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    Jim, MLCS carries some of the more popular GF...

    Jim, MLCS carries some of the more popular GF finishes. Closer that Allentown, especially for you.
  2. Having just finished up a set of 15 chairs my...

    Having just finished up a set of 15 chairs my initial reaction was to recommend the bandsaw, but then I watched the video you posted the link to. For that mid-century modern style chair you would be...
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    Aside from Bob Lang’s book previously mentioned,...

    Aside from Bob Lang’s book previously mentioned, I don’t think you will find many G&G plans.

    When I start a new project, I buy a copy of the original G&G drawing for the piece I want to make,...
  4. I’ve used Waterlox on a number of projects. It’s...

    I’ve used Waterlox on a number of projects. It’s an easy to apply and durable finish, but takes patience. Plan on 6 coats minimum and don’t be worried if the first three look uneven. It will even...
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    According to OSHA, no: From- Guide for...

    According to OSHA, no:

    From- Guide for Protecting Workers from Woodworking Hazards

    Protective gloves are the primary means available for direct hand protection. Extra-long gauntlets or sleeves...
  6. I usually ask them if we are on a recorded line. ...

    I usually ask them if we are on a recorded line. When they say yes, I say ‘great, this is my formal request to have my number removed from your telemarketing list’, then hang up.
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    Looking good Jim! Thomas and I extracted 10 lbs...

    Looking good Jim! Thomas and I extracted 10 lbs of honey just last weekend.
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    8’ on either side is plenty to cut 16’ Stock. You...

    8’ on either side is plenty to cut 16’ Stock. You just need slightly more than the length of you stock and a little downward hand pressure to hold the board. I have my lumber rack on the same wall...
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    Another text is The Fine Art of Marquetry by...

    Another text is The Fine Art of Marquetry by Craig Vandall Stevens. Craig teaches at the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop. I took the marquetry class last winter and really enjoyed it.
  10. Yikes, that’s not good. Maybe the lesson here is...

    Yikes, that’s not good. Maybe the lesson here is to toss the finish if the fan has rust! I like that the Target finish comes in a plastic can. Also, I fill my cup using an old turkey baster so I...
  11. I use the 190 micron also and have not had a...

    I use the 190 micron also and have not had a problem. I get them from amazon-

    TCP Global 250 Pack of Paint Strainers with Fine 190 Micron Filter Tips - Premium"PURE BLUE" Ultra-Flow Blue Nylon...
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    Alan, I think you nailed it. I visited the...

    Alan, I think you nailed it. I visited the Gamble House last summer and I stopped at Fallingwater last week on my way back from Indiana. They are both great in their own way. In both cases, the...
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    Wow, you got a lot done since I was over the...

    Wow, you got a lot done since I was over the other day, looks great! Can’t wait to see the sunburst.
  14. Well, I have a lot of Powermatic machinery and I...

    Well, I have a lot of Powermatic machinery and I think most of it is of very good quality. However, I have to agree with you on the PM2800. I have the PM2800B and it is definitely not up to the...
  15. Thanks Roger

    Thanks Roger
  16. Thanks guys. They were a lot of fun to make and a...

    Thanks guys. They were a lot of fun to make and a lot of work. Happy to have them out of my shop!
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    Personally, I think they look best in walnut, but...

    Personally, I think they look best in walnut, but if you choose another material be sure to pick one that will work easily with rasps and shaves as you will be spending a lot of time shaping by hand.
  18. I apply Arm-R-Seal and Waterlox with cheesecloth...

    I apply Arm-R-Seal and Waterlox with cheesecloth all the time without issues. I work in my basement where it’s cooler, not sure if that makes a difference or not. I prefer multiple thin coats rather...
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    I generally use nothing on jigs, or a coat of...

    I generally use nothing on jigs, or a coat of paste wax if I need it to slide easier.
  20. Jim- what about EM2000HBL?

    Jim-

    what about EM2000HBL?
  21. For poly, my preference is either Minwax or...

    For poly, my preference is either Minwax or Arm-R-Seal. Sounds like You have had good luck with the Minwax so might make sense to stick with that.
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    Thanks for posting this, I’ll keep an eye on mine...

    Thanks for posting this, I’ll keep an eye on mine as well.
  23. Stain was General Finishes water based dye stain....

    Stain was General Finishes water based dye stain. Top coats were Target EM6000, I built the base coats with gloss then a top coat of satin to cut the sheen. On this particular piece the ‘sealer’ was...
  24. Texture. But to put that in context most of my...

    Texture. But to put that in context most of my experience with EM6000 has been over Sapele which has a fairly open pore structure. Jeff advised my to use pore filler, which I did on some pieces and...
  25. Agree with Jim, use prefinished ply for boxes...

    Agree with Jim, use prefinished ply for boxes whenever possible. If you need to spray cabinet insides, leave the backs out and finish them separately, assemble later.

    I have the best luck with...
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