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    Lee, they are nice ! The back splash things are a...

    Lee, they are nice ! The back splash things are a little to gramma era for me. Love the wood in the chest, what is it ?
    hemlock? Larch?
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    I think they look the best with bright solid...

    I think they look the best with bright solid colored cloth glued in. Other wise the spaces are usually just too dark.
    The stuff called "moire" is often used.
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    Tom, I don't mind transitions, and where there...

    Tom, I don't mind transitions, and where there are sound proofing sweeps they are helpful. But that is a good look,and
    beautifully neat.
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    Lot of thought in that design. I'm surprised at...

    Lot of thought in that design. I'm surprised at how formal it looks. Think it deserves a new and trade marked name.
    Sure to be succesful.
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    T1 has more tungsten, and is a true high speed...

    T1 has more tungsten, and is a true high speed steel . Leaves a nice finish, the low quality stuff has a lot or striations
    almost right after first use.
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    I find 4 knife to be tediously slow,I like the...

    I find 4 knife to be tediously slow,I like the two knife for those heads. I would use the dummy knives for less distortion
    of the head. Always been happy with M2 or T1. Orders for M2 are often...
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    It was once widely used. I don't know if mass...

    It was once widely used. I don't know if mass loaded vinyl beat it on price,or if they just took lead off market. I think the
    product you mention is mainly used in cars. Don't forget the tip I...
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    I've never seen any stock feeder wheels that were...

    I've never seen any stock feeder wheels that were above the rubbish line. They do prove that OSHA is deficient.
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    The 3 thou matters . 1and 1/2 too high makes the...

    The 3 thou matters . 1and 1/2 too high makes the work "climb". But for now you can improve by having ONE end right .
    And the the smallest knife nicks make cuts inaccurate, so if you think you must...
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    Hoove would have thought of painting cow toe...

    Hoove would have thought of painting cow toe nails ? But it saved your teeth! You looked into the black abyss and
    found a fix at the bottom. Welcome back to the bright lights of The Creek. There...
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    I worked with guys who remembered the depression....

    I worked with guys who remembered the depression. They did not often give tips to those they thought might get their
    job. But when they were being leaned on to "get it done" they would do what they...
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    Patrick, Have seen it in print a number of...

    Patrick, Have seen it in print a number of times, but I think avoiding liability issues is the
    origin. Facing with convex side down often makes a board straighten some instantly; when it does not...
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    So far I have been able to refrain from debating....

    So far I have been able to refrain from debating. Jointer Perfectionists Anonymous is helping me. And unlike some other
    help groups ...they serve drinks.
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    I think it's walnut or mahogany. Good table ,but...

    I think it's walnut or mahogany. Good table ,but not antique,too many boards. It looks like the original wretched "varnish
    stain" finish, the moulded edge of the top is so glopped up it looks like...
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    Like the deck we saw the other day, many of the...

    Like the deck we saw the other day, many of the boards are heart side out. Not gonna hold paint. Should be bark side
    out on all conifers. Or quarter sawn stock.
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    Joe, I'm not a structure guy. But I'm sure you...

    Joe, I'm not a structure guy. But I'm sure you will get good answer from someone. There are some things on you tube
    about the canvas treatment though. It's not new and untested ...its hundreds of...
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    Looks like all of the boards in pic are bark side...

    Looks like all of the boards in pic are bark side down. Should be bark side up. That is your biggest problem, no way will it
    hold paint. I would throw them away. You can get a piece of 3/4...
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    Good stuff ! I think a good thing to remember is...

    Good stuff ! I think a good thing to remember is the old ones were cheap and bought by rich and poor. When they are "over done" they remind me of manikins in a store staffed by real women. And...
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    Well said.

    Well said.
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    In an age obsessed with technology one would...

    In an age obsessed with technology one would think new medical break-throughs would be thoroughly tested before
    dismissing them. I would just remind you that attempts to turn lead into gold were...
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    I think there is online stuff about early...

    I think there is online stuff about early quarrying of Washita stones saying they were available in square shape.
    Havent seen anything about mining them as early as 1865, but I guess they could have...
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    Derek, somehow I didn't see your post til now....

    Derek, somehow I didn't see your post til now. The top and side look OK in close up. Bottom piece looks kinda'
    whittled and crude, and I guess that's what got my attention. A "cove and bead " ...
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    Can't remember what it's called ,but hundreds of...

    Can't remember what it's called ,but hundreds of years ago the beams of houses that were next to the stucko white
    areas had a peculiar type of simple carving. Might be good for the 3 vertical...
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    I think the frame around the drawer and the legs...

    I think the frame around the drawer and the legs would look better with sharper edges. Would show better ,cleaner,
    shadows. And I KNOW I will enjoy watching progress.
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    BOLD! That "tippiness" could be adjusted by user...

    BOLD! That "tippiness" could be adjusted by user with a bolster pillow fitted with Velcro. Children might enjoy being
    photographed in that early TV seat and stretcher frame.
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