...

    Agate burnishers were used by many old timers and considered the best. Dulled carbide laminate bits also work well.
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    Got to be careful choosing a dealer. Worst...

    Got to be careful choosing a dealer. Worst experience was when we bought from a good company that an uncle of mine had helped start.
    They brought in the big compressor and set it . Then they...
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    I like the bench covered with plastic drop cloth,...

    I like the bench covered with plastic drop cloth, or blanket as much as possible. Worked with old timers who would always carefully use
    card scraper on the bench before putting a just-made table...
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    I think ,and all the scientists are with me...

    I think ,and all the scientists are with me !….that the human eye has a built in preference for vertical designs. I think less vertical is the
    main feature of MCM. For an MCM bedroom you need a...
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