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    Derek's article is excellent, though I must admit...

    Derek's article is excellent, though I must admit I use a file most of the time on card scrapers. The real trick for me was when I realized I was applying too much pressure when turning the burr. On...
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    My knee jerk reaction was Butternut.

    My knee jerk reaction was Butternut.
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    Geometric inlays can be made with as little as a...

    Geometric inlays can be made with as little as a sharp marking knife and a couple drawing tools like rules compass and triangles.

    I have done some non geometric inlays as well with a fret saw,...
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    I meant this as a bit of hyperbole. I have always...

    I meant this as a bit of hyperbole. I have always seen the work of Boulle as an inspiration simply to do better work and stop making excuses.
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    How does the old saying go? Knowledge is knowing...

    How does the old saying go? Knowledge is knowing what tool to use, wisdom is knowing when to use it.
    Years ago when I started down the path of building instruments my biggest fear was, can I build...
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    Good point Art. While I do love some fine...

    Good point Art. While I do love some fine measuring tools and dabble in the automotive world building engines, body work, and welding, I have not had the chance to do much machine work, though my day...
  7. I have what sounds to be a very similar...

    I have what sounds to be a very similar compressor to yours Derek, mine is a Quincy 60 Gal that goes to 175 psi. I used plain old Pipe dope from the hardware store and did not have any leaks. I also...
  8. Don't forget to get rid of your modern car and go...

    Don't forget to get rid of your modern car and go back to a carbureted engine, better go with a radio delete to be safe.

    On a more serious note, my wife and I were on vacation a few weeks ago and...
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    You don't mention what type of blade your using...

    You don't mention what type of blade your using except that it is thin kerf. I would recommend a dedicated thin kerf ripping blade for 8/4 maple. Something with 24-30 teeth and a ripping geometry...
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    A couple years ago my wife and I replace the 21...

    A couple years ago my wife and I replace the 21 year old AC system in our house. We went from an undersized SEER 10 to a SEER 15. Our electric bill dropped by $40 a month from May to October, and...
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    I knew a few men who were involved in the D-Day...

    I knew a few men who were involved in the D-Day invasion. 5 of my uncles were all in the pacific, three in Hawaii when Pearl was hit. There is a reason they are the Greatest Generation. Now we have...
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    I have had two Fram filters fail on me. One was a...

    I have had two Fram filters fail on me. One was a bad seal that tore and caused the engine to pump about a quart of oil out of the car while sitting in a parking lot about 10 miles after install,...
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    Good point Kurtis, what is being suggested but...

    Good point Kurtis, what is being suggested but not stated is to request the pith slab at 4" and have the sawyer cut out the pith leaving two vertical grain 16/4 slabs.
    Allen made a good point about...
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    A drawbore peg would be my first choice, it will...

    A drawbore peg would be my first choice, it will put tension on the joint keeping it square and tight and can be drilled our if needed in the future for repair.
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    I have been Wix filters on all of my vehicles now...

    I have been Wix filters on all of my vehicles now for several years. My local O'Reilly stock them. I have been told that Napa Filters are rebranded Wix, but would have to do a little research to...
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    Dalbergia Sissoo/ Indian Rosewood/Sissoo...

    Dalbergia Sissoo/ Indian Rosewood/Sissoo Rosewood.
    Acacia would be quite light and soft. Sisso will have a weight of between cherry and oak. I have worked with a lot of Sissoo as it grows here in...
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    Cuban Mahogany is native to South Florida, Indian...

    Cuban Mahogany is native to South Florida, Indian Rosewood grows here, Eucalyptus, Buttonwood, all kinds of stuff worth cutting, just not on a industrial logging scale.
  18. Sounds like you earned yourself a new nickname.

    Sounds like you earned yourself a new nickname.
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    Yup, been there. I mark all faces of every piece...

    Yup, been there. I mark all faces of every piece of waste to be removed... and sometimes write "no" on places I don't want to cut...
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    I have not used the specific HF cabinet, but in...

    I have not used the specific HF cabinet, but in my experience if it says you need 10CFM you probably really need 12+
    they nozzle on a sand blaster is usually a big 1/4" or larger hole. Its kind of...
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    You must not do much welding.

    You must not do much welding.
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    I'm a tails first kinda guy. Never thought to...

    I'm a tails first kinda guy. Never thought to tilt the board. Sometimes I do do all the left leaning cuts first then switch and do all the right leaning. Sometimes I alternate back and forth, it...
  23. I stick to one furniture based project at a time....

    I stick to one furniture based project at a time. that being said, a kitchen worth of cabinets counts as one project.
    Picture frames count as a batch project.
    window sash, batch project. ...
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    Beautiful work! Gifts like this will be the...

    Beautiful work! Gifts like this will be the things that mean the most when the toaster dies, and the towels are worn out. My sister loves to cook (and is good at it) for her wedding I pieced together...
  25. I am an Irish Citizen, though born and raised in...

    I am an Irish Citizen, though born and raised in the USA. My Grandmother was Born and raised in Galway. And I have been across the pond a couple times and have lots of family in Erie. Beef Stew for...
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