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    I can't speak to the comparisons. All I can say...

    I can't speak to the comparisons. All I can say is that I bought a Mini-Max s400p (MM16) four years ago (based on input here) and I'm incredibly happy I just sucked up the initial pain in the wallet....
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    Very, very nice. I do lots of wedged through...

    Very, very nice. I do lots of wedged through tenons and the idea of just splitting it for the wedge with a chisel kind of freaks me out, but makes a lot of sense. I really appreciate all the...
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    Rob and David, a couple more pics and an excerpt...

    Rob and David, a couple more pics and an excerpt from the drawing I did prior. I did modify the bottom end rail a bit during construction (adding height and the squares) but the basics are the same....
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    WOW. Stunning. That's Pappy Van Winkle worthy!

    WOW. Stunning. That's Pappy Van Winkle worthy!
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    You toodle well. But, hey, I've avoided the CNC...

    You toodle well. But, hey, I've avoided the CNC bug so far. This isn't helping!
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    It’s small. 30”L x 13”W x 17”T. I bought the...

    It’s small. 30”L x 13”W x 17”T. I bought the quartersawn white oak sight unseen as part of a larger mixed species order. Next time I’ll hand pick to get more ray flake to my liking. The grain has to...
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    I definitely will, thanks for the lead. Did you...

    I definitely will, thanks for the lead. Did you go the shaving horse route?

    Itís interesting that the Port Townsend School of Woodworking near me starts students in their Foundation course with a...
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    Thanks! And I get you, Iím usually more of a...

    Thanks! And I get you, Iím usually more of a shaker or modern craftsman (Iíve heard ďNorthwest CraftsmanĒ around here) guy myself but this was a lot of fun, and of course, what the client wanted....
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    Beautiful desk. Cherry is such a great wood.

    Beautiful desk. Cherry is such a great wood.
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    Someday, when Iím a better woodworker, Iím going...

    Someday, when Iím a better woodworker, Iím going to give this a go. Great post and good looking chair. Thanks for posting!
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    Mission Shoe Bench In Quartersawn White Oak

    Designed and built this arts and crafts style bench for a coupleís entry hall, essentially as a shoe bench with a shelf. Quartersawn White oak. I glued up the each leg as five pieces to have...
  12. Thanks for all the tips! Very helpful. As usual I...

    Thanks for all the tips! Very helpful. As usual I learned quite a bit here.
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    Unless I missed it, I'm surprised no one...

    Unless I missed it, I'm surprised no one recommended a dewaxed shellac (like Zinsser SealCoat) as an initial seal coat prior to other finishes? I'm no expert, and I don't know, but I've found the...
  14. Knocking down the shine on Arm-R-Seal satin

    I just completed the finish on an Arts and Craft style shoe bench commission. I used Arm-R-Seal satin and the result are very good. But, I'd like to knock the shine (sheen?) down just a little, but...
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    Cheers Mike. I'm in the same boat as you. Just...

    Cheers Mike. I'm in the same boat as you. Just one small step ahead.

    In the past when I occasionally needed the service, I sent things out to be done by a professional. I'm just not willing or...
  16. I've used Sikkens products on exterior Douglas...

    I've used Sikkens products on exterior Douglas Fir. Did pretty well for a while. Actually, in areas that never get direct sun (front porch), it still looks like new 15 years later. In areas with...
  17. Wow. Very little of it is coming from U.S....

    Wow. Very little of it is coming from U.S. forests now. I just went to my regional supplier to look up the price here. They've stopped posting board foot prices online. I think the market has gotten...
  18. Thread: Securing tops

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    Well, short answer, because I overdue everything....

    Well, short answer, because I overdue everything.

    Having them float allows for wood movement in the kickers themselves (though given how narrow they are in this application, this should be pretty...
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    Just wanted to chime in and say what a great job...

    Just wanted to chime in and say what a great job on the kiln!

    If you're drying wood mostly for your own use, a modification to consider down the road would be to add black metal roofing panels to...
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    Just wanted to chime in and say what a great job...

    Just wanted to chime in and say what a great job on the kiln!

    If you're drying wood mostly for your own use, a modification to consider down the road would be to add black metal roofing panels to...
  21. I'll give a second and third to both Bear Creek...

    I'll give a second and third to both Bear Creek and Edensaw here in Washington State if you can't find it locally back there. I've ordered from both. Neither are the cheapest but both are top...
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    Sticky: Awesome. Count me in.

    Awesome. Count me in.
  23. Thread: Securing tops

    by Tom Hyde
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    Securing tops

    I'm building an arts and crafts bench and decided to secure the top with something more substantial than individual wood buttons.

    When I've built tables with drawers, I've secured the top with...
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    Thanks for all the input! Really helpful. It...

    Thanks for all the input! Really helpful.

    It looks like Iíve secured a long term arrangement producing for another outfit, so I need to hit the ground running while limiting expense if things...
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    Cabinet Saw Choices

    I havenít had a table saw in my shop for years (yep, Iím one of those guys - the bandsaw is the centerpiece of my shop) but I will need to produce many half lap joints in a production environment.
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