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    Sanding Sealer Under Spray Paint?

    Hi everyone. I'm building some Pinewood Derby cars with my kids and I read somewhere that you can get a nice smooth paint finish by using sanding sealer (like Zinsser Seal Coat), a coat or two,...
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    Yep. +1...^^^THIS^^^^

    Yep. +1...^^^THIS^^^^
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    I definitely would not waste my money on that...

    I definitely would not waste my money on that downdraft bench. It wastes all the valuable space underneath not to mention the continuity of the top surface of the bench. A downdraft table is easy to...
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    It's amazing to me how anyone could have that...

    It's amazing to me how anyone could have that kind of vision to even know where to start with something like that. Unbelievable! Truly astounding work!
  5. ^^^THIS x10!!!^^^

    ^^^THIS x10!!!^^^
  6. The one with the highest HP should be the one you...

    The one with the highest HP should be the one you put in your router table. Otherwise it will be an exercise in frustration...and with a 1-1/2 HP router it would be for sure!
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    I have a bunch of wood that would look good with...

    I have a bunch of wood that would look good with Cherry...send me a pile of it and I'll see which looks best! ;)
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    Update: I started to become concerned about using...

    Update: I started to become concerned about using any oil finish on the Rosewood since it is such an oily wood to begin with. I had some finishing paste wax handy so I decided to go for broke and...
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    Festool's high prices are a sickness! They do...

    Festool's high prices are a sickness! They do have some nice looking stuff and some nifty systems that work together. Very innovative tools indeed, but geeze, throw us a bone here! Truth be told I...
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    I'm no professional tile guy but I don't think I...

    I'm no professional tile guy but I don't think I have ever seen anyone (even the professionals) actually install Hardie Backer into thinset. Seems like such overkill and I would think could even...
  11. I believe the GRR-Ripper even sells a replacement...

    I believe the GRR-Ripper even sells a replacement leg that is for cutting down to 1/8" thick. They have tons of accessories available for all kinds of tasks. Seems like the best system to come out...
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    Flat vs Round bottom Spokeshave

    Hi everyone! I am in the market for my first Spokeshave and I wanted to know if someone can explain the difference between the flat and the round/concave bottom shaves (besides the obvious, of...
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    ^^^THIS x10^^^!

    ^^^THIS x10^^^!
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    I plan to use the Rust Oleum Polyurethane as a...

    I plan to use the Rust Oleum Polyurethane as a topcoat.
  15. I wouldn't use Dowel to plug the screw cavities...

    I wouldn't use Dowel to plug the screw cavities as you will be placing end grain in among long grain and they will be almost impossible to hide and stick out like a sore thumb. Have you thought about...
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    Thanks for the info Scott! What Dye would you...

    Thanks for the info Scott! What Dye would you recommend in this case?
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    Here is the info on the stain. Doesn't look as if...

    Here is the info on the stain. Doesn't look as if they offer a "Natural" color. And it does say "No wood conditioner required"....
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    Preparation for Staining Maple

    Hello! I am building a Maple cabinet, with raised panel doors, which is to be stained with a dark stain (Rust Oleum Ultimate stain, specifically). This is the first Maple I've stained; so I was...
  19. I agree. I originally bought some for a project I...

    I agree. I originally bought some for a project I did for my sister. She chose it because she liked the color on the container better than the competitors'. I wasn't too sure about it at first, but...
  20. Good question. They might make a gloss version...

    Good question. They might make a gloss version but they didn't have any available when I originally purchased it. I will look into that. My main curiosity was if there is anything for a stronger,...
  21. Top coat choices for Rust Oleum Ultimate stains

    Hi, I have used some of the Rust Oleum Ultimate stains in the past with good results but I used the Rust Oleum Ultimate semi gloss polyurethane as the top coat, pretty much because it was made by the...
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    Beautiful work!

    Beautiful work!
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    Order when building raised panel doors

    I wonder if anyone could give me some good advice? When building raised panel cabinet doors (and cabinet faceframe). Should you joint all the wood to the desired width (2" in this case) before...
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    Looks like a piece of acrylic. It could be clear...

    Looks like a piece of acrylic. It could be clear with the design either painted or vinyl decal on the back to show through and then painted with a lexan friendly paint, Or it could be a white color...
  25. ^^^THIS +1^^^ I agree with Bill 100%.

    ^^^THIS +1^^^ I agree with Bill 100%.
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