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    That's very nice. A wonderful tribute.

    That's very nice. A wonderful tribute.
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    Like you, I have my shop in a 3-car garage. ...

    Like you, I have my shop in a 3-car garage. Unlike you, I am most definitely NOT in Florida. I live in NE Indiana, where it still gets into the 90's for days at a time, and with humidity levels...
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    Based on my experience in learning to spray, I...

    Based on my experience in learning to spray, I would say that shellac is easier to learn with than Lacquer. Just spray light coats and don't build it up too fast. In fact, regardless of what I am...
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    You're right, this is very informative. Thank...

    You're right, this is very informative. Thank you!

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    OUCH! The XL only come in a box of 500. $$$$

    OUCH! The XL only come in a box of 500. $$$$
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    stand corrected Al. I did say prefer rather than...

    stand corrected Al. I did say prefer rather than like. I am thinking I might just try the ones John mentioned after his second comment. I'm also really interested in trying vinyl just to see.
    I
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    As I said, I don't like Nitrile gloves because of...

    As I said, I don't like Nitrile gloves because of the way they fit and feel.





    Again, I don't care for Nitrile.
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    Latex Glove Question

    I tend to prefer latex gloves to nitrite because they seem to fit and feel better. I only wear them for finishing but have run into breakdown issues at times, mostly when i tried reusing the same...
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    I plan on using the same finish on it that I have...

    I plan on using the same finish on it that I have on the top of my current bench. The traditional BLO/Wax/Turpentine blend. Although I substitute less odoriferous mineral spirits for the...
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    Thanks Dennis, I look forward to seeing it. ...

    Thanks Dennis, I look forward to seeing it. Please write a quick post here to let me know when you do so that I don't miss it.
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    !!!!!!!!!! 389192

    !!!!!!!!!!

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    Great looking benches guys. Thank you all for...

    Great looking benches guys. Thank you all for your input. I definitely have some things to consider. As I said, I'm a hybrid woodworker but over the years I have found myself gravitating towards...
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    Wood Choice for Workbench

    I'm a hybrid woodworker which is why I posting this in this forum instead of the neanderthal one. I may be building a new workbench. I'm 100% sold on a split-top Roubo with Benchcrafted vises. ...
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    I am partially paralyzed. My right leg is...

    I am partially paralyzed. My right leg is completely dead and I am in a wheelchair. A cant begin to tell you how many times I have looked down to see blood running down my leg. And I never felt a...
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    I used to have one, but when I did, I used a...

    I used to have one, but when I did, I used a for-sale sign on it and then bought a Tormek.

    I'm SOOO glad I did. I tried everything with the Work Sharp, different types of disks, the platform,...
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    Black Arkansas. It'll take multiple generations...

    Black Arkansas. It'll take multiple generations to wear out. Super hard, super fine, easy care.

    And you can't beat Dan's: https://www.danswhetstone.com/product/bench-stones/
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    I haven't done any turning in years, but when I...

    I haven't done any turning in years, but when I did I wore a dedicated pair of short sleeve coveralls over a pair of boots. No muss, no fuss.
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    Extra Cool Shop Cart

    I was browsing videos and ran across a video of this "MFSC" Multi-Function Shop Cart. Multi-Function is certainly a word that fits this thing.

    https://youtu.be/EWEdrBdbBhg
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    I absolutely adore my vintage Stanley Sweetheart...

    I absolutely adore my vintage Stanley Sweetheart #8 and could never think of replacing it. I also have a #7 Sweetheart, but don't use it nearly as much.

    I'm going to just throw a few things out...
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    I use my as a "rough" smoother. I typically use it in between my 5 or 5 1/2 and my #4 on large boards and panels. It does the bulk of smoothing out the hills & valleys left by the Jacks, plus it's...
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    I did some research and tested a few before I...

    I did some research and tested a few before I bought. I ended up with the highly rated Hitachi NP35A and I am extremely happy with it. It sets the pins perfectly and never leaves a mark.
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    I get a laugh every time I hear "should I switch...

    I get a laugh every time I hear "should I switch to metric". Not about the person saying it or even whether it's a good thing to do or not. I was in High School during the mid 70's and at that time...
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    I have Matsumura White Steel and absolutely LOVE...

    I have Matsumura White Steel and absolutely LOVE them!!! I use a Tormek and/or Dan's Arkansas Stones for sharpening. These chisels are a-mazing!
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    I typically have around 400bf on hand at all...

    I typically have around 400bf on hand at all times. I have room for long term indoor storage for 600+bf. It is mostly cool pieces that I have run across in stores, at the woodworkers club, or...
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    Pure esthetics

    Pure esthetics
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