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    So far so good. I have no idea what my longevity...

    So far so good. I have no idea what my longevity is going to be.

    Short version I put coats of aged shellac on a birch veneered plywood. The first coat dried in about 30 minutes, the second coats...
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    I do recall Zaino is not compatible with oil. ...

    I do recall Zaino is not compatible with oil. Those folks really like blue Dawn detergent as a surfactant to get ALL of the oil off the surface you hope to hope to apply Zaino to.
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    I think you are going to need to get hold of the...

    I think you are going to need to get hold of the nice folks at Osmo for both removal advice and surface treatment advice. When you have them on the phone, ask specifically about clay bars and zaino,...
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    I agree with Stew that white oak should be...

    I agree with Stew that white oak should be considered as a economical local choice. You could price tropical hardwoods like mahogany or sapele or teak just to make white oak look better price wise. ...
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    I would not buy that.

    I would not buy that.
  6. I think the thing to do here is pick one plane, I...

    I think the thing to do here is pick one plane, I would reach for a #3 or a #4 if you have one of those, and then practice on construction lumber. Just draw/scribe a skewed line on a 2x4 and...
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    Yep. This wasn't an envelope I pushed...

    Yep. This wasn't an envelope I pushed intentionally, but there are some folks around who use more shellac than me.

    My current plan is to let the old shellac that is already on the project...
  8. Appreciate the inputs. Given the side cheeks(?)...

    Appreciate the inputs. Given the side cheeks(?) and the bottom edge of each shelf lip have a bearing surface to ride on I did consider trimming up the inside edges with a flush trim bit and then...
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    shellac woes

    It turns out the Zinsser clear shellac I was trying to use up was made in 2016. The first coat dried to a hard shell in about 30 minutes, after one hour sanded at 320 grit just fine, and the second...
  10. Do I need an expensive router bit or lower expectations?

    I am in the home stretch on a current project. I have built a case out of 1/2 inch USA birch veneer ply. It has shelves in it. The face is now covered with 1/4 actual BB plywood.

    I did shelf...
  11. I love my pair. They are not for everyone given...

    I love my pair. They are not for everyone given the nominal 1" diameter. There is a bunch of stuff out there for 3/4 dogholes and I am not going to tell anyone what I think they should do.

    I...
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    I haven't had this problem yet. Just started...

    I haven't had this problem yet. Just started canning summer 2022. I would be inclined to set up my cauldron with whatever tap water, immerse all possible jars, and a good splash of vinegar. I...
  13. Thread: Poplar

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    I too like poplar from the store, usually genus...

    I too like poplar from the store, usually genus liriodendron I think. That stuff, both according to the books and my experience machines easily and takes finish well. The book also says rot...
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    You will get a host of responses for sure in a...

    You will get a host of responses for sure in a mater of hours. Jim K (Koepke?) has an excellent thread on plane restoration that should be in the sticky threads section at the top of the Neanderthal...
  15. My grandpa used Arkansas stone only as he aged. ...

    My grandpa used Arkansas stone only as he aged. Unfortunately, perhaps, as he aged all he was keeping sharp were his pocket knife and grandma's kitchen knives, so the stones I inherited were heavily...
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    I should mention my BB scrap does have enough...

    I should mention my BB scrap does have enough fiddleback figure to do the vertical slivers in vertical grain fiddleback and paint over the horizontal grain shelf lips. Dang it. I think I know what...
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    I have a grain matching problem and am about to...

    I have a grain matching problem and am about to reach for a paint bucket.

    As you can see in post #7, especially in the middle two pictures, I used slivers of hickory on the scale model to...
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    Now that I have a fair selection of each, I...

    Now that I have a fair selection of each, I prefer the socket style to the tang style. Mine socketed ones tend to get loose towards the end of my dry season unless I keep using them regularly over...
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    If your Doug Fir has on the mill mark or mill...

    If your Doug Fir has on the mill mark or mill stamp the characters "s-GRN" is was surfaced green. Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) specifies such a label can only be applied to Doug Fir...
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    When I was in college the kids with loft beds...

    When I was in college the kids with loft beds were able to sit at their desks under the beds, but they couldn't stand up under there.
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    I am in the same aesthetic camp as Dave on this...

    I am in the same aesthetic camp as Dave on this one. What you have there is an artistic use of scrap, excellent execution, and I would have chosen oil and wax as well.

    The folks who would have...
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    Your 4x4 post strength is magnificent overkill,...

    Your 4x4 post strength is magnificent overkill, no worries there - but look for FOHC end grain. Free of heart center cut. No pith, and no face grain. You want the ones with all edge grain on all...
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    Hopefully 2-3 weeks for a finished project in the...

    Hopefully 2-3 weeks for a finished project in the project section. I still need to figure out leveling feet like under a washing machine and wall fasteners for earthquake resistance. Finished item,...
  24. If you have a local Sur le Table or Williams...

    If you have a local Sur le Table or Williams Sonoma you might try the Global kitchen knives. If we were Lord of the Ring characters I am an orc and I love my Cutco, my elfen wife likes Sabbatier. ...
  25. If trading the Ulmia's around doesn't work for...

    If trading the Ulmia's around doesn't work for you, I have a #4 Stanley from the current home store inventory that was useless as a #4. I think I paid about $20 for it. Once I gave up on taking...
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