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    Mike, yes, least abrasive. At least start with...

    Mike, yes, least abrasive. At least start with that. I have found sand paper will certainly brighten up the plate, but also has the highest risk to remove the etch.
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    Always nice to bring a saw back to life. The...

    Always nice to bring a saw back to life. The Evaporust is a good way to go if you have a tray large enough to fully immerse the saw. Given the desire to preserve the etch, Iíd follow that up with...
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    Coming in a little here, Scott, but have to agree...

    Coming in a little here, Scott, but have to agree with the comments that if it works, itís perfect. We all want stuff in our shop to look decent, but fine furniture isnít necessary. I suspect the...
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    Nice, Ron. I too like the inset lid...donít see...

    Nice, Ron. I too like the inset lid...donít see that much, but a nice design. The garnet shellac looks great on that mahogany. Well done. Nice dovetails, by the way!
  5. Glad it all went well and recovery is quick...

    Glad it all went well and recovery is quick enough to get you back in the shop and out and about. Enjoy the trip to the Antique Center, and happy birthday!
  6. Great work, Mike. Nothing like a simple inlay...

    Great work, Mike. Nothing like a simple inlay pattern to get your juices flowing. A soldering iron or (heaven forbid), your wifeís curling iron and a few spritzes of water will bend stringing...
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    Yes, as stated above, I believe the spelling is...

    Yes, as stated above, I believe the spelling is ďwaneĒ. The opposite of the term ďwaxĒ, which means to grow or increase.
  8. Mike, sorry the job didnít get offered. I must...

    Mike, sorry the job didnít get offered. I must be honest and say I think itís a pretty poor reflection on the company that they didnít immediately return it. Itís not like you gave them some simple...
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    Wow, very nice, John. I have a smaller kitchen...

    Wow, very nice, John. I have a smaller kitchen table build on the list for my son. I hope it comes out looking half that good.
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    Joe, I was only referring to my experience and...

    Joe, I was only referring to my experience and plane needs for squaring up a piece of stock. As far as dimensioning nicely grained lumber, Iím afraid I need not any other planes. I may be sad, but...
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    Thatís really nice, Mike. What a great way to...

    Thatís really nice, Mike. What a great way to organize, beautifully done, as usual. I have to ask, do you keep the carved top panel separate until your satisfied with the carving and inlay and then...
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    Bill, donít quite know how to reply - which is...

    Bill, donít quite know how to reply - which is why itís taking me so long to do so - other than Iím sorry to see the momentum petered out. Was looking forward to the rest of the build. I did have...
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    Jim, youíve been holding out on us!:D I think...

    Jim, youíve been holding out on us!:D I think Iíll find a number of uses for it. I assume your grandfather was a jeweler?
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    John, yes, thank you. I corrected my original...

    John, yes, thank you. I corrected my original post.
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    Specialty tools

    I’ve had an interest in tools other types of crafts use that might be perfect for specialty woodworking tasks. I was talking to my jeweler friend about inlay and sometimes the need for a very small...
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    Good to know, Mike, thank you.

    Good to know, Mike, thank you.
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    Well done, Justin. Great looking cube. Cute...

    Well done, Justin. Great looking cube. Cute dog, too.
  18. Really nice work, Mike. Lots of great detail in...

    Really nice work, Mike. Lots of great detail in that piece. Comes with a good dose of head scratching along the way, but makes for a fun, engaging project.
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    Although Iíve never really experienced this...

    Although Iíve never really experienced this issue, some say one main advantage of using only mesh is that it would allow any excess glue squeeze out some place to go (albeit small), rather than smear...
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    Beautiful upgrade, Ralph.

    Beautiful upgrade, Ralph.
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    Jim, I have a variety of sized mdf and plywood...

    Jim, I have a variety of sized mdf and plywood panel cauls as well, with the corners rounded to protect the vacuum bag. I also have a few that have thin felt covering the surface. I use these when...
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    Well, Tom, I discovered a few. Bought a couple...

    Well, Tom, I discovered a few. Bought a couple of rounds in various sizes thinking Iíd do round overs or something. Turned them up as best I could, gave them a few runs, and put them in a drawer. ...
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    I’m sorry to hear about the failed glue up. I...

    I’m sorry to hear about the failed glue up. I have successfully used Titebond cold press for dozens of projects and have never had a failure. I’ve done some with cauls/clamps and some with a vacuum...
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    happy sad moment

    I was in the shop this morning dimensioning some walnut for a future project. Took out some bow and twist with my #5, flattened it up with my #7 and smoothed it out nicely with my #4.

    All...
  25. Love your neck of the woods. Iím in the...

    Love your neck of the woods. Iím in the Birmingham/Beverly Hills area. If Iím headed that way, Iíll PM you. Always nice to meet another woodworker.
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