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    Beautiful table, Mark. Nice shaping work on the...

    Beautiful table, Mark. Nice shaping work on the legs. Another wonderful opportunity to pull out the spokeshave!
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    I also prefer Timbermate, however, Iíve only used...

    I also prefer Timbermate, however, Iíve only used it for grain filling. Grain filling is more forgiving because even though it creates a slight contrast in the grain, it isnít noticed...itís...
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    I have two public safety officer challenge coins....

    I have two public safety officer challenge coins. One from Beverly Hills, CA and one from Beverly Hills, MI. Both are exactly 1 3/4Ē across and 1/8Ē thickness. Both sides are engraved. They both...
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    Bamboo Fly Rod Build

    A few years ago Pete Taran posted about a class he took to build a bamboo fly rod. Being one to enjoy fly fishing myself, it was just too hard to keep from signing up for the class which took place...
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    I don’t have much experience with various...

    I don’t have much experience with various parallel clamps, but do like the Bessey’s as well. I tend to build smaller size pieces, so have a good assortment of 24-50” clamps. For the occasional...
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    No expert here, but have you tried one of the...

    No expert here, but have you tried one of the clear water based flat finishes?

    By the way, I made an end table using basswood for the legs (best match for some northern white pine I had for the...
  7. Thread: Play saw

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    Beautiful, Ron. Your piddling beats my serious...

    Beautiful, Ron. Your piddling beats my serious all day long!
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    Iíve followed Johnís advice on blotch prone wood....

    Iíve followed Johnís advice on blotch prone wood. I donít have spray equipment, so just use spray can shellac to seal (wiping on SealCoat can blotch as well-even thinned). A light sanding, then on to...
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    Dieter Schmid Fine Tools also sells a variety of...

    Dieter Schmid Fine Tools also sells a variety of saw blades.
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    Iím assuming you havenít added a finish yet. ...

    Iím assuming you havenít added a finish yet. Dark spots or streaks in cherry could either be ďgum spotsĒ caused by insect damage, or cherry rot (as described in this past...
  11. Nice to know, John. Thanks for sharing this. I...

    Nice to know, John. Thanks for sharing this. I have a few that could definitely use some work.
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    Iíve also heard either shellac or boiled linseed...

    Iíve also heard either shellac or boiled linseed oil.
  13. Yep, thatís how it should look. Nice job.

    Yep, thatís how it should look. Nice job.
  14. Iíve never used a sanding sealer on end grain...

    Iíve never used a sanding sealer on end grain after sanding to a high grit. You may want to test both ways and see what you prefer.
  15. Iíll usually sand end grain to a high grit. Some...

    Iíll usually sand end grain to a high grit. Some say one or two grits higher than the face sides. I tend to go to 600, even 800. Should keep the finish from going much darker than the rest of the...
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    Nicely done, Scott. Since this is a prototype,...

    Nicely done, Scott. Since this is a prototype, you might want to consider angling the keyboard table top down a bit in the back (shorten the back legs). This would put the keyboard in a negative...
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    Really well done, Mike. Itís a beautiful piece...

    Really well done, Mike. Itís a beautiful piece of furniture you will enjoy for a lifetime. Finish looks great to me. As hobbyists, it never really matters how long it takes. I find the journey is...
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    Nice work, Mark! Thatís a bit close to the line...

    Nice work, Mark! Thatís a bit close to the line for my nerves😳, but youíve obviously mastered that saw. Look forward to the rest of the build.
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    Very nice, Brian. Great choice on the banding as...

    Very nice, Brian. Great choice on the banding as well. Curious, are the trays and lower dividers made from Spanish cedar?
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    Great work, Bill. Beautiful table. The shape of...

    Great work, Bill. Beautiful table. The shape of the top adds a nice uniqueness to it. Kind of a more modern pie top table. Lots of nice details throughout.
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    Thanks all for the quick input! I have only done...

    Thanks all for the quick input! I have only done the one tight fit at this point, so Iíll see how accurate I can get to make them both that way. And yes, I was also concerned that the DF500 might...
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    Domino glue up question

    Sorry for the naive question. I borrowed a DF500 to put together a kitchen table for my son...so Iím a first time user. The rails/aprons to leg will be a double tenon. One will be on the exact fit...
  23. Congrats Todd on a very nice hand tool project. ...

    Congrats Todd on a very nice hand tool project. It is satisfying to say the least. Smile every time you use it...you have a right to be proud. Just the first of many to come, Iím sure.
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    Just saw this...beautiful work, Andrew. That...

    Just saw this...beautiful work, Andrew. That walnut is amazing. Love the design and texturing.
  25. Mike, I don’t think you crossed the line on this...

    Mike, I don’t think you crossed the line on this one. I do know what you mean..sometimes I see a little bare wood and think OMG that needs some veneer or inlay! I do have to remind myself from time...
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