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  1. Or contact Pete Taran at vintagesaws dot com.

    Or contact Pete Taran at vintagesaws dot com.
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    So true. It didnít take too many times before I...

    So true. It didnít take too many times before I realized the recommended grit was not the way to go. I start with very fine (at least 600, if not 800 or 1000). If it corns Or clogs quickly and/or...
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    Canít say I have a preference for sawing. ...

    Canít say I have a preference for sawing. Pulling out the saw bench or grabbing a couple of bench hooks takes about the same effort. I use a vintage western saw with the saw bench and backsaws...
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    John makes a good point (as usual). If youíre...

    John makes a good point (as usual). If youíre using gloss, every little imperfection in the wood will be magnified. I typically use semi-gloss, but even with that have had an occasion that needed...
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    Well, the one joint looks fabulous. Beautiful...

    Well, the one joint looks fabulous. Beautiful wood, great looking table. I too have had the kids see things and the project suddenly multiplies. I actually enjoy when that happens.
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    As Jim said, very light sanding just to knock...

    As Jim said, very light sanding just to knock down any dust nibs. I usually use 600 or 800 between coats. It just doesnít take that much between coats.

    In your case, I think I would give it an...
  7. Thanks gentlemen. Jim, it’s why I procrastinated...

    Thanks gentlemen. Jim, it’s why I procrastinated so long...I really didn’t want to have to make another apron!
    Not sure if it was noticed, but my original picture had the left side leg inserted...
  8. Thanks Mike for sharing. Wonderful piece. The...

    Thanks Mike for sharing. Wonderful piece. The accent mahogany is a very nice touch. Too nice to live in the workshop. Will she be doing her flower arranging in the family room now? :D
  9. Another installment of the Demilune table

    Itís been months since working on this. Covid held me up in sourcing wood for the legs. I could have mail ordered, but I really wanted to see it live before committing. I was walking through the...
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    Thank you Justin. Was not familiar with those...

    Thank you Justin. Was not familiar with those products. Great solution.
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    Beautiful work, Justin. I too, have this on my...

    Beautiful work, Justin. I too, have this on my bucket list. Can you explain the grid on the inside of the lid...is that the humidifier? Thanks for sharing!
  12. Thread: Spice Box

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    Beautiful work, Chris!

    Beautiful work, Chris!
  13. They look great, Bill.

    They look great, Bill.
  14. Scott, the only experience I have with spar...

    Scott, the only experience I have with spar urethanes is on an old outdoor picnic table. I did thin it about 25% with mineral spirits and applied with a foam brush. It laid down pretty well.
  15. Hereís a vid that shows one way to address it. ...

    Hereís a vid that shows one way to address it. He uses spar urethane.

    https://youtu.be/JgeOfYxqh50
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    I tend to enjoy three squaring a panel (two edges...

    I tend to enjoy three squaring a panel (two edges and one face), then burn a few electrons to square up the opposite face. Youíre tempting me bad on a Steve plane. I just knew when you posted you...
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    Thanks Mark. I havenít given up. It will be a...

    Thanks Mark. I havenít given up. It will be a good winter thing to work on.
  18. Justin, spectacular piece. Iím sure your wife...

    Justin, spectacular piece. Iím sure your wife loves it. I had to laugh at your comment on the test pieces to the wife. I can relate. I made a dozen or so boxes for nieces and nephews, and one...
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    Just excellent. Iím jealous of your ability to...

    Just excellent. Iím jealous of your ability to get that scratch stock to work so well. Itís one of those things that seems so easy, but I just canít get to work. I enjoy making the stock piece,...
  20. This is the only explanation I have found (from...

    This is the only explanation I have found (from the Atkins 1906 catalog)



    The wonderful growth of our business in hand and small saws has been noted and remarked upon from all quarters. The...
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    Nice, Ken. It definitely appears to have opened...

    Nice, Ken. It definitely appears to have opened up some floor space and with multiple benches, I donít think youíll miss working both sides of the bench that is now against the wall. I noticed the...
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    I recently watched a Rob Cosman vid on finishing....

    I recently watched a Rob Cosman vid on finishing. One thing he said - which I tend to agree with - is as hobbyists, itís difficult to become proficient with many different finish options. He...
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    Ok, just to follow up. Bottom line; success. In...

    Ok, just to follow up. Bottom line; success. In the place of a bending strap, I made a number of cauls from mdf with the bullnose profile. I had the curved mdf from a previous step in building the...
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    Hello Paul, pm sent on the 350 grit.

    Hello Paul, pm sent on the 350 grit.
  25. I have this from festool. 441067 does a...

    I have this from festool.

    441067

    does a nice job minimizing dust when hand sanding.
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