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    I buy veneer from my local lumber yard or...

    I buy veneer from my local lumber yard or Woodcraft. Oakwoodveneer.com is also a good source. If you are looking for Oak Veneered 5mm panels then oyu can get theem at Home Depot or Lowe's
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    You can use extender in the stain ands still get...

    You can use extender in the stain ands still get the target color. The challenge with waterborne stains is that they change color when dry and then darken back up when finish is applied. Since I...
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    I use that gun for stooting stain and sanding...

    I use that gun for stooting stain and sanding sealer and sometimes on small jobs it works well and cleans easily. A little bit of extender will help the finish flow out if you brush or spray.
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    If you like flat. General Finishes makes a Flat...

    If you like flat. General Finishes makes a Flat out Flat High performance Poly that is lower sheen than their milk paint. I love their products and these work well together.
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    Yes Sir! That's what I meant. Sorry for...

    Yes Sir! That's what I meant. Sorry for Abbreviating. I haven't used Enduro Clear Poly, at least in a long time. General finishes reformulated the High performance Poly ~3 years ago and as I...
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    I think you will be better off with HP Poly. ...

    I think you will be better off with HP Poly. I've never tried EnduroVar over anything for the reasons you stated.
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    Dennis, I was hoping maybe you had someone...

    Dennis,

    I was hoping maybe you had someone local that may have the kit. I know it's expensive which is why I said overkill. Maybe the store where you found it know a user that is local? If you...
  8. General Finishes sells a product called extender...

    General Finishes sells a product called extender which slows drying and thins the material. i suggest using that 5-10%. I use it all the time in CO since it is so dry. GF says you can also use...
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    This is certainly a bit of overkill.... I run a...

    This is certainly a bit of overkill....
    I run a Furniture Medic Franchise. Part of the required tools is a Ready to Match System from General finishes. The kit has ~10-12 base stains and a box...
  10. I like the veritas system. IT works well and is...

    I like the veritas system. IT works well and is a great value.
  11. Previous reply was to John T. John K., Thanks...

    Previous reply was to John T.
    John K.,
    Thanks for the info. Genereal Finishes position on it was that Shellac was not compatible with their Pre-Cat Urethane. I recall having the impression that...
  12. I used the Zinzer dewaxed shellac. I don't think...

    I used the Zinzer dewaxed shellac. I don't think it was the shellac. I think OI may have sanded through it though. I also used a 1-/2 lb cut so maybe it was too thin to begin with
  13. I may be a bit different from the rest in opinion...

    I may be a bit different from the rest in opinion and usage. I bought a Furniture Medic Franchise about 3 years ago and started refinishing items where I had no reference as to how they had been...
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    I use ~10% extender consistently since it is so...

    I use ~10% extender consistently since it is so dry here in CO. It really helps with leveling and also with keep a wet edge when brushing. i also find that the finish cures as fast. I ahve ben told...
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    That's what I have. I've been really happy with...

    That's what I have. I've been really happy with them.
  16. I used to use 100 Octane Low Lead Aviation fuel....

    I used to use 100 Octane Low Lead Aviation fuel. I was told it had more lead than what used to be put in road fuel. I'm not sure about that. I do know taht it would evaporate quickly if spilled so...
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    I have a ETS 150-3 and totally agree with Jim. I...

    I have a ETS 150-3 and totally agree with Jim. I got one of the Festool PRO 5 LTS sanders and it is a little jumpy by comparison. The 3 mm stroke is great for finishing and I can remove old finishes...
  18. I have the LV Inlay tools. I think they are all...

    I have the LV Inlay tools. I think they are all well made and comfortable to use. As I recall the price was reasonable if oyu use the Lie Nielsen set as a baseline. I felt that LV was giving me more...
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    Planers seem to uniformly have bolts super tight....

    Planers seem to uniformly have bolts super tight. I remember changing blades on an old Ryobi 13" and my DeWalt 735 and having trouble. In this instance percussion is your friend. A 12 volt or...
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    A bit late, but.... I bought a 22-44 about 10...

    A bit late, but.... I bought a 22-44 about 10 years ago and like it a lot. It takes a ridiculous amount of space but it ti quite a bit beefier than the 16-32"
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    If I remember right the bras pin has a taper to...

    If I remember right the bras pin has a taper to adjust the fit. If you turn it clockwise it should advance and make the tenon Larger and the mortise smaller. turn the opposite way to make a looser...
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    The soda bottles are an intersting idea!

    The soda bottles are an intersting idea!
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    Enduro Var is nice but only on fresh surface. I...

    Enduro Var is nice but only on fresh surface. I do a lot of refinishing so I wind up using High Performance Poly since it can go over just about anything (especially with a layer of sanding sealer). ...
  24. Thread: RTM Stains

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    I use the GF RTM stains. I have the kit with the...

    I use the GF RTM stains. I have the kit with the 150 or so wood samples with the corresponding formulas. It is very economical once you have it since you can mix only what you need. I get flawless...
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    Happy Belated Birhtday. I wish I was still in...

    Happy Belated Birhtday. I wish I was still in Detroit to see the Freedom Festival
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