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    I used T&G oak to "floor" the top of an...

    I used T&G oak to "floor" the top of an inexpensive 2x4 work bench. It isn't perfectly flat, but it looks great, is easily maintained, and is functional.
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    Ever wonder how the craftsman who built the...

    Ever wonder how the craftsman who built the furniture displayed at Winterthur in Wilmington. DE managed without Festool? Just sayin'😀
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    All those darn fads...Louis XIV, Shaker,...

    All those darn fads...Louis XIV, Shaker, Colonial, Danish modern, Arts and Crafts, wrought iron, ..... Have built a number of tables - a glued up top is way more predictable than dealing with a...
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    Re: using or beholding custom furniture.... I...

    Re: using or beholding custom furniture....

    I once visited the shop of a guy in Saranac Lake who builds beautiful wooden classic Adirondack guide boats. They sell for $13K. He says he hopes that...
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    Most of these posts sound like sour old men who...

    Most of these posts sound like sour old men who are bitching about the weather. More time in the shop and less time on the keyboard will cure that ailment. Remember that " there are those who do and...
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    I spray the bed on input side with dry lube.

    I spray the bed on input side with dry lube.
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    I have "unlocked" the tube hold owns and tilted...

    I have "unlocked" the tube hold owns and tilted the tube and tapped with my finger
    It should flow away. Common problem in my limited experience.
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    My father was an industrial arts teacher and...

    My father was an industrial arts teacher and lifelong vocational educator. His advice to me as well as all of his students was that 90% of the look of a piece was accomplished in the last 10% of...
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    I've made several large live edge tops. I've...

    I've made several large live edge tops. I've always considered "live edge" to refer to the outside edge and in walnut it includes the white sapwood. I think the irregularity of the edge is what sings...
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    Also, too much glue - increases slipping and...

    Also, too much glue - increases slipping and sliding.
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    These are rock solid, properly mortised.

    These are rock solid, properly mortised.
  12. Tight miter surfaces, glued and pin nailed works...

    Tight miter surfaces, glued and pin nailed works very well. Also eliminates clamping.
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    I realize it is a horrors of all horrors idea,...

    I realize it is a horrors of all horrors idea, but take a hike to your local HF and take a look at their new $400-500 scms. You may be surprised. They have a new higher priced line of power tools...
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    The connectors that are 1st on Charles Wiggins's...

    The connectors that are 1st on Charles Wiggins's post are bbc amazing. Noticed to the proper depth in head board or footboard and side rails, they are rock solid. I have built several beds with me...
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    One can exhibit clairvoyance in predicting...

    One can exhibit clairvoyance in predicting whether a wood will exhibit chatoyance😉
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    Available locally (Syracuse) at Lowes and online...

    Available locally (Syracuse) at Lowes and online from HD. Also the Amazon machine has it. Great stuff!!
  17. Some build shops, others build projects in...

    Some build shops, others build projects in whatever shop they have. Each to their own. The tools that I purchased when I needed them are used all the time. Those that I bought because the were neat,...
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    Snark didn't answer the OP question.

    Snark didn't answer the OP question.
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    I never run above 20C. Lost a tube at 24/28C, but...

    I never run above 20C. Lost a tube at 24/28C, but I also had a kinked cooling line.
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    My Ten-High CO2 laser guideline is minimum of 4C...

    My Ten-High CO2 laser guideline is minimum of 4C or 40F.
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    MSC Direct. Google it for details. Filling them...

    MSC Direct. Google it for details. Filling them used to be my "job" 65 years ago. All manner of machine shop items. My favorites were reciprocating shapers.
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    Circular saw and long straight edge followed by...

    Circular saw and long straight edge followed by top bearing straight router bit and straight edge, followed by dowels for alignment. Works great.
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    A cover photo of Sam Maloof using a bandsaw drew...

    A cover photo of Sam Maloof using a bandsaw drew similar concerns. Note that on two lane highways we come within 5 feet of disaster every time we meet a car.:)
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    Quote that I have always liked: "Life is too...

    Quote that I have always liked: "Life is too short to use crappy wood." Same applies to hardware. If you value your time and effort.......
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    It is possible. Note that butternut is known as...

    It is possible. Note that butternut is known as "poor an's walnut". When stained it has much the same look when stained dark. When planed or routed it can develop a fuzzy surface which can be a pain....
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