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  1. Thanks for that link. Tamar's is one of the most...

    Thanks for that link. Tamar's is one of the most versatile sleds I've seen yet, and yes, her video making is significantly better than most. I find myself learning from the fresh and creative work...
  2. Thread: Mdf

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    I see you're located in N. California. It's very...

    I see you're located in N. California. It's very possible the highly refined, high density mdf in your area is under the brand Plum Creek, especially if you're buying from Peterman Lumber.

    To...
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    There is a 40 story tower under development in...

    There is a 40 story tower under development in Vancouver BC that is designed as a wood structure. They're using interesting engineered components, Cross Lam timber, Dowel Lam timber and of course the...
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    I have an update on this issue and I will post it...

    I have an update on this issue and I will post it here in case my finding is useful to anyone else.

    The can of mineral spirits I am using is the Klean Strip brand from Home Depot, not the eco...
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    Hello Prashun, I should have clarified my...

    Hello Prashun,
    I should have clarified my application method, yes, I'm wiping on. Instead of shop towels I am using t-shirt material folded on itself a few times into a loose type of finisher's...
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    How to slow down Arm R Seal

    When finishing a larger surface, like a dining table top, I've been having issues with Arm R Seal setting up too quickly. What happens is the section that I start with begins setting up, and when I...
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    It can get complicated. "The Whites" is a...

    It can get complicated.

    "The Whites" is a count noun and when referring to a family it would be plural not singular. Because the count noun ends in an "s", the correct form would be "The Whites'...
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    I made a quiet little box with similar shaping...

    I made a quiet little box with similar shaping last year, albeit a more Japanese design interpretation.
    The box was glued up while the sides were straight and square, and all shaping was done with...
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    I don't know if this is the case in every city,...

    I don't know if this is the case in every city, but in my area, you can simply google mobile shredding and you will come up with a long list of vendors.

    Many times these are mom and pop...
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    Bill, The photo you shared is definitely the...

    Bill,
    The photo you shared is definitely the more famous of Neil Leifer's Ali work. My favorite lesser known one is below, from the 1966 fight between Ali and Cleveland "Big Cat" Williams, which...
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    Are the sections already cut into strips (cut to...

    Are the sections already cut into strips (cut to width)? If not, could you cut them to the depth you want and turn them on edge.
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    Muhammad Ali documentary by Ken Burns

    For anyone that does not already know, Ken Burns has released a comprehensive four part documentary on the fascinating life of Muhammad Ali. You can stream it online at the PBS website, and local PBS...
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    A board with a v-notch double stick taped to the...

    A board with a v-notch double stick taped to the bandsaw table?
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    Well as embarrassed as I should be to admit it, I...

    Well as embarrassed as I should be to admit it, I committed this very sin. My router table had an enclosure for the router with an access door with no vents in it.
    Things were fine until I got the...
  15. Andrew, I would not call it a waste of anything....

    Andrew,
    I would not call it a waste of anything. If you have 4:52 and are inclined, here's the how and why video Bob Taylor put out on the cutting boards. ...
  16. The only time I've seen a biscuit joint fail was...

    The only time I've seen a biscuit joint fail was one that was glue starved. Because the biscuit itself sucks up glue, you have to use a liberal amount IMO. I have had to knock apart something that...
  17. I have always wondered where the assumption...

    I have always wondered where the assumption developed that the primary use of biscuits is for alignment. I don't know how many times I've read the comment that "biscuits are for alignment but add no...
  18. But here the grain is not running in the same...

    But here the grain is not running in the same direction. They've crossbanded the outer layers against the core.
  19. Agree, it's totally subjective. In my case, I...

    Agree, it's totally subjective. In my case, I have a tendency to chop a lot of ingredients into little piles on the cutting board, and then hold it with one hand over my pot or pan and scrape the...
  20. Is this cutting board a wood movement problem?

    A friend of mine sent me a link to these tony cutting boards made by the owner of Taylor guitars under the brand Stella Falone. At first glance, it looked to me like there could be a wood movement...
  21. Sorry you had a frustrating time. But add me to...

    Sorry you had a frustrating time.
    But add me to the club of people who consider their biscuit joiner an indispensable tool. Mine is a Lamello, but I upgraded from the PC 557 which was very good...
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    Mark, Love that answer. Sometimes I find myself...

    Mark,
    Love that answer. Sometimes I find myself wrapped up chasing jigs that do things perfectly and forget that there is something to be said for hand/eye coordination. Satisfying too.
    Great job...
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    Very nice! Did you use an ellipse cutting jig...

    Very nice!
    Did you use an ellipse cutting jig with a router to cut the top?
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    Clever jig, thanks for sharing. It reminds me of...

    Clever jig, thanks for sharing. It reminds me of the basic concept behind many router mortise jigs. A couple of questions:



    I understand the rails are a snug fit, but is there something else...
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    Well you pretty much summed up the entire post...

    Well you pretty much summed up the entire post WWII commercial furniture industry.
    I'm not arguing with you. At the time I thought it was clever woodworking and it didn't occur to me that his...
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