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    Walnut is a good choice but it does fade from...

    Walnut is a good choice but it does fade from moderately brown to pale brown even in the shade. Onto the bare wood I wipe on a coat of Minwax Special Walnut for a rich and permanent brown.
  2. Jamie is right about no floor being flat, this...

    Jamie is right about no floor being flat, this bench will probably not make good contact under the legs, which is where you want it. If you are going to fix it to a wall it will be nice and...
  3. Lots of opportunity to affect the piece with your...

    Lots of opportunity to affect the piece with your treatment of the front edge of the case.
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    A tray underneath that has a water level above...

    A tray underneath that has a water level above the bottom of the wheel instead of a drip can will wet the wheel and rinse it, but it must be removed or lowered when not in use. Many of these old...
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    Neander's first tool

    Not counting the stick and the rock which were already lying around, I propose one that is humble yet still essential 'the bowl'
  6. Stewie Stewie Stewie For the most part the old...

    Stewie Stewie Stewie
    For the most part the old ways are gone and not coming back. At least in the US we have a rich rural history of self reliance and what we are about is indeed reliant on what we...
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    Practice, practice practice. Your first dovetail...

    Practice, practice practice. Your first dovetail will look like your first dovetail. If that's the case here, you did pretty well.
  8. Back up a minute and look at the big picture. ...

    Back up a minute and look at the big picture.

    The base may not be a perfect fit so that the sliders will not align perfectly with the slots. Then you will have to either pound them together or...
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    Brian That place looks amazing. Can you share...

    Brian
    That place looks amazing. Can you share more, maybe in a new post?
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    Not sure why you want to build it knock down. It...

    Not sure why you want to build it knock down. It will be something like 72" x 28" x 34" right? That will fit thru most doorways and down stairs like a highboy, just need a little more muscle, and...
  11. Hi Tyler What William said "Pine is not a...

    Hi Tyler
    What William said "Pine is not a forgiving wood" Plywood id=s not great either. Maple and Walnut and many others are good.

    A shoulder is a big improvement.

    Start your dado with a...
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    wrap fine wire into the threads and paint with...

    wrap fine wire into the threads and paint with thin epoxy. Sand / file as needed.
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    My Oneida Dust Cobra has a 1/4" line from the...

    My Oneida Dust Cobra has a 1/4" line from the suction side of the fan to the side of the barrel. This sucks out the air between the bag and the barrel. This works because the filter is between the...
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    I think the ideal booth would be round so if you...

    I think the ideal booth would be round so if you can find some 80" pipe and work in that it would be better. But since you will want a flat floor and round is difficult to build and install lights...
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    John I think you're ready for a stock feeder. ...

    John I think you're ready for a stock feeder.

    (for those who missed it, gunwale stock is as long as you can get it)
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    I might use my drill press. It will go all day at...

    I might use my drill press. It will go all day at a suitable speed and save my arms too.
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    From an eastern perspective Gamble House does...

    From an eastern perspective Gamble House does seem dark inside because of all the wood and the subdued plasterwork and the weak lighting. But a dim interior is appropriate to the location where the...
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    Get a bit to make the outer 1/2". Make a jig to...

    Get a bit to make the outer 1/2". Make a jig to let you hand saw crosscuts the depth of the cut. Follow up with hand planes, a big rasp and sanders.
  19. You can mill miles of Pine, Fir Aspen and other...

    You can mill miles of Pine, Fir Aspen and other soft woods and quite a lot of hardwood if it is all clear and straight grained. Tearout and knots are much harder on blades.
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    It depends on how much air your cabinet requires....

    It depends on how much air your cabinet requires. If 11 cfm is enough then your regulator is big enough. 1/4" hose would be marginal, you should use 3/8" hose. Bigger than 3/8" os a waste of material...
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    Doug,,,Where are you and would you like some...

    Doug,,,Where are you and would you like some African Mahogany offcuts?
    Tom
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    Lots of challenges there. Here's a suggestion for...

    Lots of challenges there. Here's a suggestion for the electrical;

    Properly install a couple of duplex outlets in the side of the house, one each side of the doorway. Hang a hook near each one and...
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    The drill press table is one place where I don't...

    The drill press table is one place where I don't want things sliding around.
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    Those of us with slick bench tops have a...

    Those of us with slick bench tops have a different problem, things slide around. Mine is poly which is less slick than wax. Still not happy, bare pine would be great and terrible.
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    Hauling Wood in your Car or SUV

    Here's a trick to make it easier. Take along a big plastic bag, the kind you get salt or bird food in. Pop it over the first board before loading it. Then you can just slide it in without the wood...
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